Dr. Greg Brunton
As a parent myself, I know one of the most important decisions we have is choosing the best school for our children. I invite you to look and see if our school is the right school for your child.
Founded in 2006, the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is an authentic international school with an international curriculum, taught by international staff, for internationally-minded students representing over 50 nationalities, within a caring and inspirational environment, and on a beautiful, purposely built campus. WISS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Dedicated to international education, WISS is the only full continuum IB World School in mainland China with all four programmes of the International Baccalaureate offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-related Programme (CP). Our international curriculum derives from the best teaching practices from around the world. We have set ourselves apart with our unique programmes and initiatives that help students to explore and further their passions.
Our warm and caring staff represent the best, representing approximately 30 nationalities, who inspire and support our students to reach high academic standards as well as develop socially, emotionally, and physically as well-balanced people. With most having earned advanced degrees, we recruit teachers who are experts in their fields. Many of our teachers are also IB Workshop Leaders who train staff at other schools, in and outside of China, about working with the IB programmes and becoming an international educator. We also have many DP examiners on staff who grade student work from other schools for the IB.
Parents are an integral part of our community. All parents are part of the Parent Association which welcomes new families, organizes social events, and supports the school and our students. The seven-member Parent Association Board is elected by our parent community and comes from all over the world.
The campus is large, spacious, and purposely built. Facilities are continuously upgraded with new additions to meet our student’s changing needs and interests.
Our students move on to the universities of their dreams and continue to pursue their passions. We want our young people to look back on WISS as a time when their love for learning was awakened and they began to touch the lives of those around them.
I truly believe WISS is where you would want your child to be. Come for a visit, we look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Inspiring minds to shape the future,
Dr. Greg Brunton