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





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About WISS

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a leading international school in Shanghai. WISS is an 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 48 nationalities. We have set ourselves apart with our unique programmes and initiatives that help students to explore and further their passions. We hope our website will give you a glimpse of all we have to offer at WISS.

Request a Tour of WISS

Arrange to visit the school campus by contacting our admissions office.

Our Admissions staff will arrange a tour of the campus and will answer any further questions that you may have.

At this time, you will have the opportunity to view classes in progress (during school hours) and meet with key staff.

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Upcoming Events

Primary Parent Coffee Morning “BYOD Pilot Program in G3 – G5” @ Davinci Room, Primary Buidling
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Primary Parent Coffee Morning “BYOD Pilot Program in G3 – G5” @ Davinci Room, Primary Buidling


Only for parents with children in Grades 3, 4 and 5.




Ying Chang Compestine (Author Visit)
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

  • Author of many picture books, two YA books, and several cookbooks
  • Oct 25-26 (Thur and Fri)—3 presentations per day
  • All students in EY, Primary, and G6-G9 will get to attend presentation
  • Books available for pre-order and on the day of visit
  • She will sign all books purchased







Thurs (25th Oct):

9:25-9:55–Storytime with PN, N, PK (Ying will read one of her books to the students and do a short Q & A)–Community Theatre

10:45-11:45–G2-G3 in Orsini Theatre

11:45-1:25–book signing and lunch in Secondary Library

1:25-2:20–G6-G7 in Orsini Theatre


Fri (26th Oct):

9:00-9:55–KG and G1

10:45-11:45–G4-G5 (Orsini Theatre)

11:45-1:25–book signing and lunch in Secondary Library

1:25-2:20–G8-G9 in Orsini theatre

Secondary Student Back School Party @ The Gym, WISS Campus
Oct 26 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

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