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 1600 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.
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) are a unique part of life at Pao School, and an integral part of its whole-person education philosophy. CCAs allow students to explore areas of personal interest, while cultivating skills that augment the specialised knowledge they have in these areas. In the Middle School, students can sign up for different activities each semester. This year there are four CCAs available directly related to News Media: Pao Paper, Pao TV, the Yearbook, and CCA Press. These have attracted an unprecedented level of interest from students.
Every year, Pao School holds its Founders Day on November 10. This year, right before Founders Day, on the afternoon of November 4, Pao School welcomed a special guest, Dr. Choi Yuk-lin, JP, Secretary for Education of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). She was accompanied by Mr Wong Yick-hang, Administrative Assistant to Secretary for Education; Ms. Chan Tsz-ling, Assistant Secretary for Education of the HKSAR Government; and Ms. Cindy Wang, Cultural Exchange Manager of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai. On behalf of Pao school, Governor Mr. Andrew Yao, and President Xu Yongchu, warmly received Dr. Choi Yuk-lin and her delegation.
In October, the Year 1 Family Afternoon activity took place, bringing parents into the classrooms to experience Chinese, English and Maths parent-child games organised by the teachers. In fact, this activity has a long history in the school, its "predecessor" can be traced back to the "Maths Night" activity, which was carried out at the beginning of the school and aimed to bring parents and students together to experience the fun of maths in the form of a game, and to stimulate students' enthusiasm for maths.
Follow your dreams, curiosity. You are all highly talented, use your talent and be curious because there’s so much to learn. -- Professor Bernard Feringa 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
The YK Pao School 2023 Global Education Forum (GEF) —– entitled ‘Global Citizen, Chinese Heart’ — took place on October 26-27th at the Pao School Wuding and Songjiang Campuses. The first day of the event featured Character Education, a core component of Pao School’s education since its inception. This year’s theme was chosen to honor Mr. YK Pao’s commitment to global perspective while maintaining his Chinese roots.
Pao School has always attached great importance to building a strong relationship with parents. One method of doing this is the Primary School's bi-weekly education reflection, shared through the principal’s newsletter, which keeps parents up to date on the latest trends in education, such as character education, understanding different types of learners, and building a strong parent-child relationship.
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.