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Welcome from the Primary School Principal


Welcome to the Primary School of Soong Ching Ling School!  As you look through our website I hope you will see what makes us unique in Shanghai, starting with the campus:  Over forty acres of mature trees, beautifully maintained gardens, several athletic fields, a pool, and courts for tennis and basketball.  Many times, during recess, the laughter of children at play is combined with the sound of boats carrying goods up and down our still active canal system.  Juxtaposed against the bustle of Shanghai we are an oasis of work, play, and reflection.

We have another fantastic resource in our top amazing teaching community. They are caring and nurturing individuals who know how to bring learning, exploration and innovative thinking to life for the students.  Following Soong Ching Ling’s mantra of “To give children the most valuable things” we work very hard to ensure our students are inspired, challenged, and instilled with a lifelong appreciation for learning, ethical decision making, and creative thinking.

Our educational program is also quite unique, truly committed to bringing out the best in both “East” and “West”.  Thoughtfully combining American Common Core, NGSS, NCSS, and Shanghai Math standards, our students find success in both Chinese and English and leave Grade 5 with the entire world at their fingertips, able to thrive in either an English or Chinese speaking environment.

It is a privilege to come to work every day on this fantastic campus and work with such innovative educators, not to mention some of the nicest students you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet.

Please join me in a tour through our classrooms and across our campus.  Meet our excellent faculty and those who support the daily activities of all our families, teachers, students and administrators.

Matthew Lippart
Principal, Primary School 



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