Shenzhen American International SchoolLearn. Share. Grow.
Shekou’s premier Project-Based Learning school,
providing a 21st century education for students in grades PK-9.
Regis-tration 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.
Programs & Facilities
SAIS is next to the beautiful Si Hai park, 13.5 hectares of flora and fauna. The building is a unique semi circular design, and our interior spaces are newly remodeled. Our neighbors are one of the largest youth centers in Shekou, and the area is full of families and activities. Contact the admissions department for a visit!
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!
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!
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 5 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.
The SAIS Preparatory Academy program helps students prepare for admission to high-quality high schools through individual project portfolios and targeted test preparation for selective high schools.
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.
M-F: 8am – 4pm
Phone & Email
0755 8631 6699
Darin Schmidt has 26 years of experience in the education field. As a former music teacher, Mr. Schmidt has a deep understanding of project based learning. He is committed to bringing the finest educators and methods to SAIS.Darin Schmidt
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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.”
After School programs
From Our Principal
“Strong academic training is no longer the only goal. 21st century employers demand that their employees have skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and a sense of civic duty. SAIS uses an innovative approach to Project-Based Learning that combines academic rigor with essential 21st century skills to prepare your student for success anywhere in the world.”
– Darin Schmidt
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.
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!