Stamford American International School offers an holistic education for students from 2 months to 18 years of age, being the first and only school in Singapore to offer Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) and Business and Technical Education Council (BTEC) Diploma curricula, together with a US-accredited High School Diploma.
Multiple graduating pathways
Stamford American International Singapore is an inclusive school which offers multiple education pathways to suit students and their interests. We offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), the IB Diploma Programme (DP), the AP Diploma Program (AP) and the Business and Technology Education Council Diploma Program (BTEC).
Stamford American is a school that takes pride on its dual focus on inclusion and academic excellence, and our results speak for themselves. Our IB Diploma Programme performance has consistently improved year-on-year. Despite the unprecedented challenges posed by a global pandemic, Stamford students continued to achieve strong results in the IB DP exams. Our sixth graduating cohort has achieved a 100% passing rate on the IB exams with an average score of 35, three points higher than a year ago. The exam average of 5.6 (out of 7) was also higher than in any previous years. Nearly 90% of our diploma students achieved at least a score of a 6 or above, universally accepted as a very strong exam score.
20% of total IB test-takers scored 40 points or higher, and two scored a near-perfect score of 44 against 45. 40 points considered an outstanding achievement. Upholding Stamford’s reputation as a truly international and diverse community of over 75 nationalities, 29% of our students have been awarded the rigorous IB Bilingual Diploma.
Not only has Stamford American showed consistent improvement in our results, our student growth continues to soar in comparison with worldwide IB school averages. Compared to the global improvement, Stamford American students have exceeded expectations and gone over and beyond their peers, achieving higher than the global average in no less than four categories.
Our Class of 2021 AP Program students have achieved an average score of 3.3, with over 70% of the exam scores being a 3 or above. Universities around the world consider a score of 3 or above on one of these exams as evidence of high academic standing. An indication of the strength of the AP Program at Stamford is that in 90% of our AP subjects, over half the candidates scored a 3 or above.
Our BTEC students have also accomplished great results in the first year of the program, with two students earning a Distinction and a Merit respectively for BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts: Acting.
To date, our Class of 2021 have received offers from Universities and Colleges in 18 different countries, with notable acceptances from Boston University, New York University, UC Los Angeles, UC Berkeley, Imperial College, University of Amsterdam, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University amongst others.
Stamford American is also one of the few schools in Singapore with onsite SAT and ACT test centers, offering college preparatory tests for secondary students from Grade 10. We have a dedicated Academic and College Counseling Team that is tuned in to the requirements of universities all over the world.
Innovative Bilingual Program, trusted by parents
With the rising popularity of the Mandarin language both socially and in business, Stamford American has developed its innovative One-Bilingual teacher approach for our bilingual classes. Students interested in dedicating more time and effort into learning Mandarin as a second language can join the Bilingual Program at no extra cost. This program gives learners equal exposure to the English and Mandarin languages in the subjects and concepts taught within their grade. Classes are taught by bilingual teachers who are masters of both languages, with extensive experience in teaching in a bilingual environment.
Our unique one-bilingual-teacher approach is trusted by parents and in this program, our bilingual teachers and teaching assistants are fluent in both languages and demonstrate bilingualism as role models to the students.
Stamford American’s program is offered from Pre-K to Grade 5 and in our bilingual program, students learn the same content as students in mainstream classes. The main difference is that 50% of the content in Math and Units of Inquiry (UOI ) is delivered in Mandarin. Additionally, the Bilingual Program teacher plans together with the regular class teachers of the grade level to cover the same concepts and have the same student learning objectives as the regular classes.
Both divisions follow the guidelines of the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Lessons in Grades 1-5 are delivered using the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework, while Pre-K and Kindergarten follow the research-based GOLD standards.
Our bilingual classes are assessed through placement tests, internal assessments, and the STAMP language proficiency test developed by the University of Oregon (starting in Grade 3). All these assessments focus on evaluating proficiency in the 4 language domains of reading, listening, speaking and writing.
State-of-the-art Learning Facilities
At Stamford American, we recognise that investing in state-of-the-art facilities for sports, drama and arts will provide our students with every possible learning opportunity, shaping them into well-rounded individuals. The Woodleigh Campus houses 3 swimming pools, 2 air-conditioned indoor sports arenas, rooftop tennis courts, dance studios, rock–climbing walls, multipurpose sports field, a golf academy, 500-seat Reagan Theater with oversized LED backdrop screen, professional sound and lighting equipment, and Innovation Center and Makerspace kitted out with 3D printers, robots and other advanced electronics.
