Shanghai Residential

Shanghai property and living advice by Adrienne Farrelly



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Family Friendly Pudong

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Now is the time families are flooding into Shanghai so we’d like to introduce a great family friendly area called Pudong District.

Pudong was developed in the past 20 years on top of old farmland and warehouses and has a number of distinct areas in it. It is most often associated with the financial district of Lujiazui, where high-end residential complexes share the skyline with imposing financial buildings.

Pudong  浦东​ or Pǔ​dōng​xīn​qū 浦东新区​  is  located on the east side banks of the Huang Pu river.  Apart from being the economic center of China, Pudong also offers a huge assortment of apartment and villa compounds that provide expat families a nice and peaceful alternative to the hustle and bustle of the Puxi area.

To get to downtown Puxi it can take from 10 to 45 minutes depending on the time of day and where you live in Pudong. New metro lines and bridges have been built linking Pudong to Puxi and has helped to rapidly speed up the development of this district.

 The quickest and most convenient way in non peak hour is if you go through the Yan An Rd tunnel linking Puxi with Pudong. There are also two other tunnels, one to the north called the Waihuan Tunnel and the south called Fuxing Rd tunnel. The tunnels get very crowded during peak hour so it is best to avoid them then if you can. There are also a number of bridges connecting Pudong to Puxi. The closest to downtown are the Lupu and Nanpu bridges and there are is also the Yangpu bridge in the North and Xupu bridge in the South. Quite a few subway lines cross with No. 2 being the most central.

Roads in Pudong are wider and less busy than roads in Puxi, the air seems cleaner and it is becoming more and more popular with expats as foreign supermarkets, high end shops and malls, western restaurants and international hospitals sprouting at a fast pace. For expatriates living in Pudong they feel it is a quieter area of Shanghai with less of the frantic pace of Puxi thus providing a more comfortable family life. The wider streets bring less of the traffic jams you find in Puxi so there is easier access for the children to get to their international schools.  The area was planned with a more urban feel and there are more green spaces and slightly fresher air. There are loads of parks to walk/run around and play in as well as wide streets for safer bike and scooter riding. 

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located in the eastern part of Pudong and is approximately one hour from downtown Puxi by car.

Pudong District covers a huge area and it is best to get a Pudong Shanghai Map to work out the areas and distances. Below you will find a snapshot of each of the areas where expatriate families live in Shanghai and the family friendly compounds in Pudong which are marked by Pudong Apartments, houses and Pudong villas.

Lujiazui

The main commercial district in Pudong  is called Lujiazui (east downtown) and is on the banks of the Huangpu River opposite the famous Bund.  Lujiazui is most known for its magnificent skyscrapers: Jinmao tower, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Finance Center and the soon to be opened Shanghai Tower.  

It takes just a couple of minutes by car or 15 minutes walk from Lujiazui subway station to arrive at one of the high quality apartment complexes that have great Huangpu river views and fantastic facilities. The compounds where many families stay are Tomson Riverside, Fortune Garden, Shimao Riviera, Skyline and Yanlord Garden.  There are also a number of lower budget properties, where you can find large apartments for a reasonable price. These compounds will be suitable mostly for single people or for couples without children. Chrysanthemum Garden or The Summit are worth a look.

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Most compounds have clubhouses and green areas for children to play in and are away from the buzz of the commercial area. There are shopping malls with local and international grocery stores as well as plenty of bars and restaurants of all types. For fine dining there are nice restaurants inside the five star hotels. If you’d prefer a pint or a wine there are a few pockets with sports/wine bars and small eateries in the local streets close to the expat compounds. 

If you don’t feel comfortable living in the centre of the business capital of China, you may choose an area further out like Liao Yang (Century Park) Jinqiao, Kangqiao or Zhang Jiang.

Liao Yang (Century Park)

This area has plenty of apartment compounds surrounding the park so there are loads to choose from that are suitable for single, couples or families with low to medium end budgets up to 35k. The quality compounds of choice are Kerry Parkside, Yanlord Town, Pudong Century Garden, Pudong Central Garden, Shama Century Park and Livable.  Compounds with cheaper options are Xiang Mei Garden and Water Woods. The shopping malls that service this area are Thumb Plaza and Laya Plaza. Thumb has a large Carrefour and also some really good expat friendly eateries and bars.

Jinqiao.

If you are looking for a more suburbian area with a friendly neighborhood close to International Schools, supermarkets and family friendly dining establishments look no further than here.

Green City is located in Jinqiao Export Development Zone and is perfect for a family styled expatriate lifestyle with sprawling villa compounds and deluxe apartment complexes in a very western style suburban environment. There is a large shopping area as well as a sports club and sports grounds. The close proximity of schools make the commute quick and easy for students. International Schools you will find there are Dulwich College, Concordia International School and Yew Cheung International School. You can find some of Shanghai’s best villa compounds like Green Villas, Vizcaya, Willowbrook, Regency Park and Season’s Villas. For apartment complexes and lower end villas, townhouses and duplexes try Green Court, Shimao Lakeside, Dawn Garden, The Greenhills and Eastern Villas.   

Zhang Jiang

The opening of the Zhang Jiang Hi Tech Park created a need for housing close by. It is a smaller more local area but it does have some better priced accommodation than Jinqiao area does and is a mere 15 mins away.  Good villa compounds to look out for in the area are Buckingham and Santa Marina as well as Tomson Golf Villas, Tomson Riveria Villas and Tomson Townhouses.

