YK Pao School

Co-Education (6-18)
Day School|Boarding School
+86 21 6167 1999
China, Shanghai Shi, Songjiang Qu, 包玉刚实验学校中学部
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Year of Foundation 2007
Enrollment Phase / Grades Grades 1-12 (Largest enrollment years: 1, 6, 9, 10)
Boarding Day School|Boarding School
Number of students 1411
Nationalities 12
Teacher Student Ratio 1:8
Accreditations Council of International Schools (CIE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
Headmaster David Mansfield
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) RMB 156'000
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) RMB 210'000


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, the renowned Chinese businessman, statesman and philanthropist. With over 1400 students from China and overseas, the school offers a unique Year 1-12 educational programme that integrates elements of Shanghai and international curricula, culminating in Years 9-12 with the IGCSE and IB Diploma programmes, both of which are complemented by core components of the Shanghai curriculum. 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.Pao School is divided into Primary, Middle and High School. Primary School (Years 1-5) is a day school located in Shanghai’s city centre, while the Middle School (Years 6-8) is located on the new Hongqiao campus, and the High School (Years 9-12) is in Shanghai’s Songjiang District offering UK/US style boarding education as well as catering to day students.

Interview with High School Principal
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Middle School Pamphlet
Primary School Pamphlet



YK Pao School’s Primary, Middle and High School offer a unique rigorous curriculum, combining the world renowned Shanghai curriculum complemented by selected learning standards from around the world, while the High School offers IGCSE and IB Diploma Programmes, complemented by core components of Shanghai curriculum.

Languages of instruction

Mandarin Chinese and English

Foreign languages

IB: ab Initio French, ab Initio German


IGCSE exams (Grade 10) and IB exams (Grade 12)

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Performing arts
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