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Mission and Core Values

Our Mission Statement

Shanghai American School inspires in all students:
  • A lifelong passion for learning
  • A commitment to act with integrity and compassion
  • The courage to live their dreams.

Our Core Values

We believe that:
  • Embracing diversity enriches individuals and communities
  • Acts of compassion and generosity of spirit create a better world
  • When individuals take responsibility for their own decisions, they are empowered to make positive impact
  • Each individual has intrinsic value and the potential to contribute to society
  • Collaboration is key to overcoming complex challenges and achieving common goals
  • Integrity is the foundation of enduring relationships, quality institutions and well-functioning communities
  • As global citizens we have a duty to care for the earth and its inhabitants to ensure the well-being of humankind
  • Creativity, critical thinking and a lifelong passion for learning are essential to personal fulfillment and to meet the challenges of the future.

Collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and a lifelong passion for learning.