Kangqiao

This area is the furtherest from downtown Pudong and has two international schools in its region, the British International School and Shanghai Community International School.  There are a few nice villa compounds that are mixed amongst the local residential, industrial and rural surrounds. A large shopping centre called Wanda Plaza and a number of supermarkets and an entertainment area cater to the many expats in the area. Good villa compounds there are The Emerald, Belle Woods, Tiziano, Trinity Villas and Luoshan Villas. 

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Further Useful Reading:

http://www.shfamily.com/

http://www.urban-family.com/post/settle-down-where-what-and-why-of-renting-in-shanghai

http://www.nileguide.com/destination/shanghai/neighborhood/pudong-lujiazui-951

http://www.nileguide.com/destination/shanghai/best/things-to-do/kid-friendly-41

Adrienne Farrelly

Shanghai Properties

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International Kindergartens and Preschools in Shanghai

A large number of expatriate families are arriving in the next few months. Many will have little pre school aged children in toe who will want to join their siblings at
school. Luckily Shanghai is spoilt for choice when it comes to early childhood learning facilities with many well established centres. One of the oldest of the International kindergartens/preschools in Shanghai
 is Tiny Tots which started in the late 1990’s in Shanghai Garden, Minhang. Nowadays there are many other options for preschools in Shanghai including montessoris schools.
Many of the international schools have English nursery schools and kindergartens. You will find these at British International School,
the Shanghai Community International School and a host of others. You can find more details below. These early childhood centres certainly make life in Shanghai so much more enjoyable
for all.

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International Kindergartens and Preschools in Puxi:

1. Changning District

Fortune Kindergarten (Hongqiao International)

×          Follows the American and British curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Multicultural environment with over 30 nationalities represented

×           Promotes the children’s international mindedness

×           Encourage to care for the others, to value life and the shared living environment

莲花路2151号,靠近宜山路

2151 Lianhua Road, near Yishan Road, Changning

Price: Half day – 49,000RMB

Full day – 64,000RMB

http://www.fkis.com.cn/

 

Brain School (Puxi)

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          Extra emphasis on critical and creative thinking

荣华东道126号,201室

126 Ronghuadongdao, Room 201

Half day – 46 000 RMB/school year

Full day – 58 000/school year

http://www.brainschool.co.kr/eng/index.asp

OISCA Shanghai Japanese Kindergarten

 

×          Follows the Japanese curriculum

×          Japanese as the main language of instruction

茅台路715号

715 Maotai Road, Number 20, Changning

Full day – 45,000RMB

http://www.oisca-youchien.net/shanghai/index.htm

 

Rainbow Bridge International School

×          RBIS is a certified IB World School

×          Teaches the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP)

×          Uses English as the main language

×          Chinese language classes available

×          Located at the Shanghai Zoo

×          Some parents are complaining about low morals of the teachers while other would recommend it to others

茅台路715号

2381 Hongqiao Road, Changning

Preschool - half day – 80,000 to 90,000RMB/school year

Full day – 117,000 to 126,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 142,000 RMB/school year

http://www.rbischina.org/

Sentinel Montessori

 

×          Follows the Montessori curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

中山西路1061号

1061 Zhongshan West Road, Changning

Full day – 120,000RMB

http://www.sentinelmontessori.org/sentinel/

Shanghai Livingston American School (Puxi)

 

×          Offers the American curriculum

×          English as the main language of instruction

×          Offers the Advanced Studies Diploma and LAS Diploma

×          Considered by people to be great

×          Good value if one is self paying

×          The biggest in Shanghai

×           

甘溪路580号

580 Ganxi Road, Changning, Puxi

Preschool – Half day – 62,000 RMB/school year

Full day – 98,000RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 128,000 RMB/school year

http://www.laschina.org/

Stars & Stripes American Kindergarten

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          English as the main language

×          Maintains American customs, cultures and holidays

×          Amazing teachers

×          Family atmosphere

甘溪路580号

138 Yingbin Road, Changning, Puxi

Preschool – 77,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 77,000 RMB/school year

http://www.starsandstripes.com.cn/

Busy Bee Education

 

×          Center is suitable for preschool aged (2-4) and primary aged children

×          Small class sizes and consistency

天山路338弄1号,4层

338 Tian Shan Road, Building 1, West Area, 4th floor, Chagning

Phone: +86 13916239231

Price: Full day 36,000RMB/school year

http://www.busybeeeducation.com/

2. Gubei District

Britannica International School Shanghai

×          Catering for students of all ages from preschool to through to secondary school

×          Indoor sports hall and 25m heated swimming pool

×          Opportunity for pupils to learn Mandarin and the history, geography and culture of China

古北路1988号

1988 Gubei Road

Half day – pre Nursery – 71,200 RMB/school year

Full day – preschool – 118,660 RMB/school year

http://www.britannicashanghai.com/

Shanghai Utukushigaoka Montessori Kindergarten (MingDuCheng International Campus)

 

×          Follows the Montessori curriculum

×          3 main language structures for kindergarten classes– Japanese, English, and English/Chinese

×          Encourages children to strive for independence

虹许路788号

788 Hongxu Road, No. 22 (Inside Mandarin City), Minhang

Kindergarten – 77,000 RMB/school year

http://www.montessori-sh-u.com/

 3. Hongkou District

Harvest Baby Kindergarten (Hongkou)

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          English as the main language of instruction

横浜路149号

149 Hengbang Road, Hongkou

Full day – 30,000RMB/school year

http://www.harvestbaby.com/

4. Jading District

The British International School Shanghai (Nanxing)

