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.
A core strength of YK Pao School is its openness and diversity. This can be seen in the way the international staff embrace Chinese culture, reflecting the school’s core mission to pass on traditions of Chinese culture and to foster an international perspective.
As technology becomes an ever more prominent part of the classroom and workplace, the development of technological proficiency has become an increasingly essential skill for students to develop. At YK Pao School this is recognised and, as such, students take Information and Communication Technology (ICT) classes from the very beginning of their learning journey.
YK Pao School's Professional Learning Center (PLC) provides a diversified internal support system for teachers, helping them to enhance and broaden their teaching skills. In turn, teachers can then better inspire and motivate students. Since its establishment, the PLC has supported teachers' professional development
The highlight of winter at Pao School is the annual concert. It is a chance for parents, teachers and the entire Pao School community to see the school's young musical virtuosos perform live.
2020 has marked the end of an era for YK Pao School’s most recent graduating class. As they left campus and started to get ready for the next steps of their journey, a group of the new alumni decided to write a song as a unique way to reflect on their time at Pao School.
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.