Parental Involvement

At YCIS Shanghai, we believe that it is greatly beneficial to students’ academic and social success for the entire family to be part of their child’s school life.

This is why we work hand-in-hand with families to foster the healthy growth and successful education of their child. Parents can participate in their child’s school life through an open and regular line of communication with our teachers, and they are encouraged to become involved in a wide range of events and activities at the school community.


Two parents at YCIS Shanghai with their daughter

A Caring Community

We pride ourselves on the close-knit community we offer our students and families. We employ full-time Parent Relations staff who serve as a liaison between parents, the community, and the school's administration. They also work closely with parent groups on campus, including the Parent Organisations of Puxi and Pudong (POP).


A  big group of YCIS Shanghai parents from Hong Kong at the school's Food Fair

Parent Organisation

POP is an integral piece of the YCIS community and is made up of volunteer parents who work together for the wellbeing of our students, families, and the school with support from staff representatives. Together, they organise a wide variety of activities to help our families make friends, receive valuable support, understand Chinese culture, celebrate the incredible diversity of our school, and raise funds for school and local charities. For families new to our school and Shanghai, POP is a fantastic resource for help getting settled in. Our POP teams host a number of events for our families, such as luncheons and outings, classes, seminars, and workshops throughout the year. For more information about getting involved in POP, please contact the school office.

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