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The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a leading international school in Shanghai and the first and only full continuum IB World School in Mainland China, offering the four programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB): the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), the  Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), the  Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the  Career-Related Programme (IBCP). Educating young people from across the globe in a caring and inspirational environment since 2006, WISS strives to send compassionate, brave, and ethically-minded global citizens into the world. As an IB World School, WISS is uniquely placed to promote new perspectives and broaden the minds of the children in our care, deepening their sense of understanding and wonder.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a leading international school in Shanghai and the first and only full continuum IB World School in Mainland China, offering the four programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB): the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), the Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), the  Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the Career-Related Programme (IBCP). Educating young people from across the globe in a caring and inspirational environment since 2006, WISS strives to send compassionate, brave, and ethically-minded global citizens into the world. As an IB World School, WISS is uniquely placed to promote new perspectives and broaden the minds of the children in our care, deepening their sense of understanding and wonder.

WHY WISS

Our History

Our History

WISS, as a community of learners, supports a pedagogy based on current research in education. Such understanding of the conditions necessary for high-quality learning leads to high-quality teaching that transcends traditional learning environments.  To inspire lifelong learning, WISS challenges and empowers students through a commitment to evolve beyond the attainment of knowledge and skills, developing rich understandings that can be applied in real-life contexts by agentic, thoughtful, and reflective learners.  


WISS, as a community of learners, supports a pedagogy based on current research in education. Such understanding of the conditions necessary for high-quality learning leads to high-quality teaching that transcends traditional learning environments.  To inspire lifelong learning, WISS challenges and empowers students through a commitment to evolve beyond the attainment of knowledge and skills, developing rich understandings that can be applied in real-life contexts by agentic, thoughtful, and reflective learners.  


5 TRAITS 

OF A WISS STUDENT

5 TRAITS 

OF A WISS STUDENT

5 TRAITS 

OF A WISS STUDENT

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Set goals for continued growth

Set goals for continued growth

Actively engage in learning through choice & initiative

Actively engage in learning through choice & initiative

Question, inquire, & reflect on their learning process

Question, inquire, & reflect on their learning process

Share ideas and make thinking visible

Share ideas and make thinking visible

Effectively collaborate and communicate with confidence

Effectively collaborate and communicate with confidence

The WISS learning environment

The WISS learning environment

The WISS learning environment

The WISS learning environment

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Nurtures meaningful relationships and partnerships

Nurtures meaningful relationships and partnerships

Promotes growth

Promotes growth

Fosters innovation and creativity

Fosters innovation and creativity

Values agency and voice

Values agency and voice

Cultivates curiosity and ignites passions

Cultivates curiosity and ignites passions

THE INSPIRATION BEHIND WESTERN International school of Shanghai

THE INSPIRATION BEHIND 

WESTERN International school of Shanghai

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) was founded on the IB educational philosophy and principles of preparing students to be globally minded, as well as the common Chinese educational philosophy of De (heart) Zhi (mind) Ti (body), so that our students go into the world understanding others, being empathic, and expressing the desire to reduce conflict.


As an IB school, we believe that every student that walks through the doors of WISS is unique and deserves to be recognized as an individual. We understand that the needs, aptitudes, and interests are not the same for everyone. At WISS, we take pride in helping students develop the motivation to reach their full potential, challenging themselves to always strive for excellence in all they do. That is not to say every student will turn out the same; they require different approaches to develop different strengths and to improve in other areas. Through our commitment to the IB programmes, WISS is here to support the students and their development however we can.


The IB approach aligns with the concept of De-Zhi-Ti, creating a philosophy shared with students, families, and staff that is unique to “WISS” and allows us to welcome and support the growth of students with many different backgrounds, strengths, and life challenges.


De () – An education is not just the content that is covered in school. At WISS, we expect our students to develop healthy relationships with others based on being caring, collaborative, respectful, responsible, helpful and giving back to the community.

Zhi () – When a school develops the mind of its students, it gives them knowledge and skills and helps them become more critical, increasing their ability to solve problems that they may have never encountered before. Therefore, at WISS, success is not just a number on a test but also how students approach challenges.

Ti () – Students need not only compassion for others and the intelligence to solve problems, but they need to look after themselves with a healthy mind, body, and lifestyle. WISS’s balanced approach to education nurtures the whole child.


It is through the hard work of the teachers, students, and families at WISS that this vision and identity grow even stronger as we surpass 15 years of Excellence in Education. 

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) was founded on the IB educational philosophy and principles of preparing students to be globally minded, as well as the common Chinese educational philosophy of De (heart) Zhi (mind) Ti (body), so that our students go into the world understanding others, being empathic, and expressing the desire to reduce conflict.


As an IB school, we believe that every student that walks through the doors of WISS is unique and deserves to be recognized as an individual. We understand that the needs, aptitudes, and interests are not the same for everyone. At WISS, we take pride in helping students develop the motivation to reach their full potential, challenging themselves to always strive for excellence in all they do. That is not to say every student will turn out the same; they require different approaches to develop different strengths and to improve in other areas. Through our commitment to the IB programmes, WISS is here to support the students and their development however we can.


