What are your school hours?
Pudong: Campus hours for Nursery - 12 are 8:00am until 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Is transportation provided in the cost of tuition?
Hongqiao Campus and Early Childhood Education Map - Puxi Area, Shanghai
Pudong Campus Map - Pudong Area, Shanghai
What is a typical class size?
Our target numbers are:
- Nursery - Approximately 14 students to one expatriate teacher and two teacher assistants.
- Pre-School – Approximately 16 students to one expatriate teacher and two teacher assistants.
- Pre-Kindergarten - Approximately 16 students to one expatriate teacher and one teacher assistant.
- Kindergarten - Approximately 18 students to one expatriate teacher and one teacher assistant.
- Grades 1 to 5– Approximately 18 - 20 students to one expatriate teacher.
- Grades 6 to 12- Approximately 20 - 22 students to a class
How do I schedule a tour?
Do students wear school uniforms?
Do you offer a hot lunch program?
Can students enroll during the school year?
How do you select my child's teacher?
What types of supplies does my child need to bring to school?
Do you have an after-school activities program?
SCIS offers a variety of after school activities. Our activities coordinators at each campus will provide parents and students with a list of activities and information regarding the sign-up procedures. After school activities generally run from 3:00 to 4:30 but may run longer depending on the activity or levels involved. A sample of both Lower and Upper School activities can be accessed below.
How do we schedule classes?
Are parents involved with the school?
Do you accept students whose primary language is not English?
Does the school have a religious affiliation?
Do you administer standardized achievement tests?
What type of curriculum does SCIS offer?
SCIS offers an international curriculum based on international school research and best practice. The curriculum is purposefully and uniquely designed for the SCIS learning communities, driven by the Board of Directors’ vision, mandated by the SCIS mission statement and expected school wide learning results (ESLR’s) and founded upon well researched standards.
What is the International Baccalaureate Program?
The IB Diploma Program involves the study of six core subjects, at least three of which are followed at higher level (HL) and the others at standard level (SL). Additionally, students complete a 4000 word Extended Essay (EE), complete the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course and fulfill the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) requirements. In addition to submitting internal assessments throughout the program, students will sit an external exam in each of the six core subjects towards the end of their senior year. SCIS graduation requirements are aligned with completing the components of the IB program.
All students in Grades 11 and 12 at SCIS will be expected to follow the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in addition to completing SCIS high school graduation requirements. The IB Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. The program is included in the high school course of study at SCIS and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.
What is your student body breakdown by citizenship?
With over 50 nationalities represented by our student body SCIS prides itself on our ability to offer a truly diverse and unique international experience.
Where are your teachers from?
The majority of our teachers are from the U.S. and Canada, but we also have teachers from Australia, U.K., New Zealand, South Africa, and an assortment of other countries. For teacher bios please consult the information tab of this site.