 

×          Follows the English National curriculum and IB Diploma Program

×          English as the main language of instruction

×          Considered good, some parents not sure if worth the money though

×          Kids like it there

宝翔路151号

151 Boaxiang Lu, Jiading District, Puxi

Preschool – 192,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 192,000 RMB/school year

http://www.bissnanxiang.com/

5. Jingan District

Happy Marian Kindergarten (Xin Lei)

×          Teaches the Taiwanese curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Runs from 9 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon

×          Majority of classes are conducted in English, and range from phonics, science, math, crafts, rhyme time, and cooking

×          After nap time in the afternoon, there is a Chinese class

×          Exciting themes each week with good lesson plans from Taiwan

×          May be a little difficult for older students (4-6 years old) to fully integrate into English or Chinese classes if they have no basic foundation of the language

×          Some parents think that 2 hours is too long for nap time

长乐路692号

692 Changle Road, Jing An

Full day – 55,000RMB/school year

http://www.happymarian.com.cn/

Amber Montessori School of Shanghai (Wuding Road)

 

×          Established in 2010

×          Specializes in Montessori education and training

×          Follows the Montessori educational system guidelines and requirements

×          Actively explores Montessori educational principals for 0 to 3 and 3 to 6 year old children

×          For the past two years the school has had a good reputation with the community and families

武定路1101号

1101 Wuding Road Jingan

Half day – 48 000 RMB/school year

Full day – 72 000 RMB/school year

http://www.amss.org.cn/aspnet/testPargrameDir/site/en/AboutUs.aspx?CloumnID=76&SendentID=83&id=1&html=false

Shanghai Wei Hai Kindergarten

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          Language of instruction is English

×          Chinese language courses are available

武定路1101号

730 Weihai Road, Jing An, Puxi

Kindergarten – 65,000RMB/school year

http://www.ja-weihai.com/

Trillium Montessori

 

×          Early childhood center in Shanghai that is approved by American Montessori Society (AMS)

×          20 plus years of Montessori teaching experience

武定路1101号

1101 Wu Ding Rd Jingan District

Phone: 021-6267-86916

6. Minhang District

Fortune Kindergarten (OCT)

×          Follows the American and British curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Multicultural environment with over 30 nationalities represented

×          Promotes the children’s international mindedness

×          Encourage to care for the others, to value life and the shared living environment

×           

浦申路1899号

1899 Pushen Road, Minhang

Half day – 49,000RMB

Full day – 64,000RMB

http://www.fkis.com.cn/

Fortune Kindergarten (Sentosa)

 

×          Follows the American and British curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Multicultural environment with over 30 nationalities represented

×          Promotes the children’s international mindedness

×          Encourage to care for the others, to value life and the shared living environment

×           

顾戴路2199号

2199 Gudai Road, No. 450, Minhang

Half day – 52,000 RMB/school year

Full day – 78,000 RMB/school year

http://www.fkis.com.cn/

Etonkids

 

×          Follows the Montessori curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

龙茗路2055号,靠近漕宝路

2055 Longming Road, near Caobao Road, Minhang,

Full day – 25,000RMB

http://www.etonkids.com/

Harvest Baby Kindergarten (Minhang)

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          English as the main language of instruction

华林路208号

208 Hualin Road, Minhang

Full day – 30,000RMB/school year

http://www.harvestbaby.com/

Shanghai American School (Puxi)

 

×          Pre-k to secondary school that follows the American Curriculum and IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme)

×          Main language of instruction is English

×          Also provides additional language classes that include: Chinese, Spanish and French

×          One of the oldest international schools in the world and the biggest international school in China

金丰路258号

258 Jinfeng Road, Huacao Town, Puxi (Minhang)

Preschool – 134,000RMB

Kindergarten – 197,000RMB

http://www.saschina.org/

Shanghai Korean School

 

×          Teaches the Korean curriculum in Korean

×          Available Chinese and English language courses to students ages 1-18

金丰路258号

355 Lianyou Road, Huacao Town, Minhang

http://www.skoschool.com/

Shanghai Singapore International School (Minhang)

 

×          Certified IGCSE and IB World School

×          Follows the Singaporean and IGCSE curriculums

×          English language environment

×          There have been staff members at SSIS who have been intimidated and abused

×          Teachers are lied to during interviews

朱建路301号

301 Zhujian Road, Minhang

Preschool – 116,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 116,000RMB/school year

http://www.ssis.asia/

 

Shanghai United International School (Shang Yin Canadian BC Primary)

×          Certified IB World School

×          Follows the British and Canadian curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual school

×          Japanese and French language courses available

×          Parents and students genuinely happy with the school

龙茗路185号

185 Longming Road, Minhang

Kindergarten – 62,000 RMB/school year

http://www.suis.com.cn/

 

Shanghai Victoria Kindergarten (Minhang)

×          Follows the Hong Kong curriculum and the IB education primary years program (PYP)

×          English/Chinese bilingual school

×          Uses a co-teaching approach with both a full-time English teacher and a full-time Chinese teacher in the classroom at all times

宝城路155号

155 Baocheng Road, No. 15, Minhang

Preschool – 75,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 75,000 RMB/school year

http://www.victoria.sh.cn/info/gb/index.asp

Shanghai Victoria Kindergarten (Gumei)

 

×          Follows the Hong Kong curriculum and the IB education primary years program (PYP)

