English schools in China
We are a fully authorised IB PYP school. Our international PYP school is part of a larger international division at Shangde Experimental School that offers MYP (Middle Years) and DP (Diploma Program) – we are one of only two Chinese schools in Shanghai to be accredited by IB for all three programs.
Our International Division is part of an even larger highly respected local division that caters for over 9,000 students - our campus is extremely encompassing and a high proportion of our students also board.
We teach Grade 1 – Grade 5 (age 6-11) and share homeroom responsibilities with a Chinese homeroom teacher. We are only responsible for one class. We currently have 17 primary classes.
If you are looking to further your career as a teacher I personally feel our school offers an excellent platform – all of current teachers take their role and responsibility seriously and really relish the changes and help that that we provide our students and also the flexibility that we have within the curriculum framework for adopting and adapting. Furthering teachers learning and providing them with onsite and external IB training via workshops is also something that we believe strongly in.
We provide lots of different events and special days (culture days, survival trips, fund-raising events, assemblies, book week, guest speakers, Christmas plays and other performances and numerous field trips). Our Grade 3-5 classes also have overseas field trips in June – G3 travel to Singapore for 5 days, G4 travel to New Zealand for 2 weeks and G5 travel to England for 3 weeks. There is always something going on!
In terms of location we are in Pudong, 3 minutes walk from Xiuyan Road metro station on Line 11. Most big international schools are based very close to us.