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About SCIS - Hongqiao


Mission:  To develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities.



The largest of the SCIS campuses, Hongqiao has an outstanding faculty of more than 125 teachers who are dedicated to fulfilling our school’s mission of providing opportunities for your children to grow and learn. Our four divisions include the Early Childhood Centre (ECE), Lower School, Middle School and High School.  Each division includes specialist pedagogues, providing internationally recognized “best practices” in whole child development. We understand the importance of transitions, be it transition to a new country or transition between school divisions. Thus, we endeavor to provide a true community based quality international education which supports our students and families throughout their SCIS experience.  


Our campuses enjoy an outstanding, central location in the heart of Hongqiao's Gubei area, easily accessible to first-rate expatriate housing, hospitals, metro lines and Shanghai’s upcoming international transportation hub.  On one campus, three classroom buildings house our Lower, Middle and High Schools respectively and collectively include two gymnasiums, two beautiful and well equipped libraries, music classrooms, science labs, and a wireless network environment across the campus.  We ensure that our students and faculty are able to integrate technology at every level with our 1-to-1 Mac Laptop program from grade 6-12 and both mobile and fixed Mac labs are available at any time for our Lower School community. Our multi-purpose Performing Arts Center includes a 25 meter swimming pool, 750 seat theatre, and a two level cafeteria where we employ professional culinary staff to prepare lunches for our students and faculty.  Our outdoor play space includes a full size soccer pitch with all-weather turf and an exciting state-of-the-art playground system for our Lower School students. In addition to the outdoor facilities, we have one of the finest high school gyms in all of Asia that features a fully outfitted fitness center. Two classroom buildings house our Early Childhood through grade one classes. These facilities are specifically tailored for students 2- 6 years of age. Included are an indoor gross motor development center, two outdoor play centers, a junior track, two libraries, 2 cafeterias and a gym.


Besides our outstanding facilities and dedicated staff, we are proud to be fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, we are offering the IB Diploma to our grade 11 and 12 students.  Students who graduate from SCIS are carefully groomed and supported to enter some of the world’s finest universities. If you are a prospective parent, feel free to contact us or arrange a visit for your family and see for yourselves why SCIS has quickly become one of the best international schools in Asia.


Shanghai Community International School is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme and the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Shanghai Community International School believes is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.  For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

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