International curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Western International School of Shanghai

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 元242,040
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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 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Contact email:
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: 元225,040

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Max. number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school


WISS offers the following languages either within the curriculum at certain ages or as an after school activity: Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Swedish, Finnish and Dutch.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students

Assessment and interview.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students applying to WISS will be evaluated for their English speaking, reading, and writing ability.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available


School start time


School finish time

Monday - Thursday: 15:30
Friday: 15:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Soccer, homework club, science, drama, music, basketball, swimming, volleyball, gymnastic, track, fencing, ballet, football, softball, rock climbing, performing art, Lego, choir, cooking.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

4 sports fields, Gymnastics Room, Indoor Gymnasium, two swimming pools, outdoor basketball.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Western International School of Shanghai is a leading international school in Shanghai. WISS is an IB World School, offering the four programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB): the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), the Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), the Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the Career-related Programme (IBCP). WISS cultivates healthy, balanced, confident and ethical people; striving to challenge and stimulate students to inquire, wonder, discover, and create each day. WISS aims to send into the world brave, compassionate, internationally minded global citizens with the skill and intellect to help shape the future.