Shanghai's education system is considered one of the best in China. Shanghai was the first city in China to use a nine-year compulsory education system, illustrating the leading role in education. By the end of the 2019 school year, there were 64 higher education schools, 929 secondary schools, 698 primary schools, and 31 special education schools in the city. Teaching in Shanghai is convenient.
With the growing foreign population over the last 20 years and Shanghai’s ambition for “the best and the newest." Shanghai has also fast become one of East Asia’s top international school cities. More teaching positions will be available in international schools.