For over 65 years, SAS has enjoyed a reputation for excellence and innovation in education. It seeks to achieve its mission—providing each student an exemplary American educational experience with an international perspective—through its three strategic anchors:
– A Culture of Excellence
– A Culture of Extraordinary Care
– A Culture of Possibilities
With a focus on its core values and a commitment to personalizing its educational experiences for each student, SAS provides an environment where engaged students learn to think critically and develop the skills necessary to succeed throughout their lives.
Elementary School (Kindergarten–Grade 5): 1,695
Middle School (Grade 6–Grade 8): 966
High School (Grade 9–Grade 12): 1,217
Kindergarten through Grade 12: 22
Kindergarten through Grade 12: 08:00–15:00
Semester 2 - January 8 to May 31 2023
What Sets This School Apart
Singapore American School employs 425 full-time faculty, with over 80 percent holding master’s or doctoral degrees. Sixty-five percent of SAS teachers are from North America, with others from Australia, China, Singapore, the UK, New Zealand, and 18 other nations. The school invests heavily in professional development, and teacher satisfaction can be measured by the average tenure of those who left in June 2022, which was just over 10 years.
SAS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the US. It offers one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs outside the United States, and 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. Beyond a large range of classes, co-curricular activities in all grades include recreational and competitive sports, fine arts, performing arts, academic enrichment, service clubs, and general interest 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 compelling possibilities. Innovative SAS programs include a Chinese Immersion option in the elementary school; compelling elective courses for middle school students; nearly 50 college-level advanced studies courses for high school students, including Advanced Placement classes, which prepare students for the external AP exams, and Advanced Topic courses, in which students explore relevant fields through project-based academic work; and nontraditional options such as Quest and Catalyst, which push students to collaborate with mentors from industry and the community.
Since spring 2021, a major campus upgrade project to replace, renew, and upgrade aging campus buildings has been underway. Plans include the replacement of the current elementary and middle school buildings; major renovations of high school and shared-facility buildings; and new facilities for community gatherings, swimming, sports, and dining. A number of completed projects are already affording students improved learning environments with flexible and innovative spaces.
The beautiful 36-acre Singapore American School campus is a 20-minute ride from the central business district. Each division has its own library-media center, cafeteria, community areas, and sports and arts facilities. Students learn in state-of-the-art, age-appropriate educational facilities surrounded with greenery, with plenty of indoor-outdoor connections.
At all levels, students are encouraged to demonstrate “The Eagle Way” by pursuing excellence while demonstrating the SAS core values of compassion, fairness, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Technology is carefully incorporated to enhance learning and creativity. The school culture is one of embracing possibilities, exploring opportunities, connecting with others, contributing to the communities we are part of, and encouraging excellence both inside and outside the classroom.
Kindergarten–Grade 5: $32,332
Middle School (Grades 6–8): $35,695
High School (Grades 9–12): $37,611
Lunch: $5.50–$8 daily
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In middle school, there are 15 intramural and 35 representative sports offerings, with teams competing in the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS). Middle school students also have access to 50 after-school clubs that cater to a variety of interests, including MathCounts, Art Extended, Graphic Novel Club, Dance, Peer Council, Debate Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Roots and Shoots, and VEX Robotics.
The high school boasts more than 100 clubs, organizations, and honor societies, including 65 student service groups. High school clubs offered include Academic Quiz Club, Board Games Club, Business Club, Caring for Cambodia, Food from the Heart, Girls Who Code, Improv Club, Independent Performing Arts Union, Korean Culture Club, Leprosy Home, Model UN, Political Activism Club, Ronald McDonald House and Charities, SEED, and Wish for Kids. Athletes may try out for representative sports teams, with Junior Varsity (JV) teams competing in the ACSIS leagues and Varsity teams competing in the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools (IASAS). JV and Varsity sports include cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, rugby, touch rugby, swimming, tennis, badminton, softball, baseball, golf, and track and field. There are also 15 recreational sports clubs, including cricket, table tennis, and ultimate frisbee.
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 sponsored by the school, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are also active on campus,