Singapore American School
National, US curricula.
3005 students, 3-18 yrs.
40 Woodlands Street 41, 738547, Singapore
Tel: (+65) 6 363 3403
Fax: (+65) 6 363 3408
The Singapore American School provides an American style education
to some 2,950 students from 40 nations. The school is a non-profit
Trust and is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors elected
from the Trust. High School Graduates receive the standard American
High School Diploma.
Languages offered are French, Spanish Japanese and Mandarin. Specialists
are available in reading, resource, speech/hearing, counsellor,
and learning disabilities. Special programs include ESL, AP, independent
study and remedial.
Teachers must have a BA with two years of classroom experience
in US/international schools, and must be certified in their speciality.
Overseas experience is preferred. The average length of stay for
overseas personnel is five to six years. About 75% of the students
are US citizens and the balance comprises 41 different nationalities.
The average length of stay is three to four years.
Singapore American School's calendar begins in mid-August and ends
in early to mid-June. Special curricular activities include art,
chorus, band, PE, computer, business and applied technology. Extra-curricular
opportunities include drama, excursions/expeditions, field trips,
soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, rugby,
cross country, track and field and swimming. The school is located
on a 36-acre campus approximately 30 minutes' drive from downtown
Singapore. New state-of-the-art facilities house four separate divisions
including early childhood, intermediate elementary, middle and high
schools. Each division has its own classrooms, library (average
15,000 volumes), office and support facilities which include four
air-conditioned gymnasiums, two outdoor covered play areas, two
swimming pools, three cafeterias, six tennis courts, 1,000-seat
stadium, track and field, baseball, softball, soccer and rugby fields.
Middle and high school facilities include modern science laboratories,
computer facilities, a language lab, drafting, home economics, business
and applied technology classrooms. The campus also includes a variety
of performing arts facilities including an 800-seat auditorium,
300-seat drama theatre, 700-seat elementary theatre and dedicated
classroom spaces for music, art and drama. All facilities are fully
Although Singapore American School was founded to serve the citizens
of the United States residing in Singapore, it welcomes all students
provided that their command of English is adequate and that space