Former Site Of Xuhui Public School

Location : No.68 Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China



Established in 1850, Xuhui Public School (currently Shanghai Xuhui High School) is one of the first schools in Shanghai that offered Western education, hence the reputation as "the first Western school" or "the first school introducing Western learning". Founded by the French Catholic priest Claude Gotteland during the reign of Emperor Daoguang (1820–1850) in the Qing Dynasty, it was originally named St.Ignatius College after its founding patron saint St.Ignatius of Loyola, and was later known as Xujiahui Public School or Xuhui Public School for short because of its location at Xujiahui in the current Xuhui District. As one of the first Catholic schools in China, it was renamed Shanghai Xuhui Private High School in 1932 when it was still run by the Catholic Church. In 1953, it was nationalized and renamed Shanghai Xuhui High School. The renowned Chinese educator Ma Xiangbo (1840–1939) was a graduate from this school and served as its headmaster between 1871 and 1874. The four-storey Chongsi Building constructed in 1918, the school's only preserved building, is a treasure of French Renaissance architecture featuring exterior brick veneer and interior wood construction. It was listed in 1994 by the Shanghai municipal government as an Outstanding Historical Building in Shanghai and in 2014 as a Cultural Heritage Site under Municipal Protection.



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Line 1\\9\\11 Xujiahui Station Exit3

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