Due to the high number of foreign workers in Shanghai, the range of schools available is impressive and it is likely that your children will be able to follow the curriculum and school system of your home country.
The state-funded schools are not usually a good option for the children of expatriates, as they are geared towards meeting the needs of the local Chinese population and all tuition takes place in Mandarin. The standards of private schools are generally high and your children will have the benefit of leaving with an education and qualifications that will be recognised when you return home.
School hours are 8 a.m./8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Many international schools organise a school bus service, for which an annual subscription is payable.