×          English/Chinese bilingual school

×          Uses a co-teaching approach with both a full-time English teacher and a full-time Chinese teacher in the classroom at all times

古美路300号

300 Gumei Road, Minhang,

Preschool – 75,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 75,000 RMB/school year

http://www.victoria.sh.cn/info/gb/index.asp

Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten (Hongqiao)

 

×          Offers the British and Montessori curriculums

×          Classrooms are outfitted with 1 native English speaker and 1 native Chinese speaker allowing the students to grow and learn in a bilingual environment

×          Recommended by parents and teachers

×          Overall good reputation

虹梅路3908号

3908 Hongmei Road, Minhang,

Preschool – 110,000RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 130,000RMB/school year

http://www.sclkids.com/

The British International School Shanghai (Puxi)

 

×          Follows the English National curriculum and IB Diploma Program

×          English as the main language of instruction

×          Kids like it there

虹梅路3908号

111 Jinguang Road, Huacao Town, Puxi (Minhang)

Preschool – 192,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 192,000 RMB/school year

http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/shanghai/puxi/

The Happy Kids Land

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          English language environment

宝乐路368号

368 Baole Road, Minhang,

Kindergarten – 65,000 RMB/school year

Tiny Tots Pre School & Kindergarten (Minhang)

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          The school is pretty small, but has everything and anything a little kid could want or need

×          Class sizes are small and each child gets a lot of individual attention

×          Staff is great here and they do lots of neat activities

古美路50号

50 Gumei Road, Minhang

Preschool – 120,000 RMB

Kindergarten – 120,000 RMB

http://www.tinytots.com.cn/

Childrens Technology Workshop [Hongqiao]

 

×          First established in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1997

×          Learning model compliments the unique needs of our students by delivering diverse and high-quality

×          With participants ranging in age from 3 to 14

虹梅路3211号

Unit 504, 5/F, No. 3211 Hongmei Lu

Phone: 6446-6766

http://www.ctworkshop.com.cn/

 7. Qingpu District

Deutsche Schule Shanghai (EuroCampus)

×          EuroCampus is a kindergarten to secondary school

×          Follow German and Hong Kong curriculums

×          German as the primary language of instruction

×          The largest and most prominent German school in China.

高光路350号

350 Gaoguang Road, Qingpu

Full day – 81,000 RMB/school year

http://www.ds-shanghai.de/

 

Lycee Francais De Shanghai (Qingpu)

×          Teaches the French curriculum

×          French/English bilingual environment

×          Students must be of French nationality or have previously been taught under the French system

×          Considered to be one of the cheaper options

399 Zhuguang Road, No. 30, Qingpu

Preschool – 83,000RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 85,000RMB/school year

http://www.lyceeshanghai.com/

Montessori School of Shanghai (Qingpu)

 

×          Follows the British and Montessori curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Recommended by parents

×          Considered expensive

×           

586 Gaojin Road, Qingpu

Full day – 144,000RMB/school year

http://www.montessorisos.com/

Morgan Rothschild Childcare Center

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          Language of instruction is English

×          Chinese classes available

×          Focuses on building children’s self-esteem

1358 Huqingping Highway, Bldg. 161 (Kang Hong Garden), Qingpu

Half day – 101,000RMB/school year

Full day – 117,000RMB/school year

http://www.morganrothschild.com/eng/main.html

Shanghai Angels Kindergarten

 

×          Follows the American and Montessori curriculums

×          Chinese and English bilingual program

×          French/English bilingual program is also available

×          Multicultural environment with children from over 20 countries enrolled

×          Situated on six acres of land

281 Xujing Panlong Cun, near Songze Avenue, Qingpu

Preschool – 72,000RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 120,000RMB/school year

http://www.angels.org.cn/english/

Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten (Zhao Xiang)

 

×          Offers the British and Montessori curriculums

×          Classrooms are outfitted with 1 native English speaker and 1 native Chinese speaker allowing the students to grow and learn in a bilingual environment

×          Recommended by parents and teachers

×          Overall good reputation

×           

1 Yehui Road, Qingpu

Preschool – 110,000RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 130,000RMB/school year

http://www.sclkids.com/

The Western International School of Shanghai

 

×          Follows the PYP and IBDP curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Multinational school with over 40 nationalities represented

×           Extensive programmes in Arts, and community projects

555 Lianmin Road, Qingpu

Preschool - half day - 62,000 RMB/school year,  full days -  125,000 to 147,000 RMB/ school year

Kindergarten - 155,000 RMB/school year

http://www.wiss.cn/

 8. Songjiang District

Happy Marian Kindergarten (Lanting)

×          Teaches the Taiwanese curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Nice, colorful and have nice teachers

沪松路2966号

2966 Husong Road, Songjiang

Full day – 55,000RMB/school year

http://www.happymarian.com.cn/

9. Xuhui District

Fonshin Kindergarten

×          Preschool and kindergarten

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Additional French language courses

五原路100号

100 Wuyuan Road, Xuhui

Full day – 79,000RMB/school year

http://www.fonshin.com/

Bright Start Academy

 

×          Follows the British curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Amazing teachers

×          Kids are happy

苍梧路10号,靠近田林路,3号楼,2楼

10 Cangwu Road, near Tianlin Road, Building 3, 2nd Floor

Half day – 57 000 RMB/school year

Full day – 84 000 RMB/school year

http://www.bsaschool.com/en/

Hills International Kindergarten

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Located in the city center

永嘉路356号

356 Yongjia Road, near Xiangyang Road, Building 31, Xuhui, Puxi

Half day – 42,000RMB/school semester

Full day – 54,000RMB/school semester

http://www.hillskindy.com/

Les Petits Ecoliers, French section of Melody International School

 

