School History

Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School was officially launched in September 2014 and is the first independently-run Chinese-foreign cooperative high school in Shanghai and the first independently-run Chinese-US cooperative high school in China. It is a partnership between Shanghai Qibao Middle School and Dwight Public School in New York, US, and has been approved by the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Education and registered by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China (Chinese-Foreign Cooperative School License No.: PPDE31USA04INR20140730N). The school became an IB world school with the authorization of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and implemented the IBDP Program in June 2015 (More IB and curricular information is available at this website:


Qibao High School

Qibao High School was founded in 1947 and is located at No. 22 Nong Nan Road of the Qibao ancient water town. Shanghai Qibao High School is dedicated to providing numerous opportunities for every student and teacher to realize personal development and has a philosophy focusing on development and humanities. The mission of the school is to instill students with a humble nature and an outstanding character and focus on cultivating the core qualities of “humanities, research, creativity”, so that students will have strong humanity consciousness and social responsibilities. They will also be equipped high-level research skills and thus able to explore the world and create new life in a scientific way. 

Mr. Qiu Zhonghai, Chiareman of the School Board, is a Top-Level Principal and Top-Level Teacher in Shanghai. Mr. Qiu Zhonghai was the principal of Shanghai Qibao High School from 1994 to 2016. He is also a National Model Teacher, a National Outstanding Teacher, a Shanghai Outstanding Teacher, and a Shanghai Education Grand Contributor, among other designations. Chairman Qiu serves in many social positions, including specially-appointed professor of East China Normal University, adjunct professor of the National Training Center for Secondary School Principals, Ministry of Education, P.R. China, the deputy director of Shanghai High School Educational Management Committee, the host of Yangtze Delta Distinguished High School Principal Training Base, the host of Shanghai Distinguished Principal Training Base, and the host of Minhang Secondary School Backbone Principal Training Base.


Dwight School, New York

Located in New York City, Dwight School is a private coeducational day school. It is an authorized IB World School and was the first school in the U.S. to offer IB programs from early childhood education to Grade 12. Dwight School has more than a dozen leaders in IB curriculum development and teaching on its world-class faculty and has been recognized as a leader in IB education and global outreach. Dwight was the first school in the U.S. to establish an international school outside of the U.S in New York, London, Canada and Seoul.

The mission of Dwight School is “Igniting the spark of genius in every child.” The school believes that every student is unique, and its goal is to create world leaders. Personalized Learning, Community, and Global Vision are the three pillars of Dwight School. Dwight graduates will be able to enter some of the world’s leading colleges and universities, including Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Princeton, MIT, NYU, McGill, and Oxford. Its famous alumni include Walter Lipman, Henry Morgenthau, Truman Cabot, Roy Lichtenstein, Prince Hall, etc. 


Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School has been jointly created by Qibao High School and Dwight school, which has become a new member of the big family.