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The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) was buzzing with anticipation as we hosted the 2024 Primary Years Programme Exhibition (PYPX). This annual event marks a significant milestone for our Grade 5 students — a culmination of months of inquiry, collaboration, and creativity. Let’s delve into what makes this year’s PYPX special and how our students are showcasing their growth and understanding. The PYPX, or Primary Years Programme Exhibition, is a pinnacle moment for our young learners. It’s their chance to demonstrate their understanding of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and showcase their learning journey. Through in-depth research, critical thinking, and collaborative projects, students explore real-world issues and present their findings to the school community.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) was buzzing with anticipation as we hosted the 2024 Primary Years Programme Exhibition (PYPX). This annual event marks a significant milestone for our Grade 5 students — a culmination of months of inquiry, collaboration, and creativity. Let’s delve into what makes this year’s PYPX special and how our students are showcasing their growth and understanding.


The PYPX, or Primary Years Programme Exhibition, is a pinnacle moment for our young learners. It’s their chance to demonstrate their understanding of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and showcase their learning journey. Through in-depth research, critical thinking, and collaborative projects, students explore real-world issues and present their findings to the school community.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) has a rich history of actively serving its community through a variety of impactful initiatives. One standout effort is the recent WISS Community Service Fair, which exemplifies the school's unwavering dedication to community engagement and social responsibility.   Community service at WISS transcends mere volunteerism; it is deeply ingrained in the school's academic curriculum. Students leverage their acquired knowledge and skills from academic courses to tackle real-world challenges, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice. This hands-on educational approach equips students with the tools to address intricate societal issues and become proactive change-makers.

In a charming display of creativity and talent, the Grade 1, 2, and 3 students at the Western International School of Shanghai recently stole the spotlight with their musical extravaganza titled "Seasons." This enchanting performance swept the audience away on a mesmerizing voyage through an entire year, showcasing the allure and magic of each passing season.


The conception of the musical masterpiece, "Seasons," was a collaborative endeavor sparked by the imaginative minds of the music teachers, PYP coordinator Ms. Hu, and Primary principal Ms. Ellery. United by a vision to captivate, inspire, and showcase the burgeoning talents of the young students, this project assembled a devoted team of individuals who labored diligently to breathe life into this fantastical creation.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) has a rich history of actively serving its community through a variety of impactful initiatives. One standout effort is the recent WISS Community Service Fair, which exemplifies the school's unwavering dedication to community engagement and social responsibility.   Community service at WISS transcends mere volunteerism; it is deeply ingrained in the school's academic curriculum. Students leverage their acquired knowledge and skills from academic courses to tackle real-world challenges, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice. This hands-on educational approach equips students with the tools to address intricate societal issues and become proactive change-makers.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) has a rich history of actively serving its community through a variety of impactful initiatives. One standout effort is the recent WISS Community Service Fair, which exemplifies the school's unwavering dedication to community engagement and social responsibility. 


Community service at WISS transcends mere volunteerism; it is deeply ingrained in the school's academic curriculum. Students leverage their acquired knowledge and skills from academic courses to tackle real-world challenges, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice. This hands-on educational approach equips students with the tools to address intricate societal issues and become proactive change-makers.

Mar 15, 2024

As part of our ongoing "Greatness Starts With Attitude" campaign, we are privileged to share the inspiring story of Casey Li, a sophomore who embodies the spirit of resilience, passion, and continuous growth at the Western International School of Shanghai.  Casey's journey at WISS began two years ago, and since then, she has captivated audiences both within and outside the school through her profound love for musical theater. Starting her musical journey at the age of eight, Casey's dedication and talent have propelled her to the prestigious stage of the Shanghai Grand Theater, where she showcases her artistry with grace and finesse.

As part of our ongoing "Greatness Starts With Attitude" campaign, we are privileged to share the inspiring story of Casey Li, a sophomore who embodies the spirit of resilience, passion, and continuous growth at the Western International School of Shanghai.


Casey's journey at WISS began two years ago, and since then, she has captivated audiences both within and outside the school through her profound love for musical theater. Starting her musical journey at the age of eight, Casey's dedication and talent have propelled her to the prestigious stage of the Shanghai Grand Theater, where she showcases her artistry with grace and finesse.

