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    We build futures.

    We use the world as our classroom and we learn from each person we meet.

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    We build futures.

    We come from many places. We are headed many places.

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    We build futures.

    We are one international community, each committed in our own way to making a positive impact.

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    We build futures.

    We use our creativity and critical thinking to improve our future while helping others along the way.

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    We build futures.

    We believe that as one team we can make a better world.

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    We build futures.

    We are dedicated to using courage to follow our dreams.


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Aug 5

First Day for Returning Faculty

Aug 10

New Student Orientation Puxi

Aug 11

New Student Orientation Pudong

Aug 12

First Day for Students

Sep 3

Official Chinese Holiday (no school)

Sep 14

PD Day (no school for students)

Sep 27

Mid-Autumn Festival

Sep 28

National Day Break (no school)

Thru: 9/30/2015
Oct 1

National Day Break, con't (no school)

Thru: 10/2/2015
Oct 26

PD Day (no school for students)

Nov 5

Parent Conferences (school in session)

Nov 6

Parent Conferences (no school for students)

Nov 13

End of ES and MS Trimester 1

Nov 27

American Thanksgiving Holiday


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  • Our Edge for Excellence 2015 is complete

    Thank you to all our generous contributors who helped us raise over $269,000 USD.

  • Discovery Program Summer 2015

    The Summer 2015 Discovery Program is open for registration. To register for the exciting programs available click here

  • A Little Extra Vitamin D

    What amazing weather we are having here in Shanghai! We recently experienced one of the most magnificent weather days that we’ve had in a long time, and grade 4 students from Mr. Biasca’s class seized the day by taking their classroom learning outside.

  • Advice from an Astronaut

    On May 13, 2015, Commander Hadfield spoke to SAS Puxi seventh graders via Skype and answered many of their questions about his life and space itself.

  • Thank you, Sir Richard Roberts

    Shanghai American School welcomed Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts on May 11.

  • Chinese Filmmaker Visits Shanghai American School

    Mr. Huayang Fu, a Chinese movie and advertisement director, scriptwriter and producer, recently visited Shanghai American School Puxi campus where he spoke to high school students and teachers about “Literature and Film”.

  • Additional Pudong Pre-Kindergarten Section Opened for August 2015

    We are excited to announce the opening of an additional Pre-Kindergarten class for the 2015-16 school year at the Pudong Campus!

  • Intensive English as an Additional Language (IEAL) To Launch at SAS Pudong!

    We are proud to launch this autumn the Intensive English as an Additional Language (IEAL) program for grades 6 and 7 at the Pudong campus!

  • Superintendent Search

    The SAS School Board is currently searching for a superintendent to succeed Richard W. Mueller.

  • Our Bright, Young Engineers

    It's a great day for Shanghai American School and all of our future scientists!

  • 2015 APAC Season Three Tournament

    The 2015 Season Three APAC Tournament is this week from Thursday, April 16, through Saturday, April 18. Below are the 2015 Season Three APAC Tournament websites, most sites will be offering live streaming for all games/matches.

  • James Spinazzola Interview

    James Spinazzola, a professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York made the long journey to SAS to spend a week conducting clinics and master classes while showcasing his saxophone skills.

  • SAS Advancement team heads to Singapore

    Members of the Advancement Team will be in Singapore on April 11-17, 2015.

  • Thank you, Dr. Yong Zhao

    Shanghai American School recently had the honor to host Dr. Yong Zhao—an internationally known scholar, author and speaker—whose works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education.