ACADEMIC Excellence

Key Facts
Class of 2021
Marked our 20th anniversary, making us China’s longest running British school.
World's top 100 universities
Imperial College London, McGill University, and UC Berkeley are just some of the top universities our students are accepted into each year.
Top marks: 40+
50% of NAIS Pudong students achieved 40 points or higher in the IBDP.

FORGING A PATH TO IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENTS

Your child will follow in the footsteps of our many successful alumni with great academic results. Our teachers work closely with every child to unlock their full potential and ensure they leave our school with everything they need for success
– whatever they choose to be or do in life.
 
Academics
EARLY YEARS
  • EARLY YEARS
  • PRIMARY
  • LOWER SECONDARY
  • UPPER SECONDARY

EARLY YEARS

Our internationally recognised curriculum combined with our highly personalised approach to teaching, gives our students the perfect foundation to unlock their learning potential every step of the way.
2 to 5 years old
National Curriculum for England
Our Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS) programme. This introduces our little ones to all sorts of skills and knowledge; and we give them the attention they need at this crucial stage of development.
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PRIMARY

Our internationally recognised curriculum combined with our highly personalised approach to teaching, gives our students the perfect foundation to unlock their learning potential every step of the way.
5 to 11 years old
National Curriculum for England
This exciting, stimulating, and adaptable approach to education introduces students ages five to 11 years old to a world of new subjects and concepts.
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LOWER SECONDARY

Our internationally recognised curriculum combined with our highly personalised approach to teaching, gives our students the perfect foundation to unlock their learning potential every step of the way.
11 to 14 years old
National Curriculum for England
We take the best of this robust academic system and blend it with our own focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics (STEAM), performing arts and sport.
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UPPER SECONDARY

Our internationally recognised curriculum combined with our highly personalised approach to teaching, gives our oldest students the perfect foundation to unlock their learning potential every step of the way.
IGCSE
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the international version of the GCSE courses taken by students in England. The IGCSE offers a good foundation for future participation in a global society. IGCSE courses are offered in a range of subjects.
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16 to 18 years old
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
For those seeking a place at one of the world’s top universities, our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is one of the finest in China, and perfectly prepares students for further education and life beyond NAIS Pudong
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Confused by the curricula on offer?

With our internationally recognised curricula for every age group, our tailored approach to learning means we’ll help to unlock your child’s learning potential every step of the way.
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  • EARLY YEARS
  • PRIMARY
  • Lower Secondary
  • Upper Secondary

EARLY YEARS

These classes focus on the EYFS seven areas of learning: communication and language; physical development; personal, social, and emotional development; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world; and expressive arts and design. Our small class sizes and low teacher-to-student ratios ensure your child receives the best support and care.
Age range
2 to 5
(Pre-Nursery to Reception)
Languages taught
English and Mandarin
Separate Early Years building for our youngest learners
Teacher pupil ratio:
1:4

PRIMARY

Our Primary curriculum is designed for students between the ages of five and 11 years old. We take the basic framework of the National Curriculum for England and adapt it for our international community. As a result, students become confident, ambitious, and inspired learners who understand what makes each of us unique.
Ages
5 to 11
(Years 1-6)
Exciting Residential School Trips
Languages taught
English, Mandarin, French and Spanish
Teacher pupil ratio:
1:9

Lower Secondary

Providing our youngest Secondary school students with rich learning experiences is so important as it fuels their desire to learn. At NAIS Pudong, we guide them through this time of physical, emotional, and physical growth, while nurturing new and existing skills.
Ages
11 to 14
(Years 7-9)
Languages taught
English, Mandarin, French, Spanish, German and Korean
Average class size
18
Co-curricular Activities
140

Upper Secondary

The IGCSE offers the perfect foundation for our students’ future in a global society. It covers a range of subjects and gives students a choice to focus on the areas they find most stimulating. This continues through the IB Diploma Programme, an essential step towards entry to the world’s top universities.
Ages
14 to 18
(Years 10-13)
Small class sizes
Exposure to global higher education opportunities
Languages taught
English, Mandarin, French, Spanish, German and Korean
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  • EARLY YEARS
  • PRIMARY
  • LOWER SECONDARY
  • UPPER SECONDARY