Mar 1, 2024

International schools play a crucial role in shaping the academic, social, and emotional development of students from diverse backgrounds. As hubs of global education excellence, these institutions understand the importance of fostering strong relationships with parents to ensure the overall success of their students. One way in which international schools achieve this is through hosting prospective parent events such as Open Houses, Parenting Workshops, and engaging activities like playgroups. These events serve as invaluable platforms for parents to immerse themselves in the school community, gain insights into the educational philosophy and offerings, and prepare themselves and their children for the exciting journey ahead.  One of the key benefits of prospective parent events is the opportunity for parents to familiarize themselves with the school environment during Open Houses. These events typically offer guided tours of the campus, showcasing the state-of-the-art facilities, classrooms, and extracurricular spaces. Parents can interact with teachers, administrators, and current students, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the school's ethos, values, and academic programs. This firsthand experience enables parents to envision their child thriving in the school environment, thus laying the foundation for a strong partnership between home and school.

International schools play a crucial role in shaping the academic, social, and emotional development of students from diverse backgrounds. As hubs of global education excellence, these institutions understand the importance of fostering strong relationships with parents to ensure the overall success of their students. One way in which international schools achieve this is through hosting prospective parent events such as Open Houses, Parenting Workshops, and engaging activities like playgroups. These events serve as invaluable platforms for parents to immerse themselves in the school community, gain insights into the educational philosophy and offerings, and prepare themselves and their children for the exciting journey ahead.


One of the key benefits of prospective parent events is the opportunity for parents to familiarize themselves with the school environment during Open Houses. These events typically offer guided tours of the campus, showcasing the state-of-the-art facilities, classrooms, and extracurricular spaces. Parents can interact with teachers, administrators, and current students, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the school's ethos, values, and academic programs. This firsthand experience enables parents to envision their child thriving in the school environment, thus laying the foundation for a strong partnership between home and school. 

Feb 29, 2024

At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), the transitional journeys of students play a pivotal role in shaping their educational experiences. These transitions are not mere shifts in grades but well-thought-out processes that aim to seamlessly integrate students into the school environment from the moment they step foot on campus. The support provided by teachers, peers, and buddies ensures that students feel welcomed and nurtured throughout their tenure at WISS.  One of the notable milestones in a student's journey at WISS is the transition between sub-schools, such as from Early Years to Primary and from Primary to Secondary. Within the Primary school, students build upon their Early Years experiences, fostering maturity and academic preparedness for their Secondary journey. These transitions are meticulously planned to make each learning environment feel familiar and welcoming, creating a sense of unity among students across different grade levels.

At the Western International School of Students (WISS), students' transitional journeys play a pivotal role in shaping their educational experiences. These transitions are not mere shifts in grades but well-thought-out processes that aim to seamlessly integrate students into the school environment from the moment they step foot on campus. The support provided by teachers, peers, and buddies ensures that students feel welcomed and nurtured throughout their tenure at WISS.


One of the notable milestones in a student's journey at WISS is the transition between sub-schools, such as from Early Years to Primary and from Primary to Secondary. Within the Primary school, students build upon their Early Years experiences, fostering maturity and academic preparedness for their Secondary journey. These transitions are meticulously planned to make each learning environment feel familiar and welcoming, creating a sense of unity among students across different grade levels.

Feb 23, 2024

Book Week at WISS is more than just a series of events; it is a vibrant tribute to the power of words, imagination, and community. Through these activities and initiatives, WISS nurtures a culture of literacy that extends beyond the school gates, inspiring a lifelong love of reading and storytelling in all who participate.

Book Week at WISS is more than just a series of events; it is a vibrant tribute to the power of words, imagination, and community. Through these activities and initiatives, WISS nurtures a culture of literacy that extends beyond the school gates, inspiring a lifelong love of reading and storytelling in all who participate. 


Promoting and celebrating literacy at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) holds immense significance for students and parents alike. For students, literacy goes beyond the ability to read and write—it opens doors to a world of knowledge, creativity, and self-expression. By actively engaging in Book Week activities, students develop essential reading and writing skills and cultivate a lifelong love for learning and storytelling. This celebration of literacy instills confidence in students, empowering them to articulate their thoughts, express their ideas, and engage meaningfully with diverse perspectives found in literature.

Feb 23, 2024

Selecting the right school for a child is a significant decision for parents, impacting their child's future and overall educational experience. To support prospective parents in this important journey, the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) offers engaging admissions events, which include Positive Parenting Workshops, Open House, and Parent and Toddler Group sessions. These events provide valuable information about the exceptional education offered at WISS and create a supportive and informative environment for parents to make informed decisions.

Selecting the right school for a child is a significant decision for parents, impacting their child's future and overall educational experience. To support prospective parents in this important journey, the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) offers engaging admissions events, which include Positive Parenting Workshops, Open House, and Parent and Toddler Group sessions. These events provide valuable information about the exceptional education offered at WISS and create a supportive and informative environment for parents to make informed decisions.

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