Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai, China opened in August 2018 for boys and girls aged two to 18 years. The school, located in New Bund near Wellington College International, provides a Wellington College education to Chinese national families. The facilities have been designed to be world-class, with the architecture echoing the distinctive classical style of the original Wellington College in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
Shanghai is one of the most populous cities in the world, offering its millions of residents the best in food, art, and culture. The cosmopolitan and dynamic city features the full gamut of architecture, ranging from futuristic skyscrapers in Pudong to shikumena unique Shanghainese style that combines Western and Chinese elements, first appearing in 1860. The Bund, a waterfront area lined with stately buildings from Shanghai’s heyday as an international financial center in the early 20th century, is a popular destination within the city. Shanghai is known as the “Oriental Paris,” a shopper’s paradise, according to the tour operator Travel China Guide, and has something to offer people of all interests:
“The rippling Huangpu River, characteristic buildings on the west bank and extraordinarily futuristic skyscrapers on the east bank all become more enchanting adorned in sparkling colored lights at night. A night cruise on the Huangpu River is highly recommended. For art lovers, the Grand Theater and Oriental Art Center will delight a visitor's taste. For those seeking relaxation, the ideal choice should be Hengshan Road and Xin Tian Di which are thronged with a variety of nightclubs, discos and bars.”
Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai is the third member in the Wellington College China family, and the school benefits from strong partnerships and opportunities for collaboration with Wellington College International Tianjin and Wellington College International Shanghai. Actively building upon the long and successful history of Wellington College in the U.K., which is often considered among the very best schools around the globe, the branch in Shanghai aims to be the leading bilingual education provider in the region.
The school enrolls nearly 670 K–6 students, most of whom are Chinese, with 6% from North America and the U.K. The teaching staff of 65 will include 31 Chinese teachers and 34 from North America and the U.K. Students will benefit from inquiry-based learning infused throughout the curriculum, starting with the Montessori program and continuing with the British national curriculum.
Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai is interested in hiring singles, couples, and interns. They will also consider outstanding newly-certified candidates as well as those certified in non-English speaking countries. Teachers must hold an academic degree in the subject they will be teaching. China issues work visas to those under the age of 60.
The benefits package includes annual round-trip airfare and a competitive salary on which the school pays the taxes. Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai provides for professional development and covers 100% tuition for up to two students. Worldwide health insurance (except for the U.S.) is fully covered and includes dental. These benefits amount to substantial savings! There are also local employment opportunities for non-teaching spouses.
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