Meet a Family


If you think our school is impressive, you should meet our community.

Once our students graduate, they go “from here to anywhere.” Which makes sense, considering that when they arrive, they come from everywhere. Families from 44 countries on six different continents now call SAS home. Take a few moments to get to know some of them. Hear about how it feels to live in Shanghai, and learn about the SAS experience – all from the people who know it best.

Meet the Abens

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.


Meet the Fellas

When the Fellas arrived to Shanghai from Germany, their daughter Sofie was already good at blues guitar. By the time she left, she was also pretty amazing at rugby, dance, soccer, and acting.


Meet the Lins

When the Lin family came to Shanghai from New Jersey, their daughter Julia had a budding interest in basketball. Six years later, she’s one of the most well-rounded high school student athletes on campus.


Meet the Namans

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.

Meet the Peixotos

Meet the Peixotos

The Peixotos made the move from Brazil to Shanghai and it was at SAS that they watched as their son Joao Gabriel and daughter Maria Laura grow into international citizens and children who truly love going to school, every day.



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