The IB approach aligns with the concept of De-Zhi-Ti, creating a philosophy shared with students, families, and staff that is unique to “WISS” and allows us to welcome and support the growth of students with many different backgrounds, strengths, and life challenges.


De () – An education is not just the content that is covered in school. At WISS, we expect our students to develop healthy relationships with others based on being caring, collaborative, respectful, responsible, helpful and giving back to the community.

Zhi () – When a school develops the mind of its students, it gives them knowledge and skills and helps them become more critical, increasing their ability to solve problems that they may have never encountered before. Therefore, at WISS, success is not just a number on a test but also how students approach challenges.

Ti () – Students need not only compassion for others and the intelligence to solve problems, but they need to look after themselves with a healthy mind, body, and lifestyle. WISS’s balanced approach to education nurtures the whole child.


It is through the hard work of the teachers, students, and families at WISS that this vision and identity grow even stronger as we surpass 15 years of Excellence in Education. 

The WISS graduate qualities

The WISS graduate qualities

Leadership

Collaboration

Resilience

PROBLEM SOLVING

Global Citizenship

Digital literacy

By embracing the IB Learner Profile attributes and through purposeful learning opportunities, WISS is committed to developing global citizens who value the culture, language, and unique histories of others, Act upon local and global issues,  advocate for fairness, justice, respect, and equity, and promote sustainable development.


Developing a strong set of Graduate Qualities propel students toward being more successful in their studies and research, in their careers, and in their contribution to society.  

Leadership

Collaboration

Resilience

PROBLEM SOLVING

Global Citizenship

Digital literacy

By embracing the IB Learner Profile attributes and through purposeful learning opportunities, WISS is committed to developing global citizens who value the culture, language, and unique histories of others, Act upon local and global issues,  advocate for fairness, justice, respect, and equity, and promote sustainable development.


Developing a strong set of Graduate Qualities propel students toward being more successful in their studies and research, in their careers, and in their contribution to society.  

Explore the WISS Campus

Explore the WISS Campus

WISS 360 Virtual Tour & World-Class Facilities

Explore the WISS Campus with our state-of-the-art 360 Degree Virtual Tour.  WISS offers a sizable 18-acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities designed by Weimar Architects of the Bauhaus University, Germany.  


Discover our purpose-built campus that offers Core Facilities essential in supporting our holistic approach to education, such as;


  • Large outdoor playground and recreation areas
  • Dance Studios
  • Design Suites
  • Libraries
  • The Orsini Theatre
  • Sports and Athletics Facilities
  • Art Studios
  • Music Rooms
  • The Canteen and Cafe

You can then take your time to move through our unique and modern learning spaces in our Early Years, Primary and Secondary buildings.    Our learning spaces consist of bright,  spacious classrooms—flexible multi-purpose spaces represented by Tiger Hall and the Da Vinci Innovation Space.  Visit the Virtual Open House section of the website to explore what WISS has to offer from the perspective of our students and parents.

WISS 360 Virtual Tour & World-Class Facilities

Explore the WISS Campus with our state-of-the-art 360 Degree Virtual Tour.  WISS offers a sizable 18-acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities designed by Weimar Architects of the Bauhaus University, Germany.  


Discover our purpose-built campus that offers Core Facilities essential in supporting our holistic approach to education, such as;


  • Large outdoor playground and recreation areas
  • Dance Studios
  • Design Suites
  • Libraries
  • The Orsini Theatre
  • Sports and Athletics Facilities
  • Art Studios
  • Music Rooms
  • The Canteen and Cafe

You can then take your time to move through our unique and modern learning spaces in our Early Years, Primary and Secondary buildings.    Our learning spaces consist of bright,  spacious classrooms—flexible multi-purpose spaces represented by Tiger Hall and the Da Vinci Innovation Space.  Visit the Virtual Open House section of the website to explore what WISS has to offer from the perspective of our students and parents.

explore THE WISS Exclusive distinguishing programs

explore THE WISS Exclusive distinguishing programs

WISS FEATURED NEWS

Upcoming events

WESTERN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHANGHAI

555 Lian Min Road, Xujing Town, Qing Pu District, 

Shanghai, PRC, 201702

   

+86 (21) 6976 6013

+86 (21) 6976 6015

13816450346

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WESTERN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHANGHAI

555 Lian Min Road, Xujing Town, Qing Pu District, 

Shanghai, PRC, 201702

   

+86 (21) 6976 6013

+86 (21) 6976 6015

13816450346

Admissions

Explore the WISS Facebook Page, Follow Us, Like and Share news, events and activities.
Follow WISS on Instagram and stay up to date with what's happening at Western International School of Shanghai
Follow us | Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) Official WeChat Account QR Code
Visit the WISS LinkedIn Page for jobs, news, and education articles.

OFFICIAL WECHAT

Follow WISS on Twitter and get updates about world-class education, activities and events at Western International School of Shanghai.
Discover WISS through our collection of videos that showcase our academic programmes, activities and events.