Admissions Welcome

Welcome to Julia Gabriel Centre: A Dramatically Different School of thought!

As early childhood education specialists for almost three decades, we know these early childhood years (from 6 months to 6 years old) are some of the most important in the life of a family and the most influential for children as they begin their journey of learning. Children of this age are so curious and eager to explore the world around them, and they need to start that in a warm, secure, and nurturing environment.

Julia Gabriel Centre brings together the warmth and security of home, a holistic curriculum to inspire exploration and discovery, and the magic of speech and drama. Gradually we engage children to think independently, express themselves confidently and deepen their natural curiosity – we aim to shape a dramatic difference in a child’s foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

This foundation needs to be built with parents as our close partners. We take this partnership, and the trust that it carries, very seriously. Many of our Nursery and Kindergarten families started with us in PlayNest and PlayClub, our Adult Accompanied Programmes, where our teachers work side by side with parents to engage with and encourage their children to make some of their very first attempts in learning and developing life skills. This mutual trust must be established in order for a child to gradually become independent and confident in their ability to manage the world outside of their home.

At Julia Gabriel Centre, we have designed our admissions process to help you learn as much as possible about our school and our approach, and at the same time help us get to know your family better. So please, take the time to explore our website, talk to friends who have had experience with Julia Gabriel centre, and/or join one of our open house events. Also think about what you are looking for in the school for your child and any particular questions that you might want to ask us, as you are about to start the Application Process.

Admission into our programmes are generally on a first come first serve basis. Siblings and transferring students have priority over new admissions. We also make an effort to build a multicultural environment and a well-balanced community that share and support our philosophy, objectives, and values. When a programme becomes full, we will maintain a waiting list and will contact the prospective family once an opening for the child becomes available.

We understand that selecting a right school or a right programme for your child is an important decision for the family. Our dedicated admissions team look forward to assisting you and can be contacted at or +86-21-58821289 (Lujiazui campus) / +86-21-64373773 (Xuhui Campus).

Thank you again for your interest in Julia Gabriel Centre. A dramatically different learning journey begins here!