One School, Two Campuses
Deputy Superintendent and administrator for Pudong campus
Alan Knobloch, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent and administrator for Puxi campus
Shanghai American School (SAS) offers the expatriate community in Shanghai an outstanding academic program at two locations to accommodate families who live on both sides of Asia's most vibrant city - Puxi in the city's west, and Pudong in the east. The comprehensive pre-K through grade 12 curriculum is closely aligned between both campuses to guarantee that all SAS students receive the same high-quality education. To this end, SAS recruits highly qualified teachers and administrators, who follow the best practices in education and current research.
The two campuses have been developed to specifically meet the needs of the curriculum, with facilities and learning resources that rival those of the best international schools. SAS takes pride in its student-teacher relationships and a climate of mutual trust and respect is encouraged within the school community. Individual's preferred learning styles are recognized and teachers use diverse teaching strategies to encourage independent learning. Classes have a maximum of 18 students and a concerted effort is made to balance class make up according to background, language, academic ability, nationality and gender.
SAS offers a complete English language elementary school program, providing a developmentally appropriate, American core curriculum. [more]
Middle School Program
SAS Middle School combines a rigorous academic curriculum with a wide range of supplementary student activities. The Middle School program is based on National Middle School Association principals, focusing on providing developmentally appropriate challenges in cognitive, social, emotional, physical and moral development. [more]
High School Program
SAS High School provides a rigorous academic program while promoting personal growth for all students. Our talented teaching staff, supported by exceptional resources, provides the opportunity for all students to reach their full academic potential. [more]