Academic Programs



We are one of the few schools in Shanghai offering Montessori education to children from 6 months to age 7.


Montessori School of Shanghai curriculum is based on respect for the child who is 6 months through 7 years of age. The secret of teaching respectfully is to pay attention to the hidden nature of the child at each stage of development, make appropriate choices, and to design a classroom with activities and materials that allow the children to fulfill their individual, innate potential. We foster the growth of the whole child by creating experiences that encourage healthy growth spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially and cognitively. In the words of Maria Montessori, "To consider the school as a place where instruction is given is one point of view. But to consider a school as a preparation for life is another. In the latter case, the school must satisfy all the needs of life." At Montessori School of Shanghai, our mission is to "nurture creative, eager learners as they discover their full potential and become responsible, global citizens."


Our school environment is dedicated to nurturing a child's inherent curiosity by enabling children to explore and discover. Our classrooms and materials are designed to stimulate the child's senses as well as to respond to the pre-school child's need for order within the world. In our carefully prepared environments children work independently, of their own initiative, developing concentration and self-discipline.


All programs have open enrollment all year long. We also offer summer camp for students.