Ready to apply? We welcome the opportunity to get to know you.

Applications for the following school year are accepted beginning in October. The academic year begins in August. We have rolling admissions and work with timelines for decisions.

Please be sure your child meets all eligibility requirements

  1. Families submit online application
  2. Families submit all application documents
  3. Admissions team conducts an assessment (where applicable)
  4. Admissions Committee reviews application and makes decision


Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information on the application process.

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Thank you for your interest in applying to Shanghai American School.

Our 2022-23 admission season is now open and applications can be submitted here.

Please note that we are currently full and no longer accepting applications for the first semester of the 2021-22 school year.  We are, however, still accepting applications for the second semester, which begins on January 4th, 2022.  Seat availability for the second semester will be more clear by mid-November, 2021.

From here, you will be whisked to our online application. Thank you for your interest in SAS!