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Stamford American International School Curriculum

At Stamford American International School we offer a challenging American Curriculum that follows the American Education Reaches Out (AERO), Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) combined with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme from 18 months to 18 years old. Graduating with a High School Diploma and either the IB Diploma, Advanced Placement (AP) credits, BTEC Diploma or a combination, gives our students an unparalleled choice and competitive advantage.

What is International Baccalaureate?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two-year educational programme for 16- to 19-year-old students. IB programme graduates receive an internationally accepted diploma, qualifying them for higher education institutions worldwide.

The two-year course develops the student’s intellectual, emotional, personal and social skills, preparing them for college in more ways than one. The goal of the IB programme is to open as many opportunities as possible for the students and equipping them with the skills that would help them take advantage of their full potential.

American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Standards

The AERO project is supported by the U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools and the Overseas Schools Advisory Council to assist schools overseas in developing and implementing American standards-based school curricula. AERO provides a framework for curriculum consistency from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes

Stamford American offers the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme (DP). IB World Schools share a common philosophy— a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Stamford American believes is important for our students.

IB Primary Years Programme (PYP): Early Years & Elementary School

The IB PYP is a course of study designed to meet the educational requirements of students between the ages of 3 and 12 years.

The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. The PYP:

  • Encourages international-mindedness.
  • Encourages a positive attitude to learning by engaging students in inquiries and developing their awareness of the process of learning so that they become lifelong learners.
  • Reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into real issues.
  • Emphasizes, through the learner profile, the development of the whole student physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

IB Middle Years Programme (MYP): Middle School

The IB MYP is a course of study designed to meet the educational requirements of students between the ages of 11 and 16 years. The MYP provides a philosophical framework with a holistic approach to education and a rigorous framework for assessment. The MYP aims to educate the whole person and to show the impact of each individual on the world around them. The MYP fosters intercultural awareness and the importance of communication. Its goal is to constantly place learning within a context, and to make explicit the relationship between various disciplines.

IB Diploma Programme (DP): Secondary School

The IB Diploma Programme is recognized by universities in 124 countries and is designed to be taken over two years (age 16-19). The DP includes six academic subjects and the central core which consists of the extended essay, theory of knowledge and CAS (creativity, action and service). Students study two modern languages, a humanities or social science subject, an experimental science, mathematics or computer science, and another subject including the arts.

World-class Education with Stamford

Much like an American curriculum aims to do, Stamford American International School Singapore’s goal is to develop holistically sound individuals. As one of the top IB schools in Singapore, we strive to provide our students with as many learning opportunities as possible, fulfilling their social, emotional and intellectual needs. We encourage international-mindedness, cultural understanding and a positive attitude so that they become lifelong learners.

We are proud to announce that our 2020 graduates have achieved fantastic IB results with a pass rate of 94% on the IB exams and an average score of 32, surpassing the world average of 29.9. To date, 95% of our graduates were accepted to their first or second choice university.
When you have a short list of the best IB schools, identify which one has delivered results to choose the right one for your child’s future.

Raise a globally competent child with Stamford

Give your child the best secondary education, helping them grow into globally competent individuals. Learn more about Stamford American International School’s IB programmes today. Call our admissions office at +65 6653 2949 or email us at for enquiries about our school fees and application process.

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