Upcoming Shanghai Open Houses for the 2020-21 School Year

This article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.

Still deciding on education options for the 2020-21 school year in Shanghai? Here are a few upcoming open houses for international schools and bilingual schools around town.

International School Open Days

Britannica International School, Shanghai

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Britannica International School, Shanghais first open sessions of 2020 for students aged 2-11 who are entering Early Years and Primary will take place after Chinese New Year, on February 14, March 13 and March 27. All parents are welcome to bring their children along to these sessions, and they will be offered an opportunity to receive an on-site assessment. This will allow you to secure a place ASAP at Britannica and avoid the waiting list.

During the open sessions, parents can explore Britannicas centrally located, purpose-built campus and experience the schools top-quality British education. Families will also have the opportunity to meet Principal Goodwin, an experienced educational leader with a passion for China, and discover more about the schools British curriculum.

Dates: Friday, February 14, March 13 and March 27
Time: 8.45-11am
Location: 1988 Gubei Lu, by Wuzhong Lu (address for taxi: 1988, )
How to sign up: Registration required. Scan the QR code below to sign up

Britannica International School, Shanghai


1988 Gubei Lu, by Wuzhong Lu

6402 7889

Shanghai Singapore International School

Image courtesy of Shanghai Singapore International School

At Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS), their Pre K - 12 Programmes empower students to reach their potential, and SSIS supports them in discovering their passions. SSIS get students involved through interdisciplinary learning and after-school activities, and welcome them into an inclusive environment.

Meet with the Principal
Are you considering SSIS as the school of choice for your child? Are you interested in getting first-hand information from the Principal? Then join their Meet with the Principal session! Billie Leong, School Principal, will share school programmes and initiatives. Principal Leong will also lead a campus tour so that you can explore their learning spaces and facilities, and also see students learning in action. 

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 
Time: 9.30-11.30am
Location: 301 Zhujian Lu, by Lianyou Lu (address for taxi: 301, )
How to sign up: Registration required. Scan the QR code below to sign up

Senior School Open House

SSIS is inviting parents to find out more about their Senior School Programme. During the Senior School Open House, youll be able to learn more about their programmes and admissions process; explore activities and events that enrich your childs learning; meet their core leadership team, teachers and students; and tour campus facilities and learning spaces.

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 
Time: 9-11am
Location: Level 3 Conference Room, 301 Zhujian Lu, by Lianyou Lu (address for taxi: 301, )
How to sign up: Registration required. Scan the QR code below to sign up

Shanghai Singapore International School


301 Zhujian Lu, by Lianyou Lu

6221 9288

Hong Qiao International School

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Hong Qiao International School (HQIS) opened its doors in 1997 with just two classes serving 18 preschool students. Since then, their student population has steadily increased. In 2012, HQIS became an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorized to teach the Primary Years Program (PYP). The IB-PYP program begins in preschool and goes through to Grade 5. At Middle and High School, they offer a strong program based on the American curriculum, with AP as the capstone. They are currently offering AP physics, AP chemistry, AP biology and AP math and will add more AP courses in the future. As one of the leading international schools in Shanghai, they are committed to offering a student- centered holistic education that prepares students for higher education and life beyond the walls of the classroom.

HQIS Open Day is the opportunity for all parents to learn more about the school. During these sessions, parents can take a guided tour of the campus led by teachers, coordinators and staff. Theyll be able to observe the activities and daily routines of the students, visit classrooms, review course materials and ask questions.

Dates: Ongoing
Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm
Location: 218 Yili Nan Lu, by Lanbaoshi Lu (address for taxi: 218, )
Phone: 6268 3121 / 6268 9773
How to sign up: Registration required. Scan the QR code below to sign up

Hong Qiao International School


218 Yili Nan Lu, by Lanbaoshi Lu

6268 3121

READ MORE: The Ultimate Guide to International Schools in Shanghai 2020

Bilingual School Open Days

Shanghai Liaoyuan Bilingual School

Image courtesy of Shanghai Liaoyuan Bilingual School

Shanghai Liaoyuan Bilingual School is affiliated with the Yushen Education Group. Its predecessor was Shanghai Liaoyuan Experimental School, which was founded in 1992. In 2016, the school changed its name to Shanghai Liaoyuan Bilingual School and began offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) and Middle Years Programme (IB MYP). Liaoyuan is one of the few schools in Shanghai that has successfully integrated the Chinese National Curricula and IB PYP Framework, in addition to its course delivery as a bilingual model. The school recognizes IBs mission statement and engages in cultivating students with a international vision. Liaoyuan also has a full-time Senior High School (Shanghai Liaoyuan Private Bilingual High School) that offers Canadian and American High School courses and recruits both local and interna-tional students.

The International Curriculum Division of Liaoyuan Bilingual High School will hold its open day and spring placement exam on January 18 and February 8, 2020. Families are welcome to attend either session.

Dates: Saturday, January 18 and February 8
Time: 1pm (please arrive beforehand to sign in)
Location: LYBS Admission Office (South Gate), 50 Pingyang Lu, by Hongmei Lu (address for taxi: 150, )
Phone: 6480 6128
How to sign up: Registration required. Scan the QR code below or call the number listed above to sign up. An admissions representative will call within 2 business days to confirm your appointment

Shanghai Liaoyuan Bilingual School


150 Pingyang Lu, by Hongmei Lu

6480 6128

READ MORE: The Ultimate Guide to Bilingual Schools in Shanghai 2020

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