More than a school, we’re a community

Students attending classes is merely part of the SAS experience. Awaiting our families is a community—one that invites involvement, offers support, and fosters partnership with the school and, equally important, with each other.

“I wish I would’ve gone here when I was a kid.”

LIFE AT SAS

Presenting Shanghai American School

It seems that no matter what SAS visitors are looking for in the school, they come away with the same conclusion: “I wish I would’ve gone to school here when I was a kid.” It’s an understandable observation. Because the educational experience of SAS excels in many ways. Looking for a rigorous academic environment that can prepare your child for some of the world’s most laudable colleges, universities and fine arts programs? You can find that here. Seeking a philosophy that will nurture your child both inside and outside the classroom? Let us tell you about our dozens of clubs, service learning opportunities, and sports teams that range from participatory up to a varsity-level program that has earned 101 APAC championships. Searching for top facilities? Ours are unmatched in Shanghai, and our not-for-profit status means all revenue that goes into the school stays in the school, continually making the SAS experience even better. All of which has caused more than a few alumni to return to campus, look around, and say, “I wish I was still in school here.”

Signature Programs

Learning doesn’t stop at the campus gates.

LEARN MORE

Only at SAS

Imagine going to school one day, and coming home a month later. Imagine having an epic senior experience, even before you become a senior. Imagine learning to scuba dive, just so you can help preserve nature. These moments describe some of the Signature Programs that were created exclusively by and for SAS. And they’re just a few reasons why an SAS education is truly unmatched.

Our Campuses

As a not-for-profit, all revenue goes back into our school. Here’s proof.

PLAN A VISIT

Each campus features a 600+ seat Performing Arts Center

News + Events

Virtual Visit Elementary School Pudong Campus (Chinese)
Elementary School Halloween Parade
Virtual Visit Elementary School Puxi Campus (Chinese)
Virtual Visit Elementary School Pudong Campus (English)
Virtual Visit Elementary School Puxi Campus (English)
Virtual Future Eagle Tour Middle and High School Pudong Campus
Virtual Future Eagle Tour Middle and High School Puxi Campus

Activities at SAS

An SAS education is not simply defined by what happens inside a classroom.

Athletics

SAS students are guided by the Eagle Code whose founding principles are Gratitude, Respect, and Engagement.

Meet a Family

The

Namans

Meet the Namans

WATCH THEIR STORY

About

Shanghai is the Namans’ first experience living abroad as a whole family. At SAS, each of their unique kids have journeyed from transition to thriving.

The

Abens

WATCH THEIR STORY

About

Originally from the Netherlands, the Abens are seasoned expats who know how to seize opportunities and community. Luckily, Shanghai and SAS provide plenty of both.

Affiliations + Accreditations

Our History

With a history that began in 1912, SAS is Shanghai’s most storied international school.

OUR HISTORY

Since 1912, SAS has inspired students from twelve different locations.