Singapore American School

SAS enjoys a reputation of innovation and excellence in education and continually seeks to improve on the foundation that has been built. Three strategic anchors guide the vision for the future of SAS:

– A Culture of Excellence
– A Culture of Extraordinary Care
– A Culture of Possibilities

Together, these three anchors provide an environment where engaged students learn to think critically and develop the skills necessary to succeed throughout their lives.

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Essential Information
Telephone
+65 6363 3403
Type
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, Enrichment
Grades
Preschool - Grade 12
Starting Age
3
Curriculum
American,
Year Founded
1956
Foreign Languages Taught
English, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish
Maximum Student Population
4000
Current School Population
ELC - 181
Elementary - 1645
Upper - 2,165
Maximum Class Size
Preschool: 16
Primary / Elementary: 22
Secondary / High: 22
School Hours
3 years old: 08:00 - 13:30
7 years old: 08:00 - 15:00
11 years old: 08:00 - 15:00
15 years old: 08:00 - 15:00
Demographic Breakdown
53% are US citizens, 11% are from India, 8% from Singapore, 6% from Korea, 5% from China, 2% each from Japan, Canada, the UK, and Australia, 1% from the Philippines, and the other 8% hold passports from 53 countries
Nationality Restriction
N/A
EduTrust Certified
Exempt
Teacher to Student Ratio
1:10.6
Qualification Type
AP, High School Diploma
Admissions Interview
No
Facilities
Air-Conditioned Classrooms, Swimming Pool, Sports Field, Gymnasium, Running Track, Play Areas/Playground, Sports Courts, Theatre Facilities, Music Room, Art Studio, IT Lab, Science Lab, Library, CafeteriaModern Science, Engineering, and Robotics Laboratories, Language Labs, Art Wings with In-House Kilns, Graphic Arts, Photography, and Film Studios, 3 Libraries, 3 Auditoriums, 5 Air-Conditioned Gymnasiums, 2 Outdoor Covered Play Areas, 3 Swimming Pools, 3 Cafeterias, 5 Tennis Courts, 1000-Seat Stadium, Track and Field, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and Rugby Fields, Air-Conditioned Climbing Wall, and a 1-acre rainforest.

In 2015 we remodeled our high school auditorium and introduced the Constellation Acoustic System, one of the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The system allows the theater technician to adjust the sound produced based on the needs of the performers to create a one of a kind performing experience.
Term Dates
Quarter 1 - August 14 to October 9, 2017
Quarter 2 - October 10 to December 15, 2017
Quarter 3 - January 8 to March 20, 2018
Quarter 4 - March 21 to June 13, 2018
What Sets This School Apart

There are 375 full-time faculty and over 75 percent have earned master’s degrees or PhDs. The school invests heavily in professional development and continually sends teachers across the globe to discover innovative ideas and best practices from influential educational institutions.

SAS has the one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) program outside the United States and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the US. SAS students consistently rank higher on academic achievement tests than their peers in US school systems.

SAS encourages students to find joy in the pursuit of excellence as they discover their interests and passions. Students enjoy a variety of possibilities to explore including; competitive athletics, fine arts classes and after-school clubs.

Exciting New Developments

Singapore American School continues to find new ways to deliver on its promise to offer each student an exemplary American educational experience founded on the anchors of excellence, extraordinary care, and unlimited possibilities. In 2018-19 the Chinese immersion program will expand to include both kindergarten and first grade, high school will add a science class where students will work with local scientists to build an experiment that will be sent to the international space station, and classes in fifth, sixth, and seventh grade will shift to working out of interdisciplinary hubs where students will learn how to apply their knowledge through ongoing projects.

School Culture
The campus includes three distinct divisions: elementary school (preschool through grade five), middle school (grades six through eight) and high school (grades nine through twelve). A separate and purpose built early childhood center (ECC) provides a special learning environment for preschool and pre-kindergarten (age three and four) students.

State-of-the-art facilities reside on a beautiful 36-acre campus. Students have access to advanced music recording, video production, robotics, digital composition, and photography technology to assist them in their pursuit of passion. Open airy walkways, tropical courtyards, and a natural rainforest offer students the prime environment for developing life-long learning skills.
Financial Information
Annual Tuition Fee
Early Childhood (PS & Pre-K): $39,510
Kindergarten – Grade 5: $47,119
Middle School (Grades 6-8): $50,068
High School (Grades 9-12): $51,748
Application Fee
$2,500
Application Fee Refundable
No
Admission / Enrolment Fee
$12,840
Deposit
N/A
Building / Facility / Development Fee
$5,029
Parents Association Fee
N/A
Other Fees
Transport: $1,556 – $3,047
Uniform: $158 – $200
Lunch: $5.20 daily

Middle School students: technology fee $248
Non-refundable re-enrollment fee: $2,500
Programs Available
Extra Curricular Activities
Elementary students have access to more than 90 after-school activities in recreation, performing arts, music, arts and crafts, computers and technology, and instructional and competitive athletics.

In middle school there are 21 intramural and 35 representative sports offerings, plus 23 clubs that cater to a variety of interests. That Dance Thing (TDT) is an extra-curricular, co-educational ballroom dance, dining and social etiquette program for middle school students run by parent volunteers.

In the high school, there are more than 100 clubs and organizations, including 45 specific student service groups. Here are just a few of the clubs offered:
Academic Quiz Club
APEx Club
Business Club
Chess Club
Chinese Club
Chinese Culture Club
Computer Science Club
Cooking Club
Creative Writing Club
Dance Club
Debate Club
Electric Vehicle Club
Fencing Club
Film Society
Forensics Society
Gay-Straight Alliance
Geek Girls
House of Pain Fitness Club
Improv Club
Math Club
Pottery Club
Table Tennis Club
Thespian Club
Ultimate Frisbee Club

There are also 11 interscholastic sports teams, 14 recreational sports clubs, and seven honor societies. Athletes compete not only with local schools and community teams, but also with rival Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools (IASAS) teams. A

Varsity and Junior Varsity sports include:
cross country
soccer
volleyball
basketball
rugby/touch
swimming
tennis
badminton
softball
golf
track and field

Students of all ages can also compete in gymnastics, baseball, American football, and other sports through the Community Sports and Activities department, based on campus.

Although not school-sponsored, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are also active on campus, with numerous troops and dens spread across grade levels.
Enrichment Activities
SAS also offers language, recreation, mind stretch, performing arts, arts and crafts, music and computer/technology courses.
Pastoral Care
Yes
Special Needs Support
Yes
English as a Second Language
Quarter 1 - August 14 to October 9, 2017
Quarter 2 - October 10 to December 15, 2017
Quarter 3 - January 8 to March 20, 2018
Quarter 4 - March 21 to June 13, 2018
CONTACT INFO

Website: http://www.sas.edu.sg/

Contact Number: +65 6363 3403

Email Address: sasinfo@sas.edu.sg

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Singapore American School Singapore

Singapore American School Singapore