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 1600 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.
The Class of 2024 has received offers from around the world, including from well-known universities in the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries and regions.
As part of the Pao School tradition, every year, Y8 students transitioning from the Hongqiao Campus to the Songjiang Campus, along with their families, are given the opportunity to visit the new campus in advance. Throughout the school year, Songjiang leadership team also visits Hongqiao Campus on multiple occasions to speak with Y8 students and their families. These programs allow Y8 students to familiarize themselves with the campus facilities, available courses, and the overall atmosphere ahead of their transition.
"By working together, the school and parents encourage students to take part in programs like Treasure Home, with the goal of nurturing their sense of social responsibility as they actively help others and make a real difference in the community."
During this semester, Pao School has arranged various professional development training activities for its teachers. These will allow teachers to take a much-needed break from their busy teaching schedules to focus upon their own learning and improvement. Alongside regular weekly professional training sessions, each campus has organized special lectures by experts and scholars from various fields, while inviting the participation of external teachers. Respected professionals such as Dr. Eeqbal Hassim, Ms. Chris Green, and other transnational education experts, have been invited to share their knowledge and insights. Pao School believes that by continuously enhancing teachers' skills and expanding their perspectives, students will be better exposed to the latest teaching methods, and through these gain a better understanding of our ever-evolving world.
“I believe that education is not just about mastering knowledge and skills, but about building character, developing empathy, and cultivating the skills needed to support a life of continuous adaption and learning.” —— Rosalie Pietsch Primary School Principal and Head of Wuding Campus
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.