Yew Chung International School of Shanghai - Gubei Campus
18 West Rong Hua Road, Gubei New Area, Puxi, Shanghai, 201103, China
+86 21 2226 7666
|Puxi Campus Co-Principals||Mr Don Collins & Ms Isabel Xu|
|Co-ed Age Range||2-18 years|
|Number of pupils||2,500|
|Language of Instruction||English, Chinese|
Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) is one of the leading international schools in China. We are renowned for offering a progressive programme of international education.
The school’s five campuses, which are located in prime areas of both the Puxi and Pudong areas of Shanghai, collectively cater for Kindergarten, Primary, and Secondary students, ages 2 to 18. As a school for the children of international families, our students come from over 50 countries and regions and are educated by world-class teachers from more than 20 countries. Our international curriculum helps to develop individuals with multicultural perspectives.
The school's unique multicultural and bilingual approach to education, with a focus on both English and Chinese language learning, is recognised worldwide and helps distinguish our students in a globally competitive environment. YCIS students consistently achieve 'Top in the World' academic results and outstanding extra-curricular successes.
YCIS Shanghai opened in 1993 as the first independent international school in the city officially recognised by and registered with the Chinese government. The school was established to bring the educational philosophy, objectives, and pedagogy of Yew Chung to Shanghai's international families. For a quarter of a century, YCIS Shanghai has grown rapidly and now has a student body of over 2,500 students.
YCIS Shanghai is a fully-accredited school, recognised by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).
In addition, the Secondary School is authorised as an accredited Cambridge Assessment Examinations Centre for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). We are proud to offer these world-class programmes as part of our international curriculum.
Notably, YCIS is the only school in China to have received the Cambridge Award for Excellence in Education.
YCIS is at the forefront of implementing the 'Learning Communities' model, with the support of the award-winning architectural firm, Fielding Nair International (FNI), the global leader in educational facilities planning and architectural design. The school's newest campus, Ronghua Campus, which opened in 2018, was purpose-built as a Learning Community school, and features FNI's innovative Learning Community configuration, with modifiable classrooms and multi-site teaching spaces, creating agile, learner-centred environments and fostering the enquiry-based learning environment for which YCIS Shanghai is known. All four other YCIS Shanghai campuses are integrating Learning Community spaces into their facilities.
Over the past several years, the Learning Community model has emerged as one of the most important trends in education worldwide. According to recent research from Harvard University, young learners benefit immensely from studying in Learning Communities as the environment helps connect students and enable their shared learning through collaborative inquiry, in which the students work together to learn and solve problems. This approach helps them learn how to listen and work together while also gaining social confidence - one of the essential traits identified by educators as missing from more traditional teaching approaches. As a pioneer in realising and implementing the Learning Community model, YCIS Shanghai is equipped to continue leading the future of international education.