The daily schedule is slightly different for each age group, so it depends which program your child is enrolled on. However, no matter what the program, we always schedule plenty of time for outdoor play, fun activities, and group time.


We have several school buses that operate a pick-up service in the morning and a drop-off service in the afternoon. Please contact us to find out more about our school bus service including the routes, times, and prices.


Melodie Preschools are open Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Melodie Kindergarten is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.

We are open all-year round except for Chinese National holidays. An after-school service is also available where pickup time can be extended up to 6pm. Find out more about our after-school services here.

Food & Nutrition

We can provide one healthy meal at lunchtime to our children, as well as a snack in the morning and afternoon. Lunch varies at each campus but they all have one thing in common: the kids love it! Campuses with an onsite kitchenand a qualified chef, like our Yongjia Road Kindergarten, will prepare a healthy balanced meal for the children. Campuses with no kitchen facilities, like our Xingguo Campus, get their food provided by an external catering company that has been authorized by the local government to provide food to schools.

Healthy habits start here.

Introducing kids to healthy foods at an early age helps them nurture healthy habits later in life. So, we make sure every day features fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains.

Working up an appetite in your picky eater

Young children are discovering new foods for the very first time, all the time! Sometimes this can lead them to feel cautious about trying new foods. Relieving a selective eater of anxiety takes time, understanding, and lots of exposure! In fact, children’s taste preferences are shaped by their experiences and exposures to food, which is why we expose our children to a variety of flavors and textures in our schools from such a young age.

We can accommodate allergies and restricted diets.

If your child has a food allergy or dietary restriction that needs special accommodations, we’ll partner with you to work out a plan.

What’s on the menu?

Here is a sample menu of a typical week at one of our campuses:

Air Quality:

We know in Shanghai sometimes the air quality is not good. In each classroom and common space, we have fitted Air Purifiers that are serviced and cleaned regularly. We also have an air quality monitor to let us know the indoor air quality.

Before any outdoor activity we will check the latest AQI (Air Quality Index). If the AQI is above 80, we do not go outside. During the hot summer we also limit the amount of outdoor playing time for the safety of the children.



Each year we will arrange several day trips with our families to some local attractions. In the past we have had trips to various places in and around Shanghai, including the zoo, the aquarium, the park, strawberry picking, mushroom picking, etc. See our calendar to see what we have planned for this year.



Cultural events and celebrations are an important way for children to develop their understanding of the world around them, as well as having lots of fun. The world is a big place and in our international community we have a wonderful variety of traditions and events, allowing the children to grow with an open-mind. Being based in the international city of Shanghai, we will expose the children to cultural diversity through activities and events designed to celebrate diversity. Our events integrate Chinese traditional culture alongside international events.


Some of the events celebrated throughout the year include;

Mid-Autumn Festival, Children’s Day, Winter Solstice, Christmas and New Year, Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival, Mother’s Day, Spring and Easter, Father’s Day, World Book Day, Earth Day, Dragon Boat Festival, plus Music festivals and Olympic Games.



By celebrating these festivals, we want the children to know there’s a big wide world out there, and by giving them a taste of it at such an early age we hope to plant the seeds of curiosity so they grow to be passionate little people.



Raising a child is a challenge for all parents, but at Melodie you’re not alone. Our teachers work together with parents to ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to understanding your child and helping them develop. If you have any concerns or questions at any stage, our expert teachers and support staff are there to offer advice.

Our daily report will keep you updated on your child’s eating, drinking, and sleeping habits as well as informing you of any standout moments from each day. In addition, the teachers will provide a progress report twice a year which is where their performance at school will be compared to the learning goals of the appropriate age group.

We also offer parents the chance to have a meeting with their child’s teachers every three months. These meetings allow parents to find out in more detail what their child is like at school, and vice-versa, it allows teachers to further understand their student’s family life and behavioral habits at home.


Throughout the year we have many special events and festivals,many of which involve the whole family.

Take a look through our calendar to see our upcoming events:

These events are family events held outside of normal school hours.

Note: All events subject to change. Exact dates to be confirmed internally.