Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School

Established in August 1996, Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School (aka. WFLMS, Chinese: 上海市世界外国语中学) is a private, coeducation, college preparatory day school located in the southwest part of Xuhui District in Shanghai. The Xuhui District is generally seen as one of the most important education areas in Shanghai. It is considered as one of the most successfully run private schools in Shanghai since taken over by JuneYao Group in 2005. The school implements IBO concepts with AdvancED certification. In a 2016 ranking of Chinese high schools that send students to study in American universities, Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School ranked number 9 in mainland China in terms of the number of students entering top American universities.

The school is divided into two campuses.

  • The Home campus (Hongcao Nan Lu):

The main campus of the school offers the national curriculum to 1411 students from grade 6 to grade 9.

  • The International campus (Baihua St.):

The international division of the school, in operation since 2011, is home to 350 students in the MYP and 460 students in the DP programs.

Figures for DP (high school) students

2013-2014 Update

Total DP student enrollment: 460

Faculty: 91

DP Student-Teacher ratio: 5-1

Average DP class size: 25

Curriculum

The schools's International Division for high school students (Year 10 - 12) offers 15 DP courses and 4 regular high school courses. Students who are full IB Diploma candidates are required to choose 6 DP courses while IB Course candidates are required to choose 4 DP courses, which include Language and Literature subject, Language Acquisition subject, and Mathematics are compulsory, so the 4th subject is an elective of the IB Course candidate's choice, along with 4 additional subjects of Communication, College Preparation, Environmental Science, and World History, to fulfill the requirement of obtaining a high school graduation certificate.

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