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We look forward to welcoming you to our international community!


We’re delighted you’re considering NAIS Pudong for your child’s education. You can be sure your child will flourish as part of a thriving community of students, teachers, and alumni.

Our Admissions team are here year-round to guide you through the enrolment process, answer any questions, take you on a tour of our facilities and introduce you to our outstanding teachers
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We are academically inclusive at NAIS Pudong and offer a personalised education for students from age 2 – 18.  Currently we have students from over 40 nationalities, so we have vast experience in welcoming incoming students from many different education systems.  

To ensure your child gets the best from their education we keep children within their correct age band at the time of joining us. 
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Choosing the perfect school is one of the most important decisions a parent can make, and we are thrilled that your family is interested in our school. We look forward to working with you throughout the admission process.
Our promises:
  • We will make the admissions process smooth and be here to support you every step of the way
  • We will arrange for you to see our campus, meet our teachers, and visualise your child in our school
  • We can introduce you to other parents, so you can hear first-hand what they love about NAIS Pudong
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Thanks for considering NAIS Pudong for your child. Here’s what you need to do next:
Make an Enquiry
Submit an online enquiry on our website, send us an email, or give us a call. Tell us a little about your family and we will work with you on the next steps.
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Step 1
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Discover the school
You will have a chance to visit our school in-person or virtually, meet our outstanding academic team, ask questions, and let us know what matters most to you when choosing a school.
Step 2
Apply for a place
Submit the application form along with any of the supporting documents. Depending on your child’s age, we may ask for an assessment and references from his or her previous school.
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Application review
Once your application is completed, it will be reviewed by the principal. We will stay in touch through the process and respond with a decision as quickly as possible.

NAIS Pudong scholarships

Scholarship applications are now open.  We welcome enquiries across a broad range of students with exceptional abilities and approaches to learning, including in the field of Academics, Sports, Performing Arts, and Leadership.
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New Horizons

A brand new, unique programme for the Shanghai community, offering a truly personalised learning journey for students looking to join NAIS Pudong, including intensive EAL opportunities and options for non-standard entry points or shorter-term enrolment periods.
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Here are the most important dates for your diary in the upcoming school year.
Term 1
Monday 21 Aug to Friday 15 Dec 2023
Christmas Holiday
Saturday 16 Dec 2023 to Sunday 07 Jan 2024
Term 2
Monday 08 Jan to Friday 29 Mar 2024
Spring break
Saturday 30 Mar to Sunday 07 Apr 2024
Term 3
Monday 08 Apr to Friday 21 Jun 2024
Summer Holiday
Saturday 22 Jun to Monday 19 Aug 2024

tuition fees

Our tuition fees reflect the truly holistic education we provide at NAIS Pudong, which is carefully tailored to each student’s needs. Learning here, your child will experience academic and teaching excellence, an incredible breadth of opportunities beyond the classroom, and outstanding personalised care and attention.
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Both my daughters have been with NAIS for more than five years. What we appreciate and value most is how the school provides a supportive learning environment designed to prepare students with the skills to succeed in the 21st century. Choosing NAIS Pudong was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made as parents.
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  • How do I apply?

    Please complete the online application form with details for each child which will be sent to the school admissions department. You will also be asked for:

    ·       Previous school reports
    ·       Medical and passport documentation
    ·       Student reference request from your child’s current school
    ·       Students may be asked to take an online assessment test

    When we receive and review the documents, we will then offer a place.

    For more information about applications, or to book a visit, please contact

  • How long should I expect the full admissions process to take?

    Once you submit the application form and the supporting documents, we will do our best to send an offer to join our school within 48 hours.

  • How does the process differ if my company is paying the tuition fees?
    Our aim is to make the process as straightforward and simple as possible for you. If your company will be paying school fees, our Admissions team and Finance team will be happy to work directly with your company on financial matters, allowing you to concentrate on your child’s education and well-being.
  • What are the withdrawal policies?


    After starting school, the withdrawal of a student from NAIS Pudong by a parent or guardian must be submitted in writing (and receipt confirmed) to

    The withdrawal notice should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the student’s intended last day of school. If the leaving notice is submitted during a public holiday, it will be deemed as received by the school on the first day of school following the public holiday.

    Any refunds of school fees and/or the resourcing fee will only be considered after the leaving confirmation letter released is sent by the admissions department and the completion of the withdrawal procedures.

    The finance department will contact parents via email to complete refund procedure accordingly upon receiving the formal leaving confirmation letter from the admissions department. The below items are required to complete the refund process:

    • Ensure school properties such as library books, iPad, Laptop/charger etc. are fully returned.
    • Ensure there are no outstanding fees.
    • Confirm bank information.

    Students who do not notify the school of withdrawal will be considered as re-enrolled for the following school year.

    For new students, there will be a cancellation charge of RMB16,000 if the student does not attend the school after an enrolment place has been reserved. Unused school fees will be fully refunded if parents pay in advance. 


