Physical address: 555 Lian Min Road, Xujing Town, Qing Pu District, Shanghai, 201702
Telephone: +86 21 6976 6388
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 19


Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is the first and only school in mainland China to offer all four International Baccalaureate programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the International Baccalaureate Diploma (DP) and the Career-related Programme (CP). Class sizes are small, with a maximum of 20 students per class. The average class size is 18 students.

WISS has an excellent extra-curricular programme. Sports are emphasised but there are also plenty of creative-, language- and community-based activities available.

Applications are accepted year-round. Admissions are competitive and are subject to limitations according to maximum class size. Various scholarship and funding opportunities are available.

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