Concordia International School Shanghai

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Concordia attracts those families seeking rigorous academics, a whole child philosophy and a welcoming environment for themselves and their children. Our comprehensive American curriculum, from Preschool 3 to Grade 12, produces students with their own unique balance of Global Citizen, Servant Leader, Spirited Athlete, Confident Artist, and Passionate Scholar. We invite you to stop by for a visit  and discover for yourself the amazing community that makes up Concordia International School Shanghai.


In the 1980’s an inspired group of Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) visionaries and business professionals dreamed of a school environment where teachers, students and parents worked side-by-side toward the common goal of attaining a world-class, holistic education founded on Christian values. Equipping students with our core values and raising them in a flourishing community as global citizens and positive change agents.

They were eventually invited to come to Shanghai to build a school in the tradition of HKIS, which was founded by the LCMS in 1966.

Then, in 1998, a small group of teachers from HKIS was sent to Pudong to build that school. They brought their experience and excellence and used them to build a school from the rice paddies up–literally. Concordia’s first academic year opened with 22 students and a dedicated staff of 14—led by founding Head of School Dr. Allan Schmidt.

Concordia has come a long way since then. We’ve since proudly celebrated our 20th Anniversaryand the growth of Concordia Shanghai in the Fall of 2018 with many community members from past and present visiting our state-of-the-art campus in Shanghai.  This year we celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

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