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The British International School Shanghai, Puxi

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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 元298,081
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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 22 students / class
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元298,081
Address: Shanghai 111 Jinguang Road, Huacao Town, Minhang, Shanghai, 201107 China
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Number of students

2000

Number of nationalities represented in the school

60

Average number of students per class

22

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are networked and there is access to specialist rooms throughout the school including ten PC labs and four Apple Mac suites which are ideal for creative music and media lessons. Wireless access allows students to access the internet for research wherever they are.

Classrooms are fitted with smartboard technology and students are encouraged to utilise presentation software and internet evidence when delivering their work to the class. Teachers and students use a Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) to share work assignments and resources outside the classroom.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Educational Needs Department.
BISS is able to make provision for students with some special educational needs.

School start time

8:25

School finish time

15:35

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

For Primary children BISS offers around 60 different ECAs across the age ranges. They cover a range of subjects from super science to photography, from construction club to chess club. BISS always caters for a range of ECAs, covering sports, creativity, literacy, ICT, debating, eco-activities, science, drama and many more.

Secondary students also have access to a huge range. BISS now offers 80 different ECAs with around 450 students joining in with an ECA each week. There are lots of opportunities, including (to give a flavour of the range on offer) many sports, photography, painting on canvas, acting for film, the Christmas pantomime, academic support and revision sessions, language programmes, gardening, newspaper editing, maths and science clubs.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

BISS has extensive facilities on campus; two gymnasiums, a 25 metre swimming pool, a 20 metre training pool, a dance studio, a fitness suite, outdoor basketball courts, five hard tennis courts, athletics facilities, an 11 a-side all-weather football field and the first all-weather rugby field in China.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Established in 2004, the British International School Shanghai, Puxi develops students who understand and display internationalism, leadership and concern for others, through an innovative academic programme from early childhood education all the way to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, coupled with first rate extra-curricular and pastoral provision.

Teaching approach of the school

BISS believes there is no limit to what its students can achieve. So BISS encourages them to be ambitious. To reach for their dreams. To step outside their comfort zones and try something new. BISS ignites their curiosity.

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