Principal's Welcome

Welcome to YK Pao School Primary Division, an internationally-minded Chinese School located in a delightful, purpose-built campus in Shanghai's downtown Changning District.

We provide a unique bilingual educational programme based on the world-renowned Shanghai curriculum. The school is currently attended by local students as well as those from nearly 20 different nations. We pride ourselves on the quality and rigour of our Chinese/English dual-language academic programme. In addition, we have a strong commitment to visual and performing arts, sports, and technology. Our inquiry-based science and humanities programmes put students at the centre of their learning.  

Our school is friendly, nurturing and purposeful. We are committed to providing a dynamic learning environment in which all of our students feel safe, happy and at home. We are a values-driven school that places a strong emphasis upon developing character, teamwork and self-reliance.

Given the rigour of our programme, we encourage strong home-school partnerships because we believe that students achieve best when parents and teachers work together. Our community is characterised by high levels of mutual support and trust between home and school. We cherish our warm and nurturing family ethos which enables us to support and challenge students in all areas of their learning.

We are proud of the strong foundation in Chinese language and culture that our students enjoy. We are committed to developing excellent personal traits and work habits which enable students to be creative and think critically. It has never been more important for young people to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to excel in an increasingly global society. Our students, whether local or international, work side by side to develop their understanding of each other's language, culture and perspectives. Our experienced, dedicated and capable staff also collaborate closely to model excellent intercultural learning.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about our school and the exciting opportunities we provide.


Michael Spencer

Executive Principal, Primary Division