American, Chinese curriculum
Ages 5 to 18

The SMIC Private School Shanghai

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction Chinese and English
Native Chinese and English teachers
Extra languages (other than Chinese and English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元116,100
This school has more than one campus in Shanghai:
Middle & High School Campus: Ages 11 to 18
Kindergarten & Elementary Campus: Ages 5 to 11

Important notes about this school

The school offers English and Chinese tracks.

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Max. number of students per class

The maximum class size in elementary division 25 students.In the Middle and High School, the maximum number of students per class is no more than 30.

Average number of students per class

The average class size in elementary division is 22 students.

Native Chinese and English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in Chinese and English

English as a Second Language
Chinese as a Second Language
French, Spanish

Additional language classes offered by the school


Entry evaluation for students

Entrance exam

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Applicants applying to the English Track will need to take entrance assessments on math and English (reading comprehension, writing and oral skills). Elementary grade 1 applicants will be assessed based on their speaking, reading and writing ability.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

SMIC does not have the personnel and equipment resources to work with students who have specialized schooling requirements, so as a result, it does not offer programs for students with special needs.

School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

SMIC has over 50 after-school clubs for students to join. Some of them are: anime comics and games, art, baseball, books and beyond club, computers, creative writing, dance, debate, design tech, drama, filmmaking, journalism broadcasting, math, chess, game club, Minecraft, choir, photography, Origami paper club, psychology, science, space and aeronautics.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Playground, gymnasium, dance studio, swimming pool, athletic track.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The SMIC Private School, Shanghai is an independent nonprofit school founded in 2001 by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), the top semiconductor high-tech company in China located in Zhangjiang Innopark.

SMIC offers pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 education and comprises two academic tracks: the English Track follows an American-based curriculum and the Chinese track follows the local curriculum guided by Shanghai Educational Council. The language center of SMIC School plays a vital role providing excellent ESL, CSL and third language trainings.

Teaching approach of the school

The pursuit of excellence in holistic development is the goal of SMIC School. It is its belief that students should be instilled with proper values, and schools share in this responsibility. SMIC's faculty therefore not only commits to nurture students' affection for lifelong learning, but also helps them build character, integrity, compassion and understanding. SMIC wants its students to grow in a happy environment and become valuable global citizens. The genuine care for each other makes SMIC a big family, and this is its tradition. In addition, SMIC also feels the education it provides should create the foundation to make a significant and positive impact on its community and society.