SCIS Open House – Embracing Diversity and Community

If you are looking for a school with a comprehensive IB (International Baccaulareate) programme which focuses on academics, student’s personal development, while fostering a sense of community, Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) might just be the school for you. With a very well established presence in Shanghai, SCIS is widely known among the expat community, fostering students from over 60 nationalities from nursery to Grade 12, making it a truly global environment.

SCIS recognizes that both family and school are two key contributors to a child’s education and well being and therefore, it encourages parents to be a part of the school community through their Parent and Friends Associations (PAFA), which is present in each of their campuses. For those who are interested in knowing more about them, please read below a brief introduction of the school as well as information on their upcoming Open House on November 19th.

Why Choose SCIS

In everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo. We are committed to providing a truly international learning environment to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities.

Academic Excellence

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, SCIS provides a full continuum of programs from Nursery to Grade 12, including the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). The International Baccalaureate framework of education is an academically rigorous, college-preparatory program which is balanced by an emphasis on personal development and fostering academic, artistic, athletic, and global citizenship endeavors.

Our Community

Since the foundation of our school, we have maintained our strong reputation for creating a family-friendly community atmosphere. Community is at the core of the SCIS experience. As students, you will feel accepted and engaged.

Parents are actively involved in joining with staff and students to create a strong learning environment. On each campus, the Parents and Friends Association (PAFA) organizes volunteer opportunities as well as community events. Together, we are the SCIS community

Truly International

With over 60 nationalities and more than 35 languages represented on our campuses, we have roughly one-third of representation from the Americas, Europe, and Australia. At SCIS, there is no dominant culture, only internationalism.

Apply to SCIS

We welcome you to apply for admission to SCIS. Our deadlines are on a rolling basis, which means that we review candidates and offer enrollment throughout the school year. Offers of enrollment are subject to space availability and candidate qualifications. As a school operating near or at full capacity in most divisions, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Our experienced staff is available year-round to assist you.


Discover the SCIS community for yourself.

Attend our upcoming Open House on November 19th.


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