Shanghai Community International School

Co-education (2-18)
Day School
+86 21 6261 4338
1161 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai China 200051

Year of Foundation 1996
Enrollment Phase / Grades Nursery to Grade 12
Boarding Day School
Number of students 1800
Nationalities 60
Teacher Student Ratio 1:20
Accreditations Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization.
Headmaster Daniel Eschtruth
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) 122,000 RMB
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) 277,500 RMB


Established in 1996 as one of Shanghai’s first international schools, Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is a non-profit educational day school, governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors and overseen by the International Schools Foundation. SCIS has three campuses spread across Shanghai, including locations in Puxi and Pudong, and offers a seamless international program for students age two to eighteen.

SCIS is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum World School. Additionally, SCIS is a member of the East Asia Regional Conference of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS).

With over twenty years of rich tradition, SCIS offers a truly unique international experience. The SCIS community is unparalleled, consisting of a diverse mix of outstanding teachers, students, and parents representing over sixty nationalities and thirty-five languages, across six continents.

SCIS leverages this unique community to provide a personalized approach to holistic education, ensuring all students have the opportunity to be successful.

As an IB World School, SCIS provides a full continuum of programs from Nursery through Grade Twelve, including the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). The IB is an academically rigorous, college-preparatory program which is balanced by an emphasis on personal development and fostering artistic, athletic, and global citizenship endeavors. Under the aegis of the IB, the SCIS Mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities. This mission has propelled SCIS to the forefront of education in Shanghai.

Primary Year Programme (PYP) prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom. (Age 2-10)

Middle Year Programme (MYP) is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP is a five-year programme, which can be implemented in a partnership between schools. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP). (Age 11-15)

Diploma Programme (DP) is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. (Age 16-17)

Discover the SCIS community for yourself – inquire today.

ECE Campus

Tel: 86-21-6295-1222

Pudong Campus

Tel: 86-21-5812-9888

Diploma Programme (DP) at Shanghai Community International School
SCIS brochure
Upper School Academic Handbook
Primary Years Programme
Welcome Brochure for Faculty



As an IB World School, SCIS provides a full continuum of programs from Nursery through Grade Twelve, including the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP).

Languages of instruction

English, Chinese, French and Spanish

Foreign languages

Danish, Dutch, Finnish and Swedish


IB, NWEA-Map Test

University counseling


Learning support



With over 75 after school activities offered at SCIS, students have the chance to work together around a specific interest and follow their shared passions. Clubs and societies are formed so that students can find like-minded individuals and make connections outside of their usual classrooms. These activities have included activities in the areas of athletics, arts, leadership, community service, and technology.
School trips
Community service
Performing arts
Summer programs

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