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Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)

Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)

555 Lian Min Road, Xujing Town, Qing Pu District, Shanghai, 201702, China

+86 (21) 6976 6015/6013



Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)
School type Co-educational Day
Head of School Mr. David Edwards
Co-ed Age Range 2.5-18+ years
Number of pupils 750
Day fees per annum ¥170,500 - ¥275,600 per annum
Early Bird Rate ¥161,975 - ¥261,820 per annum
Language of Instruction English
Associations IB, WASC, CIS

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a leading international school with over 15 years of excellence in international education. WISS is amongst an elite group of schools worldwide with a triple-crown of accreditations firstly as a Four Programme IB Continuum World School (IB Continuum), the Council of International Schools (CIS), and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). These internationally recognized accreditations rank the Western International School of Shanghai as a world-class education provider. We pride ourselves on the high-quality learning environments we create that enable current and future students to flourish and make a difference in the world.

A WISS Education rests on four pillars that form our curriculum, Academics, Sports, Arts, and Community Service. Our curriculum offers a robust but balanced academic programme and is unique as the first and only full continuum International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Mainland China. Our broad range of programmes is designed to respond to the rapidly evolving education and employment landscape. Our research is distinctive and relevant and contributes to shaping our world.

The WISS Education facilitates individualized pathways that empower students to achieve greatness, become lifelong learners, and develop into Global Citizens. As a school, we are committed to delivering an international, student-centered, and holistic learning experience that offer students knowledge and skills for success in the 21st Century and future workplace.

At WISS, we expertly blend academic rigor with the creative arts, visual arts, music, performing arts programs, athletics, and community service programmes to create a dynamic and holistic learning environment where our students can flourish. As an international school, we believe our students' learning experience should reflect our globally-minded, diverse, and technological world.

WISS is also home to a diverse student community of over 50 nationalities, creating a vibrant learning environment where students explore challenging aspects of the world. Our school offers a truly international learning environment and fosters an appreciation and respect for our host country through our distinguished Chinese language programme and the relationships we grow with our local community through active engagement.

Students at WISS have access to one of Shanghai's largest international school campuses. Conveniently located in New Hongqiao, WISS is nestled amongst green residential spaces, with easy access to all major commercial and tourist areas. The campus features modern Early Years, Primary and Secondary School facilities spanning over 18 acres of lush green campus grounds.

As part of the Co-Curricular Programme, WISS offers over 60 co-curricular activities and is home to world-class academies, such as the ISTA Performing Arts Academy and the Stoke City FC Football Academy. The school offers unique leadership opportunities through partnerships with the Global Alliance for Innovative Learning (GAIL), the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, FirstPoint USA, and the Association of China and Mongolia, International Schools (ACAMIS), which adds to the quality and experience of the WISS Education.

Contact WISS today to learn more about our students' exceptional experiences as part of a leading international school in Shanghai.