    •  Resourcing Fee

    The resourcing fee is fully refundable when the student leaves the school, if all accounts have been settled in full, all school property returned without damage and required written notice is submitted six weeks in advance of the child’s last day of school (holidays excluded).

    • Tuition fees

    If a student withdraws from the school during the academic year and has submitted the withdrawal notice at least six weeks prior to the child’s last day of school, all remaining pre-paid tuition will be refunded in full.

    If a six-week withdrawal notice has not been given, six weeks of tuition will be deducted from the tuition refund.

    • School bus fees

    Once a term commences, there are no refunds for that term whether a student is leaving school on temporary absence, or no longer requires the bus service.

    Terms and Conditions

    Once a student joins the school, the full fees are charged until the student leaves the school. There are no refunds for periods of absence from the school.

    The resourcing fee is fully refundable when the student leaves the school, if all accounts have been settled, all school property returned without damage. The school reserves the right to deduct from the resourcing fee any amounts that are owed by the student or the parent/guardian to the school.

    If a withdrawal notice is submitted but the student still attends the school for the term in which he/she supposed to leave the school, the tuition fees will be charged on weekly cycle basis and the refund will be deducted accordingly.

    Any refund or release of school records is dependent upon satisfactory completion of the withdrawal procedures, the return of all school property, and the clearance of accounts with the school.

    The school reserves the right to amend its policies and fee structure whenever considered necessary and appropriate. The school makes these policies available to parents through the school website. It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to ensure that they are informed and aware of school policies.

  • What makes us unique?

    We're a truly international school with students from 50 different countries. Our diverse and inclusive school provides our students with a global perspective that will help shape the rest of their lives.

    Our students achieve academic excellence, learn to lead, and make the world a better place. We believe students shouldn’t just strong academically – they need to become leaders, be flexible and be understanding.

    Our collaboration with The Juilliard School to develop the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme delivers a bespoke performing arts education for our students

    Succeeding in the 21st century means learning how to think, not what to think. Nord Anglia Education’s collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is designed to prepare students for our rapidly evolving world, equipping them with the skills and techniques to thrive. Through hands-on, interdisciplinary learning of STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, art and maths), your child will develop the transferrable skills needed to invent the future they will ultimately inherit.

    In collaboration with UNICEF, Nord Anglia Education students have their social consciousness raised so they care more deeply about the world and the people in it. Your child will research, develop, and debate challenges facing our society, and take action to address them. Through special activities and events with UNICEF, your child will be equipped to make their voice heard on the world stage and to make a lasting, positive difference.

    The Global Campus connects our students with teachers and students from our 77 sister schools around the world. Students can work with, and learn from, others and experience a truly global learning environment.

  • Are your teachers qualified?

    All our teachers hold a minimum bachelor's degree along with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) which is a specific and targeted teacher training qualification. Teachers from outside the UK have equivalent qualifications. Many of our teachers have master's degrees or other higher qualifications.

    All teaching assistants (TAs) are degree qualified and are recruited based on their previous teaching experience. They are all bilingual and provide essential language and teaching support in the classroom.

    Our teachers have access to the best professional development opportunities through Nord Anglia University. We bring together teachers from Nord Anglia Education’s 81 schools worldwide to share knowledge and experiences to continually enhance teaching and learning.

  • What curriculum do you offer, and what are its strengths?

    We offer the English National Curriculum (British Curriculum) with an international focus, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. In our Primary School, we adapt the English National Curriculum to best fit our international study body. We make the learning more global, active, and relevant, connecting students to where they are living now and giving them insight into other perspectives, whilst still meeting all the objectives of the English National Curriculum.

    The strength of the English National Curriculum lies in its formal structure. Divided into Key Stages of education, for students from three to 16 years of age, it develops the skills students need to progress, with a rigorous focus on literacy and numeracy and balanced study of other subjects.

    Key Stages at a glance:

    Foundation Stage – Early Years – Nursery and Reception

    Key Stage 1 – Years 1 and 2

    Key Stage 2 – Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

    Key Stage 3 – Years 7, 8 and 9

    Key Stage 4 – IGCSE – Years 10 and 11

    From the Foundation Stage, our students study Mandarin and our curriculum reflects both our location in Shanghai and our diverse international school community.

    The design of the curriculum is “spiral” so that students develop key skills in each subject as they move through the years, each year building upon and extending their previous skill level and knowledge.

    The fourth Key Stage is Years 10 and 11 when students study the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), a series of externally set and marked examinations which are recognised by education systems around the world.

    Students in Years 12 and 13 study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, the highly respected qualification recognised by the leading universities.

    For a detailed insight into our curriculum, visit Academic Excellence. Please contact us at any time with questions. We are happy to introduce you to our expert teachers from any subject areas during your visit.

  • English is not our family’s first language. How will my child be supported at your school?

    We offer a comprehensive and proven English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme for students from Year 1 to Year 11, as well as support beyond. Many of our students do not speak English at the level of their year group when they join the school, however our most recent results from externally administered examinations show that within a very short period, students are on track with their peers.

