YK Pao School is a pioneering international Chinese school. The school is a non-profit private institution founded in 2007, in memory of shipping magnate Sir Yue-Kong Pao. With over 1500 students from China and overseas, the school offers a unique Year 1-12 educational programme. Pao School's innovative Chinese-English immersion bilingual programme nurtures the whole person - the entire emotional, social, physical, and intellectual being – and prepares students to become engaged and responsible global citizens of the 21st century.
Overall, Pao School’s Year 12 students have done very well with regards to university admissions. Pao School Year 12s received 32 offers (30 in 2020) from the world’s top ten universities, per the QS rankings, and 95 from the top 30 globally (59 in 2020). Offers included those from UChicago, Cornell, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern,
The pursuit of drama – and the arts – embody the heart of Pao School’s philosophy of whole-person education. Through drama, the students learn to step into the shoes of characters from all over the world
Over the past year, Joey (Y11) has been working hard, grafting away on his entry into the highly competitive Computer Science category of the 2020 S.-T. Yau High School Science Award Global Finals.
General Science is part of Pao School's core curriculum and, at the Middle School, it focuses on four main areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Scientific Enquiry. Scientific Enquiry cultivates myriad different key skills in students,
When this school was set up by the founders in 2007, it was deliberately and consciously a pioneering school and remains that way. When we talk about "A School for tomorrow's China; An Education for tomorrow's World", we are really talking about a pathway into the future. We never finish our work on character development, we never completely master the art of leadership, we never fully comprehend what it means to be teaching the best way. It is an ongoing journey.
Primary School offers a unique rigorous curriculum, combining the CNC complemented by selected from other well referenced learning syllabuses and standards.
Middle School offers a unique rigorous curriculum, combining the CNC complemented by selected from other well referenced learning syllabuses and standards.
High School offers IGCSE and IBDP, complemented by core components of the CNC called the Chinese Four Courses.
The Primary School campus is located on West Wuding Road in Shanghai's Changning District, which forms an important part of the city's vibrant downtown. Lined with plane trees and historic architecture, West Wuding Road is one of Shanghai's most scenic throughfares. The campus' tranquil and picturesque setting creates an ideal environment for learning.