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. With over 1500 students from China and overseas, the school offers a unique Year 1-12 educational programme. 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.
On May 20th, the Primary School hosted the school’s first STEAM fair, organised by ICT teacher Wilson Scott. After several months of hard work, the students presented their projects to parents, teachers and fellow students at the Fair to compete for a series of prizes.
Recently, the Middle School launched a variety of “Love of Reading Week” themed activities. While students enjoyed this time dedicated to reading, the Pao Paper editorial team worked behind the scenes to keep a log of the activities and later wrote stories to share with everyone.
The Pao School community is devoted to whole-person education, and graduates have a wide range of hobbies and interests. At the same time, Pao School invests significant resources in each and every student’s individual development. Over time, this has helped form the school’s distinct, diverse and inclusive campus culture.
Pao School is continuously investing to upgrade our facilities and campuses in order to reach our goal of becoming a world-class school. As a not-for-profit school, we use any surplus from operations as well as the generous donations to the Foundation to invest back into our campuses, including our exciting new campus developments in Hongqiao. The Hongqiao campus provides wonderful new facilities for our middle school students.
In 2014, Pao School was approved by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission to become one of the first high schools to trial international courses in Shanghai. Today, the high school’s "International+" curriculum showcases
As parents and the school travel together on the path of educational exploration, cooperation and communication is a valuable tool in inspiring new thinking and approaches to learning. Last year, the Primary School began sharing different educational concepts to parents through the principal's letter.
When this school was set up by the founders in 2007, it was deliberately and consciously a pioneering school and remains that way. When we talk about "A School for tomorrow's China; An Education for tomorrow's World", we are really talking about a pathway into the future. We never finish our work on character development, we never completely master the art of leadership, we never fully comprehend what it means to be teaching the best way. It is an ongoing journey.
Primary School offers a unique rigorous curriculum, combining the CNC complemented by selected from other well referenced learning syllabuses and standards.
Middle School offers a unique rigorous curriculum, combining the CNC complemented by selected from other well referenced learning syllabuses and standards.
High School offers IGCSE and IBDP, complemented by core components of the CNC called the Chinese Four Courses.
The Primary School campus is located on West Wuding Road in Shanghai's Changning District, which forms an important part of the city's vibrant downtown. Lined with plane trees and historic architecture, West Wuding Road is one of Shanghai's most scenic throughfares. The campus' tranquil and picturesque setting creates an ideal environment for learning.