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SAS students in one of the new garden spaces funded by Edge For Excellence dollars.

Our Edge for Excellence

for our community, by our community

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.

The 2018 Campaign

During this campaign, Shanghai American School will raise 3,900,000 RMB to enhance and support learning through robotics on both our campuses. This funding will be used over the next three years to provide the equipment, software, and leadership to support robotics in and out of our classrooms as we encourage our students to see and think in artistic ways to solve creative problems and develop the skillset necessary to thrive at university and beyond.

Robotics is innovative design to problem solve, code, and collaborate. It is the synthesizing of technical skills and the art of tinkering. It is the flood of knowledge, community, and creativity that we want seeping out of our clubs and classrooms. It is a mindset that will help our students thrive as global citizens in our ever- changing modern world.

When you make a gift to Shanghai American School, you are making a positive impact on the learning experience for our students. Please join the SAS community in supporting our students by making your gift before June 1, 2018.

Our Edge for Excellence FAQ

What is the Goal?

SAS will raise 3,900,000 RMB by June 1, 2018.

How can I give?

You can support the powerful learning happening at SAS through robotics by making your gift today in one of the following ways:


Visa, Mastercard, and Discover can be used to make your U.S. tax deductible gift at

On Campus

Gifts of RMB cash can be made with the attached Red Envelope and deposited in one of the Donation Boxes on campus.

Please note that we are not able to receive U.S. cash gifts.

Visit the campus cashier in the Administration Building on Puxi campus or Second Floor of Pudong campus to make your gift by credit card, Alipay, or Wechat.

By U.S. Check

Tax deductible gifts can be made by U.S. personal check with the attached Red Envelope and deposited in one of the Donation Boxes on campus. Please make checks payable to Friends of Shanghai American School Foundation.

By Bank Wire

SAS accepts gifts of RMB and USD by bank wire. Please use the information below to make your gift. Before sending your gift please notify the Development Office at, and include your full name, child’s name, gift amount, and campus so we can confirm receipt of your gift.RMB Wire Transfer Information.

RMB Wire Transfer Information
RMB Account (CMB-XJH):

  1. Account Name: Shanghai American School
  2. Account Number: 121909916010803
  3. Bank Name: China Merchants Bank, Shanghai Xu Jia Hui Sub-Branch
  4. Bank Address: Floor 38, No.18, Cao Xi Road (N), Shanghai, China, Post Code: 200030
  5. Bank Tel. Number: +86-21-64273890-226/64279653 / 13816707975(Yang Cheng)


  1. 名: 上海美国外籍人子女学校
  2. 号: 121909916010803
  3. 行名称: 招商行上海徐家支行
  4. 行地址: 上海市漕溪北路18 38 , 邮编200030
  5. 电话+86-21-64273890-226/64279653 / 13816707975(杨骋)

USD Wire Transfer Information
TD Bank, N.A.
3470 Quakerbridge Road
Mercerville, NJ
Swift Code:
International Wire Transfer Routing Number: 031101266
Account Number:
Account Holder Name: Friends of Shanghai American School Foundation
15 Roszel Road
New Jersey, USA