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YK Pao School

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CurriculumsIB, British, and Chinese
Languages of instructionEnglish and Chinese
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 元190,000
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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 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元190,000
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

1400+

Number of nationalities represented in the school

14

Most common nationality

Chinese

Ratio of local students to international students

Approx. 90% local; 10% international

Max. number of students per class

26

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and Chinese speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and Chinese

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

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

Uniform required

Yes

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.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

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.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

May 28th

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE - Multiple Subjects, I.B. Diploma Program

Results in these examinations

2018 IBDP: 95% Pass Rate, 95% Bilingual Diploma, Highest Score: 44, Average Score: 35, Average Subject Grade: 5.43
2018 IGCSE: 28% A*, 62% A* or A, 94% of all grades in the range A* to C.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

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.

School bus service available

Yes

Student access to education psychologist

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

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.

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).

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

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

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.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

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

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 non-profit private institution founded in 2007, in memory of shipping magnate Sir Yue-Kong Pao, the renowned Chinese businessman, statesman and philanthropist. With over 1400 students from China and overseas, the school offers a unique Year 1-12 educational programme that integrates elements of Shanghai and international curricula, culminating in Years 9-12 with the IGCSE and IB Diploma programmes, both of which are complemented by core components of the Shanghai curriculum.

Pao School’s innovative Chinese-English immersion bilingual programme nurtures the whole person - the entire 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. Primary School (Years 1-5) is a day school located in Shanghai’s city centre, while the Middle School (Years 6-8) and the High School (Years 9-12) are located on the new Hongqiao campus and in Shanghai’s Songjiang District offering UK/US style boarding education as well as catering to day students.

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