Thank you for your interest in learning more about Shanghai Community International School (SCIS).
We understand that moving to a new country and/or joining a new school can be a challenging and ultimately, an overwhelming experience for the entire family. Our commitment is to assist you throughout the admissions process in order to help provide a smooth transition for you and your children.
We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our school, community, academic and extracurricular programs.
Download the SCIS Admissions Viewbook to learn more about our school and programs
WHY CHOOSE SCIS?
In everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo. Our commitment to the SCIS community is to provide a truly international environment and experience through which everyone has the opportunity to challenge the status quo.
As an IB World School, SCIS provides a full continuum of programs from Nursery - Grade 12, including the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). The IB is an academically rigorous, college-preparatory program which is balanced by an emphasis on personal development and fostering artistic, athletic, and global citizenship endeavors.
Since the foundation of our school, we have always had a strong reputation for creating a family-friendly community atmosphere. Community is at the core of the SCIS experience. As students, your child will feel warm, welcomed and happy. As parents, you will feel accepted and engaged. Together, we are the SCIS community.
With over sixty nationalities and more than thirty-five languages represented, the breadth of our community is unparalleled. However, what really sets the SCIS community apart is the depth of our diversity, with a student population that is evenly spread across the world, roughly one-third representation from the Americas, Europe, and Australasia. At SCIS, there is no dominant culture, only internationalism.
PARENTS AS PARTNERS
As a community-centered institution, SCIS values strong and supportive family units. We consider both the parent and student as partners within our learning community. Parents are actively involved in joining with staff and students to create a strong learning environment. On each campus, the Parents and Friends Association (PAFA) organizes volunteer opportunities as well as community events.
MEET OUR COMMUNITY
“SCIS has been really great in helping me become an open-minded and international individual"
“SCIS is special because of all the students and families from all around the world making it a very rich and culturally diverse community. It’s the very definition of being at an “International School."
"The diversity in staff and families provides our community with opportunities to engage in authentic conversations and experiences to develop into responsible global citizens."
“There’s a saying, “home is where the heart is.” That’s what SCIS is to me: Home."
“The diversity at SCIS is really something to cherish."
"Kids, especially two-year-olds, are so inspirational in the way that they approach learning"