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An IB Continuum World School

Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is one of the first international schools in Shanghai to become fully authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum World School, a world-class academic program aimed at rigorous critical thinking and global citizenship.

This accreditation extends across all campuses, including SCIS Hongqiao and SCIS Pudong, providing a seamless program for students aged 2-18, and comprised of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP).


Early Childhood & Lower School


Upper School


Upper School

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)

Nursery to Grade 5

The Primary Year Programme (PYP) prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.

PYP Programme at a Glance

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International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)

Grade 6 to Grade 10

The Middle Year Programme (MYP) is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP is a five-year programme, which can be implemented in a partnership between schools. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP).

MYP Programme at a Glance

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)

Grade 11 to Grade 12 

The Diploma Programme (DP) is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond.

DP Programme at a Glance

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