Curriculum: US (AP)
Student body: 4,000
Tuition fees (Year 1-13): $29,240-34,050
Key facilities: Performing arts centre, two-acre natural rainforest that is used as a living laboratory, an indoor rock-climbing wall, and high adventure ropes course, 1,000-seat stadium, five gyms and art wings with in-house kilns, and photography, film and graphic art studios
Latest exam results: 76% of AP scores were either 4 or 5 (2018)
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Location: North, Woodlands
One of the largest American international schools in the world, Singapore American School (SAS) delivers a rigorous US curriculum to nearly 4,000 students. SAS has the one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programmes outside of the US. It is also one of the few schools in Singapore to offer a Chinese bilingual programme from elementary level.
There’s a high quality of teaching – from the early learning centre, which uses a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to learning, to the middle and high schools, where there’s a strong focus on project-based learning and real-world experiences, as well as innovative programmes in the arts and technology.
It is interesting that SAS does not offer the IB programme. It is a framework adopted by many US schools looking for a more international orientation. In the AP however it offers a gateway to the best schools in the US.
Spread across 36 acres, SAS has one of the largest campuses in Singapore.
What the school says: “Singapore American School is giving students possibilities like never before with personalized learning, new course offerings, and passion pathways. Students at SAS find their true selves rather than letting a system define who they can become and how far they can go.”
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