Part of Shanghai American School's new Mission Statement reads as follows:
Shanghai American School inspires in all students:
- a lifelong passion for learning
- a commitment to act with integrity and compassion, and
- the courage to live their dreams

Since 1999 I have given laminated cards to all my students at year-end with the following 10 words of advice:Do Your Best 2012 card.png
There appears to be a wonderful alignment between SAS' Mission Statement and my 10 words of advice to students!