    Our EAL team provides individualised support for students to assist them to fast-track into full participation in the classroom. Every teacher is trained to assist students to continually improve their English through immersion in the classroom Our bilingual teaching assistants are on-hand to support our native Mandarin-speaking students.

    Our programme of Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) also classes and activities for non-native English-speaking students and their parents.

  • Do you provide after school activities?

    Our Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) are designed to enhance student learning. We believe that every child benefits from getting involved in activities outside of the classroom. Our CCAs cover sport, performance, academics, community, and expression. Students are encouraged to try new things, take risks and give back to the community; essential elements of becoming a life-long learner and leader. 

    We currently offer more than 140 CCAs, taught largely by our teaching staff. For some activities, expert coaching or teaching is brought in from outside the school and these do involve additional fees payable at the beginning of each term. The CCA programme runs from 3:15 – 4:15pm each school day, with some activities also scheduled before school and at weekends.

    Check out our CCA programme guide here to find out more about how your child can expand the limits of their mental and physical abilities as well as discover and develop their talents with performance and creative pursuits.

  • Does my child need a laptop computer?

    Students from Year 5 to Year 8 are provided with an iPad mini for use at school and at home. Students in Years 9 -11 are provided with an iPad Pro to reflect the increased workload at this age. We train students on iPad safe usage and teachers regularly check that students are using their devices appropriately.

    We take online and cyber security extremely seriously, and students are taught how to stay safe online during their Guidance lessons.

    Students in our IB Academy (Years 12 and 13) bring their own laptop to school.

    We do also have a range of school computers and iPads that can be used by students throughout the school
  • How does the school communicate with parents?

    We communicate with families in a variety of ways that reflect modern life and communication:

    Face-to-face conversations, either formally at planned Academic Review Evenings, or informally at parent or teacher request

    Students receive four formal reports each year, a settling in report after the first month in school and then a report at the end of each of the three terms.

    Emails and phone calls to and from teachers and parents

    In the Primary school we use Class Dojo as a platform to send messages and for teachers to post pictures and information about what has been happening in your child’s class

    Social media include our school Facebook page and our official WeChat account.

    Students use Microsoft Teams to access their work and keep track of homework.

    Weekly updates which summarise the week’s highlights and provides important notices of upcoming events and activities.

  • Is a school lunch provided, and where is the food sourced and made?
    The Hub, our school canteen, is run by Sodexo, a leading global catering company with the highest standards of food preparation and hygiene. Students may choose from a variety of foods, and we have a healthy food policy which ensures that options are highly nutritious and freshly prepared in our school kitchen. Daily meals include both Western and Asian hot food, a salad bar, and sandwich bar. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch to school, and should they choose the school lunch, a charge card system is in place for easy payment.
  • Where do your families live, and do you provide school buses?

    Our school is centrally located in Shanghai; just half an hour from the downtown part of the city and even closer to Jinqiao and Lujiazui in Pudong. Students from all over Shanghai attend our school, including from our own neighbourhood of Kangqiao, and we have a fleet of school buses to bring them to and from school.

    Each school bus is supervised by a bilingual bus monitor who is a teaching assistant at the school, and all buses are fitted with seat belts which students are required to wear.  Ask our helpful Admissions team for information about school bus routes during your visit.

  • As a parent, how can I get involved?
    We encourage all parents to take an active role in school life, and our active Parents Community Association (PCA) is a great place to start. This group of parent volunteers holds regular meetings and coffee mornings to plan and executes our major school events, raise money and provide support to our school charities, and is a great place for parents to make friends. The PCA also organises our class representatives who work directly with class teachers and parents to help with school outings and events, and to bring parents together for fun activities. You can contact the PCA at
  • How do you protect students on days which are polluted?

    We are serious about protecting our students from potentially harmful air pollution we have clean air filters in every classroom and all communal areas throughout the school. Even on the highest of pollution days, indoor air quality is better than international health standards.  We maintain our filtration system regularly and always monitor the internal air quality.

    We have an outdoor play policy based on the best available advice from the US Department of Health, the recognised leader in the field. Accordingly, we take regular readings for the Air Quality Index (AQI) and PM2.5 (the most dangerous particles) throughout the day at four set times, and more regularly where required. When readings exceed the healthy range, students’ outdoor activities are limited or, during any high pollution, cancelled. 

    As our extensive facilities include three indoor gymnasiums and other suitable indoor spaces, many activities are easily able to be transferred indoors.
    In 2014, the Chinese government developed strict regulations to reduce air pollution in China. The air quality has continually improved and the AQI is at its lowest levels in decades

  • Do you have a nut or allergy policy?

    We recognise that for some students, particular foods are potentially hazardous and may even cause life-threatening allergic reactions. For that reason, we are a nut-free school. 

    Our two full-time school nurses are highly qualified to always assist and are on call during both school time and during after-hours school events. The school nurses keep detailed records of all students with allergies or other ongoing or occasional medical needs and are always happy to speak with parents about any concerns. If you have questions, the school nurses are available to speak with you during your visit.

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