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Peter. J. Bezuidenhout
Director of Admissions and Marketing
Welcome from the Admissions Team! We are passionate about welcoming new families to the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) and Shanghai, and we’re delighted that you are interested in learning more about our school.

At WISS we are dedicated to our child-focused approach to education and our teachers are committed to nurturing each student to reach their full potential. We are proud to be the first and only full continuum IB World 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).

We are also proud of the many distinguishing programs offered as part of our balanced approach to education. We are home to the Global Alliance for Innovative Learning (GAIL), ISTA Academy Shanghai, and the Stoke City FC Academy at WISS. Our enrichment programs also include the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and our Explore China program.

We understand that moving to a new country or city comes with challenges and that choosing the best school for your child is one of the most important decisions you face. WISS is a caring and diverse community and we look forward to welcoming the whole family. Families joining WISS quickly find a sense of belonging at their “home away from home”.During this period of transition, we want to make certain that you have all the information you need to feel comfortable and confident in your decision-making process. Our admissions process, including a list of required documents, is explained on this site. However, if you have any questions or need additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help guide you through all aspects of the application process. If you will be visiting Shanghai, we would love to welcome you for a personal tour of our campus so you can see firsthand what makes WISS so special.

We look forward to welcoming you to WISS!

Warm regards,


Peter. J. Bezuidenhout


Peter. J. Bezuidenhout
Director of Admissions and Marketing

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