About YK Pao School

– A school for tomorrow’s China


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 1000 students from China and overseas, the school offers a unique Year 1-12 educational programme, combining the most advanced international and Chinese educational curricula and practice.


Pao School’s innovative Chinese-English immersion bilingual educational programme nurtures the whole person - the entire emotional, social, physical, and intellectual being – and prepares students to become engaged and responsible global citizens.


Pao School is divided into Primary, Junior Secondary, and Senior Secondary Divisions. Primary Division is a day school located in Shanghai’s city centre, while the Junior Secondary Division and Senior Secondary Division are located in Shanghai’s Songjiang District providing UK/US boarding education (day school option is also available). Pao School offers the IGCSE curriculum and is an IB world school.