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– A school for tomorrow’s China

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, the renowned Chinese businessman, statesman and philanthropist. With over 1200 students from China and overseas, the school offers a unique Year 1-12 educational programme, combining the most advanced international and Chinese educational curricula and practice.
Pao School’s innovative Chinese-English immersion bilingual educational program nurtures the whole person - the entire emotional, social, physical, and intellectual being – and prepares students to become engaged and responsible global citizens.
Pao School is divided into Primary, Junior Secondary, and Senior Secondary Divisions. Primary Division (Years 1-5) is a day school located in Shanghai’s city centre, while the Junior Secondary Division (Years 6-8) and Senior Secondary Division (Years 9-12) are located in Shanghai’s Songjiang District providing UK/US boarding education (day school option is also available). Pao School offers the IGCSE curriculum and is IB world school.


  • Developing the whole person
  • Passing on traditions of Chinese culture
  • Promoting an international perspective

YK Pao School graduates will be able to:

  • Embody the school’s core values and character traits
  • Independently seek, critically interpret and creatively apply knowledge
  • Develop their own unique passions and areas of strength
  • Communicate effectively in both Chinese and English and across cultures
  • Effectively collaborate and embrace team spirit
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of social responsibility