About YCIS

At Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai), we are renowned for offering one of the most progressive programmes of international education in China.

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The school's unique multicultural and bilingual approach to education, with a focus on both English and Chinese language learning, is recognised worldwide and helps distinguish our students in a globally competitive environment.

Our five campuses, which are located in prime areas in both Puxi and Pudong, collectively cater for Kindergarten, Primary, and Secondary students, ages 2 to 18. As a school for the children of international families, our students come from over 50 countries and regions and are educated by world-class teachers from more than 20 countries. Our international curriculum helps to develop individuals with multicultural perspectives.

History of YCIS Shanghai

YCIS Shanghai opened in 1993 as the first independent international school in Shanghai officially recognised by and registered with the Chinese government. The school was established with the aim of bringing the educational philosophy, objectives, and pedagogy of Yew Chung to Shanghai's international families. For a quarter of a century, YCIS Shanghai has grown rapidly and now has a student body of more than 2,200 students.

YCIS Shanghai is a fully-accredited school, recognised by:

  • The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • The Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • The National Centre for School Curriculum and Textbook Development (NCCT)

In addition, the Secondary School is authorised as an accredited Cambridge Assessment Examinations Centre for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). We are proud to offer these world-class programmes as part of our international curriculum.

Notably, YCIS is the only school in China to have received the Cambridge Award for Excellence in Education.

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