School Mission and Philosophy


School Mission

To explore a model of Sino-foreign cooperation in high school education, to develop an international curriculum system combining Chinese and Western features, to change the education model, and to lay the foundation for cultivating international innovative talents.


School Vision

To lay a beautiful foundation for life by igniting the spark of genius in every student. 


School Goal

To create a high-caliber, international, Sino-foreign cooperation high school that encourages self-awareness and taking initiative, leadership and high achievement, and commitment to social responsibility.


Educational Mission

To cultivate excellent students who have a global outlook, cross-cultural understanding, a commitment to personal development, and outstanding character.

Diversity Statement

Qibao Dwight values an inclusive and diverse community. Our rich and long-standing Shanghai (Qibao) and New York (Dwight School) presences, combined with an international focus, has allowed us to develop our community and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We understand that our School’s community is enriched by its members’ varying backgrounds, including those of age, cultural tradition, ethnicity, gender, nationality, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic position. We seek to enroll families who will work in partnership with the School to embrace the challenging – yet rewarding – situations borne from diversity; furthermore, we will support and advocate for our community, recognizing that different perspectives are valued. We recognize that our community includes our families, faculty, staff, and alumni all of whom contribute to the tapestry of Qibao Dwight. As an International Baccalaureate world school, authorized to implement the Diploma Programme, Qibao Dwight is committed to a strong sense of global understanding. We recognize that diversity as a concept continues to evolve, and that we – as a community – will evolve with it. Our dedication to this effort shall be ongoing.

Global Mindedness Statement

Our students understand that education transcends geographical boundaries - that while our school is situated in Shanghai,their learning experiences are designed to help them become citizens of not only China but indeed the world. The International Baccalaureate Program,with its emphasis on inquiry and the learning through the study of global contexts,provides a rich framework for this to occur.

Qibao Dwight values the importance of language acquisition while still honoring the students'development of their mother tongues. By reducing barriers created by language and broadening our understanding of cultures inherent in the languages our students'study,our community members can better participate in a more global dialogue. At Qibao Dwight,language acquisition is designed to be one of inclusiveness. As a part of the Dwight Schools global network of International Baccalaureate schools,our students and teachers have countless opportunities to collaborate on curricular experiences and service opportunities,as well as participate in exchange programs,with our other campuses. To be exposed to the cultures and insights of others - and to have the opportunity to share one's own culture - should not be undervalued. Our students understand that it is possible for experiences to be shared with,as well as be unique to,our international counterparts. As an International Baccalaureate World School,we strongly advocate the mission of,"encouraging students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people,with their differences, can also be right." It is through the refinement of empathy and international understanding that our students will further develop a more global perspective.