A TYPICAL DAY AT NAIS PUDONG

Our Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception programmes are exceptional. Our small class sizes and low teacher-to-child ratios ensure your child gets all the attention they deserve and learn the skills they need to grow into outstanding learners.
GOOD MORNING!
Welcome circle time is a chance to say “Good morning” to friends, sing the welcome song and think about the learning activities for the day ahead.
GOOD MORNING!
WATER PLAY
This is a chance to explore the fun places in the Early Years classrooms, like the water tray where children learn about measurements and practice their fine motor skills.
WATER PLAY
Forest School
FOREST SCHOOL
After a snack to recharge from a busy morning, it’s time for Forest School. Taking our learning outside, away from the school campus and exploring the great outdoors where there’s so much to discover and learn.
FOREST SCHOOL
OUTDOOOR EXPLORATION
Outdoor play is a fun and engaging part of the day where students are encouraged to be active and explore all areas of our fantastic outdoor spaces. 
OUTDOOOR EXPLORATION
LANGUAGE AND LISTENING
Story time helps to develop language and listening skills. With so many interesting and exciting books in our library, there is always something new to discover.
LANGUAGE AND LISTENING

A TYPICAL DAY AT NAIS PUDONG

Our talented team of outstanding and experienced Primary School teachers have a highly ambitious approach to all-round excellence and are committed to nurturing and inspiring every child they care for. Learning is a collaborative activity that is complemented by the outstanding care, guidance, and support that each child receives at school.
PREPARE FOR THE DAY
Morning registration prepares children for a full day of learning, helps them understand the day’s lessons, and offers an opportunity to practice mindfulness.
PREPARE FOR THE DAY
ART LESSONS
Art classes encourage students to learn about different artists, understand the creative process and apply this to create their own masterpieces.
ART LESSONS
MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA
Performing arts are a very important part of the day. Children love to express themselves through music, dance and drama, and visits from Juilliard alumni gives students the chance to learn from the best.
MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA
STEAM LESSONS
Our STEAM lessons encourage problem solving, teamwork, and build a foundation of future-ready skills needed for careers that don’t even exist today.
STEAM LESSONS
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS
Maths makes up a core part of the curriculum. Our teachers make developing and improving students’ maths skills fun. From Times Table Rockstars to White Rose activities, children are always stretched and challenged. 
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS
Robotics
ROBOTICS CLUB
There are over 140 different co-curricular activities (CCAs) to try. From building robots to building language skills, from cooking to Kung Fu, from ballet to rugby – there is something for everyone.
ROBOTICS CLUB

A TYPICAL DAY AT NAIS PUDONG

The choices students make in these important years lay the groundwork for their university choices in the future. Our teachers are always here to guide students and challenge them to do their absolute best.
GET ORGANISED FOR A BUSY DAY
Registration gives students the chance to discuss important topics and prepare for a day of learning.
GET ORGANISED FOR A BUSY DAY
UNLEASHING INNER CREATIVITY
Performing Arts lets students explore what it means to be creative, from studying different dramatic genres, through our innovative dance curriculum and understanding of musical composition.

UNLEASHING INNER CREATIVITY
CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS
Learning comes alive in biology, chemistry, and physics lessons with our practical experiments. Students have some of the most memorable lessons of their lives in our science labs. 
CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS
Swimming
SWIMMING LESSONS
Swimming isn’t just a great way to stay in shape, water safety is a crucial skill for everyone. All our PE lessons teach the importance of being healthy and active, how to follow instructions, and to work as a team.
SWIMMING LESSONS
TO THE MOON!
STEAM challenges set by MIT professors allows us to delve deep into these subjects and learn how to innovate, think critically, and solve problems.  
TO THE MOON!
Pudong Tigers
THE PUDONG TIGERS
On the pitch, in the pool, or on the court, the Pudong Tigers are consistently the team to beat in Shanghai. Competitive sports promote leadership, team cohesion, and a healthy lifestyle.
THE PUDONG TIGERS

