In the age of artificial intelligence, machines run faster than humans, are more accurate than humans, and have better memories than humans. Children should not spend too much time practicing skills in areas where machines are more proficient. Therefore, schools and families should encourage them to pursue ideals and to have convictions, hone their will, shape good personalities, cultivate creative thinking, and to develop integrity.

Maxine Lu


Maxine Lu currently serves as the Qingpu Campus Principal and General Principal for the Xiehe Education Group. She is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the Vice-Chairman of the Shanghai Association of Private Primary and Secondary Schools. In 2018, she was awarded the title of Outstanding Builder of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in Shanghai. Maxine graduated from the Department of Chinese as a Foreign Language at East China Normal University and then went on to complete a Master of Business Administration and Master of Education degree. Since joining Xiehe in 2003, 17 years have passed. Maxine Lu has devoted her rich experience and multiple social resources to the Qingpu Campus, and redefined SUIS’ philosophy as ‘Educate people as the foundation, collaborate and innovate, be harmonious but unique, and pursue excellence’. She has formulated a future strategic development plan for the Qingpu Campus, leading all faculty and staff to educate children with a new outlook and an opportunity to grow and create a future together.

Let us work together to build a sustainable new home-school relationship. Accompany and promote children’s growth. Let children not only have the right to choose, but also the ability to choose!

Sunny Huang


Sunny Huang, Principal for the SUIS Qingpu Campus, graduated from Nanjing Normal University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, later earning a Master of Education Management degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). After nearly ten years of learning, understanding and practicing Chinese and Western education theories and ideas, she has successively taught and managed many well-known primary and secondary schools, and has continuously deepened and refined her understanding of education through the integration of Chinese and Western cultures. Since joining the big Xiehe Education family in 2003, Sunny previously served as the Vice-principal at the SUIS Wanyuan Campus. With her unique understanding and knowledge of the integration of Chinese and Western education and her adeptness at building strong, collaborative teams, Sunny continues to lead teachers at SUIS Qingpu through the ongoing development of our unique and pioneering curriculum and to cultivate future leaders!

I am delighted to be a part of an amazing team at SUIS Qingpu. We are keenly aware that the days of students being passive recipients of knowledge are long gone. Our students, through the collaborative efforts and commitment of our faculty and staff, grow and develop as active learners through the integration of eastern and western pedagogies and cultures. It is most exciting to see this all happen on a daily basis at SUIS Qingpu.

Dr Adam Neufield


Dr Adam Neufield, Co-principle for the SUIS Qingpu Campus, graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, followed by a Bachelor of Education degree from the same university. Originally serving as a science and mathematics teacher in Ontario, Canada, Adam moved to Shanghai in 2000 where he began his international school career. Since that time, he has served as a Chemistry teacher, a Director for Admissions and Marketing, and a Career and University Guidance Counsellor. He then transitioned into a school leadership and management career, taking on several leadership roles in international schools in Shanghai and Jakarta, Indonesia (principal, head of school). Adam has been with the Xiehe Education Group for over five years, initially serving as a Principal at the SUIS Wanyuan Campus. During his international school career, Adam has earned a Master of Education degree (International Education) and recently a Doctorate of Education, both with the University of Bath (UK).

Assessment is not just a tool for grading or evaluating students, instead, it is a powerful tool for enhancing their learning experience.

Dr Nancy Wang

Instructional Principal

Dr Nancy Wang, an Instructional Principal at SUIS Qingpu, is an Associate Professor and a Doctor of Food Science and Engineering, having engaged with research and teaching in universities for over ten years. Since 2007, she has been involved with international education, teaching and management roles in a variety of contexts. She is familiar with International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE), A Level, International Baccalaureate (IB), and American high school curricula as well as China’s national curriculum assessment system. Dr Wang’s expertise lies in curriculum, assessment, and the effective management of teaching and learning structures.

Vitality in qingpu, East meets West

Zhang Ziyan

Vice Principal

Zhang Ziyan ,senior middle school teacher Qualification , graduated from East China Normal University. She has undertaken many positions ,vice principal of No.54 middle school in Xuhui District, vice principal of Lingling middle school, deputy head of middle Education Department of Xuhui Education Bureau, supervisor of District Supervision Office, deputy chairman of Xuhui District Committee of the Democratic Progressive Party of China, and deputy representative of Xuhui District People’s Congress. She is now a member of the Xuhui District CPPCC and Joined Xiehe education group in March 2020.