Yew Chung International School of Shanghai - Hongqiao Campus
11 Shui Cheng Road, Puxi, Shanghai, 200336, China
+86 21 2226 7666
|Co-Principals||Mr Don Collins (Puxi); Mr Damien Hehir & Ms Mary Yu (Pudong)|
|Language of Instruction||English, Chinese (Mandarin)|
|Co-ed Age Range||2-18 years|
|Number of pupils||2,500|
|Day fees per annum||RMB146,900 - RMB317,400|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Mr Jonathan Evans (Puxi); Mr Matt Grady (Pudong)|
Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) is one of the leading international schools in China. We are renowned for offering a progressive programme of international education.
Our five campuses are located in prime areas of both the Puxi and Pudong areas of Shanghai and collectively cater to Kindergarten, Primary, and Secondary students, aged 2 to 18. As a school for the children of international families, our students come from over 50 countries and regions and are educated by world-class teachers from more than 20 countries. Our international curriculum helps to develop individuals with multicultural perspectives.
Our unique multicultural and bilingual approach to education, which places a focus on both English and Chinese language learning, is recognised worldwide and helps distinguish our students in a globally competitive environment. YCIS students consistently achieve 'Top in China' and 'Top in the World' academic results, as well as outstanding extra-curricular successes.
YCIS Shanghai opened in 1993 as the first independent international school in the city officially recognised by and registered with the Chinese government. Our school was established to bring the educational philosophy, objectives, and pedagogy of Yew Chung to Shanghai's international families. For over a quarter of a century, YCIS Shanghai has grown rapidly and now has a student body of over 2,500 students.
YCIS Shanghai is a fully accredited school, recognised by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). Additionally, our Secondary School is authorised as an accredited Cambridge Assessment Examinations Centre for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). We are proud to offer these world-class programmes as part of our international curriculum.
Notably, YCIS Shanghai is the only school in China to have received the Cambridge Award for Excellence in Education.
YCIS is at the forefront of implementing the 'Learning Communities' model, with the support of the award-winning architectural firm, Fielding Nair International (FNI), the global leader in educational facilities planning and architectural design. Our newest campus, Ronghua Campus, which opened in 2018, was purpose-built as a Learning Community school, and features FNI's innovative Learning Community configuration, with modifiable classrooms and multi-site teaching spaces, creating agile, learner-centred environments and fostering the enquiry-based learning environment for which YCIS Shanghai is known. We are integrating Learning Community spaces into the facilities at all four of our other YCIS Shanghai campuses.
Over the past several years, the Learning Community model has emerged as one of the most important trends in education worldwide. According to recent research from Harvard University, young learners benefit immensely from studying in Learning Communities as the environment helps connect students and enable their shared learning through collaborative inquiry, in which the students work together to learn and solve problems. This approach helps students to learn how to listen and work together while also gaining social confidence - one of the essential traits identified by educators as missing from more traditional teaching approaches. As a pioneer in realising and implementing the Learning Community model, we are proud to be equipped to continue leading the future of international education at YCIS Shanghai.
Forging a path for the future of international education means creating future leaders. To prepare our students for life after graduation, YCIS Shanghai has a dedicated team of expert University Guidance Counsellors who work with our students to help them to make the best individual choices when considering their options for further education and their careers beyond. As a result, in recent years, our students have been accepted to prestigious universities across the world, including: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, London School of Economics, Stanford University, Brown University, New York University, University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia, Yale-NUS, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, University of Tokyo and University of Hong Kong.
With an abundance of learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, from kindergarten all the way through to Secondary, YCIS Shanghai enables its students to make the most of their time at school, in Shanghai, China, and the world far beyond. Growing up in the truly international environment that YCIS Shanghai offers - one where they're encouraged to think, challenge, learn, and develop into well-rounded individuals - our students feel empowered and ready for all of the challenges as they enter and enjoy their lives in a global society.