Athletics

We value character first - striving to accomplish our goals in a way that we can be proud of while upholding our motto, “Play hard and play fair, with integrity and good sportsmanship.”

At SMIC we value character first - striving to accomplish our goals in a way that we can be proud of while upholding our motto, “Play hard and play fair, with integrity and good sportsmanship.”

As one of the founding members of CISSA (China International Schools Sports Association) and SISAC (Shanghai International School Activities Conference), we compete in two of Asia’s top sports leagues.

Our middle school students are able to compete with more than two dozen international schools in CISSA. CISSA is a participation-based sports league encompassing the greater Shanghai region. CISSA does not have tryouts or cuts so each sport offered to a grade level is available for all interested students and they will be able to play.

Our high school students are able to learn many valuable lessons about teamwork, work ethic, healthy competition, and achieving their goals by competing in SISAC. SISAC is a competition-based league that often requires tryouts and includes a season ending championship tournament. SISAC is comprised of nearly two dozen international schools in the greater Shanghai region. We are currently one of the largest programs in CISSA/SISAC, with roughly 50 teams in tennis, cross-country, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, badminton, track & field, swimming, and soccer.

While our focus is on character first, we have also been highly accomplished in a wide range of sports. Our students have developed a very strong program that is competitive on all levels. Most of our high school teams have multiple ‘final four’ finishes, highlighted by our boys’ and girls’ table tennis teams winning 9 league championships, our boys varsity basketball team winning 4 league championships, our boys varsity soccer team winning a league championship, our varsity badminton team winning a league championship, and our girls varsity basketball team finishing in the top 4 in 9 times in 13 seasons.

We are the Sharks of Pudong, striving to proudly represent the SMIC Private School with sportsmanship and integrity.

Brian Bates
SMIC-I Activities & Athletics Director

Brian Bates
SMIC-I Activities & Athletics Director

Alex Yu
Activities & Athletics Assistant


NCAA

SMIC is NCAA Eligible

Being approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a significant accomplishment for our school - making the transition to NCAA athletics possible for our aspiring student athletes. The approval of our academic courses allows our students to practice and compete with their respective collegiate teams. A list of approved courses is maintained on the NCAA portal.

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