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Parent's Review of Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

Shanghai American School

In what town or city is this school located?

Shanghai

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

American

What grade levels are represented at this school?

Pre K - 12

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

bus, walk

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

excellent facilities including 3 school buildings, 2 libraries, 3 gyms, swimming pool and performing art center. Athletic fields and track outdoors. Many sports and extra curriculars

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

same curriculum with added bonus of Chinese

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

PTSA, monthly Principal Coffees in each school, opportunities to volunteer

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

SAS is the top school in Shanghai. The Puxi campus is at capacity and the Pudong school is close to capacity so enroll early. Often students are accepted to the Pudong campus first and can put in a transfer request to Puxi if they prefer Puxi - many times the transfer happens over the summer before school even starts - so don't be worried if you are on a waiting list.

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