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Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)

Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)

555 Lianmin Road, Xujing Town, Qingpu, Shanghai, 201702, China

+86 21 6976 6388



Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)
School type Coeducational Day
Status Private
Director Dr. Greg Brunton
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 2.5-18 years
Average Class Size 18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP, IBCP
CP Coordinator Myles D'Airelle
Diploma Coordinator Edwige Singleton
MYP Coordinator Renee Couturier
PYP Coordinator Judith Canning & Karin Tellis
Associations IB, WASC

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a forward-looking school that has been inspiring young people from around the world since 2006. We are the first and only full continuum IB World School in mainland China, authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme, and the Career-related Programme. Our diverse and compassionate community is unique and provides the ideal environment for students to explore their passions, to develop holistically, and to succeed.

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 with facilities for Early Years, Primary and Secondary spread out over 18 acres. The modern campus features open plan, bright classrooms equipped with ceiling air purification units, a well-resourced library, a large cafeteria, two cafes, and playgorunds. WISS also boasts state-of-the-art science and technology labs equipped with 3Dprinters and laser cutters as well as the most up to date hardware and software for design. Primary students use the Jungle for science and cooking and the Da Vinci Innovation Space for robotics and engineering. Our creative arts program boasts spacious art studios, a black box classroom theatre, the Orsini Theatre, and sleek music studios. Sports facilities include grass fields and a brand new professional grade Astroturf football field, track and field areas, basketball courts, a gymnasium equipped with a rock climbing wall, and two swimming pools. Our newly constructed Tiger Hall is a large multi-purpose space used by the entire community for sports, activities, performances, exhibitions, and celebrations.

WISS is also home to world-class academies, such as the ISTA Performing Arts Academy and the Stoke City FC Football Academy. WISS offer a wide array of after-school activities and athletics and is a member of the China International School Sports Association (CISSA), Shanghai Schools Sports Association (SSSA), Shanghai International Schools Athletic Conference (SISAC), and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS).

Our community represents over 50 different nationalities, offering a truly international learning environment, while still fostering an appreciation and respect for our host country through our well-developed Mandarin language and literature classes. Our community service programs enable our young people to help others and by doing so acquire a greater understanding of what it means to be an inspiration to those around them. Whether our students are with us for a year or two or stay through to graduation and move on to the university of their dreams, we want our young people to look back on their time at WISS as a time when their love of learning was awakened and they began to touch the lives of those around them. WISS is uniquely placed to promote new perspectives and broaden the minds of the children in our care, as well as deepen their sense of understanding and wonder.

WISS prizes academic achievement, communication, holistic learning and intercultural awareness. Our goal is for each child to enter the world as a well-balanced global citizen with a desire to contribute to the future as a leader.