THE School

Our Vision and Mission


Educational Excellence for Life and Leadership

To be a warm and wonderful school where children’s progress and attainment is exceptional.


To ensure every child exceeds their individual expectations, we will challenge and inspire them, inside the classroom and beyond its boundaries. Building on the rich traditions of Harrow School, and on the ambitions of our committed Shanghai community, we seek to create exceptional, honest, reflective, influential leaders who seek to make the world a better place.


Courage – The ability to show strength, determination, resilience and innovation in the face of challenge, change and adversity.

Honour – To lead by example, showing respect, responsibility, pride and honesty.

Humility – Self-awareness and modesty about oneself; respect and compassion for others.

Fellowship – Connection and belonging within and beyond our community.

Leadership Attributes

In order to fulfil our motto, leadership attributes will be instilled, age appropriately, in all students and will focus on:

  • Making a positive contribution to community – so as to demonstrate consideration for the needs of others, build constructive and effective relationships and take responsibility for the reputation of the school and its community
  • Applying knowledge with compassion – so as to respond emotionally and intelligently to others and the environment, treat others with tolerance, respect and consideration, and understand the importance of service
  • Solving problems collaboratively – so as to work effectively with other team members towards a common goal, respect the opinions of others, communicate effectively and promote good morale
  • Solving problems creatively – so as to work with others to generate innovative ideas, meet one’s own development needs, actively seek new ideas and opportunities and maintain momentum when problem-solving
  • Making just and responsible choices – so as to be receptive to alternative perspectives, adhere consistently to ethical principles and use knowledge of right from wrong as a moral compass
  • Facing challenges with determination – so as to be able to cope with change, adapt effectively to unfamiliar challenges, learn from successes and failures and develop resilience when facing difficulties