Our Edge for Excellence
Our Edge for Excellence is Shanghai American School’s annual campaign to raise funding for important initiatives that enhance the experience and education of our students. These initiatives go above and beyond the financial resources of tuition and fees to ensure that our students have the edge to succeed in everything they do, now and in their futures.
Our Edge for Excellence is a school-wide program that touches our full community, on Puxi and Pudong campuses. Some of the special programs and initiatives that have been made possible by Our Edge for Excellence campaigns in recent years include the establishment of the Excellence in Education Speaker Series, Mission Award: For Life Long Learners, and SAS TV; the enhancement of signature programs like the Artists in Residence Program, the Lushan Experience, and Microcampus; and the creation of learning spaces that support our DREAMS like the Teaching Kitchen, DREAMS Hub and DREAMS Lab, the Center for Inquiry and Design, the Design Studio, and Recording Studio.
Many other enhancements to our school have been made possible for our community, by our community through Our Edge for Excellence. Gifts from parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of SAS have left their mark on our school and continue to be an important source of inspiration and support for SAS.
Our Edge for Excellence campaign for the 2017-2018 school year will begin in November.
Our Edge for Excellence FAQ
- Why do we have Our Edge for Excellence?
- What is the goal for our Edge for Excellence this year?
- Why don’t we just raise the tuition?
- How much should I give?
- Who should I speak to about making a gift to SAS? What if I have more questions?
Giving to the Edge for Excellence Campaign is more than just "paying a bill.” It is about making a conscious choice to invest in our community. By supporting the school through voluntary contributions, each family can give according to their financial ability. In addition, Edge for Excellence gifts are tax deductible in America. If you make a gift on-line though our giving page it goes to our Friends of Shanghai American School Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the IRS recognizes your donation as a charitable gift.
Our Development staff is happy to speak with you about supporting SAS. If you would like to make a gift or if you have any questions about Our Edge for Excellence, please contact Crickett Kasper at
or +86-21-6221-1445 extension 2256.