The Middle School program at Shanghai American School focuses on the needs of adolescents. The Middle School provides a nurturing environment where strong relationships, social responsibility and academic excellence are encouraged and enhanced through small learning communities within each grade level.
All students participate in year-long core courses in language arts, math, social studies, science, foreign language, physical education and music. Semester programs in health and art are also offered. Student choice is provided through the Exploratory and After School Activities programs.