Shanghai Community International School (SCIS)

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) and the National Council of Curriculum and Textbook (NCCT), 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.

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Locations and contact details:


2212 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
Shanghai, China 200336
Tel: 86-21-6295-1222
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE)– Nursery to Kindergarten

The Early Childhood Education campus is uniquely located near central, downtown Shanghai, within the popular residential business district of Gubei.  On this campus, we have an average of 280 students ranging from 50 different nationalities. This campus consists of four grade levels nursery, preschool, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten.
 The Early Childhood Program at SCIS immerses children in an atmosphere of wonder and growth.  It focuses on the development of the whole-child by providing opportunities for children to learn and practice newly acquired skills. Our program challenges students just beyond their level of present mastery and provides opportunities for them to take risks and try new things in a nurturing community where they feel safe, happy and valued.The academic component of the early childhood program is based upon 38 objectives for development and learning that are distributed into four overarching areas: social-emotional development, physical development, cognitive development and language development.  Subjects taught in ECE:
  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Mandarin
  • Performing Arts (Music)
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Physical Education 


1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
Shanghai, China 200051
Tel: 86-21-6261-4338
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639The SCIS Hongqiao Main campus is uniquely located near central, downtown Shanghai, within the popular residential business district of Gubei.  On the Hongqiao main campus, we have an average of 1,200 students coming from over 60 different nationalities. Our main campus is comprised of two divisions, our Lower School division, representing Grades 1-5, and our Upper School division, representing Grades 6-12.


Our purpose-built facilities reflect our school mission, allowing us to provide a wide range of spaces for our students to pursue personal and academic excellence. Our innovative classrooms are all equipped with developmentally appropriate resources and technology and were designed to be flexible to support a variety of learning experiences.SCIS features a centralized state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system across all of our campuses. Our three campuses feature:
  • 6 lanes, 25-meter length swimming pools
  • Two-story, 700 seat auditoriums
  • 10,000 square foot Black Box theatre
  • Art Gallery
  • Rock Climbing walls
  • Indoor Basketball Courts
  • Strength and Conditioning Weight Rooms
  • Full health clinic staffed by professional nurses
  • Dance Halls
  • Art Studios
  • All-weather outdoor soccer pitches
  • Outdoor Jungle Gym Playgrounds
  • Indoor Fun Center: ball pits, sand pits and slides
  • Science and Computer Labs
  • Audio Visual Media Lab 


198 Hengqiao Road, Zhoupu,
Pudong, Shanghai, China 201315
Tel: 86-21-5812-9888
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639The SCIS Pudong campus is conveniently located in the Zhoupu area of Pudong. At the Pudong campus, we have an average of 320 students serving students representing over 40 different nationalities. The campus is comprised of two divisions, our Lower School division, representing Nursery-Grade 5, and our Upper School division, representing Grades 6-12.CAMPUS TOUR

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