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Western International School of Shanghai

Educating young people from across the globe in a caring and inspiration environment since 2006 and WISS strives to send compassionate, brave, ethically-minded global citizens into the world.

World-Class IB Education

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a leading international school in Shanghai and the first and only full continuum World IB School in Mainland China 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). Educating young people from across the globe in a caring and inspirational environment since 2006, WISS strives to send compassionate, brave, ethically-minded global citizens into the world. As an IB World School, WISS is uniquely placed to promote new perspectives and broaden the minds of the children in our care; deepening their sense of understanding and wonder.

4 IB Programmes
7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
28 IBDP/IBCP Courses
The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a forward-looking school that has been inspiring young people from around the world since 2006. Our community represents over 50 different nationalities, offering a truly international learning environment, while still fostering an appreciation and respect for our host country through our well-developed Mandarin language and literature classes and the relationships we’ve built by being actively engaged in our local community.

Internationally-Minded and Diverse

50+ Student Nationalities
35 Languages Spoken
30+ Staff Nationalities

Shanghai’s Best

The Western International School of Shanghai is located in Xujing Town in the Qingpu district on the Puxi side of the Huangpu River. Xujing Town is a rapidly developing residential area with new housing compounds, shopping areas, and restaurants opening regularly. The Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Railway Station are located 10 kilometers to the northeast of the school. The school is also minutes away from 2 metro lines crossing through the heart of downtown Shanghai and has one of the largest international school campuses in the city with facilities for Early Years, Primary and Secondary spread out over 18 acres. The modern campus features open plan, bright classrooms equipped with ceiling air purification units, a well-resourced library with areas for Early Years, Primary, and Secondary, a large cafeteria, two cafes, and a multi-function community room as well as specialized areas for the arts, sciences, and sports.
18 Acre Campus
30 Minutes From
Downtown Shanghai
2006 Founded
The Western International School of Shanghai (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 as well as offering unique opportunities to develop leadership such as GAIL, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and MUN. EY and Primary students enjoy one afternoon of activities per week. There are also many after-school activities offered daily and on weekends.

Student-Centered and Balanced

40+ Afternoon Activities
50+ After School Activities
16 Competitive Tiger Teams