Admissions Process

For parents who wish to enrol their children in Pao School, please proceed with the following Pao School’s standard information sessions reservation and an online application: 

  • Please make an appointment to attend an information session and learn about Pao School

Wuding campus (apply for Year 1-5)

Hongqiao campus (apply for Year 6-7)

Songjiang campus (apply for Year 8-11)

  • Please submit an online application on our official website to start the admission process. 

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Accordion Year 1 New Students
  • On behalf of their children, parents complete the “Enrolment System for Compulsory Education in Shanghai” application as required by the Ministry of Education at the end of April: Please see the following link for further information: www.shrxbm.cn
  • Pao School sends out an interview request; students come to Pao School to attend the interview
  • Parents who complete the interview should log in to the Enrolment System for Compulsory Education in Shanghai to confirm they have passed the interview
  • New students’ acceptance letters issued by Pao School
  • Attend Guidance Conference for new students
  • School year begins
Accordion Year 1-5 Transfer Students
  • Applicants attend Pao School’s entrance assessment for transfer students. (Please note: Pao School will not be accepting transfer students for Year 5 during the school year)
  • Transfer students’ acceptance letters issued by Pao School
  • Attend Guidance Conference for new students
  • School year begins
Accordion Year 6 New Students
  • Applicants attend Pao School’s Student Visit Day
  • On behalf of their children, parents complete the “Enrolment System for Compulsory Education in Shanghai” application as required by the Ministry of Education at the end of April: Please see the following link for further information: www.shrxbm.cn)
  • The school sends out an interview request; students come to Pao School to attend the interview
  • Parents who complete the interview should log in to the Enrolment System for Compulsory Education in Shanghai to confirm they have passed the interview.
  • New students’ acceptance letters issued by Pao School
  • Attend Guidance Conference for new students
  • School year begins
Accordion Year 10 New Students
  • Applicants take Pao School’s entrance assessment
  • Confirm acceptance of pre-admission offer as required by Shanghai Education Committee in the beginning of June
  • Students take the Zhong Kao exam; they must meet the minimum score requirements for admission to Pao School.
  • Acceptance letters issued by Shanghai Education Commission
  • Attend Guidance Conference for new students
  • School year begins
Accordion Year 6 to 9 and 11 Transfer Students
  • Applicants attend Pao School’s entrance assessment (Please note: Pao School will not be accepting transfer students for Year 11 during the school year)
  • Applicants take Pao School’s entrance exam for transfer students
  • Transfer students’ letters of acceptance issued by Pao School
  • Attend Guidance Conference for new students
  • School year begins