The Early Learning Village is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and as such, has been built as an environment for safe, experiential learning for Early Years children. The inspirational Village is a treasure trove of state-of-the-art school facilities, featuring child-height windows and doors, six outdoor playgrounds with lots of space to run and play, a covered swimming pool designed for learning how to swim, the Hive which is an indoor air-conditioned wide open space with lots of room to run, dance, tumble and turn, a well-stocked library, a health centre and a parent cafe. We also have a teaching kitchen and a science lab, with child-friendly set-up work benches.
Early Learning Village
The Stamford American Early Learning Village gives children a head start to life and early childhood education. Specially designed for the preschool years from Pre-Nursery to Kindergarten 2, our Village welcomes children aged 18 months to 6 years. Stamford American also has an Infant Care Program that accepts babies and toddlers aged 2 to 18 months.
At Stamford American, our teachers are early learning education specialists and their knowledge and experience complement the built environment to ensure every child is happy, involved and learning. Our unique curriculum is guided by the USA Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Year’s Program (PYP). STEAMInn – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Innovation is integrated across the curriculum. Our teachers carefully monitor children’s learning by using GOLD ™Assessment system which is an authentic, ongoing observational system for monitoring children’s progress and development.
In line with our focus on inclusivity, we provide an international environment with over 75 nationalities represented in our student community. Our world class specialist programs includes specialist languages of Mandarin or Spanish, English as an Additional Language (EAL) support, a Bilingual English/Mandarin program and we are the only school in Singapore to offer the world-renowned Suzuki Violin Program from the age of 3.
Stamford American also has an Infant Care Program where babies and toddlers aged 2 to 18 months enjoy an extra special level of care. Little ones will have lots of opportunity for growth and learning in a secure and comfortable space under the thoughtful supervision of our experienced Early Childhood carers and educators.
We provide flexible weekly and daily options to give families the opportunity to design the early years school week to suit their individual needs. The Early Learning Village is just minutes away from the Elementary & Secondary Campus, and offers a first-class international program to all children of preschool age.
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G1 to G5: 12-24 per class
G6 to G11: 24 per class
Grade 1 to Grade 5: 830am – 305pm
Grade 6 to Grade 12: 830am – 345pm
Early Learning Village:
Infant Care: 8am – 6pm
Half day: 9am – 1210pm
Full day: 9am – 330pm
G1 to G5: 1:12-24
G6 to G11: 1:24
Early Learning Village: Child-height windows and doors, six outdoor playgrounds with lots of space to run and play, a covered swimming pool designed for learning how to swim, the Hive which is an indoor air-conditioned wide open space with lots of room to run, dance, tumble and turn, a well-stocked library, a health centre, a parent café, a teaching kitchen and a science lab, with child-friendly set-up work benches
Semester 2: January to June
What Sets This School Apart
As an inclusive school, we welcome students from all different backgrounds. This is reflected from admissions to the school to our vision of inspiring students to create their unique future. Every student at Stamford American is treated as a unique individual and is given the direction, counsel and support to discover her or his own potential for greatness. All of us at the school are committed to encouraging a lifelong love for learning. We want to give our students the skills they will need to face the ups and downs on their path to becoming outstanding global citizens.
At Stamford American, you will find:
- A deeply caring community of top-rate teaching professionals
- A well-rounded education that prizes performing and visual arts, design, and physical education in addition to the core subject areas
- A world-class facility with a new turf field, tennis courts, swimming pools, bright classrooms, cutting edge performing arts spaces, design studios and more
- A robust after-school program with well-rounded offerings for every age group
- A school where children make friends with classmates representing 75 nationalities
- An Early Learning Village that implements research-based “best practices” in helping our early learners grow, develop relationships, and feel valued
We prioritize well-being at our school, and our staff really go the extra mile to support children and families. We do this through personalized learning, an advisory program and pastoral care across all divisions.
We are a big school, with the heart of a small school. We have a deep focus on belonging and the commitment to our students every day. Community matters, and we celebrate our students and staff for exhibiting four core values: integrity, ingenuity, courage, and compassion. We talk a lot about these values, provide examples both at school and in the curriculum, and celebrate when we see them in action.
We are proud of the culture of care and high academic standards your children will experience at Stamford American. Our commitment is to develop a deep sense of belonging, value and connectedness for every student who passes through our gates – as we inspire them to think, write, design, compose and collaborate on the road to discovery and life success.
Early Learning Village: $16,484 - $39,028 (depending on grade level, weekly or daily options and half day or full day options)
Infant Care at Early Learning Village: $1,284 - $2,675 per month (depending on weekly or daily options)
Tuition fees include course fees, all textbooks, workbooks, stationary, select after school and Co-Curricular Activities and a division Year Book.
Other optional fees include school meal plans and transportation.
A 10% discount on the tuition fee is available for a third child and a 20% discount on the tuition fee is applicable for a fourth child and beyond.
(Discounts are applied from the third child onwards. For example, if there are 3 children in the family, the youngest child will receive the discount.)