About SMIC School

Originally founded in 2001, the SMIC Private School was originally created to serve families employed by the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC), one of the most advanced semiconductor companies in China. Over the years, the school’s reputation grew along with enrollment demands as we expanded to include students from outside the company as well. Today, our staff of almost 340 (of whom almost half are foreigners) serves over 2700 students in grades K-12 in both English and Chinese tracks. SMIC is a highly academic international school-style private school.

The English Track division offers an American-style curriculum (in English) based on US standards. Among our distinguishing features, we provide a phenomenally successful and diverse AP program (98% of our students score 3 or higher on average) and a unique successful Chinese language program that has fantastic student achievement results. With over 400 graduates since 2006, 100% of our high school graduates since 2010 have been accepted to international colleges and universities or have gone to compulsory military service in their countries. The colleges and universities included 33 of the top 100 elite institutions in the world such as Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Brown, New York University, Rice, University College London, McGill, Seoul National University, Yonsei University, and Johns Hopkins We're not only about academics, though, as we have many extra-curricular program options as well including 9 different award-winning sports programs and over 50 after-school clubs for students to join.

Whether SMIC Private School students pursue academics, sports, or other extra-curricular activities, our staff and active school community encourages their efforts to aim for excellence, while retaining a sense of honor, community, and joy.


April 2018 - Shanghai SMIC Private School was accepted for full membership for the East Asia Regional Conference of Schools (EARCOS)

April 2017 - the SMIC Private School received the Humanitarian Award from Shanghai Red Cross in recognition of years of charity by our school including 30 Hour Famine, Art for Charity, Giving Tree, Caring Destiny, and more.

July 2016 - Shanghai SMIC Private School English Track received full accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

2015 - SMIC School Chancellor, Dr. Shu-Kuang Hu, was awarded the “Magnolia Silver Award” from Shanghai City in recognition of her long service to the foreign community in our city.

2014 - the SMIC Private School received the "National Exemplary School Award" from the China Private School Association.

2009 - the SMIC Private School received the "Exemplary Private Elementary, Middle and High School Award" from China's Ministry of Education.

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