WE MAKE LEARNING REAL.

PROJECT BASED LEARNING

CULTURE IMMERSION & EXCHANGE

MAKER & DESIGN EVENTS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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What Parents are Saying

“Responsibility is a two way process. I feel that the teachers at SAIS respect the children in the same way they would respect adults; they allow children to speak their thoughts and be taken seriously and not neglect them.”

“I believe strongly in the education that has and is being provided to him.  While yes, it is true that I am a teacher there….I have stayed on as a teacher because the school learning environment is a good fit for my son.”

“The school also works as a community to develop responsibility, sensitivity and resourcefulness in the students. It has been a consistent pleasure to work with SAIS where we can send our child with confidence.”

Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment

Speak with our admissions office for a tour, or visit our application page to apply now!

Testing and Standards

K-5 curriculum follows the American Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Science follows the American Next Generation Science Standards, and Social Studies follows the American Education Reaches Out international school standards.  The mathematics curriculum is Eureka Math, which is America’s top-rated mathematics curriculum.

Career Opportunities

Interested in being a part of our teaching family? We have open opportunities posted, and welcome you to send in an application for your desired position so we can have you on file!

Staff Directory

Our students, staff and faculty work together to make our school a safe, engaging, rigorous, learning environment. Have a look at the whole family on our staff page!

Calendar

MARch 16-20

Spring Break

april 15

Coffee time with Principals at 8:30 am

April 29

Spring Exhibition of Learning

The Early Learning Environment (ELE) curriculum combines a strong social/emotional component with high academic standards.  Using an inquiry-based, hands-on methodology, students develop their creativity and critical thinking skills.  The ELE follows the American Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts.

The SAIS K-5 curriculum follows the American Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Science follows the American Next Generation Science Standards, and Social Studies follows the American Education Reaches Out international school standards.  The mathematics curriculum is Eureka Math and Open Resources, which are some of  America’s top-rated mathematics curriculum.  

At SAIS, we place a particular emphasis on developing strong English skills.  Instruction is highly differentiated based on the needs of each student.  Programs include Reading A-Z, Readers/Writers Workshop, Treasures, and a host of other resources.  With a student:teacher ratio of 8 to 1, we can guarantee that your child will receive special attention and service.

Project-based learning (PBL) drives the science and social studies curriculum.  Students act like real scientists, historians, and geographers as they learn the content through engaging, hands-on, real world projects.

Middle and High School is a time of intensifying academic rigor at SAIS.  Open Resources and Kahn Academy drives our mathematics curriculum, and the humanities curriculum is rich in reading, writing, speaking, listening, acting, and research.  Students continue to develop their 21st century skills through project-based learning with core integrated projects and courses. 

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of the Shenzhen American International School is to prepare students for success anywhere in the world.  Our vision is to prepare students for the future through an innovative approach to project-based learning that incorporates academic rigor and 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Read more >

Apply Now!

Applications and scholarships available now PK-12.

The best way to experience SAIS is to visit our Exhibition of Student Work

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 5pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

(0086-755) 8631 6699
admissions@szsais.org

Students

After School programs

Faculty

Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 80 Gongyuan Rd., Shekou, Shenzhen, China

Telephone: (0086-755)86316699

Email: admissions@szsais.org

School Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm

Our School

A Brief Overview

Here are a few brief descriptions of our programs that we are frequently asked about by parents and researchers visiting to learn more about Project-Based Learning in action.

Parent-school committee

The mission of the PSC is to support teachers and staff in their efforts to prepare students for success anywhere in the world.   Upcoming general meetings are March 7, April 11, and May 9.

School Meals Menu

Nom Nom provides daily lunches to our staff and students!

Check out the menu!

Academic Standards
SAIS follows American content standards, including the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, the AERO Social Studies Standards, and national standards in special classes.  Achievement is measured through internal assessments and the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test.
Extracurricular Activities
SAIS offers a wide variety of after-school activities for students of all ages.  Offerings change each quarter.  Sign-ups are available at the beginning of each quarter.
Technology In the Classroom
Digital learning and technology enhancement are important parts of the SAIS experience.  Curriculum resources include Khan Academy and Reading A-Z.  Students use technology extensively in projects, including research, presentations, 3D modeling and printing, virtual reality, and integration of a host of electronic components.