Harrow International School Shanghai

Harrow International School Shanghai (Chinese: 上海哈罗国际学校) is a British international boarding and day, all-through school in Waigaoqiao, Pudong, Shanghai.[1] It opened in August 2016 and is the fourth in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region in association with Harrow School and The John Lyon School in London. The School provides a British independent style of education from Early Years to Y13.[2]

Harrow International School Shanghai
Harrow International School Shanghai
Harrow International School Shanghai
No.588 Gaoxi Road, Pudong, Shanghai

Coordinates31.3173693°N 121.5901144°E / 31.3173693; 121.5901144
TypeIndependent, international, day and boarding school
MottoLeadership for a better world
OpenedAugust, 2016
HeadmasterMr. Charles Ellison
Years offeredEarly Years (K1 & K2) to Y13
Harrow International School Shanghai
Simplified Chinese上海哈罗国际学校
Traditional Chinese上海哈羅國際學校


Harrow has a campus with a designated 70% green space ratio[3], located within the Sunland project in the Waigaoqiao area of Pudong District in Shanghai. [4]

The school

School structure

The School is divided into five phases of progression as follows:

  • The Early Years (K1 and K2) follows the English-based ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ Curriculum.
  • The Pre-Prep School (Y1 to Y4) follows the English-based ‘National Curriculum of England’.
  • The Prep School (Y5 to Y8) is offered to help pupils manage the transition from the homeroom environment in the Pre-Prep School to the more subject-specific environment in the Senior School.
  • The Senior School (Y9 to Y11) curriculum is based on IGCSE courses studied over two years (Y10 to Y11).
  • The Sixth Form (Y12 to Y13) curriculum is based on A-level courses studied over two years.[5]

Extra-curricular activities

"As with the other Harrow International Schools, a very comprehensive extra-curricular programme, which is called Leadership in Action, being the practical application of the Harrow International’s vision statement, will involve all students and teachers every week. Leadership in Action includes community service, outdoor education, sport, the performing arts and a wide range of clubs and hobbies."[6]

The campus

The campus covers 25,000 square meters. [7]. The facilities include:

  • Two-storey library
  • 12 Science laboratories
  • 25-metre swimming pool
  • Double-sized Sports Hall
  • Roof-top running track
  • Football and Rugby pitch
  • Rooftop gardens
  • Computing Suites
  • Art and design studios
  • Modern music and drama complex
  • Medical centre
  • A comprehensive and fully integrated air filtration system[8]


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