×          Follows the Montessori and JELIC (logic development) curriculums

×          French as the main language of instruction

×          English and Chinese language classes

华山路905号

905 Huashan Road, Villa No. 1, Xuhui

Full day – 45,000 RMB/school year

http://www.lespetitsecoliers-shanghai.com/

Little Eton Bilingual Kindergarten

 

×          Offers the American curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Located in the city center

×          The classes are structured so that there is always a Chinese teacher and an Ayi in the classroom

×          Good school (not the best) and that its tuition is reasonable for a school of its kind

宛平南路592号

592 Wanping South Road, Xuhui, Puxi

Full day – 81,000 RMB/school year

http://www.little-eton.com/      

Montessori School of Shanghai (Donghu)

 

×          Follows the British and Montessori curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

东湖路21号

21 Donghu Road, near Changle Road, Xuhui, Puxi

Full day – 144,000RMB/school year

http://www.montessorisos.com/

PeekaBoo Kindergarten House

 

×          Follows the America, Chinese, French, and Montessori curriculums

×          English/Chinese or French/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Located in the city center

永嘉路39号

39 Yongjia Road, near Shanxi Road, No. 10, Xuhui

Full day – 90,000RMB

http://www.peekabookindergarten.com/en/index.html

Shanghai Singapore International School (Xuhui)

 

×          Certified IGCSE and IB World School

×          Follows the Singaporean and IGCSE curriculums

×          English language environment

145 Huajing Road, Xuhui,

Preschool – 116,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 116,000RMB/school year

http://www.ssis.asia/

Shanghai Victoria Kindergarten (Xuhui)

 

×          Follows the Hong Kong curriculum and the IB education primary years program (PYP)

×          English/Chinese bilingual school

×          Uses a co-teaching approach with both a full-time English teacher and a full-time Chinese teacher in the classroom at all times

×          Kids like it

×          Some kids refuse to eat food provided there

华亭路71号

71 Huating Road, No. 1, Xuhui, Puxi,

Preschool – 75,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 75,000 RMB/school year

http://www.victoria.sh.cn/info/gb/index.asp

StarPlay Academy

 

×          Follows the Singaporean curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

苍梧路10号

10 Cangwu Road, Block B, Unit 308, Xuhui, Puxi,

Preschool – 48,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 48,000 RMB/school year

http://starplaysh.com/

 

Sunrise Montessori International Preschool and Kindergarten (Kindergarten)

×          Follows the Montessori curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          French language classes available

×          Lovely English speaking teachers

×          1h of Chinese lessons per day

衡山路9号

9 Hengshan Road, Xuhui, Puxi

Kindergarten – 65,000RMB

http://www.sunriseik.com/

 10. Yangpu District

Happy Marian Kindergarten (Shuangyang)

×          Teaches the Taiwanese curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Runs from 9 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon

×          Majority of classes are conducted in English, and range from phonics, science, math, crafts, rhyme time, and cooking

×          After nap time in the afternoon, there is a Chinese class

×          Exciting themes each week with good lesson plans from Taiwan

×          May be a little difficult for older students (4-6 years old) to fully integrate into English or Chinese classes if they have no basic foundation of the language

×          Some parents think that 2 hours is too long for nap time

×           

控江路1039号

1039 Kongjiang Road, No. 24, Yangpu

Full day – 55,000RMB/school year

http://www.happymarian.com.cn/

Happy Marian Kindergarten (Shuangyang)

 

×          Teaches the Taiwanese curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Runs from 9 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon

×          Majority of classes are conducted in English, and range from phonics, science, math, crafts, rhyme time, and cooking

×          After nap time in the afternoon, there is a Chinese class

×          Exciting themes each week with good lesson plans from Taiwan

×          May be a little difficult for older students (4-6 years old) to fully integrate into English or Chinese classes if they have no basic foundation of the language

×          Some parents think that 2 hours is too long for nap time

×           

控江路1039号

1039 Kongjiang Road, No. 24, Yangpu, Puxi

Full day – 55,000RMB/school year

http://www.happymarian.com.cn/

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International Kindergartens and Preschools in Pudong:

Fortune Kindergarten (Jintaiyang)

×          Follows the American and British curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Multicultural environment with over 30 nationalities represented

×          Popular among parents

×          2 days a week an American teacher, 3 days a week Chinese teacher

×          Kids are happy with teachers and improve quickly

×          Some parents say that when trying to contact the school the staff could only speak Chinese and was rude

金杨路750号

750 Jinyang Road, No. 57, Pudong

Half day – 49,000RMB

Full day – 64,000RMB

http://www.fkis.com.cn/

Fortune Kindergarten (Longyang)

 

×          Follows the American and British curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Multicultural environment with over 30 nationalities represented

×          Popular among parents

×          2 days a week an American teacher, 3 days a week Chinese teacher

×          Kids are happy with teachers and improve quickly

×          Some parents say that when trying to contact the school the staff could only speak Chinese and was rude

东环龙路201号,靠近浦电路

201 Donghuanlong Road, near Pudian Road, Pudong

Half day – 52,000 RMB/school year

Full day – 78,000 RMB/school year

http://www.fkis.com.cn/

Fortune Kindergarten (Yaohua)

 

×          Follows the American and British curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Multicultural environment with over 30 nationalities represented

