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The Shanghai American School was founded in 1912 as an independent, non-profit and non-sectarian school serving expatriate families from grades pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The Puxi campus is located on the west side of Shanghai near the Hongqiao Airport; the Pudong campus is located on the east side of Shanghai near the Pudong International Airport. SAS is China's largest international school with over 3,000 students from almost 40 countries.

PUDONG CAMPUS

The SAS Pudong Contact for College Visits is:
Ms. Michelle Barini
High School Counselor
michelle.barini@saschina.org
86-21-6112-1445 ext# 3362

The best time of the day to visit SAS-Pudong is during our lunch period from 12:45-1:30pm. We advertise your visits to out students and their parents, please forward any information you would specifically like to share to Michelle Barini. To schedule your visit to Shanghai American School – Pudong Campus, please click HERE. Please keep the following information in mind:

  • Travel time from hotels in downtown Puxi is about 55 minutes.
  • Travel time from hotels in Pudong is about 45 minutes.
  • We normally host college visits in a College Fair style; a table in front of the cafeteria during lunch time. However, we are happy to accommodate a formal presentation or small group discussion.
  • We are happy to have more than one university visit during the lunch period, so please feel free to request a date even if you see someone already scheduled on our calendar.
  • We have very limited space for college brochures or literature, please keep the environment in mind when packing…go green.

School Profile
Please click the link to download a copy of the 2016-17 school profile for the SAS Pudong campus.

Directions

Click on the map to download a bilingual map and directions, in English and Chinese, to our Pudong campus.

We are located about 20 minutes from the Pudong International Airport. The direct number to our office assistant, Inkyung Lee is: 86-21-6221-1445 (extension 3362). Please contact us if you are running late or need help with directions in Chinese or English.

Taxi or Private Driver?
We strongly recommend hiring a driver and car for the day, especially if you have more than one school visit on a single day. You can arrange one through your hotel or contact us for a local driver and van. We are happy to help arrange this for you.

T-Shirts
If you can find room in your luggage or in any mailings, we are collecting t-shirts in our office to wear on Fridays. We would love to “advertise” your school to our students. Sizes: 2 Medium and 2 XL.

Other School Visits in the Area
Shanghai is home to a growing number of international schools. For a listing of these schools, please visit this link here.

Below are the names and websites of other schools in the Pudong area. A possible itinerary, depending on the location of your hotel:

Morning or afternoon: SAS Pudong
Morning or afternoon: Concordia, Dulwich, and Pinghe are located within walking distance of each other.
OR
Morning or afternoon: SCIS or SMIC

PUXI CAMPUS

SAS Puxi Contact for Scheduling a College Visit:
Mr. Sean Menton
High School Counselor
sean.menton@saschina.org

In order to maximize your visit, our students are available only during these times and days:

  • Monday, Thursday 1:00-1:50 p.m. (during the lunch break)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-10:00a.m. (during the morning break)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12:45-1:30 p.m. (during the lunch break)

We advertise college visits to all students (grades 10-12) and their parents. We encourage any high school students or parents who are interested in a college visit to attend. For this reason, we will not know the number of students or parents who will join your presentation or visit your table. Most visits will be college fair style, but we may also be able to accommodate a small or a large group for a formal presentation. We are able to provide the necessary equipment to show a video or presentation slides.

Please click here to access our visit calendar and register for a visit.

School Profile
Please click the link to download a copy of the 2016-17 school profile for the SAS Puxi campus.

Directions
Click on the map to download a bilingual map and directions (in English and Chinese) to our Puxi campus.

We are located about one hour from the downtown Bund area (though during rush hour it can take 1.5 hours or more). If you are running late or need help, please contact Ms. Ida Li, our Counseling Secretary, at: 86-21-6221-1445 (ext. 2519).

Taxi or Private Driver?
We strongly recommend hiring a driver and car for the day, especially if you have more than one school visit on a single day. You can arrange one through your hotel or contact us for a local driver and van. We are happy to help arrange this for you.

T-Shirts
If you can find room in your luggage or in any mailings, the Puxi counselors are collecting t-shirts to wear on Fridays in order to “advertise” your college to our students. Sizes: 2 Medium, 1 L and 2 XL.

Other School Visits in the Area
Shanghai is home to a growing number of international schools. For a listing of these schools (along with links to a brief profile of each school), please visit this link here.

Below are the names of secondary schools in the Puxi area that welcome college visits.


Other Information

Helpful iPhone app to download before your arrival in Shanghai:
Shanghai Taxi (click here): type in your destination and then click on *taxi card* to display the address in Chinese for your driver

Where to Stay
We have heard from visiting college admission representatives that staying in the center of the city is best when visiting Shanghai. Here are some of their top choices:

1) Hilton at Jing an
  • walking distance to Metro lines 2 and 7
  • easy access to the elevated highway
  • located on the edge of the Former French Concession
2) Marriott at Tomorrow’s Square (which is really People’s Square)
  • situated on Metro lines 1, 2, 8
  • easy access to the elevated highway
  • this is a walking street with shops and restaurants
3) Le Meridian at Tomorrow’s Square (which is really People’s Square)
  • situated on Metro lines 1, 2, 8
  • easy access to the elevated highway
  • this is a walking street with shops and restaurants
4) Rennaisance Yu Gardens
  • This may be one of the best value for a high quality place
  • situated on lines 10 and 1
  • easy access to the elevated highway
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