School History


Pao School was founded in commemoration of Sir Y.K. Pao’s 90th birthday and the 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, by his daughter, Professor Anna Pao Sohmen, grandson Mr Philip Sohmen, and Professor Tan Fuyun.

Pao School Primary Division opened in September with year groups 1-3.

Headmistress Ni Guyin became the Founding Headmistress of Pao School, and established a Mentor Team.


The Primary Division moved to the new campus on Wuding Road West (former Xingwu Middle School), Changning District.


An official opening ceremony was held on the new Changning campus in September.

Planning began for the Secondary boarding school in Thames Town, Songjiang District.

Headmistress Ni Guyin became Honorary Headmistress. Wu Zijian was appointed Headmaster. The Secondary Division Mentor Team was formed by Wu Yun.

Tony Jaccaci was appointed Executive Principal of Secondary Division.


The Secondary Division officially opened.


Pao School is designated an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Dr Paul Wood was appointed Executive Principal of Secondary Division.