Yew Chung International School – Shanghai (YCIS – Shanghai) which was founded in September 1993, is part of the Yew Chung Education Foundation.
The first Yew Chung School was established in 1932 in Hong Kong by Madam Tsang Chor Hang. Her daughter, Dr. Betty Chan Po-King is the current Director of the Foundation and supervises a network of schools in Hong Kong (, Shanghai (3), Beijing (1), Chongqing (1) and the USA (1).
YCIS – Shanghai consists of three campuses: Puxi Hong Qiao Campus (1-5 years old), Puxi Gubei Campus (6–18 years old) and Pudong Campus (1-10 years old). Boarding facilities are available for boys and girls aged 7–18 at the Pudong Campus.
YCIS – Shanghai has students from over 40 countries and offers a unique educational philosophy that integrates the best elements of both Eastern and Western cultures. This educational approach ensures that students will enter the 21st century as “world citizens”, fluent in at least two major world languages (English and Chinese) and highly skilled in Information Technology.
At YCIS – Shanghai, every class (up to Year 6) is staffed with two fully qualified teachers, one native English speaker and one native Chinese speaker, who contribute to the multicultural environment SIS offers. Both co-operate to provide the students with excellent academic training, critical thinking skills and respect for all cultures. Furthermore, students are educated from a global perspective and with moral and spiritual values affirming the worth and dignity of each individual.
Yew Chung offers an International Curriculum based on the national Curriculum of England, taught in English, with daily Mandarin Chinese lessons (1 hour a day) and weekly Chinese culture classes. Violin classes are part of the curriculum for 4-7 years old children and optional piano lessons during school hours are also available. YCIS – Shanghai offers special language assistance in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and EAL (English as Additional Language) for students with very limited English (aimed at upper primary and Years 7 and .
School hours are 08:00 till 15:30. After school, students can take part in one or more of the extra-curricular activities offered (approx. 50), ranging from cooking classes, flower arrangement and Wushu to a multitude of sports activities. Year 11 students (16 years old) have the opportunity to sit for the Cambridge University Local Examination’s Syndicate IGCSE exam (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).
Year 13 students take Advanced “A” Level also offered by Cambridge University. This certificate allows an international access to tertiary education institutions all over the world. All Year 7 to Year 13 students (12-18 years old) have the opportunity to take a school trip abroad as part of our World Classroom programme.
Yew Chung requires the students to wear school uniforms. Five sets of uniforms (autumn, spring and summer uniform and summer physical education uniform) will be given to each student throughout the school year free of charge. Additional uniforms can be purchased at the school. Optional school bus/lunch services are available at an extra cost.
YCIS – Shanghai is licensed to accept expatriate pupils from any country and of any nationality, and caters to children from 1 to 18 years old. The Yew Chung Education Foundation is currently applying for full accreditation for all its international schools.