Montessori School of Shanghai

Located in the west part of Shanghai, about 15 minutes car commute from the Hong Qiao, GuBei area, MSS is in the middle of an extensive concentration of villa residents and amongst some of the most elite international schools in the country. We offer an enriched outdoor space with all the necessities guided by Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy. We employ only certifi ed Montessori teachers from AMI, AMS, and other accredited teachers around the world. Our mission is to provide our children with a quality, authentic Montessori education that is complemented with world class Montessori materials in the ''prepared environment''. The curriculum includes extra-curricular programs to enrich children's life experience. MSS is on a bi-semester system: the Fall Semester is from September to January, and Spring Semester starts from February to June.MSS offers three different programs, PreToddy (1.5 to 2 years of age), Toddy (2 to 3 years of age), and Kindy (3 to 6 years of age).
Founding Date May 2005
Accrediations & Affiliations American Montessori Society, full member school
Type Infant thru Kindergarten
Age of Students 6 months to 6 years and beyond
Number of Students 260
Nationality of Students 25 countries on 4 continents
Education/ Curriculum Authentic Montessori education
Primary Teaching Language Simultaneous English and Chinese instruction
Languages Taught English and Chinese
Teachers Credentialed Montessori teachers with AMS, AMI or LMC approved teaching certificates
Teaching Assistants Qualified TAs with Early Childhood Education diploma, Montessori training or certifi- cates and relevant classroom experience
Class Size Varies by age: Infant 8; Toddler 12 to 16; Early Childhood 15 to 26(based on classroom size)
Teacher-Student Ratio Infant 1:2; Toddler 1:4; Early Childhood 1:8
School Hours 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
After-school Activities N/A
School Facilities Indoor gross motor gym, outdoor playground, gardens, library, science lab, multi-function rooms
School Nurse or Healthcare Yes, full-time school pediatrician
School Bus Yes, bus service available for all Puxi residents
School Lunch Morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack available
Admission & Fees RMB35,000 to RMB57,000 per semester
Contacts Qingpu Campus: 1230 Zhuguang Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, China 201702
Tel: (+86 21) 5988 6688
Xuhui Campus: 21 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China 200031
Tel: (+86 21) 5403 7699
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