Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi opened in August 2016. It is a 40,000 square metre, purpose built, state-of-the-art campus set upon green land in South Minhang on the Puxi side of Shanghai. The College has been built to exceptional standards, to ensure that our students are educated safely and inspired by the natural, green environment.
Complementing our light-filled and generously laid out classrooms, are natural garden settings for outdoor play and exploration. All of our students swim weekly in our 50m Olympic sized swimming pool. There is a smaller training pool alongside this for our Toddler and Nursery aged students to build their water confidence. A multitude of sports are played indoors, in our 2000 square meter, fully air-filtered, triple gymnasium and outside, students enjoy team sports on our all-grass football and rugby pitch.
Students enjoy weekly assemblies, theatrical performances and music ensembles in our 500 seat theatre, blackbox theatre spaces, orchestra room and outdoor ampitheatre space. Creativity and learning further flourishes through the use of our film studio, editing suite, green room, IT and science labs, robotics and Lego spaces, and 2 libraries.
Pollution Monitoring, Air Quality Management and Building Safety
Our air purification system has been specifically designed for the facility and installed by Pure Living, a company with an excellent reputation for air quality management in China. Pure Living also provides ongoing consultancy to ensure that our system achieves excellent indoor air quality results. The system consists of primary filtration on the fresh air intake, on the main air-handling units of our HVAC system. In addition, all classrooms and common areas have secondary in-ceiling mounted filtration units. AQI is monitored and reported across the school first thing in the morning and again after lunch. School operations of the filtration systems are adjusted according to the AQI. School policies are adjusted with the AQI readings each day.
Our building materials across each of the classrooms and functional purpose rooms include high grade environmentally-friendly materials, from sound-absorbing panels, wall coatings, floor tiles and PVC floors to low irritant and glue free Miliken carpets, a 145-year old US heritage brand. The glass used throughout the campus is safety laminated, tempered glass.
Our Science labs are equipped for exploration and discovery across biology, chemistry, physics and integrated science classes. As with all adventures, it is critical to be well prepared and our labs are equipped with emergency eye spray washing and ventilation systems, and other security measures.