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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元226,000
to: 元303,000
Address: 345 Huangyang Road Jinqiao, Pudong, Shanghai 201206
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, ELL program available.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin and Spanish.

Max. number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Concordia supplies students with a multitude of resources and supervised access to the internet in the classroom. Each classroom is equipped with audio/visual equipment (smart TV), printer and internet connectivity (wired and wireless). Cameras and microphones are available as needed. Concordia requires families to provide their Grade 5 through 12 student access to an Apple laptop computer for use at school on a daily basis.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


External examinations or assessments available

Advanced Placement, SAT, MAP

Results in these examinations

More than 92% of all AP tests taken by Concordia students as of May 2023 were scored a 3, 4 or 5.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Concordia’s homework policy is based on educational research and effective instructional practices. Early Childhood Division students will not typically have assigned homework, but teachers may provide beneficial information and activities for students and families to engage in that promote learning and familial relationships.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Concordia offers a Learning Support Program, ELL program, and we have Instructional Coaches and Curriculum Coordinators.

Learning support offered

Support can be provided through a combination of teaching models including in-class support, small group pull-out instruction or Core Support classes, co-teaching, and one-on-one instruction as necessary. It is important to note that no formal Learning Support services are available at the high school level at this time.

Concordia does not currently employ a Speech/Language Pathologist, Occupational or Physical Therapist, or Clinical or Educational Psychologist. While some of these supports can be provided on our campus through an outside service provider, they come at an additional cost to the family and Concordia is not responsible for the quality or range of support given through these services.

Student access to education psychologist

Concordia offers a comprehensive counseling program, with certified academic/social emotional counselors. We also have a School Psychologist/EC Family & Child Counselor on site.

Entry evaluation for students

In person assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Assessments are used to aid the application review process and may consist of some or all of the following: Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Listening Comprehension, and/or Writing.

Submitting an application does not guarantee assessment. A non-acceptance will be issued without assessment should the admissions review team determine that the student does not meet admittance requirements.
If the requested grade level has reached wait pool status and an applicant requires an assessment, the assessment will be scheduled if/when the space availability increases.

Waiting list

When a grade level has reached its enrollment capacity, the applicant will be placed in a wait pool. The admissions team will offer a seat to students as an opening becomes available. Parents should note that among equally qualified candidates, priority consideration (not automatic placement) is given to those with:

Siblings currently attending or applying to Concordia;
Those with stronger academic English proficiency, or;
Those who have attended school in the United States or an American school abroad;
Admission decisions also take into account the balance of English language learners and other relevant demographic factors in order for Concordia to realize its mission and support its core values.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

September 1; however, special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, depending on circumstances.

School start time

8:00 a.m. for early childhood, elementary and middle school students
8:30 a.m. for high school

School finish time

3:20 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Dietary accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Concordia offers over 300 extracurricular activities for students in the elementary, middle and high school divisions. Activities vary by semester and year and may include but are not limited to the following: book cooks, coding/creating and rolling robots, flower arrangement, Kung Fu, mad science, choir, Lego robotics, clay works, construction toys, programming and animation with Scratch, tennis, arts and crafts, building simple machines, paper handicraft, debate club, animation and 3D graphics, sewing, fitness, chess, Chinese board game club, biking, ceramics, Chinese paper cutting, drones, e-journalism, mask making, master chef, Minecraft, origami, touch rugby, cross country, table tennis, soccer, badminton, volleyball, basketball, track and field.

Sports activities included

In addition to physical education classes in all four divisions, Concordia offers sporting activities through our extracurricular activities program, as well as competitive sports opportunities in basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, swimming, cross country and track and field.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Concordia is a member of the following inter-scholastic associations: APAC (Asia Pacific Activities Conference), SISAC (Shanghai International Schools Activities Conference), CISSA (China International Schools Sports Association) and ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools). Sports teams and fine-arts ensembles participate in these associations throughout the school year. Many events require travel to other cities in China, as well as the following nearby countries: Japan, Korea, Philippines and Vietnam.

Facilities at the school

Educational Facilities:
Performing Arts Theater
Maker Spaces
Recreational Facilities:
Exercises/Fitness/Dance Studios
Tennis Courts
Field & Track
Climbing Wall

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasiums, motor skills room, soccer pitch and track, fitness center, spin room, dance studio, PE commons, tennis courts on-site. Baseball and softball fields, swimming pool, and cross country course accessible off-site.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Concordia International School Shanghai empowers students with a comprehensive and rigorous American education. The school thrives on its culturally diverse, international community and is recognized for its dedication to academic excellence, and for its vigorous activity programs in sports, the arts, service and cultural learning. Concordia's vibrant community founded on shared values creates the ideal foundation for the entire family’s success.

Teaching approach of the school

At Concordia, it’s not just about the grades. It’s about balance.

When Concordia says it educates the whole child it means that Concordia invests in and tend to every part of each student: spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.

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