Swiss School Association Shanghai
Verein Schweizer Schule Schanghai
Association École Suisse Shanghai
Associazione Scuola Svizzera Shanghai
We are a group of Swiss citizens and other interested parties committed to starting a Swiss School in Shanghai. This institution will be open to all according to relevant Chinese laws. The curriculum will be developed to offer both a Swiss education for Swiss nationals living abroad as well as an alternative to standard expatriate educational models in Shanghai. One essential focus will be on a rigorous multilingualism as early as possible in a child's education. The program will emphasize the core values that have made Switzerland a leading developed economy including integrity and excellence in one's work, a high sense of comity and cooperation and the meticulous stewardship of the natural and built environment.
The School will be not-for-profit and will benefit from a transparent governance system. We will aim to develop the institution in association with a sponsoring Canton and the Federal Government. As such we will try to obtain financial aid for Swiss citizens. The exact educational model has not been pre-determined and can be easily adapted to local needs in partnership between a prospective sponsoring Canton and this Association.
Due to regulatory complexities in the Chinese educational market we cannot at this time anticipate when a school will be able to begin operating. Nevertheless, the leadership of the association is actively seeking opportunities and we are hopeful that we might be able to open our first classrooms by 2021.
In the meantime we welcome all interested parties to join our organization. We remain in ongoing contact with the Swiss Consulate, the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and the Swiss Club. For the time being the Association offers a friendly and open forum to exchange ideas and solutions for multilingual education and to assist new and existing members of the Swiss community with matters related to expatriate education in Shanghai. Moving forward all members will be able to play an instrumental role in defining and establishing a new educational model in one of China's most important cities.
For further information or to join, please contact Andrès Batista, President of the Association at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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