Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACIS)
About Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACIS)
Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACIS) in Minhang, Shanghai, China, is a co-educational establishment catering for students aged 6-18 years. It follows the Shanghai National Curriculum, blended with other international teaching methods and philosophy, taught in Mandarin Chinese and English.
The school, which opened in 2016, is both a day and boarding school with the latter facility offering the capacity to host 180 students of varying ages.
Students attending NACIS will experience a multilingual environment where teaching of topics will be in both English and Chinese according to the content of their learning sessions. The school aims to expand its students’ horizons with a global perspective, choosing topics that will enable them to learn about the world around them, ensuring they benefit fully from their international experience.
Students transitioning from NACIS’s preparatory stage of learning into Grade 9 and 10, can take examinations in mathematics, science (biology, chemistry and physics), English language, Chinese and humanities (geography or history). Optional subjects include modern foreign languages (Spanish and French), music, art and computer science.
Senior students from grade 10-12 benefit from independent study facilities to help stimulate both individual study and group work.
Values and vision
NACIS aims to ensure that all students experience creative and challenging learning through inspirational teaching. It promises to nurture a sense of pride in both individual and collective achievements and to instill a culture of respect from all, for all.
Students are encouraged to strive for excellence and are supported through school to develop into knowledgeable, caring, compassionate and internationally-minded global citizens who can make the world a better place. The school urges students to “stretch themselves that little bit further, to be relentlessly optimistic, to be the best that they can be.”