Secondary School Curriculum

Stamford American’s Secondary School program is aimed at meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of our adolescent learners in high school from Grade 9 to Grade 12. In addition to a rigorous academic syllabus, we advocate cultural understanding, positive social interactions and a thirst for lifelong learning.

Programs of Study: Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate

Stamford American International School is the only school in Singapore to offer both Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) curricula. Students graduate with a US accredited Stamford High School Diploma alongside the opportunity to pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or Advanced Placement (AP) International Diploma that is aligned closely to their ambitions and future university or career plans.

Learners in Grade 9 and Grade 10 carry on with the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) with continued instruction in 8 MYP courses. In Grade 11 and Grade 12, students get to choose from over 40 IB courses and more than 19 AP courses. Browse the Secondary Curriculum Guide for the full list of courses.

All students graduate with a US accredited High School Diploma if they earn a minimum of 20 credits in the following subject areas:

  • 4 credits in English
  • 3 credits each in Science, Mathematics, Foreign Language, and Individuals and Societies.
  • 2 credits in elective units
  • 1 credit each in Physical and Health Education, and Arts

Students who satisfy additional requirements including earning 24 credits and maintaining a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater graduate with an Honors Diploma.

Stamford American's Secondary School students have the option to enrol in the IB DP, a comprehensive and challenging international program that prepares them for tertiary education. The curriculum is made up of 6 subject groups  together with the DP core comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS), and the extended essay. Beyond academic requirements, IB DP students are expected to engage in community service, individual research and an inquiry into the nature of knowledge. Research in the UK shows that IB DP graduates are considered to be highly desirable candidates by university admissions offices.

Visit our applications page for student enrollment requirements.