YK Pao School is a pioneering international Chinese school. The school is a non-profit private institution founded in 2007, in memory of shipping magnate Sir Yue-Kong Pao. With over 1500 students from China and overseas, the school offers a unique Year 1-12 educational programme. Pao School's innovative Chinese-English immersion bilingual programme nurtures the whole person - the entire emotional, social, physical, and intellectual being – and prepares students to become engaged and responsible global citizens of the 21st century.
Since welcoming its first ever international student in 2014, YK Pao School's international cohort has grown from a humble single-student programme to an almost fifty-strong cohort across the Middle School and High School.
YK Pao School has always emphasised the importance of maintaining a healthy body and mind. And indeed, under the current circumstances, it is important to pay especially close attention to both our physical and mental health.
The COVID-19 epidemic has rung in the new year with dramatic change and disruption. Throughout this challenging time, it has been heartening to hear inspirational stories, especially when they have involved members of the Pao School community.
During the chilly months of winter, one of Pao School's most anticipated events is the Winter Concert. The students' musical talents are put on display through a rich variety of performances across different musical genres.
When this school was set up by the founders in 2007, it was deliberately and consciously a pioneering school and remains that way. When we talk about "A School for tomorrow's China; An Education for tomorrow's World", we are really talking about a pathway into the future. We never finish our work on character development, we never completely master the art of leadership, we never fully comprehend what it means to be teaching the best way. It is an ongoing journey.
Primary School offers a unique rigorous curriculum, combining the CNC complemented by selected from other well referenced learning syllabuses and standards.
Middle School offers a unique rigorous curriculum, combining the CNC complemented by selected from other well referenced learning syllabuses and standards.
High School offers IGCSE and IBDP, complemented by core components of the CNC called the Chinese Four Courses.
The Primary School campus is located on West Wuding Road in Shanghai's Changning District, which forms an important part of the city's vibrant downtown. Lined with plane trees and historic architecture, West Wuding Road is one of Shanghai's most scenic throughfares. The campus' tranquil and picturesque setting creates an ideal environment for learning.