Note: We have yet to receive the full results of the Class of 2020. The information below is as of 1 June 2020.
Stamford American International School celebrates our fifth and largest graduating cohort of 129 students. This year’s cohort represented 38 nationalities, within our wider community of 75 nationalities We are a non-selective and inclusive school which offers a unique pathway to suit students and their interests. Each student graduates with a US High School Diploma as well as the opportunity to pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) Diploma — the only school in Singapore to offer this unique pathway.
The Class of 2020 has embraced Stamford's vision of providing each student a unique academic pathway:
Class of 2020 Achievements
Thus far, the Class of 2020 also has been accepted into 33 out of the Top 100 Universities worldwide, such as Boston University, Duke University, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Amsterdam and University of Queensland.
Hear from Our Graduates
"Walking through the gates of Stamford seven years ago, I was inspired to develop my interpersonal skills both inside and outside the classroom. Stamford’s structured and diverse CCA program presented me with the perfect opportunity to achieve my personal aims and ambitious goals. During my time at Stamford I have led the global fight against Climate Change as Founder and President of the Green Lions club. A profound achievement under my leadership was the implementation of 845 solar panels as a part of the Green Lions Solar for Stamford Project. As Secretary General of Stamford’s Model United Nations (MUN) and SAISMUN conference, I took great honor in uniting young student leaders to foster change in the world community. In addition, my attendance at multiple MUN conferences in Singapore and overseas enhanced my understanding and appreciation of global cultures. My leadership experience has prompted me to pursue an International Business degree at university, which I will attend as a proud Stamford Lion this fall." - Mark McMahon
"SAIS helped me to learn things and time management so that I can balance my life among course works, essays, and different activities such as CCAs. In my Clay CCA, I learnt different skills and designed my own model. I really like Clay because it helped me to stay focus and be creative.Having multiple pathways gave me more options so that I can broaden my horizon to learn more about different ways in the world. I also learned to value the differences between myself and others, and I am able to make decisions by myself. I will miss the teachers and things that happened in different classes most." - Yilin Wu
"I will be going to study Psychology at the University of Bath, in the UK. I chose this university as it would provide me with a year of placement in the field, as well as an opportunity to learn about the different branches of psychology. Stamford has allowed me to prepare for university by having IBDP Psychology as a class, which furthered my understanding and interest in Psychology. As well as, college counsellors that were available to answer questions and help with the process of applying to university. I will miss the community that SAIS provides, such as an open and international environment, in which all students and teachers are welcomed. A life lesson that I will carry with me is that Stamford taught me to be open-minded and has given me a great appreciation for many cultures. Having the option of multiple academic pathways, provided me with the choice of what I want to study, which allowed me to choose which pathway would be best for the countries that I was planning on applying for universities. Touch Rugby provided me with opportunities to grow in leadership, and also taught me the importance of being balanced. Being balanced allowed me to focus on academics, sport and also community service. Global Smiles was a CCA that was very fulfilling as it allowed me and my fellow classmates to give back to various communities." - Jenna Leas
"After leaving Stamford, I plan to attend Boston College for an undergraduate degree. I chose BC because of its all-rounded, Jesuit philosophy and for its location in Boston, one of my favourite cities. I'm going there as undecided, but I'm thinking of majoring in physics. The college counseling department at Stamford was a great help to me, where Miss Cheah, my college counselor, helped me write some great college essays and choose some solid universities to apply to. In fact, she was the one who suggested I apply to Boston College, so I owe it to her to be going there. After leaving, one of the greatest things I miss about Stamford is the small size of the grade, as this encouraged a sense of closeness and familiarity with my peers. However, I will also miss the teachers at Stamford who made each class exciting and fun, giving me a good environment to study and learn. In fact, the lessons taught by these great teachers are what will help me the most in the future, especially because they give me a unique perspective to understand life. At Stamford, I was also able to utilize the multiple learning pathways well, taking a total of four APs in addition to the full IB diploma. One of the cool things about a small school like Stamord is that everything is very flexible, especially because of the sense of intimacy and understanding with your teachers. As such, I was allowed to give up my study block in grade 11 for an additional HL class, as well as to take two self-studied AP tests in the midst of the IB diploma. I'll really miss this flexibility that allowed me to reach out and explore. I also explored quite a lot of extracurricular activities, particularly the varsity tennis team and musical opportunities. In seventh grade, when the tennis courts had just been built, I had the honour of being part of the first tennis team of Stamford, and I continued that all the way to today. In my senior year on the team, it was a unique learning experience to serve as a role model for the younger members of the team, and we definitely grew some really strong bonds. I'll also miss playing the Stamford Orchestra, where I had the opportunity to play the violin, piano, and double bass, all in the same concert, at one point. It was also an interesting leadership experience when I conducted the orchestra during the 2019 graduation. All in all, I will really miss the place I called home for the past six years, and look forward to seeing how it will change as time moves on. " - Aditya Rao