Best Schools June 27, 2018

Best International Schools in China

International Schools are very popular in China. Discover our selection of the Best International Schools in China.

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Looking to be at the forefront of the changing international landscape while still offering your children world-class education? Look no further than China, one of the world’s fastest growing economies with an equally fast-growing international school market.

Major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai boast large expat populations with outstanding international schools to match. Student populations are truly international, featuring expats from Western and Eastern countries alike. Students receive top-tier education opportunities with international curriculum, guaranteeing a smooth transition back to their home countries or university.

Paired with a unique opportunity for immersive lessons in the most-spoken language in the world, and China presents itself as a premier destination for international schooling.

The number of schools in China offering international programs is expanding at a rapid pace and with wide variations in quality assurance.
Parents need to be sure they are considering top tier schools with valid and current accreditation from recognised international authorities.
Make sure you are dealing with schools with the necessary commitment to high learning standards and the resources to deliver on that commitment. Start your search here, with this listing of well recognised high achieving international learning communities.
Noel Thomas, Co-principal, Yew Chung International School of Beijing

Best International Schools in China

Schools in alphabetical order, no ranking:

Situated in downtown Honglingjin Park, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) provides international education to expatriate children aged 2 – 18. Recognised as one of the top international schools in Beijing for over 20 years, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s international curriculum from kindergarten through Primary and Secondary School (IGCSE & IB)…

  • Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 100025
  • Co-educational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 750
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : RMB 96,000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : RMB 288,000

Utahloy International School Zengcheng (UISZ) was founded in 2003 and is part of the Utahloy Education Foundation. It is located in a dynamic region of Southern China. The campus is situated in a botanical garden, with ancient trees and a beautiful lake. Zengcheng is well known as an environmental tourism region. UISZ Day and Boarding…

  • China, Guangdong Sheng, Guangzhou Shi, Zengcheng Qu, 三江镇四丰村广汕公路
  • Co-Education
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • Number of students: 200
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : RMB 70,200
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : RMB 177,600

UISG was established in 1997 as one of the first international schools in Guangzhou. As an IB World School, UISG is the only school in Guangzhou to offer all three International Baccalaureate programmes, preparing students towards certification in the challenging and highly-reputed IB Diploma. The school representing over 50 different nationalities and along with academic…

  • 800 Sha Tai Bei Lu, Baiyun Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510000
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
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Hangzhou International School was founded in 2002 to serve international children. As an IB World School, HIS provides a rigorous, high-caliber academic program for students aged 2-18.  The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Schools (ACAMIS). These…

  • 78 Dong Xin Da Dao, Binjiang Qu, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 625
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : RMB 135,000 (includes lunch, tech use, required trips, 1 uniform)
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : RMB 195,000 (includes lunch, tech use, required trips, 1 uniform)

Concordia International School Shanghai is a co-educational day school for students aged 3 to 18, located on a 10-acre campus in the heart of Jinqiao—one of Shanghai’s largest international communities. Known as the “green city,” with its many open green spaces and family-oriented amenities, Jinqiao is a destination for expatriate families from around the world.…

  • 999 Ming Yue Lu, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 201203
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 1210
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : RMB 171,000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : RMB 244,000

“Britannica International School is proud to be a British Owned, British Managed school and is staffed with British Teachers. Within fifteen minutes of the Former French Concession and centrally located in Shanghai, the school has a reputation as an international school of first choice for discerning Shanghai families. The school is part of the Orbital…

  • Shang Hai Bu Lie Dian Ying Guo Xue Xiao, Minhang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200231
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 750
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : RMB 173,345
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : RMB 248,945


Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is a nursery to grade 12 international school in Shanghai, China. Established in 1996, SCIS integrates an international and U.S. curriculum at three campuses around Shanghai. The school’s mission is to provide students with the opportunities to pursue academic and personal excellence in nurturing, international community environments.

  • Hong Qiao Guo Ji Da Sha ( Chang Ning Lu ), HongQiao, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200051
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 2500
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  • Hong Qiao Guo Ji Da Sha ( Chang Ning Lu ), HongQiao, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200051
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Shanghai American School (SAS) is the kind of school you wish you would’ve attended when you were a kid. We have a challenging academic curriculum that helps pave a path to top universities around the world, over 150 activities and award-winning clubs, and sports teams that won three times more APAC championships last year than…

  • Pudong, Shanghai, China, 201201
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: approximately 2900
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : RMB157,000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : RMB237,000

Leadership for a better world The mission statement of the Harrow International Schools is ‘Leadership for a better world’, which draws on the great tradition of famous leaders emanating from Harrow School such as Winston Churchill, Pundit Nehru and King Hussein of Jordan. Leadership involves having the motivation, skills and determination to make a difference.…

  • Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 100102
  • CoEducational
  • Boarding, Day School
  • Number of students: 700
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Dulwich College is one of the UK’s oldest independent schools, founded in South London as a boys’ school in 1619. Dulwich College International (DCI) was established to bring the Dulwich education to students around the world and is now one of the fastest growing UK independent school networks. Through DCI, Dulwich College has been in Asia for over…

  • Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: Over 1500
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 90,000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 285,000

Chinese education must cast off the shackles of traditional education concepts. Whether it is public or private education, both receive selection and evaluation from society. Huijia adheres to the “new, high quality, internationalization” mission. Here, the “new” means innovation and that the school should follow the rules of the market and the laws of education,…

  • Changping, Beijing, China, 102200
  • CoEducational
  • Boarding, Day School
  • Number of students: 2200
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