Tuition + Fees

As Shanghai's only non-owned, not-for-profit school, all revenue SAS receives goes into making the school even better.Prepayment of tuition fees in full in advance of the period when they are due will result in a discount of 1% of the pre-paid amount. All tuition fees are for the 2021-22 academic year.


Tuition Fees Kids looking at future
School Grade Total
Pre-Kindergarten Pre-K3 to Pre-K4


Elementary School Kindergarten to Grade 5 269,300    
Middle School Grade 6 to 8


High School

Grade 9 to 11

Grade 12




* Please note that the cost of high school mandatory trips, TheNine, TheTen, TheEleven, (RMB 5500) will be included in the tuition for these respective grades. Please note that the inclusion of mandatory trip costs in tuition does not cover the cost of optional trips high school students may take during the year.

Click here to see full details and download the school information and policies for tuition, fees, payments and refunds. SAS reserves the right to change fees without prior notice.

Admissions Update

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

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.

Applications for the 2022-23 school year can be submitted when the admission season opens on October 11th, 2021.

Apply to SAS

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