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  • A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

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  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

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  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

  • Be Ambitious

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

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  • Support & Guidance

    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

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  • News & Views

    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

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  • Get in Touch

    We like talking about education and children. You can get in touch with our admissions team by phone,skype or e-mail, or by calling in to see us

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Shanghai Dutch School

Shanghai Dutch School (SDS) is a school for Dutch Language and Culture (NTC) for Dutch-speaking children


'A high academic level and a warm welcome'

On our website, you will find information about our unique educational program, the cultural aspects of our education and information about the curriculum. Our professional team of four experienced and enthusiastic teachers work with parents and students to strengthen the language skills of our students.

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The Education Program

SDS is a Dutch Language and Culture school recognized by the Dutch government. We are affiliated with Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in Buitenland. Every four years, the quality of SDS is assessed by the Dutch Education Inspectorate.

Primary school children

SDS Education Program

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SDS Culture

In all SDS year groups, cultural learning is integrated into Dutch lessons. We also organise various cultural activities for pupils and parents after school and on weekends. SDS has a social function in the Dutch and Flemish community in Shanghai and allows families, children and teachers to socialise and relax.


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SDS Culture

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Team SDS

The SDS team consists of four full-time, fully qualified and experienced teachers. We work closely with parents to puts the well-being of the child at the heart of our school. Strengthening the language skills of our students is a shared responsibility between the school and parents. We encourage all parents to participate in their child’s learning.

Team SDS

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