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The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is renowned for its innovative and holistic approach to education. One of the unique traditions that sets WISS apart is its ceremonial graduations, which mark students' transition from one phase of their educational journey to the next. These ceremonies are not just about celebrating academic achievements; they are rites of passage that hold deep significance for students, parents, and the entire school community.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is renowned for its innovative and holistic approach to education. One of the unique traditions that sets WISS apart is its ceremonial graduations, which mark students' transition from one phase of their educational journey to the next. These ceremonies are not just about celebrating academic achievements; they are rites of passage that hold deep significance for students, parents, and the entire school community.

The Western International School of Shanghai recently hosted a collaborative exhibition featuring students' impressive work in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Personal and Professional Skills (PPS) courses. These courses are integral components of the IB Diploma and IB Career-Related Programmes offered as part of the WISS Education.

The Western International School of Shanghai recently hosted a collaborative exhibition featuring students' impressive work in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Personal and Professional Skills (PPS) courses. These courses are integral components of the IB Diploma and IB Career-Related Programmes offered as part of the WISS Education.  

Western International School of Shanghai.  The transition to Grade One holds immense significance for our Kindergarten students. One key element of a successful transition lies in developing foundational skills acquired during their Early Years experience. These skills span various domains, including language, literacy, numeracy, social-emotional growth, and cognitive development. By focusing on these fundamental skills, our educators empower students to build a robust academic and social-emotional foundation during these crucial early years—an essential support system as they progress through their educational journey.

The transition to Grade One holds immense significance for our Kindergarten students. One key element of a successful transition lies in developing foundational skills acquired during their Early Years experience. These skills span various domains, including language, literacy, numeracy, social-emotional growth, and cognitive development. By focusing on these fundamental skills, our educators empower students to build a robust academic and social-emotional foundation during these crucial early years—an essential support system as they progress through their educational journey.

The WISS Graduation Ceremony 2024 was a night filled with joy, pride, and celebration as the school community came together to honor the accomplishments of the graduating class. The evening commenced with an inspiring Opening Address by Mr. David Edwards, Head of School, who welcomed the graduates, their families, and esteemed guests. His words set the tone for the event, marking the beginning of a memorable evening.  As the Class of 2024 took their seats, the entire WISS community erupted in cheers and applause, celebrating the achievements of the graduates. The school anthem echoed through the theatre, with students singing together in reflection of their journey at WISS, creating a sense of unity and camaraderie among all present.

The WISS Graduation Ceremony 2024 was a night filled with joy, pride, and celebration as the school community came together to honor the accomplishments of the graduating class. The evening commenced with an inspiring Opening Address by Mr. David Edwards, Head of School, who welcomed the graduates, their families, and esteemed guests. His words set the tone for the event, marking the beginning of a memorable evening.


As the Class of 2024 took their seats, the entire WISS community erupted in cheers and applause, celebrating the achievements of the graduates. The school anthem echoed through the theatre, with students singing together in reflection of their journey at WISS, creating a sense of unity and camaraderie among all present.

The WISS Academy recently hosted an exhilarating Demo Day, bringing together partner vendors and showcasing a diverse array of offerings. From academics to sports, arts, and technology, the event was a resounding success.

The WISS Academy recently hosted an exhilarating Demo Day, bringing together partner vendors and showcasing a diverse array of offerings. From academics to sports, arts, and technology, the event was a resounding success. 


Led by esteemed partners MAD Science and Future Keys, the Academic Programmes at the WISS Academy introduced students to innovative learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). Students explored, experimented, and cultivated critical thinking skills.

Melody Hu, a determined and accomplished teacher at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), has embarked on a multifaceted journey through the realms of academia, business, and teaching. With dedication and a thirst for knowledge, Melody has navigated a path filled with unexpected twists and profound realizations that have shaped her into the inspiring figure she is today.  Having earned a master's degree in finance and management from the University of Glasgow five years ago, Melody set out to carve her place in the world. Working as a business development manager in a Manchester-based medical supply company, she soon yearned for the intellectual stimulation and fulfillment that only the academic environment could provide. This longing led her to pursue a research scholarship in London, where she immersed herself in the world of academia while embracing opportunities to teach and lecture, igniting a newfound passion for directly influencing students' lives.

Sarah Leary, an educator with 16 years of experience, is a source of inspiration at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). Originally hailing from South Africa, Sarah’s journey in education has been marked by dedication, passion, and innovative teaching methods. Let’s delve into her story of “Greatness” and discover the impact she has on young minds.


Sarah’s childhood was steeped in intellectual curiosity. Growing up in a household where education was highly valued, she had the privilege of being exposed to a rich tapestry of languages, cultures, and art forms. Her father, a respected doctor, and her mother, a history teacher and historian, instilled in her a love for learning. These formative experiences shaped Sarah into a passionate and creative individual, setting the stage for her future in education.

Welcome to the captivating “Greatness Starts With Attitude” series at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), where inspiring narratives and profound insights shape our educational philosophy. Today, we delve into the remarkable journey Sarah Leary, an educator with 16 years of experience, is a source of inspiration at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). Originally hailing from South Africa, Sarah’s journey in education has been marked by dedication, passion, and innovative teaching methods. Let’s delve into her story of “Greatness” and discover the impact she has on young minds.

Sarah Leary, an educator with 16 years of experience, is a source of inspiration at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). Originally hailing from South Africa, Sarah’s journey in education has been marked by dedication, passion, and innovative teaching methods. Let’s delve into her story of “Greatness” and discover the impact she has on young minds.


Sarah’s childhood was steeped in intellectual curiosity. Growing up in a household where education was highly valued, she had the privilege of being exposed to a rich tapestry of languages, cultures, and art forms. Her father, a respected doctor, and her mother, a history teacher and historian, instilled in her a love for learning. These formative experiences shaped Sarah into a passionate and creative individual, setting the stage for her future in education.

As the academic year comes to a close, it is with great pride that we celebrate the remarkable achievements of the graduating class of 2024 at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). This year, our students have excelled academically and have received offers for admission to prestigious universities around the world, a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the support of the WISS community. The Class of 2024 at WISS has received an impressive array of university offers from institutions across the globe. These offers reflect our students' diverse talents and interests and underscore the quality of education they have received at WISS.

As the academic year comes to a close, it is with great pride that we celebrate the remarkable achievements of the graduating class of 2024 at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). This year, our students have excelled academically and have received offers for admission to prestigious universities around the world, a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the support of the WISS community.


The Class of 2024 at WISS has received an impressive array of university offers from institutions across the globe. These offers reflect our students' diverse talents and interests and underscore the quality of education they have received at WISS.

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