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HD Shanghai


Mr. Warren Johnston Chief Academic Officer of HD Schools

Welcome to HD Shanghai Bilingual School, a new dual curriculum, bilingual school in Shanghai bringing together the best of Chinese and British education. HD Shanghai Bilingual School is greatly influenced by Hurtwood House UK which has an outstanding academic and creative record and is recognised as one of England’s most successful and exciting schools, putting the vigour and enthusiasm back into education. HD Shanghai Bilingual School is putting the “fun” back into education. Starting school and going to school should be fun, a place that students want to go. They should look forward to each new day with excitement and enthusiasm. With our passionate and inspiring staff HD Shanghai Bilingual School will do just that.


With small classes we will be able to personalise education for each child. Teachers and principals will get to know each child as an individual, their wants and needs, and above all they will develop a warm relationship with each child, so they feel safe and cared for by all at the school.


Becoming bilingual is no easy task but one that I am committed to and very experienced in. HD Shanghai School will create an environment where students are immersed in each language and taught by qualified, native speakers of English or Chinese. Students will learn, apply and practice both languages and develop excellent language skills.


It is a great privilege to take children at a very young age as they begin school and I have a wealth of experience in nurturing young lives and seeing them develop and grow. I am always humbled by the dedication and hard work of teachers as they strive to develop each child academically and emotionally. As Headmaster I am committed to taking an active part in this.


School is not all about academics and this is reflected in HD Shanghai Bilingual School’s motto: Education creates character. Developing and nurturing students’ characters is a great responsibility for all schools and HD Shanghai Bilingual School takes this very seriously. Through pastoral and moral education students will develop empathy for others, responsibility for their own actions and the resilience to overcome life’s challenges.


Please take some time to read through this website and to visit our school. My door is always open with a warm welcome waiting for prospective and current parents.

Mr. Warren Johnston

Chief Academic Officer of HD Schools

Dear Parents:

Thank you for choosing HD Shanghai Kindergarten, and entrusting the great responsibilities of enlightening the children to us. Shouldering the expectations of parents, I feel there is a long way to go with all my enthusiasm and pursuit of preschool education.

The HD Shanghai Kindergarten is one that make all of us proud. It is open and pluralistic, and focuses on the inheritance of Chinese traditions and the absorption of the nutrients of world culture. Children grow rapidly in such a wonderful atmosphere, and actively prepare themselves for running to the field they would like to reach. As a professional educator, what I need to do is to protect the nature of the kids, and become a fair wind or pushing wave when they decide to set sail.

Where there is love, there is education. It is expected that parents could also join in the ranks full of love and care and never be absent in the children’s growth and education. It is us that will witness each step taken on their way to a better future.

The way ahead is long, but I shall search high and low. To grow with the children would be my biggest happiness for my life.

Kindest regards!

Mary Feng

Principal of HD Shanghai Kindergarten

Mary Feng Principal of HD Shanghai Kindergarten
Jade Yu Principal of HD Shanghai Primary School

As a Chinese citizen, I hold Chinese culture dear. China has a rich history, which should be treasured, and I believe that the values of cultural spirit and wisdom should be central to our time in school, one that rooted in Chinese culture and serving Chinese families. As the Principal of Primary School of HD Bilingual School, I believe that our students can be immersed in the world of Chinese literature, experience the elegance of Chinese language and understand the profound depth of Chinese culture. Above all, they will learn to recognize the cultural values of their home country and gain a sense of strength from this. Our students will practice what they learn and develop sharp perceptions and honest behaviors, to grow into well-rounded Chinese citizens with a global vision.

Based on the idea, we are committed to exploring the creative educational mode which adapts itself best to a bilingual environment. During the primary school period, we strictly follow the path of the national curriculum standard, and use approaches such as big thematic units, interdisciplinary integration and whole-book reading to make Chinese learning a rich experience, applicable to children’s life. It is expected that the learning experience and exploration alongside proper training and memorization will be promoted in the process.

I always believe that the nature of education it to establish links between self-ego, outside world and future society. The children will enjoy a free, comfortable, easy and natural growth, and we are always by their side.

Jade Yu

Principal of HD Shanghai Primary School