A TYPICAL DAY AT NAIS PUDONG

At NAIS Pudong, our senior students are supported and encouraged by their teachers to reach their full potential and achieve the results they want, with their chosen University in view. 
MORNING MINDFULNESS
Students begin their day in advisory groups before lessons begin, helping them be more organised and focused on the day ahead.
MORNING MINDFULNESS
HISTORY OF THE WORLD
This fascinating subject is brought to life by our outstanding teachers. By creating thoughtful and engaging lessons, students can learn from the past and impact the future.
HISTORY OF THE WORLD
FIND YOUR DREAM UNIVERISTY
Guidance lessons allow students to take a pause from their busy learning schedules to focus on wellbeing and university applications. Our university counsellors are there to support students and parents every step of the journey.
FIND YOUR DREAM UNIVERISTY
GAIN EXPERT KNOWLEDGE IN CHOSEN SUBJECTS
From finding derivatives of parametric equations to articulating the complex constructed nature of texts, on any given day our IB students are gaining the knowledge needed to succeed in university and beyond.
GAIN EXPERT KNOWLEDGE IN CHOSEN SUBJECTS
CONNECTING SUBJECTS
Students studying STEAM courses explore concept of “mens et manus” or mind and hand, as advocated by MIT. We promote cross-curricular learning as we know that exciting discoveries occur when subjects interact.
CONNECTING SUBJECTS
GETTING INVOLVED
House leaders organise events for all students across a range of activities, giving them the chance to learn leadership skills while giving back to the school community. 
GETTING INVOLVED

OUR STATS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

The expertise at NAIS Pudong gives our students the best opportunity to achieve outstanding results and attend the best universities in the world.
52%
of students achieved 40 points or more
37
average IBDP score for the class of 2021
Top 100
The rating of universities that almost 50% of graduates have attended since 2016
INCLUDING YOU IN YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

HOW WE TEACH

Our teachers love open communication with parents, and they take you along on the learning journey with your child. A strong home-school partnership is so important to the success of every student.
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TEACHING EXCELLENCE

SIMPLY THE BEST

Our teacher standards are second to none.  At NAIS Pudong we invest in the world’s best so your child achieves more than they could ever imagine. Our outstanding teachers have one aim – quality learning outcomes for all.  

Our teachers are always at the forefront of the latest teaching and learning techniques, through our award-winning professional development platform, Nord Anglia University. 

 
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MEET OUR ALUMNI

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.
Lily Nazarin
Lily Nazarian
Lily is now studying at the University of Michigan, one of the world’s top 25 universities. She participated in a series of films celebrating alumni success from across the Nord Anglia Family. 
Ashley Fung updated
Ashley Fung
Ashley joined NAIS Pudong in 2008, graduated in 2017 with an IB score of 44, and went on to study at the University of Toronto. While at NAIS, Ashley devoted herself to her studies, played in the sports teams, acted on stage, was a student leader and was a long-term member of the school’s Model United Nations. 
Maurice Dusault
Maurice Dusault
Following his graduation from our school, Maurice went on to study Strategic Design Management at Parsons School of Design in New York. At the end of his degree, Maurice was nominated as the class valedictorian when he graduated with full academic honours.
Dr Jason Wong
Dr Jason Wong
Following Jason’s graduation from our IB Programme, he has embarked upon a stellar academic career. He is currently working as a research fellow at the London School of Economics in the field of Environmental Economics.
Hillary Lee
Hillary Lee
Hillary commenced her studies at McGill University in 2016. There she was awarded the Hugh Brock Scholarship in recognition of her academic excellence and co-curricular engagement in her IB Diploma Programme.
Renee Close
Renee Close
Following her graduation from the IB Diploma Programme at NAIS Pudong, Renee went on to complete a Bachelor of Aviation at the University of New South Wales in Australia.
At Nord Anglia, being alongside people from all different types of backgrounds has helped me understand from multiple perspectives. Coming to Shanghai was an intimidating experience for me and this school has helped turn that fragile little kid from a small town into this person that I am now.
Ethan Church '19

OUTSTANDING LEARNING EXPERIENCES

As well as exceptional teachers, your child’s education will benefit from life-changing experiences beyond the classroom that allow them to explore, discover and think critically.

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