Shanghai Community International School was established in 1996 as one of the first international schools in Shanghai. What started out as a single campus, in the heart of the Changning district of the city, with 7 teachers and less than 50 students, has since grown to include multiple campuses and over 1,800 students.

Over 20 years ago, SCIS recognized that Shanghai needed a truly international school – a school that focuses on developing the whole child in a supportive and nurturing environment that celebrates the spirit of a community-centered and truly internationally-minded education. SCIS was founded to serve that purpose.

From nursery and preschool, all the way through grade 12, students at SCIS are provided with opportunities to explore their passions in a caring, nurturing, and differentiated environment. Students and teachers join together in learning to appreciate the differences that both enrich us individually as well as create bonds within our community at large.