Singapore American School
Singapore American School is a world leader in education, cultivating exceptional thinkers prepared for the future. SAS offers an exemplary American education with an international perspective.
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:
- Culture of Excellence
- Culture of Extraordinary Care
- 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.
SAS teachers come from across the world and bring unique educational, professional and cultural experiences to the classroom. There are 375 full-time faculty and over 75 percent have earned master’s degrees or PhD’s. 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.
The curriculum at SAS is similar to that of US college preparatory schools. The school’s commitment to providing an international perspective is reflected in the curriculum, extensive service opportunities, and extra-curricular activities.
SAS has the largest Advanced Placement program outside the United States, 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.
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.
Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities
SAS offers 11 competitive sports including; basketball, rugby, swimming, tennis, cross-country, soccer, volleyball, badminton, track and field, golf and softball. SAS is a member of the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools (IASAS) along with five other schools in the region. IASAS offers students the opportunity to compete in athletics, dance, music, art, and drama.
110+ after-school activities offered each year
20+ after-school clubs
35+ representative sport teams
20+ intramural activities
7 Honor Societies
22 IASAS sports
90+ after-school activities (50+ are service clubs)
State-of-the-art facilities on a 36-acre campus include four libraries, modern science laboratories, three auditoriums, five air-conditioned gymnasiums, two outdoor covered play areas, three swimming pools, three cafeterias, five tennis courts, a 1000-seat stadium, track and field, baseball, softball, soccer, and rugby fields, and an air-conditioned climbing wall. With open airy walkways, tropical courtyards throughout the campus and a natural rainforest, SAS students have the place and space to explore areas of interest and pursue their passions, all while being nurtured in a tight-knit community.
John LeinerDirector of Admissions