We offer you a warm welcome to Victoria Shanghai Academy; a dynamic community of some 1800 Year 1 to 12 students, parents, faculty and staff working together in pursuit of academic and personal excellence. I remember well the vision and aspirations of the school when it was founded just over 10 years ago and I can see the enormous accomplishments that this school has made over that time in realising its vision. In recent years, our academic achievements have been world class. Our bilingual educational model is underpined by the IB continuum of programmes ensuring that VSA graduates not only have a strong sense of their Chinese heritage but that they are equipped to meet future challenges with 21st century learning skills and international perspectives.
A student centred inquiry approach to teaching and learning is emphasized. Our students are seen as individuals, each with their particular strengths and unique abilities. VSA students are encouraged to translate their learning into action by putting into practice their interpretation of our school motto : Virtue, Service, Action and testing their capacity for leadership.
VSA teachers are recruited from more than 15 nationalities. They are passionate, committed and caring professionals, who guide each student in exploring their talents and fulfilling their promise. Our teachers work phenomenally hard to offer our students amazing opportunities. We have a vibrant arts and music programme; a very successful sports programme and a huge range of CAS and afterschool activities, many student directors, enabling students to participate fully in school life and to grow and develop as well balanced young people.
Please explore our website (and parent and student portals) to learn more about our school. We actively encourage parents to work with us and we are always here to answer any questions that you may have.