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Ages 2 to 17

Harrow International School Shanghai

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 17
Total first year fees: 元301,900

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: 元273,900

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Number of students


Language support for students not fluent in English

English learning support programme.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, French, Spanish

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students

Assessment test and interview.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English is the only inclusive language common to students and therefore is the language of instruction. As such, students are expected to have a working knowledge of English on entry to the School.

Applicants may be invited to sit assessments subject to the availability of places and will be interviewed by one of the senior teachers.

The assessments will include: English, Mathematics and Non-verbal Reasoning for Year 2 and above. For Early Years (Pre-K, K1 and K2) and Year 1 students, assessments will be less formal, but equally rigorous.

School bus service available


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Harrow offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

The sports facilities are second to none, with a double-sized sports hall, a roof-top running track, a 25-metre swimming pool, not forgetting floodlit football and rugby pitches across the road.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Harrow Shanghai is a day and boarding school for students aged 2-18. Pre-Nursery to Year 10 opened in August 2016 on the newly-developed Sunland project in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, thirty minutes from the centre of Shanghai. In August 2017 the school will open Year 12, for the study of A-levels. Boarding is a crucial element in the life of all Harrow schools and Shanghai is no different. Boarding is expected to be available at Harrow Shanghai in late 2017.

Teaching approach of the school

At the heart of Harrow’s educational philosophy are the development of the mind and an understanding of how an individual student learns best. The intellectual, social and ethical needs of Harrow's international students determine its educational requirements. In its curriculum development, always an on-going process, Harrow Shanghai is forward thinking and innovative. Harrow believes in a curriculum that has its foundations in intellectual content rather than assessment, important though that is. Harrow aims to equip its students to think, appreciate and create while always having the opportunity to excel.

The Harrow Shanghai curriculum is rooted in the English National Curriculum but a vital focus is also given to the international dimension of the school. It never loses sight of the fact that Harrow is an international school in China and celebrates its host culture whenever possible.