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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 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 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元195,000
to: 元295,000
Address: 301 Zhujian Road, Minhang District, Shanghai China 201106
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

More than 40

Most common nationality

Singapore, Taiwan (China), HK (China), US, Canada, India, Malaysia

Ratio of local students to international students

We only accept international students

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, English for all Core Subjects

Language support for students not fluent in English

We provide English Language Acquisition programme with push-in and pull-out support in the Primary School. We also offer Saturday classes for students who require additional support. We are a Cambridge English Test centre.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese at Native and non-native levels.

Max. number of students per class

Preschool:12-18; Primary School:22-24; Senior School:5-22

Average number of students per class

Varies according to divisions and subject classes.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No, we have a governess in each of our Preschool classes.

Use of technology in the classroom

STEAM, Information Communication Technology Programme, Design and Technology Course at IGCSE level

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)

Yes, we provide multiple distance learning platforms in times of emergency school closure.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available


Results in these examinations

2021 IBDP average score: 39.2

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Lower Primary: 30 mins daily; Upper Primary: 45 mins daily; Senior: depends on their assignment

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a Student Service department that looks into students with Academic and Social-Emotional learning needs.

Learning support offered

EAL - The English Language Acquisition Programme (for Primary school students only) provides additional support to students who require extra assistance to learn the English Language.
OLP - The Optimal Learning Programme is designed to meet both beginner learners who require extra support, and advanced learners who require greater extension and stimulation.
Counselling - We offer support to both classroom teachers and student-families who require support for social-emotional learning.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

SSIS provide various internal and external platforms for students to enhance their gifted talents. Our Mathematics department engage students who have higher ability in extra-curricular Mathematics training and competitions. This is to stretch and extend our Mathematics achievers who benefit greatly from these additional challenges.
Our OLP (The Optimal Learning Programme) supports advanced learners who require greater extension and stimulation.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Yes. New students will have an interview with assessments to gauge their standard of comprehension and learning in order to better assist them after enrolment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All applicants to Grade 1 and above are required to complete an Admissions Test.
Preschool applicants will be required to go through an Admissions Interview.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Whole Year Open Registration

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes, we offer a variety of cuisine each day that is catered to the different age groups.

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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

SSIS offers Co-Curricular Activities Programme (during school hours) for all of our K2-G6 students and more than 80 After School Activities (after school hours), including golf, STEAM, swimming, Model United Nation, orchestra, robotics, SISAC, CISSA and ACAMIS volleyball, basketball, football and track and field.

Sports activities included

Golf, Swimming, Football, Cross-country running, Floor hockey, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Badminton, Track and Field, and Basketball

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Performing Arts Centre, Integrated Learning Centre, Libraries, Science Labs, Dance and Drama Room, Music Room, Outdoor Playground, Indoor Play Studio

Sports facilities at the school

Golf Range, Golf Putting Green, Golf Learning Centre, Indoor Basketball and Volleyball Courts, Outdoor Track and Field, Indoor Swimming Pool, Gymnastics Room, Indoor Gymnasium, Fitness Room, Football Pitch

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Shanghai Singapore International School has been delivering excellence in education for the past 27 years. It was established in 1996 to provide quality international
education to children of expatriate families in Shanghai. A balanced and unique curriculum is offered to students from 2-18 years of age. The school is accredited and affiliated with the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). It offers a mixture of International and Singaporean-based curricula, Chinese culture classes, IGCSE and IBDP programmes, providing a rigorous and challenging education for all students. SSIS students achieve excellent academic results, which are consistently well above the world average. We aim to nurture Future Global Leaders with a love for humanity.

Teaching approach of the school

Our philosophy, vision, and mission is to educate students in an environment that will not only equip them with a high level of content skills and information, but also help them to learn the behaviours associated with global citizenry and the concept of being humanitarians and caring individuals.

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