Wellington College International opened in Shanghai on Monday, with tuition up to 260,000 yuan (US$42,276) per academic year, making it the most expensive international school in the city, Thepaper.cn reported on Wednesday.
The school, a branch of Wellington College in the United Kingdom, the highly prestigious independent school founded by Queen Victoria in 1859, offers classes from kindergarten to secondary school.
School president David Cook has more than 300 students for this academic year, with Asians accounting for about a third.
A student needs to spend around 3 million yuan to finish studies from kindergarten to senior high school, according to the report.
Cook said the school provides a wide range of studies and activities, including golf, arts and horse-riding. Students can also select courses in French and Spanish, apart from compulsory learning of English and Chinese.
A Hong Kong parent was quoted as saying that studying in the UK-style school will offer children better opportunities to apply for topnotch universities in Europe and the United States.
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