At Shanghai American School (SAS) we choose to believe students can only reach their full potential if they’re engaged, challenged, and inspired not just inside the classroom, but outside as well. We chose to be a not-for-profit, believing students would be better served if we focused on education, not balance sheets. We chose to create a Mission that would not merely be hung on a wall, but would serve as a guiding light to inform our actions every day. And in spite of a history that began 106 years ago, we chose to recognize that while our past can inform, it’s our future that truly inspires. These choices have made our school a wonderful place to learn. I sincerely hope they also make SAS the right choice for you. It seems that no matter what SAS visitors are looking for in the school, they come away with the same conclusion: I wish I would’ve gone to school here when I was a kid. It’s an understandable observation.
Because the educational experience of SAS excels in many ways. Looking for a rigorous academic environment that can prepare your child for some of the world’s most laudable colleges, universities and fine arts programs? You can find that here. Seeking a philosophy that will nurture your child both inside and outside the classroom? Let us tell you about our dozens of clubs, service learning opportunities, and sports teams that range from participatory up to a varsity-level program that has earned 101 APAC championships.
Searching for top facilities? Ours are unmatched in Shanghai, and our not-for-profit status means all revenue that goes into the school stays in the school, continually making the SAS experience even better. All of which has caused more than a few alumni to return to campus, look around, and say, I wish I was still in school here. Whether students are at SAS for a year or from pre-K through graduation, their time here is spent on a well-mapped journey of academic excellence.
I have never worked in a school where everyone works so hard to ensure the best learning opportunities for the students. Very proud to work here at the moment! the fact that it is non for profit, also does wonders for the motivation and intentions of administration and everyone involved.
I used to go to this school. my personal experience was so good I would recommend it for everyone. This school has well educated teachers and host lots of fun activities. This school is the best out of countless schools I visited. I wish I could go to the school again. Sure the school cost a lot but I think that it was worth every penny.