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School Spotlight: Shanghai United International School, Hongqiao Campus (SUIS Hongqiao)

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Snapshot: Shanghai United International School, Hongqiao Campus (SUIS Hongqiao)

Year founded: 2003
Public or private:
Public
Profit/Not for profit:  
Profit
Day or boarding:
Day
Segregation type:
Co-Educational
Religious affiliation:
None
Curriculum:
IB PYP, Cambridge
Instructional language:
English
Alternate instructional language:
Chinese (Mandarin)
Start grade:
1
End grade:
8

 

About: Shanghai United International School, Hongqiao Campus (SUIS Hongqiao)

Shanghai United International School was founded in 2003 by the XIEHE Education Group. It has been awarded ‘National Outstanding Private School’, ‘Shanghai Excellent School in Legal Operation’ and ‘Shanghai English Features Alliance School’.

Shanghai United International School has over a dozen schools in Shanghai, as well as four other schools in locations within mainland China. Hongqiao Campus is in enviably proximity to the city centre of Shanghai.

SUIS Hongqiao’s long-running PYP is a firmly established and reputable programme, providing teachers with official IB training as well as Philosophy for Children (P4C) training. SUIS Hongqiao utilise a co-teaching model, with one foreign teacher and one Chinese teacher working collaboratively alongside each other, bringing together an East Meets West philosophy. SUIS Hongqiao welcome all teachers to apply and will provide PYP training to successfully implement the programme.

Hongqiao Middle School is a well-resourced, private school catering to both Chinese and expatriate students. SUIS Hongqiao has a large expatriate teaching body, and the school leadership team is a co-leadership system, comprised of a Western Head Teacher and a Chinese Head Teacher.

 

Ethos: Shanghai United International School, Hongqiao Campus (SUIS Hongqiao)

With the core values of diversity, balance, open-mindedness and creativity, SUIS Hongqiao has formulated a curriculum system where the best elements of both Eastern and Western curricula are combined and provide multiple choices of curricula and pathways for students’ future development.

SUIS Hongqiao Pioneer Curriculum maintains a rigorous teaching style while reasonably introducing elements of international education, expanding the depth and breadth of learning, and laying a solid academic foundation for students. English, inquiry, science, music, sports, and arts are all taught by Chinese and foreign teachers to promote the comprehensive improvement of students’ Chinese and English abilities. Dozens of rich and interesting extra curricula such as baseball, golf, Lego, karate, and more, focus on cultivating and motivating students ‘hobbies and satisfying students’ personalised development.

The exchanges between students and both Chinese and foreign teachers within a multicultural atmosphere cultivate excellent character of respect and tolerance, and various practical activities have provided students with a variety of platforms for performance and growth. Previous graduates from Pioneer Curriculum achieved excellent grades with the ability to choose multiple pathways for further studies.

 

Facilities: Shanghai United International School, Hongqiao Campus (SUIS Hongqiao)

Shanghai United International School, Hongqiao Campus (SUIS Hongqiao) comprises two sections, Primary (elementary) School and Middle School. The Primary School section of the campus is an IB World School which runs the IB PYP programme from Grades 1 to 5 and feeds directly into the Middle School.

The Middle School runs the Cambridge IGCSE programme from Grades 6 to 8 and feeds directly into the High School campus located roughly 3km away.

School facilities include an extensive games field, a 400-seat auditorium, an indoor heated swimming pool, a large gymnasium and a cultural centre for the benefit of the students (and community at weekends). The range of laboratories and specialist teaching rooms necessary to support the IB programmes are also available.

 

Location: Shanghai United International School, Hongqiao Campus (SUIS Hongqiao)

Hongqiao, a vibrant district in Shanghai, China, offers an exceptional living and working environment characterized by modern amenities, cultural richness, and economic opportunity. Situated in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities, Hongqiao benefits from its strategic location with easy access to transportation hubs, business centres, and a plethora of recreational activities.

The district’s cosmopolitan atmosphere is evident in its towering skyscrapers, upscale shopping malls, and diverse dining options, catering to residents’ every need and preference. Hongqiao’s proximity to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station makes it a convenient choice for frequent travellers and expatriates seeking international connections.

Despite its urban hustle and bustle, Hongqiao also offers pockets of tranquility, with lush parks, scenic waterways, and cultural landmarks providing residents with spaces to relax and unwind amidst the city’s frenetic pace.

 

Benefits: Shanghai United International School, Hongqiao Campus (SUIS Hongqiao)

Starting Salary Range: $3,000 USD per month before tax. not including other benefits.

Savings Potential: Very good.

Accommodation: $14,000 USD per month – not taxed. Additional housing allowance benefit for dependents.

Flights/Transport: Annual return ticket.

Moving Allowance: $500 USD.

Medical: Full medical insurance with MSH.

Other: Tuition is also fully covered for up to 2 dependents.

 

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