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WELCOME TO THE WESTERN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHANGHAI

Educating young people from across the globe in a caring and inspirational environment since 2006.  

WELCOME TO THE WESTERN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHANGHAI

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.

HEAD of SCHOOL Welcome Message

HEAD of SCHOOL Welcome Message

Mr. David Edwards

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Mr. David Edwards

HEAD OF SCHOOL

On behalf of the staff of WISS, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our school as we share insights through this important initial source of information.


Founded in 2006, WISS made the bold decision to become the first and, as of today, only four programme International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School in China. In doing so, the founders aligned the WISS belief in the importance of a balanced education on the development of the whole child through the internationally recognized IB continuum of learning. This early decision on the fundamentals of what constitutes outstanding education has stood the test of time. The importance of transferable skills and concepts, and strong fundamental knowledge, delivered within a rigorous programme of inquiry has consistently ensured WISS graduates are prepared for the now, next, and later of their lives anywhere in the world.


A true international school is not one aligned to a specific national programme of a particular country. At WISS, we believe that international education brings together the best of East and West in both what and how we do things at our school. We celebrate the wonderful opportunity of residing within one of the world’s most dynamic cities, a tier-one location within a leading country. Our people, programmes, and commitment to every community member reflect this dynamic context while also recognizing the uniqueness of our school, which serves more than 50 nationalities.


The difference between good and outstanding schools is always embodied within the people who are essential to that specific school community. At WISS, we have a team of staff who are deeply committed to the development of every child. They do this across the extensive opportunities provided across sports, arts, and community service. Within our academics, our staff brings considerable experience from a range of national and international contexts and curricula to the school. Their passion for the development of each child within our unique, truly international setting has been a constant source of excellence, recognized by past and current families.


The WISS academic programmes bring together robust features from various national and international curricula delivered within the IB Primary (PYP) and Middle Years Programmes (MYP) framework. Our IB Diploma (DP) and Career-Related Programmes (CP) provide differentiated pathways for our senior students that best suits their learning styles and needs. These highly regarded and internationally certified capstone programmes are a defining feature of our school, reinforcing our desire to support every family with the best programme for their child, all of which is challenging and rewarding.


Our track record of success continues to be seen through the development of our students during their time at the school. Our most recent academic results have enabled 100% of WISS graduates to pass the challenging IB Diploma Programme, exceeding the global average score by some margin, and, more importantly, ensure that WISS graduates have successfully been accepted into a wide range of world-leading tertiary institutions.


We encourage you to explore the considerable information we have available on this site, and as you become ready to have a discussion, please make contact. Our role is to provide all the information you require as families to help you make the incredibly important decision regarding the next step in your child’s education. 


As a leader in international education in China, bringing together the best of East and West through a focus on the development of the whole child through globally certified programmes, we look forward to partnering with you on the journey ahead.


Sincerely,


David Edwards

Head of School

On behalf of the staff of WISS, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our school as we share insights through this important initial source of information.


Founded in 2006, WISS made the bold decision to become the first and, as of today, only four programme International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School in China. In doing so, the founders aligned the WISS belief in the importance of a balanced education on the development of the whole child through the internationally recognized IB continuum of learning. This early decision on the fundamentals of what constitutes outstanding education has stood the test of time. The importance of transferable skills and concepts, and strong fundamental knowledge, delivered within a rigorous programme of inquiry has consistently ensured WISS graduates are prepared for the now, next, and later of their lives anywhere in the world.


A true international school is not one aligned to a specific national programme of a particular country. At WISS, we believe that international education brings together the best of East and West in both what and how we do things at our school. We celebrate the wonderful opportunity of residing within one of the world’s most dynamic cities, a tier-one location within a leading country. Our people, programmes, and commitment to every community member reflect this dynamic context while also recognizing the uniqueness of our school, which serves more than 50 nationalities.


The difference between good and outstanding schools is always embodied within the people who are essential to that specific school community. At WISS, we have a team of staff who are deeply committed to the development of every child. They do this across the extensive opportunities provided across sports, arts, and community service. Within our academics, our staff brings considerable experience from a range of national and international contexts and curricula to the school. Their passion for the development of each child within our unique, truly international setting has been a constant source of excellence, recognized by past and current families.


