Singapore doesn’t hurt for international school options; in fact families are spoilt for choice. So how do you decide which school is the best fit for your fam?
Much of it comes down to feel and instinct, but a few key considerations to keep in mind include curriculum, high-quality teaching, facilities, location and student body composition.
With a unique dual curriculum (offering both IB and AP courses), a broad range of extra-curricular offerings, a central location (with handy MRT access!) and a diverse community comprised of over 70 nationalities, it’s no wonder that Stamford American International School is a popular choice amongst many families in Singapore and a launchpad for young minds ranging from 18 months up to 18 years.
Read on for five reasons why families love Stamford American, and if you want to learn more be sure to mark your calendars for two cool upcoming events:
- A Digital Expert Panel on 16 November with parenting tips on how to develop innovative and creative thinking skills, and thoughts on preparing students for the ever-changing world.
- An Open House at SAIS’s incredible Early Learning Village on 9 November from 9:30am to 11am, including a Suzuki Violin performance (if you’re lucky, you might even catch some cute little violinists in action!)
Click here to register for either event, mama, and check out our gallery to see how Stamford American prepares students not just academically, but holistically!
Stamford American International School, 1 Woodleigh Lane (off Upper Serangoon Road), Singapore 357684, Tel: (+65) 6602 7247, www.sais.edu.sg
Whether your kiddo is passionate about painting, mad for maths, or a lover of languages, there’s something for every child at Stamford American. With multiple graduation paths tailored to a student’s interests and strengths, it’s a school that inspires every student to create their unique future.
Of course, this begins and ends with amazing teachers; Stamford American’s dedicated team go above and beyond to ensure no student is left behind. As a caring, supportive and inclusive academic environment, Stamford American aims to help every student succeed in their ambition with a personalized approach.
With a reputation as a multicultural, global community school (it’s basically like a mini Singapore!), Stamford American features a stellar World Language Program that offers three of the world’s most widely-spoken languages: Mandarin, Spanish and English.
It’s a place where little ones develop comprehension and communication skills from the very start: Stamford American offers both Mandarin and Spanish instruction from just 18 months, along with a Mandarin/English Bilingual option from age 3, and the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program for ages 5 to 16.
On top of all that, the after-school, parent-led Mother Tongue Program helps nurture and maintain the roots of more than 12 different mother tongue languages in Singapore. Some of the languages on offer include Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Throw in an extensive range of cultural event celebrations throughout the school year, including Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Christmas, and a PTA-organized International Fiesta, and you can be confident your child will be in an environment dedicated to broadening student understanding and perspectives.
Stamford American is the only school in Singapore where each and every student graduates with a U.S. High School Diploma, and also offers the best of both worlds by giving students the opportunity to pursue either the IB Diploma or take Advanced Placement (AP) classes. , to say nothing of their sterling IB or AP credentials. This all adds up to strong university options and bright career prospects. In other words their future’s so bright, they’ve gotta wear shades!
On top of the over 40 IB courses, Stamford students can also choose to take AP courses that add to their university credits . Both the IB Diploma and AP courses allow learners to experience the trials of college-level studies, while still living and learning in a supportive high school environment.
Stamford students can choose from over 15 AP subjects across Grades 10, 11 and 12; they can then put the class towards university credit, which might allow them to bypass introductory college courses to better pursue their interests.
Stamford American is dedicated to developing and inspiring each child, not just from an academic perspective, but also socially, intellectually and physically.
With over 350 CCAs in total, the school offers a seemingly endless range of well-rounded programs to drive holistic development.
Stamford’s Athletics program takes a student-centered approach that helps young and aspiring athletes reach their full potential through healthy sportsmanship and competition. With 96 competitive sports teams, Stamford supports the core values of growth, community, integrity, and care, while also fostering the development of character, lifetime wellness skills, teamwork, and a sense of fairness and respect.
Here at Sassy Mama we’re of the belief that travel – particularly across our wonderfully diverse and culturally rich region of Southeast Asia – provides as wonderful a learning experience as you could gain in any classroom. With the motto “the world is the classroom”, Stamford’s Academic Field Studies program takes the same approach. Starting in Grade 3 and concluding at graduation, students take trips to exciting destinations across Asia, including Indonesia, Cambodia, China and Nepal. The outcome? Efficacy, self-belief, leadership and sound communication – all qualities that are key to lifetime success.
Meawhile, Stamford seamlessly blends passion with world-class facilities in its stellar Performing Arts program as well. Drama classes and theater performances alike equip students with 21st century learning skills that are necessary for all students to be successful in the future: creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. Impressively, Stamford American holds six full-scale productions each year. And then there’s the cutting edge 500-seat theater, equipped with professional sound and lighting equipment, including a 60sqm LED that brings each performance to life. Are we sure this isn’t Broadway?
Did you know Stamford American is one of the few international schools that’s easily accessible by both train and bus?
With Woodleigh MRT just 250m away, the Woodleigh Main Campus caters to children from aged 7 to 18 years. Just 2.6m away, the inspirational Early Learning Village is purpose-built for students age two months to six years. With a dedicated team of caring and passionate educators, both campuses feature expansive teaching and learning facilities with sensorial learning at every turn.
Stressed about securing a place for your child because of a mid-year move? Don’t be! Stamford American International School welcomes new families all year round. To find out more, consider their upcoming Digital Expert Panel on 16 November, where parents can learn more about how to develop an innovative mindset in their children, and how to ensure they’re prepared for an ever-changing world. You can also drop by their Early Years Open House on 9 November where you can catch a Suzuki Violin Performance. Have a chat with their friendly Admissions Team today, mama!
Click here to book your place for these events, mama!
Stamford American International School
Elementary and Secondary Campus: 1 Woodleigh Lane (off Upper Serangoon Road), Singapore 357684
Early Years Campus: Early Learning Village, 3 Chuan Lane, Gate 4, Singapore 554350
Tel: (+65) 6602 7247, www.sais.edu.sg
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