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 over 45 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 Chens

Families from 44 countries and six different continents call Shanghai American School home. One of them is the Chens, whose daughter Georgia, and son Ryan, attend our Pudong campus. Hear what they have to say about their SAS experience, and what they appreciate about the American education system. 


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 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.



Admissions Update

Kindly note, seat availability is now limited across many grade levels on both campuses. We highly recommend you contact our Admissions Team directly before submitting an application for 2024-25. Applications for the 2025-26 school year will open in the fall.

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