Shanghai Southwest Weiyu Middle School (Chinese: 上海市西南位育中学; pinyin: Shànghǎishì Xīnán Wèiyù Zhōngxué), is a private school situated on Yishan Road in Xuhui District, Shanghai, PRC. Founded in 1993, it is the first large-scale private middle school in Chinese mainland since the adoption of the reform and opening up policy. At present, the school is sponsored by Shanghai Xujiahui Department Group Store CO., LTD.
The chairman of the school is Mr. Gao Yunsong, Mr Zhuang Zhongwen, the founder of the school, advocates modern educational theory and during the last 15 years he has led the school to rise rapidly, making it a shining star in the southwestern area of Shanghai. Under the leadership of the present headmaster Zhang Jianzhong and Party branch secretary Liu Xiaoyan, Shanghai Southwest Weiyu Middle School is developing with a growing reputation of high taste, high quality and high efficiency.
Currently, the school consists of three campuses with sixty classes and almost three thousand students. It possesses such first-class teaching facilities as the modern computer rooms, libraries and music classrooms. The school is entitled Shanghai Exemplary Entity for Physical Education, Shanghai Exemplary Entity for Moral Education, Shanghai Model School for Code of Conduct, Shanghai Experimental Base for Science and Technology Education and Shanghai Exemplary Entity for Spiritual Civilization. In April 2005, it became the first middle school to pass the Certification of the International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) whose headquarters is in the U.S. In October 2005, it was approved as the experimental and exemplary high school in Xuhui District.
Overseas Students Department was establishment in 2006, and since then the overseas students from about twelve countries such as United States, France, Japan and Korea have shared the campus peacefully with the Chinese students. In 2007 and 2008, the overseas students made outstanding achievements in the entrance examination, 100% of the graduates entered famous universities, such as Tsinghua University, Fudan University and Jiao Tong University, which has left a great impression on the foreign parents.