School-Wide Major Events


International Day

On International Day, there are interesting exhibits, exciting performances, delicious food and much more! Parents and families are welcome to join in the ceremony and the festivities.

This annual event held in May is has a different theme each year. Past themes include: "We Celebrate Our School Community"; "Raising Global Citizens"; "Fitting Together as One World";"Global Citizenship"; and "Take a Stand".

International Day Highlights for Elementary School

In the Elementary School every class adopts a country. Students are busy gathering information about their countries and preparing for performances. All class performances and exhibits are held in their own classrooms, and families are provided with a program to help them guide their way around the elementary school on that day.

International Day Kenya

International Day Highlights for Middle/High School

As part of the festivities, seniors lead workshops and small group discussions on topics ranging from social justice and humanitarian aid to the preservation of cultural and ethnic diversity. Additionally, student winners of the Inaugural Global Citizenship Day Essay and Poster Contests receive their awards and the grade 12 Global Citizenship students honor a member of the Shanghai community with SMIC's Global Citizen Award.

Meanwhile SMIC’s middle school students present class projects, including original videos, websites, board games, poster boards and debates on a variety of historical and cultural topics.

ET Global Citizenship Award

Vocabulary Day Parade


October 31 marks our annual "Vocabulary Day Parade" Students make their own costumes illustrating a vocabulary word of their choice. It is a fun treat to see the amazing creativity shown by students and teachers!

vocabulary day parade

Sports Day

Our annual Sports Day takes place in October. Each campus hosts an opening ceremony complete with special performances and parades.Students then spend the day competing with other classes in fun sporting events [tug of war always seems to be the favorite]. Chinese Track and English Track students compete in events, sometimes on the same team and sometimes against one another.

In middle/high school, Student Council and clubs prepare many games and booths for food and drinks.

The diligent preparation and support from all teachers and staff, especially the PE teachers, make this Sports Day safe, fun, and well organized.

Tug of War

Science Fair

As part of the curriculum, the school organizes a Science Fair in the Spring. Through the annual Science Fair, we seek to inspire our students’ inquiring minds and encourage them to take a more active interest in the study of science.

Science Fair Displays ESIn the elementary school, students' projects are displayed for two days in the library. The students also spend one full school day focused on science activities where every class participates in various experiments and projects in the regular classroom. This day has been very popular with teachers and students alike.

Science Fair Displays MHSIn the middle/high school students' projects are also displayed for two days. The top 9 student groups present their projects and the winning team competes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

Families who are interested in learning more about our students’ exhibits are welcome to visit our science fairs during the times specified for public viewing.

Performing Arts Concerts

Christmas Concert

Christmas ReindeerWe are singing! We are dancing! We love to spread Christmas cheer! This musical presentation is for the students from both English and Chinese track to show their musical and performance talents and to celebrate this special holiday in December with their families and friends.

Spring Concert

Spring ConcertIn our Spring Concert, many talented students from both English and Chinese tracks perform along with club performances as organized by SMIC music teachers. This performance is a chance for students and clubs to showcase some of the various performance skills represented in our student body including playing instruments, singing, dancing, and drama.

Spring Art Show

Annually, our students' artistic skills and creativity are showcased in the Spring Art Show. The art exhibitions are displayed in all areas of our school and opening ceremony allows the students to interact with parents and teachers and talk about their creations.

Wall of Art

Field Trips

Each year, all students explore an area of Shanghai through a school-sponsored field trip. Students typically enjoy a day out with their teachers and friends enjoying nature at a park or exploring exhibits at local museums.

MHS Field Trip

Great Wall Field Trip (6th grade)

great wall field tripIn June, students are given the opportunity to travel to Beijing and visit the Great Wall. On day one, students visit Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace, go to an acrobatics show and eat Peking duck. On the second day, they go on a morning hutong tour via pedicab, and then travel to the outskirts of Beijing to hike an unrestored section of the Great Wall of China, and camp next to the Great Wall. In the morning, the students hike down from the Wall and have a village lunch. This is a unique trip enjoyed every year by students and teachers!

Featured Videos


Vocabulary Day Parade


Sports Day

Christmas Concert

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