×          Popular among parents

×          2 days a week an American teacher, 3 days a week Chinese teacher

×          Kids are happy with teachers and improve quickly

×          Some parents say that when trying to contact the school the staff could only speak Chinese and was rude

耀华路550号,靠近西营路,1号楼

550 Yaohua Road, near Xiying Road, Bldg 1, Pudong

Half day – 52,000 RMB/school year

Full day – 78,000 RMB/school year

http://www.fkis.com.cn/

Fortune Kindergarten (Dongfang International)

 

×          Follows the American and British curriculums

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Multicultural environment with over 30 nationalities represented

×          Popular among parents

×          2 days a week an American teacher, 3 days a week Chinese teacher

×          Kids are happy with teachers and improve quickly

×          Some parents say that when trying to contact the school the staff could only speak Chinese and was rude

东方路1361号

1361 Dongfang Road, Pudong,

Half day – 52,000 RMB/school year

Full day – 78,000 RMB/school year

http://www.fkis.com.cn/

EtonHouse International Preschool

 

×          Offers to children aged from 18 months to 6 years old its own curriculum Inquire-Think-Learn

×          Influenced by the Reggio Emilia philosophy from Italy

×          Proposed in an English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Equipped with a large outdoor space

×          Offer an academically rigorous education where children are encouraged to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners through an international, inquiry-based programme

浦城路40号

40 Pucheng Road, Pudong

Half day – 96,000RMB/school year

Full day – 120,000RMB/school year

http://sh.etonhouse.com.cn/

Dulwich College (DUCKS)

 

×          IB certified school that offers the British curriculum

×          English as the main language of instruction

×          Students attend daily Chinese language classes

×          Staff attitude is great

×           

蓝桉路425号

425 LanAn Road, Pudong

Full day – 183,800RMB

http://www.dulwich-shanghai.cn/

Deutsche Schule Shanghai (Pudong Campus)

×          EuroCampus is a kindergarten to secondary school

×          Follow German and Hong Kong curriculums

×          German as the primary language of instruction

×          The largest and most prominent German school in China

巨峰路1100号

1100 Jufeng Road, Pudong,

Full day – 81,000 RMB/school year

http://www.ds-shanghai.de/

Concordia International School Shanghai

 

×          Private Christian preschool to secondary school

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          Main language of instruction is English

×          Offers language courses in Mandarin, Spanish and French

×          Parents and kids happy with the programm

明月路999号

 999 Mingyue Road, Pudong

Full day – preschool 150,000 RMB, kindergarten 192,000 RMB

http://www.concordiashanghai.org/

China Welfare Institution Kindergarten

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          Won the Shanghai Model Kindergarten Award

西苑路1361号

1361 Xiuyan Road, Pudong

Full time – 36,000RMB

http://www.cwikin.com/

Century Star Bilingual Kindergarten

 

×          Chinese/English bilingual program

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          Educates children in a multicultural environment

波山东路169号

169 Boshan Dong Road, Pudong

Full day – 36,000 RMB

http://www.shsjx.com/

Brain School (Pudong)

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          Extra emphasis on critical and creative thinking

迎春路873号,二楼

873 Yingchun Road, 2nd Floor

Half day – 46 000 RMB/school year

Full day – 58 000/school year

http://www.brainschool.co.kr/eng/index.asp

Lycee Francais De Shanghai (Pudong)

 

×          Teaches the French curriculum

×          French/English bilingual environment

×          Students must be of French nationality or have previously been taught under the French system

巨峰路1555号,D楼

1555 Jufeng Road, Building D, Pudong

Preschool – 83,000RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 85,000RMB/school year

http://www.lyceeshanghai.com/

Montessori Academy

 

×          Follows the Montessori curriculum

×          Language of instruction is English

碧云路1097号

1097 Biyun Road, Pudong

Full day – 158,000 RMB/school year

http://montessoriacademy.com.au/

Montessori Childrens Academy

 

×          Follows the Montessori curriculum

×          Trilingual program consisting of English, Chinese, and German

灵山路56号

56 Lingshan Road, Pudong

Full day - preschool – 124,000 RMB/school year

Full day - kindergarten – 144,000RMB/school year

http://www.montekinder.com/montekinder/home.html

Montessori Childrens House

 

×          Follows the Montessori curriculum

×          Trilingual program in English, German, and Chinese

锦秀东路418号

418 East Jinxiu Road, Pudong

Full day – preschool – 125,000RMB/school year

Full day – kindergarten – 145,000 RMB/school year

http://www.montekinder.com/montekinder/home.html

Shanghai American School (Pudong)

 

×          Pre-k to secondary school that follows the American Curriculum and IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme)

×          Main language of instruction is English

×          Provides additional language classes that include: Chinese, Spanish and French

×          One of the oldest international schools in the world and the biggest international school in China

×          Has exceptional teachers, facilities, and curriculum, even for early childhood education

凌白路1600号

1600 Lingbai Road, Pudong

Preschool – 134,000RMB

Kindergarten – 197,000RMB

http://www.saschina.org/

Shanghai Jincai International School

 

×          Follows American and Chinese curriculums

×          Classes in either English or Chinese

×          One of the first Experimental and Model High Schools of Shanghai

峨山路26号

26 Eshan Road, Pudong

Kindergarten – Full day – less then 50,000 RMB/school year

http://www.jcid.cn/

Shanghai Victoria Kindergarten (Pudong)

 

