Western International School of Shanghai

Inspiring Minds to Shape the Future

A Leader in IB Education

First and Only Full Continuum IB World School in China

Child Focus, Inquiry Based, Progressive and Future Orientated

The WISS Difference

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a leading international school in Shanghai. WISS is the only full continuum IB World School offering the four programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB): the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), the Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), the Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the Career-related Programme (IBCP).

WISS cultivates healthy, balanced, confident and ethical people; striving to challenge and stimulate students to inquire, wonder, discover, and create each day. We aim to send into the world brave, compassionate, internationally minded global citizens with the skill and intellect to help shape the future. We pride ourselves on our caring community and our ability to engage and inspire our young people.

Located in the west of Shanghai, WISS has a warm and caring community with a student body made up of over 50  nationalities. We have set ourselves apart with our unique programmes and initiatives that help students to explore and further their passions. 

Come Visit Us

Contact us and our Admissions Team will arrange a tour of the campus and will answer any further questions that you may have.

During your individualized tour you will have the opportunity to view classes in progress (during school hours) and meet with key staff.

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Upcoming Events

Dance Fast 2018 @ WISS Campus
Mar 2 all-day
FirstPoint USA Scouting Event @ WISS Campus
Mar 2 all-day
FirstPoint USA Scouting Event @ WISS Campus

Date – Saturday 2nd of March

Participants – To be invited through the Stoke Academy, Angela believes we should have around eight teams from all over Shanghai.


7.30am – 8am – Arrival to Tiger Hall.

8am – 9am – Presentation.

9am – 3pm – Football tournament on the Astroturf field.

3pm – 4pm – Debrief and time for questions within the cafeteria (primary building).

The object of the day is to give players from around Shanghai an opportunity to get involved with FirstPoint USA and hear about the opportunities available to students at WISS through the Stoke Academy and CP Sports pathway for Grade 11 and 12 students.

WISS Wide Parent Conferences (No Classes)
Mar 13 all-day

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