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Shanghai Community International School’s Secret to Successful Students

An accurate measure of the school’s success can be seen in its students. Many have an impressive IB DP results – the highest score being 45 out of 45. In fact, students here have achieved twice as many top ranked IBDP scores than the world average. Every SCIS graduate gets accepted to universities, and 40% are admitted to the top 50 universities worldwide. These include Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Melbourne. Stellar grades aside, they carry with them a lifetime of memories, the know-how to serve the world, enviable language skills, and a distinctly global worldview.

These achievements would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the school’s experienced teachers.

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Founded in 1996, Shanghai Community International School is one of the first international schools in Shanghai. From just seven teachers and less than 50 students on one campus, the school has grown to be a learning haven that’s home to over 1,800 students and three campuses. Today, it’s an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum World School, providing a seamless programme for students aged 2-18, and comprised of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP).


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These are staff who feel a high degree of purpose, job satisfaction, pride, and personal growth. They bring enthusiasm and expertise in developing the whole student. Whether it’s academics, the fine arts, physical education, or community service, they offer individualised attention that meets the needs of learners. They maintain a system that allows students to achieve standards through inquiry-based, conceptual learning in motivating, authentic environments — all whilst keeping parents informed, valued, and satisfied.

"This is the core from which we draw our resolve to support a rigorous pursuit of personal and academic excellence, balanced by an environment that nurtures creativity which creates the perfect conditions for students to follow their passion for learning,” says Daniel D. Eschtruth, SCIS Director of Schools.
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SCIS aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities. Faculty, administration, and support staff are committed to this shared mission.

A distinct brand of teaching

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