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.
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.
Bilingualism and multi-culturalism are woven into the fabric of Pao School through its mixed faulty, diverse student body and mix of languages. One of the school’s core missions is to pass on traditions of Chinese culture and to foster an international perspective.
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.
Just before the Golden Week break, Pao School held the first ever Pao Film Festival. The films submitted were all of a high caliber, as well as varied in content and style. They ranged from some remarkable aerial shots of Shanghai taken from a drone,
Character education is a key part of Pao School's mission of developing whole-person education and is firmly grounded in the school's core values of compassion, integrity and balance. Character education is deeply integrated into students' lives at Pao School and shapes the quality of their character in subtle ways.
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.