Q1: WHERE IS SUIS SHANGYIN LOCATED?
A1: The school address is No.185, Longming Road, Minhang District.
Q2: DOES SUIS SHANGYIN ADMIT STUDENTS FROM EVERY DISTRICT?
A2: Yes, we admit students from every district and country.
Q3: HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE THERE IN ONE CLASS?
A3: We recommend small class teaching. There are about 25 students in one class.
Q4: HOW MANY WESTERN TEACHERS ARE THERE? HOW DO THE TEACHERS MANAGE THE CLASS?
A4: There are about 40 Western teachers. Each class will have a Western teacher and a Chinese teacher. They manage the class together.
Q5: HOW DO STUDENTS LEARN ENGLISH?
A5: We use a variety of cutting-edge International learning resources to ensure our students are highly bilingual.
Q6: HOW ARE CHINESE AND MATH TAUGHT?
A6: Chinese lessons follow the Shanghai Second Curriculum Reform and are taught by Chinese teachers. Math is also based on the Shanghai Curriculum and is taught bilingually by both the Western and Chinese teachers.
Q7: WHAT ARE THE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE INTERNATIONAL STREAM?
A7: Our curriculum focuses on academic, personal and international learning to develop healthy, well rounded, global citizens. Our core values are thoughtfulness, enquiry, cooperation, communication, respect, adaptability, morality, and resilience. In our ‘East meets West’ community, students develop the international mindset that will guide them towards successful futures. We provide ECA classes (Extra-curriculum Activities) and additional high-quality music instruction is also available from specialist music teachers to help cultivate outstanding students both inside and outside. If a Japanese student’s English level reaches the average, he/she can also apply for our Japanese class from G3.
Q8: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ECA CLASS (EXTRA-CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES)?
A8: Activities this year include Ball Hockey, Dodgeball, Latin Dance, Yoga, Karate, Paper Cutting, Spanish, Taiji Fan Kung Fu, Volleyball, Soccer, Cooking, Debating.
Q9: DO THE CHILDREN GO ON ANY FIELDTRIPS?
A9: Students have 4 fieldtrips every year.
Q10: WHAT HOME-SCHOOL INTERACTION IS THERE?
A10: A parent letter is sent to parents’ email box every week. A newsletter is also sent to parents’ email box every 2 months. We also have Parent Conferences, Open Days and regularly invite parents to attend Exit Points related to the IPC Units of Study.
Q11: DO STUDENTS NEED TO REGISTER?
A11: Yes, all students need to do it.
Q12: HOW MUCH IS THE TUITION FEE?
A12: In 2019, the tuition fee was RMB 50,000/semester and lunch fee 2,500/semester. The tuition fee for 2020 is currently under review. The school bus fee is dependent on the location and distance.
Q13: HOW MANY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DO YOU HAVE?
A13: About 20% of our students are international students. They come from more than 20 different countries and areas.
Q14: DOES SHANGYIN ADMIT JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS?
A14: No, Shangyin only takes students from Grade 1 to Grade 5. SUIS Jiaoke Campus admits junior school students and SUIS Gubei the senior high school students.
Q15: IS THERE A SWIMMING POOL IN THIS CAMPUS?
A15: No. But we have a lot of other activities and students enjoy that very much.
Q16: DOES THE SCHOOL PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION?
A16: No, we do not provide accommodation in international stream.
Q17: WHEN DOES THE SCHOOL START AND FINISH?
A17: Children start entering the school from 7:55 am, lessons start at 8:10 am. The children leave at 3:30pm.