Our boarding program is open to all SAIS Secondary Students from Grades 6 to 12. Boarding is mandatory for all SAIS students in our PCS program whose parents are not residing in Singapore. For SAIS students in the mainstream whose parents are not residing in Singapore, it is strongly recommended.
Stamford Boarding Program is run by Stamford American staff and under the school’s direct supervision. We believe that your child will experience a more enriched academic life being part of our boarding program. Being in a boarding house will allow your child to develop resilience and independent living skills that are essential as they prepare for higher education and beyond. Being part of our boarding program also gives them access to a robust social and emotional support system provided by the school community.
Residential and boarding staff are members of our Stamford American school community. They are specially appointed to work closely with school faculty and counseling staff to provide your child with a high level of care. All staff have been background checked to international safeguarding standards and are CPR, first-aid and Safeguarding trained.
|*Application Fee||$200 (non-refundable)|
|*Registration & Miscellaneous Fee||$500 (non-refundable)|
|*Boarding Fee||$27,485 per annum
(billed per semester, together with school fees)
|Deposit for Oldham House||$3,000 (refundable)|
*The fees include GST.
There will be no price differentiation for 4-, 3- and 2-bedders. Grades 11 and 12 receive priority for 2-bedders.
Boarding fees include breakfast and dinner on school days, and all 3 main meals during the weekends and Singapore public holidays. Fees also include guardianship of SAIS-appointed staff, air-conditioning in the bedrooms, laundry service and medical insurance.
Stamford American’s staff will act as guardian to your child. They will attend parent-teacher conferences and see to your child’s needs on your behalf. Our boarding staff will work closely with academic faculty to ensure timely interventions on your child’s progress at school.
We have chosen ACS Oldham Hall Premier Boarding as our boarding partner. They are centrally located in the Bukit Timah residential district at 80 Barker Road, with easily accessible amenities such as supermarkets, bookshops, convenience stores, eateries and a clinic. It is walking distance to buses stops and MRT stations including the North-South line, Downtown and circle lines.
Stamford Boarding House is only 15 minutes away from our Woodleigh campus by car and is easily accessible by public bus and MRT on the Downtown MRT Line.
We provide shuttle bus services for our students. There will be fees applicable.
Study rooms, common rooms, pantries, dining hall, table-tennis tables and music practice rooms. Access to Sports hall, basketball court, tennis court, futsal court and swimming pool over the weekends. Due to COVID-19 protocols, there may be some restrictions.
Immediate family members may visit the boarding house before curfew hours. Any visitors to the boarding house are required to register at the front office. You will need to be accompanied by either a staff member or your child while you are at the boarding house.
* Due to COVID-19 protocols, parents and visitors are not allowed to enter the premises.
Yes. We understand that you could be traveling for work during your child’s term breaks and require them to stay on at the boarding house then. If you need such an arrangement to be made, please inform boarding staff at least 2 weeks in advance.
*Semester breaks: Do note that Stamford American boarding staff will also be on their breaks if you extend your child’s stay during common holiday periods in July/August and December/January. During these periods, boarders who stay on at the boarding house will come under the direct care of ACS Oldham Hall staff. Payment is direct to Oldham Hall, subject to approval and availability of rooms.
Residential staff are on-site to respond to any emergencies after lights out. If necessary, they will take your child to the nearest hospital with pediatric services where medical professionals to attend to him/her. The nearest hospitals are KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and National University Hospital (NUH).
Boarders will be roomed together with fellow Stamford American students. If you have children of the same gender staying at boarding, you can request that they stay the same room together.
Boys and girls are housed by floors and their biometrics only allow them access to their designated floor and room.
While certain parts of the boarding house are accessible by ramp, the rooms are not wheelchair accessible.
Boarders are expected to return from school daily between 4pm to 5pm. The time they have before dinner can be used for unwinding after school and cleaning up. Boarding schedule will be available upon request. To inquire, please fill in the form here.
|Mondays-Thursdays||Fridays, Saturdays, Eve of Public Holidays||Sundays||Public Holidays and the next day is a school day|
|Term Time||7:30pm||10:30pm||7:30pm||9:30pm (Roll call)|
|Term break||10:30pm||10:30pm||10:30pm||9:30pm (Roll call)|
Monthly outings and bonding activities will be organized for boarders. These are not compulsory although boarders are encouraged to participate as often as they can.
Yes. There is a screentime curfew for all internet-enabled devices (mobile phones, tablets, laptops). A good night’s rest is important for an effective and engaged day at school.
During study time (7.30pm to 9.30pm), boarders are not to use their handphone or laptop unless for study purposes. After lights out, no handphones or laptops are to be used.
Students are expected to be up by 6:00am and have breakfast by 7:00am on school days.
Lights out at 11pm daily. For PCS and MS students, lights out is at 10pm.
Students who wish to continue studying after these hours may seek for permission to do so.
Yes. Students who require supervision for the completion of their daily assigned work will report to the study hall for evening prep sessions. A residential staff will be present to ensure that they complete their work in a timely fashion for submission the next day.
|Grades 6 to 8||Grades 9 & 10||Grade 11 & 12|
|Supervised study||7:30pm – 9:30pm||7:30pm – 9:30pm||N.A|
If your child has work that he/she needs help with, arrangements will be made with his/her subject tutor at school for extra help during school hours.
Music rooms are available for private practice sessions. Rooms can be booked ahead of time for a 60-minute session each time.
Stamford American International School 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.