The WISS academic programmes bring together robust features from various national and international curricula delivered within the IB Primary (PYP) and Middle Years Programmes (MYP) framework. Our IB Diploma (DP) and Career-Related Programmes (CP) provide differentiated pathways for our senior students that best suits their learning styles and needs. These highly regarded and internationally certified capstone programmes are a defining feature of our school, reinforcing our desire to support every family with the best programme for their child, all of which is challenging and rewarding.


Our track record of success continues to be seen through the development of our students during their time at the school. Our most recent academic results have enabled 100% of WISS graduates to pass the challenging IB Diploma Programme, exceeding the global average score by some margin, and, more importantly, ensure that WISS graduates have successfully been accepted into a wide range of world-leading tertiary institutions.


We encourage you to explore the considerable information we have available on this site, and as you become ready to have a discussion, please make contact. Our role is to provide all the information you require as families to help you make the incredibly important decision regarding the next step in your child’s education. 


As a leader in international education in China, bringing together the best of East and West through a focus on the development of the whole child through globally certified programmes, we look forward to partnering with you on the journey ahead.


Sincerely,


David Edwards

Head of School

ABOUT US

Global Citizenship

Quality Education

Vision & Mission

The Western International School of Shanghai challenge and empower students through an unparalleled IB education. We will achieve this vision for our diverse community through innovative, high-quality, inquiry-based learning and teaching, with individualized student learning pathways.

As a community of learners, WISS supports a pedagogy based on current research in international education. Such understanding of the conditions necessary for high-quality learning leads to high-quality teaching that transcends traditional learning environments.

At WISS, we cultivate within our students an appreciation of interdependence, the development of ethical and moral thinking relating to complex issues, and a sense of social responsibility that lead to positive actions that support sustainable futures for all.

ABOUT US

Vision & Mission

Quality Education

Global Citizenship

The Western International School of Shanghai challenge and empower students through an unparalleled IB education. We will achieve this vision for our diverse community through innovative, high-quality, inquiry-based learning and teaching, with individualized student learning pathways.

As a community of learners, WISS supports a pedagogy based on current research in international education. Such understanding of the conditions necessary for high-quality learning leads to high-quality teaching that transcends traditional learning environments.

At WISS, we cultivate within our students an appreciation of interdependence, the development of ethical and moral thinking relating to complex issues, and a sense of social responsibility that lead to positive actions that support sustainable futures for all.

Our History

Our History

The Western International School of Shanghai was founded on the vision of three entrepreneurs in the education industry who wanted to create a school that educates students to be globally-minded. This initiative sprouted from the Chinese educational philosophy of De (heart) Zhi (mind) Ti (body) so that students can enter the world as global citizens with the ability to understand others, be empathic, and express the desire to reduce conflict.


These elements aligned well with the IB educational philosophy and principles. After WISS opened its doors to students on 6 September 2006, the school successfully adopted the IB Programmes. Since then, the school has grown from a mere 17 students in 2006 to a student community of 800 over the course of 15 years.   Today WISS plays host to a community of over 50 nationalities speaking nearly 40 languages.  Learn more about our history and the inspiration behind WISS.

The Western International School of Shanghai was founded on the vision of three entrepreneurs in the education industry who wanted to create a school that educates students to be globally-minded. This initiative sprouted from the Chinese educational philosophy of De (heart) Zhi (mind) Ti (body) so that students can enter the world as global citizens with the ability to understand others, be empathic, and express the desire to reduce conflict.


These elements aligned well with the IB educational philosophy and principles. After WISS opened its doors to students on 6 September 2006, the school successfully adopted the IB Programmes. Since then, the school has grown from a mere 17 students in 2006 to a student community of 800 over the course of 15 years.   Today WISS plays host to a community of over 50 nationalities speaking nearly 40 languages.  Learn more about our history and the inspiration behind WISS.

