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CurriculumsIB, British, and Chinese
Languages of instructionEnglish and Chinese
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Chinese
Native English and Chinese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Chinese)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 元168,000
to: 元210,000
This school has more than one campus in Shanghai:
Middle School Campus: Ages 11 to 13

Address: No 2206, Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai, China 200336

Primary Campus: Ages 6 to 11

Address: Number 20, Lane 1251 West Wuding Road, Shanghai 200042, China

High School Campus: Ages 13 to 18

Address: Number 1800, Lane 900 North Sanxin Road, Shanghai 201620 (Main Gate is on Xin Song Jiang Road), China

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

Approx. 90% local; 10% international

Native English and Chinese speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and Chinese


Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

White boards, iPad, computer

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Students of all religious and non-religious backgrounds are welcome at YKPS.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE - Multiple Subjects, I.B. Diploma Program

Results in these examinations

2023 IBDP: 100% Pass Rate, 100% Bilingual Diploma, Highest Score: 45, Average Score: 37
2023 IGCSE: 43.8% A*, 78.2% A*- A, 98.8% of all grades in the range A*-C.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Time allocated for homework varies by program (Primary, Middle, High), Curriculum (Chinese National Curriculum, IGCSE, and IBDP), and subject.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


The school supports gifted, able and talented students


Student access to education psychologist

Licensed school counselors are based on each of YKPS' Primary, Middle, and High School campuses.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Pao School has its own assessment criteria to evaluate applicants’ English, Chinese and mathematics ability. Based on applicant report cards (grades), we assess their overall learning skills, as well their specific ability to use resources and technology. A student and parent interview is also part of the application process.

Waiting list

Yes. Like many schools in Shanghai, Y1 (Grade 1) entry is highly competitive. As such, we regularly have a waiting list at our Primary School.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

In May

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

4:25 pm

Supervised care before/after school

At our Primary and Middle School, students may elect to participate in various afternoon enrichment programs for a fee. At our High School, Co-curricular programs are included in the tuition. We do no provide paid care before the school day.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Chinese cultural activities, sports (swimming, football, basketball, fitness, fencing, martial arts, and many more), performing & visual arts (drama, music and dance) and enrichment activities (Science, Technology, Photography, and Yearbook).

Sports activities included

Football (Boys’ and Girls’) Basketball, Athletics, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Rugby, Netball, Cricket and Swimming.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. YKPS is a founding member school of the Shanghai School Sports Association (SSSA).

Facilities at the school

Library, theater, science labs, STEAM area, gym, student garden, etc.

Sports facilities at the school

A running track, all-weather pitch, indoor gymnasium, fencing area, underground sports arena and state-of-the-art indoor swimming pool.

Grades/ages available for boarding

We start to offer boarding in Year 9 / 15 years old

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

A School for Tomorrow’s China.
An Education for Tomorrow's World.

YK Pao School is a pioneering international Chinese school. The school is a private non-profit institution founded in 2007, in memory of Sir Yue-Kong Pao, the renowned Chinese businessman and philanthropist. With around 1,600 students from China and overseas, the school offers a unique Year 1-12 educational programme that is based on the Chinese National Curriculum, draws where necessary on other curricula, and is designed to meet our school's needs and educational aspirations.

Since its inception, the school has adhered to three educational missions: developing the whole-person; passing on Chinese cultural traditions; and fostering an international perspective. Pao School's innovative education programme nurtures the emotional, social, physical and intellectual being and prepares students to become engaged and responsible global citizens of the 21st century.

Pao School is divided into Primary, Middle and High School. Both the Primary School (Years 1-5) and Middle School (Years 6-8) are located in Shanghai's Changning District, while the High School (Years 9-12) is located in Songjiang District and offers boarding.

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