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Shanghai Singapore International School

Shanghai Singapore International School

301 Zhujian Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, 201106, China

+86 21 62219288



Shanghai Singapore International School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1996
Status Private
Head of School Mr Tan Thong Howe
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 2-18
Number of pupils 1,400
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBCP
CP Coordinator John Whitehead
Diploma Coordinator John Whitehead
Associations IB, CIS, IGCSE, ACAMIS

Shanghai Singapore International School has been delivering excellence in education for the past 22 years. It was established in 1996 to provide quality international education to children of expatriate families in Shanghai.

A balanced and unique curriculum is offered to students from 2-18 years of age. SSIS was certified by the International Baccalaureate Organization in 2005, and in 2014 it became the first school in China to offer the IB Career-related Programme.

SSIS ranks amongst the top international schools in Shanghai. The school is accredited and affiliated with the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). It offers a mixture of International and Singaporean-based curricula, Chinese culture classes, STELLAR, IGCSE, DP and CP programmes, providing a rigorous and challenging education for all students. SSIS students achieve excellent academic results, which are consistently well above the world average.

SSIS provides a very strong Mandarin program and has been awarded the Outstanding Organization Award in the 2015 Global Chinese Reading and Writing Competition. An extensive range of after school activities is offered as well as a comprehensive English as a Second Language programme. School lunch is freshly prepared every day by a team of chefs, using Mahota Farm organic vegetables.

School facilities include spacious and well-equipped classrooms, computer and science labs, fully operational kitchens, 3 libraries, music, art, dance and drama studios, outdoor and indoor amphitheatres, 300m running track, indoor gymnasium, indoor aquatics centre, tennis courts, trampoline, football field, multi-functional auditorium, school clinic, teachers' service apartments and the only indoor and outdoor golf training grounds in any Shanghai school.

Today approx 1400 students attend our two campuses. Our students and staff hail from more than 35 different countries and their combined cultural knowledge and expertise help nurture our children to become global leaders and world citizens.

In the words of our 2018 graduate Hsieh Chi Hsuan, "The International Baccalaureate (IB) education at SSIS gave us opportunities to explore the world in as many ways as we possibly could, and that usually came with opportunities to develop our character, our interests, and more importantly, our present and future. Time management and essay writing skills are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what SSIS has taught me.

While there is no denying that many schools have better resources and final results, none of them have the same level of camaraderie between students and teachers as we do nor do they have the same level of comprehensive learning opportunities. Our school fosters confidence in students to become who they want to be. I am not the only student who will vouch for this because we have all lived contentedly, as a community, through most of our teen years. The IB curriculum has enriched us in various ways, and now we are on the paths to adulthood. The SSIS education is an invaluable part of our trajectory; there is no denying that."