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 Paiks

Shanghai isn't the Paiks' first stint abroad—originally from South Korea, they spent nine years in Beijing before moving here. Being seasoned expats, they're adaptable and easygoing, and have had no problems embracing life in Shanghai, but it definitely helps that the SAS family is so welcoming and warm.


Meet the Kuans

Sit down with the Kuans and find out what Shanghai is like through the eyes of their son, Justin, who was born and raised here, as well as the influence and role the sports culture at SAS played on him.

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.

Meet the Davies

Sit down with the Davies family to learn what their concerns were when locating to Shanghai and how they battle the time zone difference between here and the States. And learn why they love SAS. (According to their youngest daughter, “It’s really, really, really, really, really, really, really awesome.”) 

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 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 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.



Admissions Update

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.

Seat availability for 2021-22 is currently extremely limited. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information prior to submitting an application.

Once you’ve ensured that your child is eligible to apply, you can begin your application any time.