At Stamford American International School, our vision is to inspire students to create their unique future academically, socially and as ecologically literate citizens in our culturally diverse world. Our students have the opportunity to choose a sought-after education pathway to help realize their academic ambitions. They are also equipped with life skills reflective of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile as adaptive, thoughtful and principled young adults, with a fostered inclination to design, innovate, solve problems and communicate.
As one of the leading international schools in Singapore for children aged 2 months to 18 years, Stamford American International School (SAIS) offers the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme integrated with US Standards, combined with the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Business and Technical Education Council (BTEC) Diploma curricula. Our international school looks forward to welcoming you to our global community.
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As one of the more well-known international schools in Singapore, SAIS strives to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for our students. We invest in state-of-the-art facilities for sports, drama and arts to provide the students with every possible learning opportunity, shaping them into well-rounded individuals.
Extensive sports facilities on campus including 3 swimming pools, 2 air conditioned indoor sports arenas, roof top tennis courts, dance studios, rock climbing walls, multi-purpose sports field and a Golf Academy
To provide the best American education in Singapore, SAIS offers a curriculum designed around the needs of our youngest learners. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, the Early Learning Village is built on the simple truth that the environment nurtures the child. The Village is a first-of-its kind in early childhood education for young learners age 2 months to 6 years (Infant care to Kindergarten 2).
We are not just an American school in Singapore. We are also proudly an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, aligned to the U.S. American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards with a choice of multiple pathways for admissions to leading universities worldwide, with either the IB Diploma, AP Diploma, or BTEC Diploma on top of a US accredited Stamford High School Diploma.
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Combining the best sports curriculum and the finest facilities, our Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) Program aims to provide equal sporting opportunities for all ages while developing athletes to reach their fullest potential.
As one of the top international schools in Singapore, we combine a passion for drama and music with our world-class campus facilities such as 500-seat professional theater and 10 annual theater productions to nurture and achieve the best from your aspiring performing arts professionals.
The superintendent has done a fantastic job of creating a culture of openness, honesty, inclusion and community. Right away, you can see that the school “walks the talk” and truly cares about student well-being. We’re happy to have found a home at Stamford American’s ELV and encourage parents to speak with other parents to help them decide which school is right
We were looking for a school that “had it all,” so to speak, providing a wide spectrum of academic levels and SAIS was nothing short of meeting all our criteria. One factor that attracted us to SAIS, specifically, was its bilingual track option. While many other schools also offer a bilingual track, entry is often capped after 1st grade, but SAIS uniquely allows it up to 3rd grade – this opened a whole new world for our 3rd grader!
We are sad to leave Stamford after 4 years at this excellent school. Our children are spread across Elementary, Middle and High School. The school is great with committed and dedicated teachers. The yearly field trips (pre-Covid) were amazing. The ES is truly wonderful, with fantastic teachers and a caring environment. There is strong focus on well being and inclusion, there are opportunities for students to grow and excel, particularly though MS and HS. The school leadership is responsive and continuously asks for feedback from students and parents. The facilities and location of the school is excellent. The Cafeteria food has improved a lot since switching vendor. It is a truly international school, with a vibrant school community.
Stamford American International School Singapore is accepting rolling enrollment throughout the year. Call our admissions office at +65 6653 2949 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the application process.
Not at all. Despite the name of our school, Stamford American International School hosts a diverse community of students from over 75 countries, making it a truly global international school Singapore’s expatriate families trust.
SAIS has earned a number of educational accreditations that underscore its commitment to excellence and learning. It has earned accreditation from the following institutions:
Stamford American International School Singapore takes parent involvement seriously and employs a multifaceted approach that makes parents part of the school community. The school has a Community Engagement Team available from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm to answer any questions from parents in person. Parents can also opt to join the SAIS Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to build relationships with their children’s teachers. There are also three Parent Cafés on campus where parents may engage in discussions with other parents.
Though SAIS has its core values are rooted in American education, Singapore expats from all over the world have come to be part of the school’s diverse community, now composed of over 75 nationalities. Students enrolled at the school can expect to interact with students and educators from all corners of the globe, creating a valuable educational experience that teaches tolerance, empathy, and the appreciation of other perspectives.
Yes. SAIS stands out as a Singapore American school by providing a truly holistic education that aims to mold young individuals into engaged global citizens. To meet this vision, it offers field-based experiential learning in communities outside of Singapore.
Through its Field Studies program, SAIS gives students unique opportunities to engage in meaningful community service in destinations throughout South and Southeast Asia. From Grade 5 through Grade 12, students will be able to engage in field studies in several different international destinations where they will learn outdoor skills, leadership, ecological literacy, and conservation, among many other ideas. These inimitable opportunities to learn about the wider world at a young age make SAIS a truly international school Singapore expats need to consider.
As with other aspects of its educational philosophy, SAIS’s approach to digital learning technology treats it as a part of a wider whole that also involves human systems. SAIS understands the necessity of digital devices, not just for modern learning but also as a part of daily life. At the same time, it recognizes the importance of safe and purposeful digital technology use during childhood. Stamford American’s Digital Learning Team is constantly finding safe ways to use technology to support education and contribute to young individuals’ holistic growth.
Rather than insulating students from technology, SAIS guides them in its responsible use. It has a 1:1 device program where students from KG2 to Grade 5 are provided with iPads and students in Grades 6-12 are issued MacBooks. From the time these devices are issued, students are taught how to use them responsibly, following an ethical framework that has been developed by SAIS’s Middle and High School students themselves.
Absolutely. SAIS’s IB Programmes offers mature, well-supported programs for Music, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts, making it the Singapore international school preferred by families who want their children to have an arts-focused education. Likewise, SAIS’s BTEC curriculum also offers arts-centric courses like Art & Design, Music Performance, and Performing Arts: Acting.
Different arts are taught from kindergarten through Grade 12, helping students explore their creativity, presentation skills, and self-discovery. More importantly, the inclusion of the arts in the SAIS is also meant to enhance young learners’ capacities for creative problem-solving, empathy, and critical thinking. Grade 11-12 students will also have to opportunity to explore the more technical aspects of their chosen art forms, which may give them an edge in university applications should they choose to pursue a career in the arts.
Students at SAIS are required to wear uniforms to give them a clear sense of identity. Regular school and physical education uniforms are required for all students, from Nursery through High School. School uniform sets and optional school-related items are available for purchase at Lim Meng Keng Department Store at Holland Road Shopping Centre.
Yes. At Stamford American International School Singapore, all graduates earn a US-accredited High School Diploma, which can be used to expedite admission into US-based colleges and universities. Eeach student may earn a diploman derived from either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the College Board’s Advanced Placement
International Diploma (AP) Diploma—or a combination of both. Alternatively, this diploma can also be derived from the Business and Technical Education Council (BTEC) Diploma. SAIS is the first and only high school program in the country to offer this setup.
Stamford American International School is part of the prestigious Cognita group of private schools, operating over 90 schools in 13 countries. The group includes several other well-known institutions such as York Preparatory School in New York’s Upper West Side and Stamford American School in Kowloon, Hong Kong, just to name two. This relationship with Cognita make’s SAIS network one of the widest of any Singapore American international school.