Shanghai
International, Chinese curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 6 to 16

Vanke Bilingual School

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CurriculumInternational, Chinese
Languages of instructionChinese, English
Age RangeAges 6 to 16
Yearly fees (G7): 元120,000

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
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元120,000

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Number of students

1260

Number of nationalities represented in the school

24

Most common nationality

Chinese

Ratio of local students to international students

98% local : 2% international

Max. number of students per class

24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native Chinese and English speaking teachers

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

From kindergarten to primary school: applicants are expected to have basic English skills, especially listening, speaking and basic reading competence. And Vanke will focus on investigating children’s comprehensive abilities and learning potential.
From primary school to middle school: applicants are expected to have decent English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Children’s Chinese learning ability and comprehensive qualities will be tested.

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

8:15

School finish time

16:25 (14:25 on Friday)

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

For extra-curricular activities, Vanke will hold 2 hiking activities, one for spring, one for autumn, also Vanke has book week, science week , Chinese week, history day and other themed events.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor pitches, swimming pool, indoor gym.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Vanke Bilingual School is one of the few bilingual schools in the world mixing both Chinese and overseas students together. Soaking in the language environment with diversified cultures, students here will be able to embrace the world without having to go abroad.

Shanghai Vanke Bilingual School grew out of the International Bilingual C Program of Fudan Vanke Experimental Private School. At present, there are students from 20 countries and regions, including the United States, Canada, Britain, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Mainland China.

Teaching approach of the school

Founded in 2006, International Bilingual C Program aims to merge the Chinese education essence with Western education essence. VKBS cultivates students the international perspective and international communication ability in hand while rooting in Chinese culture. The Chinese teaching and English teaching respectively accounts for 50%. The foreign teachers take charge of homeroom teachers and the Chinese teachers teaching assistants.