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Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)

Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)

555 Lian Min Road, Xujing Town, Qing Pu District, Shanghai, 201702, China

+86 (21) 6976 1038/1060



Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)
School type Co-educational Day
Status Private
Head of School Mr. David Edwards
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 2.5-17+ years
Number of pupils 750
Day fees per annum ¥170,500 - ¥275,600
Early Bird Rate ¥61,975 - ¥261,820
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP, IBCP
CP Coordinator Stewart Paterson
Diploma Coordinator Edwige Singleton
MYP Coordinator Amanda Narkiewicz
PYP Coordinator Lisa Kane & Inga Bela
Associations IB, WASC, CIS

The Western International School of Sahnghai (WISS) challenges and empowers students through an unparalleled IB education and this year, WISS celebrates 15 years of excellence in education. Offering all four IB Programmes - the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), the Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), the Diploma Programme (IBDP), and the Career-related Programme (IBCP) - WISS broadens the minds of the children in our care through innovative, high-quality, inquiry-based learning and teaching, with individualized student pathways.

Their unrivaled IBCP creates a highly personalized curriculum that gives Grade 11 - 12 students the unique opportunity to take university-level classes in Aeronautics, Art & Design, Business & Sustainability, and Sports while still in high school.

Continually striving for high standards of professional performance in international education WISS holds WASC Accreditation and was recently granted membership in the Council of International Schools (CIS), which is the first step towards obtaining CIS Accreditation. Located on the western side of Shanghai, close to many popular housing compounds in the expatriate community, WISS has one of the largest international school campuses in Shanghai. The modern campus features open plan, bright classrooms equipped with ceiling air purification units, a well-resourced library, state of the art science and technology labs, spacious art studios, sleek film and music studios, and theatre spaces including a black box classroom and the innovative Orsini Theatre. Sports facilities include an impressive Astroturf football fields, basketball courts, a large gymnasium equipped with a rock-climbing wall, and two swimming pools. Their robust after school activity program includes many distinguished programs and world-class academies such as the ISTA Performing Arts Academy, the Stoke City FC Football Academy, GAIL, the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, and MUN. Additionally, Early Years and Primary students enjoy one afternoon per week of activities during the school day.

Students from over 40 different countries create an exciting blend of cultures that forms a vibrant learning community eager to promote new perspectives and explore challenging aspects of the world around us. WISS offers a truly international learning environment, while still fostering an appreciation and respect for our host country through well-developed Mandarin language and literature classes and by being actively engaged in the local community.