We’re here to provide you and your child with the support you need and this information will help you plan an effective school year.


Keep up to date with the academic year at NAIS Pudong with these key dates for your calendar.
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 Friday 01 Apr 2022
Spring break
Monday 04 Apr to Friday 08 Apr 2022
Term 3
Monday 11 Apr to Wednesday 22 Jun 2022
Summer Holiday
Thursday 23 Jun 2022


At NAIS Pudong, we believe that success is driven by your child’s happiness.  So we make sure your child experiences new ideas and experiences that nurture their talent—which is the best way to create a lifelong love of learning. 
Ballet classes teach students the fundamental principles of classical ballet, encouraging discipline, technique and an understanding of movement. 
Every term, ballet students explore a theme  to broaden their knowledge of dance and gain performance skills. 

At the end of each term, they demonstrate everything they’ve learnedin an open class performance.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
These classes offer students who do not have English as a native language extra support to develop their English and grow in confidence. 
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Many students see the English language as an essential tool for success on the global stage, or simply enjoy becoming multilingual.

These additional sessions strengthen their learning, and explore reading, writing and media that would otherwise be inaccessible.
From our youngest swimmers in our Seahorses class to our advanced Black Squad elite swimmers, there is something for everyone in our swimming programme. 
Starting with being independent, safe and confident in the water, through the development of different strokes, to diving and competition preparation – there’s a clear path for improvement and success in the pool for students at NAIS Pudong.
Ball skills and teamwork come together as part of NAIS Pudong’s football programme. Starting with our Little League players in Primary to our Under 19 teams.
Every year, our football teams compete, and succeed, at different levels in the full range of age groups. The progression of our footballers is clear, whether they’re playing for fun or aiming for football scholarships at top universities. 

Our trained football coaches nurture talent and provide the drive that helps the boys and girls at NAIS Pudong succeed on the pitch.


At NAIS Pudong, there are aspects of school life that we believe should be clearly defined for the wellbeing of all our students, such as a healthy diet and consistent dress code. Please review this information and contact us with any questions.  
School Uniforms
Our school uniform gives our children a sense of belonging. Our students are proud to wear their uniform and we expect it to be worn on the journeys to and from school and at any activities hosted by the school.
School Uniforms
In addition to the core school uniform, a Blazer should be worn and PE Kit brought to school when Physical Education lessons are on the timetable.

Take a look at the full Uniform Guide.

Access the Online Uniform Shop.
School Meals
NAIS Pudong has a Healthy Eating Policy. Our varied school menu provides choices to suit everyone's taste. We teach all children about the importance of hygiene, eating healthy meals and exercising as part of a balanced lifestyle.
School Meals
We provide nutritious food at all meal and snack times with limited and controlled quantities of fat and sugar. Children receive only food and drink consistent with their dietary needs and their parents' wishes.

Our caterers are happy to cater for all restricted diets (dairy free, gluten free, allergies, etc) as well as vegetarian or vegan diets. We offer two lunch menus that change weekly.

This week’s Hub Menu.

This week’s Mini Hub Menu.
School Term Dates 2021/2022
Keep up to date with the academic year at NAIS Pudong with these key dates for your calendar.
School Term Dates 2021-2022
Term 1
Monday 23 August to Friday 10 December 2021
Christmas Holidays 
Monday 13 to Friday 31 December 2021

Term 2 
Monday 3 January to Friday 1 April 2022

Spring break 
Monday 4 to Friday 8 April 2022

Term 3 
Monday 11 April to Friday 24 June 2022
Summer Holiday 
Starts Monday 27 June 27

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Students take a well-earned break with their friends in modern cafeteria, enjoying a healthy and nutritious meal freshly cooked by our experienced chefs.


  • What curriculum do you offer, and what are its strengths?
    What curricula do you offer, and what are their strengths?
    We offer the English National Curriculum (British Curriculum) with an international focus, and the International Baccalaureate. At our Primary School,  we enhance learning through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), making learning more global, active and relevant. Students are connected them to where they live and gain insight into other perspectives, whilst still meeting all of 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 3 to 16 years of age, it develops the key skills students need to learn, with a focus on Literacy and Numeracy with a  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 Shanghai location and the diverse international membership of our school community.

    Our curriculum designed is based on the ‘spiral’ model—students develop key skills in each subject as they move through the years, building upon and extending their previous 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 at NAIS Pudong study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme, therespected qualification recognised by leading universities.

    For a detailed insight into our curriculum, go to the Academic Excellence section of our website. 

    Please direct any specific questions to our Admissions team at We are happy to arrange for you to meet experts from subject areas during your visit.
  • How do you protect students on days which are polluted?
    We’re serious about protecting our students from potentially harmful air pollution. We’ve installed clean air filters in every classroom and all communal areas throughout the school to ensure that, even on high pollution days, indoor air quality meets international health standards.  These filters are regularly maintained and tested to ensure their effectiveness.

    We've adopted an outdoor play policy based on the best available advice from the US Department of Health. 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.
  • Is school lunch provided, and where is the food sourced and made?
    The Hub, our school canteen, is run by global catering company, Sodexo, which sets the highest standards of food preparation and hygiene. Students can choose from a range of foods, and our healthy food policy ensures nutritious options are  freshly prepared in our school kitchen. Daily offerings include both Western and Asian hot food, a salad bar, and sandwich bar. 
  • Do you provide guidance for students?
    The health and wellbeing of students is our number one concern. Guidance is a set part of the school curriculum for students and begins with Circle Time for students in Early Years, continuing with set lessons each week as they progress to older years. Guidance covers topics like social and emotional wellbeing, developing study skills and positive mindsets towards learning.
  • 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 many parts of Shanghai attend our school, including from our own neighbourhood of Kangqiao, and we have an extensive fleet of school buses to take them to and from school, including buses which collect students following their after-school activities. 
  • How does the school communicate with parents?
    We communicate with families in a variety of ways that reflect modern life and communication:

    1. Face-to-face conversations, either formally at planned Academic Review Evenings or informally at parent or teacher request.
    2. Students receive four formal reports each year, a ‘Settling In’ report after their first month at the school and then a report at the end of each of the three terms.
    3. Emails directly to and from teachers and parents.
    4. In Primary school we use Class Dojo to send messages and for teachers to post pictures and information about what has been happening in your child’s class.
    5. Social media includes our school Facebook page and our official WeChat account.
    6. Students use Microsoft Teams to access their work and keep track of homework.
    7. Weekly updates which summarise the week’s highlights and provide important notices of upcoming events and activities.
  • 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 is a great place to start. This band of parent volunteers: 
    Hold regular meeting and coffee mornings.
    Plan and execute our major school events including the Summer Festival and Christmas Bazaar.
    Raise money and provide support to our school charities  
    Provide a place for new parents to make friends and meet people. 

    The Parents Community Association 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 Parents Community Association at


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