Welcome to Shanghai American School!
Founded in 1912, we are China’s largest international school with more than 3,000 students from 40 countries. We offer a pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 program based on an American core curriculum. We are an independent, nonprofit and nondenominational school set on two purpose-built campuses.
We take pride in being a top-tier benchmark school in China and that 98 percent of our graduates move on to colleges and universities of their choice around the world.
We are committed to our program that reflects both our school community’s high expectations for academic rigor and the needs of our multinational student body.
We believe that by offering our students a challenging American core curriculum with an international perspective, we will inspire a passion for learning and a lifelong commitment to intellectual vitality and global thinking that will pervade every aspect of their lives.
SAS is authorized by AP and IB, accredited by WASC, and a member of the Principals Training Center.