Admitted students will be enrolled in SHSID grades and classes in accordance with their academic abilities and educational backgrounds.
1. Academic Calendar:
The school year is divided into two semesters. The first semester starts on September 1st and concludes around the end of January. The second semester begins in February and ends in late June. Summer vacation spans from July to August, and winter vacation is three weeks around the Spring Festival. Other holidays include three days for Christmas. Public holidays are determined by the Shanghai Municipal Government.
2. School Hours:
8:15-15:50 (Monday-Thursday); 8:15-14:10 (Friday); Lunch Break: 12:10-13:10.
3. Curriculum Program
To contribute to the personal and lifelong development of every student, SHSID offers several curricula: the American-based curriculum (Grades 9-12), the IB Diploma program (Grades 11-12), AP courses (Grades 10-12) and A-level courses (Grades 11-12), with approximately 800 compulsory and optional courses. Additionally, SHSID offers Educational Activity Courses in following categories: virtue and service, subjects and expansion, vision and interest, specialty and potential, and leadership and organization. SHSID also provides "learning by doing" opportunities in our Innovation and Practice Courses. Through projects and visible outcomes, students focus on their interests while receiving guidance and training in relevant research processes. The Innovation and Practice Courses include regular courses (PBL, Academy, etc.), extracurricular courses, clubs, subject days, interdisciplinary project courses, etc.
4. Extracurricular Activities
After 4 PM, students may participate in extracurricular activities, which are normally organized in the form of clubs. Since the international students we admit in this program will show remarkable talent in certain fields, SHS will offer these students specialized guidance and training in extracurricular activities.
5. Accommodation and Food Services
SHS can provide the student with accommodation if needed, which will be managed by the dorm staff. There are two on-campus cafeterias. Meals are provided at a fixed daily rate. Accommodation and meal fees will be charged according to relevant policy and actual consumption, respectively.
6. Behavior Rules
a. Enrolled foreign students should obey the laws of the People’s Republic of China as well as the school rules.
b. Students in violation of Chinese law or school rules will receive punishment accordingly.
7. Grants and Scholarships
a. If approved, SHS is be able to provide grants to talented, well-behaved students. However, please note that violating school rules or transferring to another school will affect these grants.
b. Scholarships may be awarded to students who obtain high-level achievements as representatives of SHS or SHSID in international competitions.
8. Graduation and College Counseling
a. International students who complete all the required courses will be issued a diploma; otherwise, only a certificate of attendance will be available.
b. After graduation, students can apply for either Chinese universities or universities outside of China in accordance with their own goals; the school provides effective and individualized college counseling services to all students and their parents.