ACADEMIc Programmes

ACADEMIc Programmes

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PILLARS of the WISS EDUCATION

PRIMARY

SECONDARY

ACADEMICS

SPORTS

ARTS

COMMUNITY 

SERVICE

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a leader in international education.  A WISS Education includes students in the Early Years, Primary School, and Secondary School and rests on four pillars that form our curriculum, Academics, Sports, Arts, and Community Service.  Our curriculum offers a robust but balanced academic program and is unique as the first and only full continuum International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Mainland China.  WISS offers students the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), the Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), the Diploma Programme (IBDP), and the Career-related Programme (IBCP). 

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a leader in international education.  A WISS Education includes students in the Early Years, Primary School, and Secondary School and rests on four pillars that form our curriculum, Academics, Sports, Arts, and Community Service.  Our curriculum offers a robust but balanced academic program and is unique as the first and only full continuum International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Mainland China.  WISS offers students the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), the Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), the Diploma Programme (IBDP), and the Career-related Programme (IBCP). 

UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCES

UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCES

WISS Accreditations & Associations

WISS Accreditations & Associations

WISS is part of an elite group of schools worldwide with the triple-crown of accreditations - IB Continuum World School, CIS, and WASC. We are proud to have created a high-quality learning environment that enables current and future students to flourish and make a difference in the world. Our broad range of programmes is designed to respond to the rapidly evolving education and employment landscape. Our research is distinctive and relevant and contributes to shaping the world we live in.

WISS is part of an elite group of schools worldwide with the triple-crown of accreditations - IB Continuum World School, CIS, and WASC. We are proud to have created a high-quality learning environment that enables current and future students to flourish and make a difference in the world. Our broad range of programmes is designed to respond to the rapidly evolving education and employment landscape. Our research is distinctive and relevant and contributes to shaping the world we live in.

Students at International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools receive a robust, unique, challenging, and diverse education and a worldwide network of highly respected IB World Schools, all working together to share best practices. WISS is the only IB Continuum school in Mainland China. 

Students at International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools receive a robust, unique, challenging, and diverse education and a worldwide network of highly respected IB World Schools, all working together to share best practices. WISS is the only IB Continuum school in Mainland China. 

The quality and rigor of the Council of International Schools Accreditation (CIS) are recognized by ministries, departments of education, and top universities from across the world.  This award serves as a demonstration of the commitment WISS has to provide our students with a high-quality international education experience.  

The quality and rigor of the Council of International Schools Accreditation (CIS) are recognized by ministries, departments of education, and top universities from across the world.  This award serves as a demonstration of the commitment WISS has to provide our students with a high-quality international education experience.  

The Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) is a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States; it works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State.

The Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) is a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States; it works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State.

The ACAMIS international school membership includes pre-schools, elementary schools, and secondary schools of an international character. ACAMIS recognizes, as a minimum standard for membership, a school with single or joint accreditation by agencies such as CIS, WASC, MSA, NEASC, or AdvancED. 

The ACAMIS international school membership includes pre-schools, elementary schools, and secondary schools of an international character. ACAMIS recognizes, as a minimum standard for membership, a school with single or joint accreditation by agencies such as CIS, WASC, MSA, NEASC, or AdvancED. 

Distinguishing programs

Distinguishing programs

Global Alliance for Innovative Learning

Global Alliance for Innovative Learning

Savannah College 

of Art & Design

Savannah College 

of Art & Design

Stoke City 

Football Club

Stoke City 

Football Club

Sustainability Management School Switzerland

Sustainability Management School Switzerland

First Point 

USA

First Point 

USA

The Duke of Edinburgh’s 

Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s 

Award

International Schools 

Theatre Association

International Schools 

Theatre Association

WISS Forest 

School

WISS Forest 

School

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

WESTERN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHANGHAI

555 Lian Min Road, Xujing Town, Qing Pu District, 

Shanghai, PRC, 201702

   

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WESTERN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHANGHAI

555 Lian Min Road, Xujing Town, Qing Pu District, 

Shanghai, PRC, 201702

   

+86 (21) 6976 6013

+86 (21) 6976 6015

13816450346

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