Missions and Values

Welcome to Hong Qiao International School (HQIS), and thank you for your interest in one of the most established and ambitious schools in Shanghai.

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HQIS Mission Statement:

In partnership with our school community, the Mission of HQIS is: 

  • to build an environmentally conscious community of critically thinking, cooperative, and global-minded citizens;

  • to develop dynamic life-long learners who are socially responsible and open-minded to meet the demands of the 21st century;

  • to inspire compassionate, multi-cultural graduates to be successful in the pursuit of their own personal goals, and to participate in creating solutions for the global community.


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Our school opened its doors in 1997 with just two classes serving eighteen preschool students. Since then, our student population has steadily increased. In 2012 HQIS became an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorized to teach the Primary Years Program (PYP). The IB-PYP program begins in Pre-School and goes through to Grade 5. At Middle and High School, we are offering a strong program based on the American curriculum, with AP as the capstone. We are currently offering AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Biology and AP Math and will add more AP courses in the future. 

At HQIS our emphasis is on life-long learning. We understand that in order to achieve success in life, students have to be comitted to learning. This begins with a highly engaging educational program that focuses on developing the academic, social, and emotional capabilities of each child. With an emphasis on inquiry teaching and learning, students are immersed in an educational environment that cultivates critical thinking and problem solving, fundamental skills students need to thrive in a world that is constantly changing.

At HQIS we are also preparing students to become responsible global citizens. It is our aim to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to effect positive change on their lives and the lives of others. We achieve this through a curriculum that links learning standards in core academic subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics to issues of universal and global significance.

As one of the leading international school in Shanghai, we are committed to offering a student-centered holistic education that prepares students for higher education and life beyond the walls of the classroom. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about HQIS and the unique educational programs we have on offer.


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