深美遵循美国的教学标准，使用美国洲际核心课程标准 Common Core State Standards、美国 Next Generation Science Standards 科学教学大纲、美国AERO Social Studies Standards 社会科学标准，以及在音乐、体育和美术科目使用美国国家标准大纲。深美使用项目学习法来帮助学生深度学习，同时在科目知识学习之外培养学生协同合作、沟通力、创造力及批判性思维。
Shenzhen American International School (SAIS) is an AdvancED accredited school which was established upon the approval of both the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Education of Guangdong Province in May, 2005. SAIS provides quality education services to foreign nationals as well as students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
SAIS is the first and foremost project-based learning school in Shenzhen serving grades pre-K to 8 with further grades opening in 2020. We teach an American curriculum, following the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, the AERO Social Studies Standards, and American national standards in Music, Physical Education and Art. SAIS uses project-based learning to deepern learning, as well as to develop creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking alongside traditional academics. Facilities are excellent and include a high-quality building for academic instruction with PE and sports carried out in the adjacent Shekou Youth Sports Center and the Shekou outdoor Sports Center where there is an 8 lane 400 meter all weather track, Football (soccer) pitch, 5 – a -side soccer pitches and Basketball courts.
SAIS is located on the west side of SiHai Park. The park is a 13.5 hectares learning lab for the study of flora, fauna, climate, air and water quality, as well as micro environments. Learning in the park is not limited to science, as the prospects for math, humanities, physical activity and the arts abound in Sihai.
A Project Based environment looks different than a traditional classroom. Students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. Rigorous projects help students learn key academic content and also emphasize critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity as they construct high-quality, authentic products & presentations. These experiencescultivate the future entrepreneurs, scientists, inventors and leaders of the world.