International Education





Shanghai American School

258 Jin Feng Lu, Zhudi Town, Minhang District, Shanghai, 201107, China
Tel: (+86) 21 6221 1445
Fax: (+86) 21 6221 1269
Web site:


Superintendent - Kerry Jacobson
Interim Superintendent - Harlan Lyso
Puxi MS Principal - Brad Latzke
Puxi ES Principal - Debra Lane
Development, Communciations & Marketing Director - Fred Rogers

Full time:   127 men, 215 women
Part time:   2 men, 5 women
Nationalities:  17   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

:   US, IB

Age Range: 3-18
Total Enrolment: 2825
Nationalities: 41
1384 boys, 1441 girls
Pre-K: 54
Elementary: 922
Middle School: 774
High School: 1075

Day only: US$ 15579-US$ 24867
Other Fees: Transportation: US$1448; Registration US$365
Shanghai American School is a private, non-profit co-educational international school established originally in 1912 and then re-established in 1980. The school operates under the umbrella of the American Consulate in Shanghai. It is owned by the SAS Parent Association and is governed by a Board of Directors elected from that group. The goal of the school is to serve qualified students from the expatriate population of Shanghai. The language of instruction is English. The core curriculum is supplemented by offerings in physical education, music, dance, drama, English as a Second Language, computers, library, Chinese, French and Spanish. Field trips throughout the greater Shanghai area are supported and encouraged. Secondary students participate in Math Counts, Model United Nations and a variety of other activities. There is also an after-school activity program that includes athletics, crafts, arts and academic pursuits.

The school operates on two newly-completed, purpose-built campuses. Facilities include libraries, science labs, cafeterias, gymnasium, aquatic centre and performing arts centre, as well as regular classrooms. The school year begins in mid-August and ends in mid-June. Local Chinese holidays as well as a winter and spring break fall within the academic year.