The academics of Shanghai Singapore International School are based on the Singapore Primary Curriculum leading to the iPSLE, and the IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme, the school transit from MYP to IGCSE Programme by 2012. The last MYP class ended in academic year 2012/2013.
The school has a reputation among the expatriate parents as a place where children of little or no English Language ability could achieve proficiency within 2 years. The Intensive English Programme of the school remains one of its strongest selling points since no other language including Chinese is allowed to be spoken within. This IEP (Intensive English Programme) is only given in primary years.
The major academic subjects (English, Maths, Science, etc.) are taught in English. Some of the Aesthetics subjects in primary school (Music, Art, etc.) are taught in Chinese.
The academic year normally begins in late August, and ends in mid June.
The Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS) was established in 1996 to provide quality international education to children of expatriate families in Shanghai. Its ﬁrst campus was set up in 1996 at the Sun Island Golf Resort in Shanghai's QingPu District with only 18 students and 9 teachers.
To meet the needs of its expanding student enrolment, the school relocated to the MinHang Campus at ZhuDi Road in MinHang District in 2001. With its growing recognition from expatriate families, a second campus was set up in the XuHui District in 2003 to bring the unique SSIS education one step closer to families residing in the heart of the city, especially those from the PuDong District. In 2006, SSIS celebrated its 10th anniversary with a brand new campus in the MinHang District. With a land area of 64,000m2 and state-of-the-art facilities, the MinHang Campus caters to the learning needs of our young future global citizens.
The current address of MinHang Campus is 301, Zhu Jian Road, MinHang District, Shanghai
The school official website has been changed to http://www.ssis.asia