Shanghai American School

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Shanghai American School
Shanghai American School (logo).jpg
Shanghai, China
Type Private
Established 1912
Superintendent Richard Müler[1]
Faculty 377
Grades Pre-K-12
Enrollment 3220 [2]
Student to teacher ratio 8:1 (Puxi), 9.7:1 (Pudong)
Campus 29 acres (120,000 m2) in Puxi
23 acres (93,000 m2) in Pudong
Color(s) Red, White, and Blue
Mascot Bald Eagle
Average SAT scores 590-700 (Puxi), 560-680 (Pudong) Critical Reading
660-770 (Puxi), 620-750 (Pudong) Math
600-740 (Puxi), 570-710 (Pudong), Writing
1870-2190 (Puxi), 1780-2100 (Pudong) Total

Shanghai American School (SAS) is a co-educational international preparatory school established in 1912 in Shanghai, China.

The Puxi campus is located in Huacao Town, Minhang District. The Pudong campus is located in the Shanghai Links Executive Community in Pudong.[3]


There is approximately 3300 students attending the school and 498 teachers.


Currently, there are two campuses:

  • Puxi Campus, established 1912 (Pre-K–12)
  • Pudong Campus, established 1998 (Pre-K–12)

The Puxi campus is located in the southwest of Shanghai, west of the Hongqiao International Airport. There are currently separate buildings for the Elementary/Kindergarten, Middle School, and High School, with a separate building for the HS Social Studies, English, and Art classrooms. Additional facilities include a finance house, library, two media centres, and two connected cafeterias. Sports facilities include two grass pitches capable of hosting sports such as rugby, soccer, and baseball, a track and field, three sports halls with basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness center, theater, and an aquatics center.

The Pudong campus is based inside the grounds of the Shanghai Links Executive Community, further north from the Pudong International Airport. This complex includes a Pre-K3, Pre-K 4, Kindergarten, elementary school, middle school and high school building that are all interconnected. Two cafeterias, multiple gymnasiums, fitness room, Performing Arts Center, Black Box, Aquatics Center, and three fields are also present in this 23-acre (93,000 m2) school.

School Activities[edit]

SAS is currently an active member of Asia Pacific Activities Conference (APAC), and participates in many sports such as volleyball, softball, swimming, soccer (football), rugby, tennis, baseball, Track and Field, and basketball, or the arts such as dance, band, orchestra, choir, and theatre. It is also a participant of the China Cup of sports. The Middle School participates in the China International Schools Sports Association (CISSA) League. Students of both the East and West campuses are participants of the Asia Pacific Activities Conference (APAC)[2].

SAS attended the NAQT High School National Championship Tournament twice and hosted the first ever National History Bee and Bowl tournament in Asia, The History Bee and Bowl of China, in February 2012. The Puxi campus hosted the very first Relay for Life event in Shanghai in April 2007, and it is now an annual event on both campuses. The Pudong campus hosted its first ever 30 Hour Famine in 2008, and it is now an annual event on both campuses.

It also offers a wide variety of after school activities, including but not limited to National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Model United Nations (MUN), Architectural Design Club, Wokai, Community Service, Quiz Bowl, National History Bee and Bowl, Make A Child Smile, Forensics, Amnesty International, Roots and Shoots, Habitat for Humanity, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Documentary Film Making, cooking, jewelry making, a student-run lacrosse activity, music ensembles, comedy club, Math Club, Robotics Club, and Engineering Club.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
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  3. ^ Home page. Shanghai American School. Retrieved on February 19, 2014. "Puxi Campus 258 Jinfeng Road Huacao Town, Minhang Dist. Shanghai, China 201107 6221-1445" and "Pudong Campus Shanghai Links Executive Community 1600 Lingbai Road Sanjiagang, Pudong Shanghai, China 201201 6221-1445"

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