×          Follows the Hong Kong curriculum and the IB education primary years program (PYP)

×          English/Chinese bilingual school

×          Uses a co-teaching approach with both a full-time English teacher and a full-time Chinese teacher in the classroom at all times

×          Kids like it

×          Some kids don’t want to eat the food provided there

银霄路39号,38楼

39 Yinxiao Road, No. 38, Pudong

Preschool – 75,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 75,000 RMB/school year

http://www.victoria.sh.cn/info/gb/index.asp

Shine Academy

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          English as the main language

×          Accepts special needs students between the ages of 1 and 18

×          Staff is trained facilitating a group of children with varied abilities

浦东大道814号,5层楼

814 Pudong Da Dao, 5th floor, Pudong

Preschool – 107,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 107,000 RMB/school year

http://www.shineacademy.asia/

Sino European International Preschool

 

×          Follows the European curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Pays special attention to food and nutrition with all school lunches exclusively prepared by the 5-star Intercontinental Hotel and snacks provided by Gusto Fine Foods

×          Big playground - so even on polluted days when they don’t go outside kids get to let steam off

×          bathrooms have a cozy feeling to it

×          they are doing a lot to keep the kids safe from pollution and especially the avian flu

浦明路1999号,2楼

1999 Puming Road, Building 2, Pudong,

Preschool – Half day – 123,000RMB/school day, full day – 152,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 152,000 RMB/school day

http://www.seips-china.com/

SMIC Private School (Elementary Division)

 

×          Follows the American curriculum

×          English/Chinese bilingual environment

×          Kids get native language exposure in both English and Chinese

×          SMIC kindergarten should give priority for entering their primary school (English Track) which is extremely popular and difficult to get in

青铜路19号

19 Qingtong Road, No. 3, Pudong

Kindergarten – 54,000 RMB

http://www.smicschool.org/

The British International School Shanghai (Pudong)

 

×          Follows the English National curriculum and IB Diploma Program

×          English as the main language of instruction

湖南路2729号

600 Cambridge Forest Newtown, 2729 Hunan Road, Pudong ,

Preschool – 192,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 192,000 RMB/school year

http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/shanghai/pudong/

The Child Academy (Zhangjiang)

 

×          Based on Canadian curriculum

×          Designed to nurture solid foundations in children up to the age of six

科苑路88号

88 Keyuan Road, Pudong

Preschool – From 63,000 – 96,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – From 63,000 – 96,000 RMB/school year

http://www.thechildacademy.com/

The Child Academy (Jinqiao)

 

×          Early education center that features a multi-cultural and bilingual curriculum

×          Program is designed for students up to six years of age

金桥路1888号

City of Elite Building No.1888 New Jinqiao Road

Preschool – 96,000 RMB/school year

Kindergarten – 96,000 RMB/school year

http://www.thechildacademy.com/

Primo Montessori Children’s House

 

×          Montessori education

×          Bilingual teaching

金豫路450号

No.450,Jinyu Road, Pudong District, Shanghai

Phone: +86(0)21-50478762

http://www.primomontessori.com/?lang=en

Childrens Technology Workshop [Pudong]

 

×          First established in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1997

×          Learning model compliments the unique needs of our students by delivering diverse and high-quality

×          With participants ranging in age from 3 to 14

芳甸路199号

Unit 46-47B Thumb Plaza, 199 Fangdian Lu

Phone: 5033-3053

http://www.ctworkshop.com.cn/

 For more information please visit us at 

http://www.shanghaiprops.com/en/shanghai-life/education/chang-ningyang-pu.html

Expatriate sites and social directory site: http://www.internations.org/shanghai-expats/guide

http://www.expatwomen.com/expat-women-countries/expat-women-living-in-china-hong-kong-macau.php 

 

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Hire car to airport

Need a hire car in Shanghai to get to Pudong airport or Hong Qiao airport in comfort and style then our smart looking Audi A6 is a great rental car. A trip to or from Pudong airport to or from any location in Shanghai’s Metropolitan area, will cost between 600 to 800rmb (one way) depending on the pick up/drop off area. If Hong Qiao airport is your destination then the 300 to 500rmb (one way) gets you there or back.

For the best deal on Airport Hire Cars please mail the Customer Service Manager Lily Peng on liliping_lily@live.cn or call her on +86 136 7161 3727. Bon voyage!!

Here is a photo of our latest Shanghai hire car available for airport trips night and day.



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4th July in Shanghai

We all love a good National Day Celebration and the Americans do it BIG with their 4th July Independence Day celebrations all around town. So, let’s all join with our fellow US Expatriates and help them celebrate. Hope you find something happening close by your place in our list below. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! Hip, hip, hooray!!!

4th of July events

2014 AmCham Shanghai Independence Day Celebration “Stars & Stripes”

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 15:00–20:00

Venue: Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental

AmCham Shanghai organize a family and friends America’s 238th birthday celebration in the suburbs. There will be indoor and outdoor attractions, Shanghai’s best restaurants food and drinks offers and lucky draw prizes.

Manufactured Superstars in MYST

International DJ’s in MYST

1123 Yan’an Zhong Lu, near Fumin Lu

4th of July at Stubb’s

Stubb’s celebrate the 4th of July, they offer whole weekend of grilled meat, clod beer and live music. They have happy hours that include buckets of Corona and Budwiser.

