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Message from Head of Academy

We offer you a warm welcome to 
Victoria Shanghai Academy!

A dynamic community of some 2,000 Year 1 to 12 students, parents, faculty and staff working together in pursuit of academic and personal excellence. As a founding head of VSA, I remember well the vision and aspirations of the school when it was founded 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 underpinned 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 guiding statements: Value, Strive and Act.

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 after school activities, many student initiatives, enabling students to participate fully in school life and to grow and develop as well-balanced young people.


Dr. Maggie Koong

Head of Academy

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