ADMISSIONS

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JOINING THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SHANGHAI, PUXI
Join our exclusive community and help your child reach their full potential academically, socially and personally.

WELCOMING YOU FROM THE START

STARTING YOUR JOURNEY WITH US

At BISS Puxi, we understand every child is different.  Our dedicated teachers and year-round Admissions team are always available to talk about your child and their future.  We offer a premium personalised education where your child can focus on their passions and enjoy their learning.

 
Admissions

JOINING THE BISS PUXI COMMUNITY

Our admissions process is designed to get to know your child better and prepare them for entry into the school.  Applications are taken throughout the year although spaces are subject to availability.

 

To help us get to know you better you may be asked to provide the following documents: 

  • Completed application form
  • The last two years of school reports (in English if possible) 
  • Medical and passport documentation 

 

You may also be asked to take part in an admissions assessment which could include: 

  • Age-appropriate online exam
  • Interview with a senior member of the admissions team 
  • English language assessment 

 

Places are limited, so we always encourage parents to apply early to ensure space is available.

 

Our friendly admissions team will walk you through the entire process and answer all your questions along the way.

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JOINING BISS PUXI

We want to make sure that we’re the right school for your family and that, when your child joins our vibrant community, they have the best chance to fulfil their potential. 

Application is easy and online, and we provide:

  • A highly personalised admissions process to support and care for your family
  • A chance to meet with the principal and members of our academic team
  • Opportunities to chat with parents at our school, to hear from their perspectives

To help you learn more about us, we would love to show you around our beautiful campus. We understand that now more than ever, this isn’t possible for every family. If you are not able to visit us in person, we are happy to arrange a Virtual Discovery Meeting with our Admissions team depending on your location and availability. 

As well as meeting with the Heads of School, discussing our curricula, MIT and Juilliard collaborations, we encourage prospective families to talk to those who are already on their education journey with us. This gives you an inside look at what lies ahead for you and your child. 

Application is easy
  • The process begins with a school tour, either on campus in person or virtually
  • Children applying for an Early Years placement will join their peers for an in-class assessment
  • Families meet with the school head (Primary and Secondary)
  • Parents meet with the Admissions team for the next steps
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STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS

Thanks for considering BISS Puxi for your child. Here’s what you need to do next:
Make an enquiry
Submit an online Enquiry form on our website, send us an email or give us a call to share information about your family and your child(ren).  
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Step 1
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Discover the school
We will provide a School Tour or organise a Virtual Discovery Meeting with our Admissions team - whatever works best for you.

We will invite a member of our Senior Leadership Team, or a teacher from Early Years, Primary or Secondary (depending on which year group your child is in), so that you can get first-hand information about what your child can expect in BISS Puxi.

You will also get to see our beautiful campus to help visualise your child in our school.
Step 2
Apply for a place
Complete and submit the application form along with supporting documents. Depending on your child’s age, further assessment and references may be required.

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Application review
Once your application is completed, it will be reviewed by the Head of School. We will contact you to let you know your admissions status and next steps.
 
Step 4

KEY SCHOOL DATES: 2021–22

Here are the most important dates for your diary in the upcoming school year.
Term 1
Monday 23 Aug to Friday 10 Dec 2021
Christmas Holidays
Monday 13 Dec to Friday 31 Dec 2021
Term 2
Monday 03 Jan to Monday 11 Apr 2022
Spring break
Monday 04 Apr to Friday 08 Apr 2022
School Break
Friday 18 Feb to Tuesday 22 Feb 2022
Term 3
Monday 11 Apr to Monday 27 Jun 2022

SCHOOL FEES

At BISS Puxi, our fees reflect the premium education we provide. Our state-of-the-art facilities, extra-curricular activities, and highly qualified teachers give young students the platform they need to unlock their potential. To find the correct year group and fees for your child you can use our Tuition Fee Calculator here.
Standard fees (2022–23)
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MEET OUR ALUMNI AROUND THE WORLD

Our students leave school equipped with the academic results, confidence and resilience they need to succeed at whatever they choose to do or be in life. What's more, they'll always be part of the Nord Anglia family.

The Nord Anglia community is a global network — we stay in touch with our past students wherever they are in the world.

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Diego Acosta
Colegio Menor Quito, Ecuador
Diego is a Grammy-winning music producer and alumnus of Colegio Menor Quito, Ecuador. It was through the school’s liberal arts programme and their support of his creativity that he discovered his real passion for music, which he has used to forge a world-class career.
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Tiger Guo
Léman International School Chengdu

Tiger was the valedictorian at Léman International School, Chengdu in 2018. During his time at the school he set up a successful business and earned a place at one of the best universities in the world. He continues to excel, securing prestigious internships and scholarships as part of his university experience.

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Ivonne Garza
San Roberto International School Monterrey, Mexico
Ivonne is a human rights lawyer and alumna of San Roberto International School Monterrey, Mexico. She credits her time at San Roberto with inspiring her open-mindedness and encouraging her desire to make this world a better place for everyone.
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Lily Nazarian
Nord Anglia International School, Pudong
Lily is studying Psychology as a major and double minoring in Law, Justice and Social Change, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan Ann-Arbor, one of the top 25 universities in the world. She embraced every opportunity to discover the world during her time at NAIS Pudong, developing a truly global perspective.
William Ayre
William Ayre
Country Day School, Costa Rica
William graduated from Country Day School in 2006 and went on to pursue his love of food. He studied at the best culinary school in Canada before going on to establish a successful chain of Poke restaurants with a fellow alumnus of the school.

QUESTIONS

  • What is the purpose of the application fee?
    The application fee covers the administrative cost of the assessment our teachers will undertake with your child. With almost 1,000 enquiries for school places every year, the fee also allows us to identify those parents who are most committed to sending their children to our school.
  • How long does the admissions process take?
    From the moment you first make contact with our Admissions team, to the point of a placement offer shouldn't take longer than two weeks. A large part of this process depends on how quickly you're able to gather the necessary application information.
  • Is the process different if my company pays the fees?
    Our aim is to make the process as straightforward and simple as possible for you, the parents. In the event that your company will be paying school fees, our Admissions team and Finance team will be happy to liaise directly with your company on financial matters, allowing you to concentrate on your child’s education and wellbeing.
  • Is there a waiting list?
    Possibly, it depends on the year group you’re applying for. Our admissions team will inform you at the time of application if there is a waitlist or not, and also the likelihood a place will become available for the start date you’re applying for.
  • Can you apply to start in the middle of a term?
    Yes absolutely, you can apply to join any time as BISS accepts new students all year round. That said, we always advise new families to try and join at the start of the school year (every August) if they can, so their child doesn’t miss any important education and has more opportunity to make new friends and meet new classmates.
  • Are children assessed as part of the admissions process?
    Yes there is an assessment process, which differs depending on the age of your child – from in-class observations in Early Learning through testing English and Maths levels in Secondary. You might also have an interview with the Head of Primary or Secondary (which can be done via video if you are not in Shanghai at the time).
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START YOUR BISS PUXI JOURNEY

Arrange a virtual discovery meeting or school tour to learn what makes us special, what we can offer your family, and to learn more about our admissions process. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community.

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