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Dulwich International Origins

Nearly 400 years after Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn founded Dulwich College in London, British lawyer Fraser White and his wife Karen Yung began looking for a school in Shanghai that would provide for their three young children. They wanted a challenging and ambitious education that would prepare their children for the future, moulding them into confident and well-rounded young people. Beyond academics, they wanted a school community with the open-mindedness and doughtiness bred of international experience, a strong co-curricular programme and a holistic education that would prepare them for university and the world of work.

Their search came up short. A serendipitous meeting with Graham Able, the then Master of Dulwich College in London, resulted in the idea of opening an international Dulwich College in Shanghai. Dating back to 1619, Dulwich College is one of the UK’s oldest independent schools, and it has a long history of academic excellence, innovation and respect for tradition. Its academic strength was matched by its broad and challenging co-curricular programme in sports, music, visual arts, drama and debate, which were underdeveloped in Shanghai at that time.



Dulwich College Shanghai was the first independent British school to open in China and with campuses in both Pudong and Puxi, has established a strong reputation for excellent academics, a holistic education that puts students first, as well as a focus on wellbeing and global citizenship. Dulwich Alumni have graduated to leading universities around the world. Fraser and Karen’s children were no exception, having since graduated and earned places at Oxford and top universities in the United States. Dulwich College International has schools in Singapore, Beijing, Suzhou and Seoul.


About Dulwich College Shanghai

Dulwich College Shanghai provides a world-class holistic education to more than 2000 expatriate students from the age 2-18. Established in 2003, with campuses in Pudong and Puxi, the College has built a strong reputation for providing an academically rigorous curriculum that prepares students for top universities globally. At Dulwich, the education of the whole child is seen as critical. The wellbeing programme and range of co-curricular opportunities available to all children encourages academic, physical, social and emotional growth. Student leadership and agency is prioritised, with students leading the way on service and environmental sustainability. Developing the next generation of global citizens, Dulwich College Shanghai prepares students to Live Worldwise, equipped with the 21st century skills and motivation to make a positive difference in the world.



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Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong

266 Lan An Rd, Jinqiao, Pudong, 201206

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2000 Qian Pu Jing Road, Maqiao, Minhang District, Shanghai

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