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School Life

Success is at the heart of Britannica International School, Shanghai: success academically, socially and personally. We build close relationships between home, students, parents and teachers to continually tailor your child’s learning experiences.

Our central location means that most students’ journey to school are as convenient as possible, leaving them more time to benefit from our wide range of co-curricular clubs and activities.

Our daily routine starts early, often well before the bustle of buses and students have arrived. Early morning can mean the swimming squad practising in the pool or our basketball players in the sports hall receiving some extra coaching to prepare for their next tournament. For most students though, the day starts with their arrival on one of our many school buses, their routes tailored to meet family needs, with direct pick-ups from every child’s apartment or compound.

The close-knit, nurturing environment at our school means that all students have the care and support that they need to be effective and happy learners, and that good communication between home and school is always maintained.

Academic Calendars

Our term times and academic calendars can be viewed below.

2021-2022 Academic Calendar
Our daughter’s form teacher is an outstanding teacher who is constantly encouraging and supportive, while acknowledging the need to push her ability. She is a credit to the school and is such a positive influence on her education - so much so that our daughter has a will to learn, loves going to Britannica and being in her class.

It was an extremely positive and encouraging to spend time talking with Britannica staff at the recent Parent-Teacher meetings, across academic, languages, the arts and sport - all areas our family greatly value. We were extremely impressed with every one of these teachers. Their passion, compassion, consideration and way in which they engaged with us as parents was exemplary and reassured us that our daughter is in the best of hands.

Steve & Bee, Year 1 parents