Principal’s Message

I am very excited to be a part of SAIS. SAIS is a wonderful place, with wonderful people of all ages in our community of students, teachers, staff, and parents.

SAIS is progressive American style learning environment where students develop and apply knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary for academic, workplace, and personal success anywhere in the world. Our educators pair highly engaging projects and deep content exposure to draw students in and make learning real. Students are given real world issues to grapple with from a very young age. We work hard to help our students get comfortable with the uncomfortable.

We are looking for students and parents that are willing to do hard things. That are looking to grow and improve. That are wanting to try things that they haven’t tried before. We work hard to help our students and families be proud of where they have chosen to go to school.

Over the last couple of years, just like our students, SAIS has continued to grow and develop. We are excited to have our first group of students graduate in 2024. We are also excited about continuing to develop our university partnerships along with business and organizations here in Shenzhen and around the world. We look forward to our students becoming global citizens and applying what they learned here at SAIS around the world.


Nathan Abbott

Principal of SAIS