Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs)

A YCIC Shanghai ballet teacher with a Primary girl

At YCIS Shanghai, we offer a wide range of activities for students from Year 1 to Year 13 through our multifaceted Co-Curricular Programme. Our students develop new skills and interests through the diverse activities on offer and build collaboration and teamwork skills in fun and enriching ways.


Three YCIS Shanghai secondary girls during a CISSA sports game

Co-curricular activities are offered in several sessions per year, and some of our recent CCAs have included:

  • Choirs, orchestras, and bands
  • Drama productions and musicals
  • Chinese cultural crafts, Chinese dance, and traditional Chinese instruments
  • Painting and art activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Science, technology, and robotics lessons
  • Chess club
  • Debate club
  • Environment club
  • Model United Nations club
  • World Scholars Cup
  • Knitting and cross-stitching groups
  • Photography and art classes
  • Community service and charity activities
  • A wide range of sports activities starting in Primary, including our swim teams, soccer, basketball, touch rugby, kungfu, ballet, skateboarding, volleyball, and tennis. Students in Years 4-6 participate in inter-school sports competitions every year, and students in Years 6-9 can participate in inter-school league competitions in a selection of sports through the China International Schools Sports Association (CISSA). Students from Years 10-13 can compete against other international schools that are members of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) and the Shanghai International Schools Activities Conference (SISAC) in three core sports: volleyball, basketball, and soccer. In addition, our students participate in other many sports within ACAMIS and SISAC, including cross country, tennis, touch rugby, table tennis, badminton, and swimming.
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