International Philippine School of Shanghai

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Name of School : International Philippine School of Shanghai
Address : 699 Hu Qing Ping Gong Lu, Zhai Dong Ju Wei Hui, Quingpu District, Shanghai, PRC
Contact Numbers : (86-21) 597-658-57
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Date Established : 13 June 2011
Start of Operations : 05 September 2011
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Date of Issuance :  
School Owners :
Ms. Gracia Celia G. Nickel
Mr. Manfred Nickel

No. of Enrollees
(SY 2015-2016)

7 (Preschool)
19 (Elementary)
17 (High School)
43 students
School’s Category : Category II
School Administrator Ms. Gracia Celia M. Guieb
School Director : Manfred Nickel


Int'l. Philippine School of Shanghai (IPSS) is the first Philippine School in Shanghai. It is a Philippine/ European privately owned institution intended for the Filipino community living in Shanghai. There is a strong demand and growing need for a full credited school followed and be recognized by the Philippine Department of Education. The school provides secure quality education for all students with affordable fees. However, it is also an institution whose admission is open where acceptance and respect of one's identity and culture is a very important consideration. It offers a curriculum that is Philippine-based, but with the integration of international standards and approaches in teaching that would make every child academically inclined, globally competitive, thus able to respond actively and positively to the growing changes of the future.

Institutional Philosophy

Int'l. Philippine School of Shanghai (IPSS) encourages students to study and make the most of every opportunities. This way they can achieve their full potential. The school fosters a strong sense of a caring community and provides a supportive, nurturing, and warm environment. Small classes supervised by qualified, dynamic, and enthusistic staff ensure that students benefit not only academicall but also personally. We aim that our students develop their self-esteem and confidence and will grow into a happy and independent individual with healty mind and body.

Institutional Vision Statement

At IPSS we educate and nurture the whole child, providing opportunities for each child to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities in a variety of areas including emotional, spritual, academic, cultural, moral, linguistic, creative, and physical well-being.

We create a culture of achievement within a vibrant and stimulating learning environment ensuring positive reinforcement at all levels of ability through appropriately differentiated expectations.

Our vision is for IPSS children to stand on their own as lifelong learners, growing in confidence and independence prepared to be a major contributor for the future.

To shape younger and older students through their academic, social program and spiritual well-being that they may be capable of interpreting the world and making decisions supported by the core values and develop character, dignify their family and supporting their nation.


Institutional Mission Statement

The mission of IPSS directly reflects the school's vision statement and embraces the Academic Mission of the school. It seeks to:

Create a culture of achievement and positive reinforcement at all levels of ability.

Adopt a forward-looking and innovative approach which reflects our awareness of current and future trends without sacrificing traditional strengths.

Provide a quality staff who are themselves open to learning and who are given extensive training opportunities for continuing professional development.

Provide a quality learning enevironment with a happy, vibrant atmosphere, and within the sense of purposeful learning and a climate of open and friendly communication, mutual trust and respect.

Educate the whole student by providing opportunities in breadth and depth for the concurrent development of all dimensions like - emotional, spiritual, academic, cultural, moral, linguistic, physical and creative.

Discover and develop the unique talents and abilities of each individual, in accordance with the philisophy and vision of the school.