550 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu

Independence Day Bash

Jul 5, 2014

Cool Docks’s Bubba Texas BBQ teams up with Ruijin Cajun for American Independence Day’s celebration. They offer an open pit with N’awlins crawfish boil, Cajun goodies and BBQ. There will be a happy hour from noon to 8pm,  live music by Shanghai Newgrass Lands and fireworks. There are food tickets for 25rmb each, food cost between one and four tickets.

The Cool Docks 2, Wharf 1846, Section 4, 653 Waima Lu, near Wangjiamatou Lu

20% off all Steaks @ Roosevelt Prime on the 4th of July Description

Shanghai’s best steaks has a holiday special. They have 20% discount on all steaks!

Roosevelt Prime Steakhouse, 160 Taiyuan Lu, near Yongjia Lu

American Independence Day

Southern Belle offers great deals on 4th of July. They have a promotion going for two days, 4th and 5th of July. They also have lucky draw and fireworks on Friday and live music on Saturday. Price range from 35-55 for hot dogs and burgers they will have happy hours on drings.

433 Changle Lu, near Xiangyang Lu

'Merica! July 4th Pub Crawl

Start 9:30pm at 8 Ruijin 1st Road, near Julu Road

Boxing Cat Brewery’s Red, White and BOOM! 4th of July Celebration

Boxing Cat Brewery’s Yongfu Lu branch have a celebration from 5-10 PM. BBQ starting from 25RMB and 150RMB free flow drinks. There will be a contest where you can win a free drink ticket for the next visit to any of their branch.

82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu

Americas Independence Day @Windows Scoreboard

This July 4, Windows Scoreboard celebrates America’s Independence Day.  They offer Budwiser buy 1 get 1 for 25RMB and American music, their burgers will cost 10RMB.

11F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu

Americas Independence Day @Windows Too

This July 4, Windows Too celebrates America’s Independence Day.  They offer Budwiser buy 1 get 1 for 25RMB and American music, their burgers will cost 10RMB.

2F, City Plaza, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu

Story Of The Year 2014 Tour in Shanghai

Story of the Year is an American rock band.  They chose their name in 2002 after the release their first EP titled Story of the Year.

MAO Livehouse, 3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu

Flower Power Party

MVP Shanghai and Bar Rouge organize Flower Power party on July 4th. It’s their summer celebration.

Bar Rouge, Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

Shanghai Pudong Expo Beer Festival

Boda Car Park, Pudong, Shanghai



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Best Places to watch the FIFA World Cup in Shanghai

WOW!! What a weekend I had watching the FIFA World Cup, 2014. My country’s beloved Socceroos lost against Chile but we are always so impressed with their fighting power. Given our nation hardly plays the game there is not such a big pool of talent………but the boys did us proud and Tim Cahill gave us a stellar performance yet again.

But the real stars were the Dutch. It seems it was payback time for them and they had been waiting four years for it. Poor Spain got such a hiding and as one commentator said “Dutch Fairyland” indeed. 

Speaking of sides, the river divides in Shanghai so I have selected the best places to watch your team at the FIFA World Cup in Puxi and Pudong. Due to the time difference between Brazil and China all the games are at night but from what I noticed it doesn’t stop supporters from going out and watching it live on a big screen!

Hope your team does you proud and may the best team win.

Also, well done to Brazil for pulling this off with few problems thus far. I truly hope all continues to go smoothly and everyone has a FABULOUS TIME!

UPDATES of FIFA World Cup, 2014

http://www.fifa.com/

or

http://eurorivals.net/

BEST PLACES TO WATCH IN PUXI

Sasha’s

11 Dongping Lu,

near Hengshan Lu

东平路11号,

近衡山路

The Camel

1 Yueyang Lu,
near Dongping Lu
岳阳路1号,
近东平路

Big Bamboo

132 Nanyang Lu,

near Tongren Lu

南阳路132号,

近铜仁路

Flamingo

1/F, 390 Shanxi Nan Lu,

near Fuxing Lu

陕西南路390号1楼,

近复兴路

Boxing Cat

Sinan Mansions,

Unit 26A, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu,

near Sinan Lu

思南公馆,

复兴中路519号26A,

近思南路

Park Tavern

840 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu, Xuhui district

徐汇区衡山路840号, 近天平路

Shanghai Brewery

15 Dongping Lu

东平路15号

Bubba’s

653 Waima Lu

near Wangjiamatou Lu

外马路653号,

近王家码头路

Hooters

1498 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, Xuhui district

徐汇区淮海中路1498号, 近乌鲁木齐中路

BEST PLACES TO WATCH IN PUDONG

Piano Bar

Grand Hyatt,

Jin Mao Tower,

53/F, 88 Century Avenue,

near Dongtai Lu

世纪大道88号

金茂大厦53楼,

近东泰路

Bytes 101 Bar

1199 Yingchun Lu, by Fangdian Lu

迎春路1199号,芳甸路

The Camel

16 Weifang Xi Lu, by Pudong Nan Lu

潍坊西路116号,浦东南路

The BREW

花木路1388号1楼

1/F, 1388 Huamu Lu

Jade on 36

Pudong Shangri-La,

36/F, Grand Tower,

33 Fu Cheng Lu,

near Lujiazui Xi Lu

浦东香格里拉酒店,

富城路33号36楼,

近陆家嘴西路

Red Passion

1108 Meihua Lu

梅花路1108号

Hooters

First Floor, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Fucheng Lu, Pudong

猫头鹰餐厅 浦东陆家嘴西路168号正大广场1楼, 近富城路

Big Bamboo

381 Hongfeng Lu, near Biyun Lu,

浦东 红枫路381号, 近碧云路