← Back to search results
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 6013 / 6015



Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)
School type Co-educational Day
Head of School Mr. David Edwards
Co-ed Age Range 2.5-17+ 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 a 15-year history of excellence in education.

WISS is unique in that it’s the only international school in Mainland China that offers all four IB Programmes of education. These continuums of programmes extend across Primary Years (PYP) (which includes Early Years), Middle Years (MYP), IB Diploma Programme (IBDP), and Career-related Programme (CP). The Career-related Programme offers four pathways in Aeronautics, Art & Design, Business & Sustainability, and Sports. These continuums of programmes allow us to broaden the minds of the children in our care through innovative, high-quality, inquiry-based learning and teaching.

The WISS Education facilitates individualized pathways that empower students to become lifelong learners and develop into Global Citizens. Our school is committed to delivering an international, student-centered, and holistic learning experience. Through an inquiry and concepts-based approach to teaching and learning, students at WISS acquire the knowledge and skills for success in the 21st Century and future workplace.

WISS expertly blends academic rigor with the creative arts through our visual arts, music, performing arts programs, and athletics 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 the globally-minded, diverse, and technological world we live in. We nurture our students to think independently and drive their own learning following the IB philosophy.

WISS is also home to a diverse student community of over 45 nationalities, creating a vibrant learning environment in which students explore challenging aspects of the world around them. Our school offers a truly international learning environment while still fostering an appreciation and respect for our host country through our distinguished Chinese language program and the relationships we grow with our local community through active engagement.

We are dedicated to encouraging excellence amongst our students. We, therefore, offer students in Secondary a range of scholarship opportunities that recognize and reward their unique talents, dedication to learning, and academic performance.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) offers students one of the largest international school campuses in Shanghai. The premium features include modern Early Years, Primary and Secondary facilities spanning over 18 acres of lush green campus grounds. The contemporary campus features open plan, bright classrooms equipped with air purification units, three well-resourced libraries, a large cafeteria, two cafes, and a multi-function community room.

In addition, students have access to state-of-the-art science and technology labs equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, and advanced hardware and software for design. The Da Vinci Innovation Space host robotics and engineering programs for students. The creative arts program offers spacious art studios, a black box classroom theatre, the Orsini Theatre, and cutting-edge music studios. Sports facilities include grass and Astroturf football fields, a running track, basketball courts, a gymnasium equipped with a rock-climbing wall, and two swimming pools.

WISS offers a vibrant array of extra-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 opportunities to develop leadership through our partnerships with the Global Alliance for Innovative Learning (GAIL), the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, and Model United Nations. Adding to the quality and experience of the WISS Education are our memberships with the China International School Sports Association (CISSA), Shanghai Schools Sports Association (SSSA), Shanghai International Schools Athletic Conference (SISAC), and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS).

Conveniently located in New Hongqiao, WISS is nestled amongst green residential spaces, with easy access to all major commercial and tourist areas.