Raffles American School is a learning community that empowers students to achieve their academic and life potential. RAS serves students Pre-K through 12th grade. Our rigorous and rich academic and co-curricular programs encourage student growth through a learning outcome approach, acknowledging multiple types of intelligence and paths to learning. We facilitate student success through collaboration with parents, a balanced focus on intellectual, emotional, physical, and social progress, and a profound belief that all students can learn.
At every grade level and in every subject area, students will be given the opportunity to be exposed to, to practice, and to be given feedback on their demonstration of our Schoolwide Learning Outcomes:
– Problem Solving/Thinking Skills: Think analytically, strategically, critically, creatively, Independently and collaboratively. Question themselves, others and ideas, objectively and reflectively. Problem solve through acquisition, integration and successful application of content / learning. Apply knowledge to real life situations. Take responsible risks and approach problems with creativity and perseverance.
– Organization/Research Skills: Efficiently allocate their time and energy towards prioritized tasks. Use appropriate technologies, resources and strategies to gain access to relevant information. Logically organize information using appropriate strategies and tools. Create finished products showing a high degree of content understanding, neatness, quality and precision.
– Communication Skills: Communicate effectively as listeners, speakers, readers and writers through auditory, visual, physical or digital means to a range of audiences for a range of purposes. Display appropriate presentation skills. Demonstrate collaborative communication skills.
– Character / Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate compassion, honesty and integrity in dealing with others. Show tolerance, understanding, empathy and respect for other people and cultures within the school and larger community. Make appropriate choices to maintain physical and emotional health. Show responsibility, adaptability, perseverance and initiative. Work effectively in group situations. RAS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in the USA.
Language Of Instruction
Raffles American School follows an American style, Standards Referenced curriculum for all grades Prekindergarten through Grade 12. Students are rigorously assessed on both standards and outcomes.
RAS follows an American style high school graduation requirement offering their own "RAS USA High School Diploma". The RAS USA High School Diploma can be obtained by earning credits (1 credit = 1 year) during the 4 years of high school. These credits consist of four credits of English, and three credits each of Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science. In addition, two credits each of World Language and Physical Education, as well as one course each of Art or Music, and .5 credit each of Technology and Health are required. An additional six credits must be obtained by taking elective courses in any of the above areas to earn the required total of 25 credits which is the fulfillment of the RAS USA High School Diploma requirements.
23 nationalities represented, with top 3 being: Malay = 30%, USA = 15%, Singapore = 10%
Application & Deadline
1.Visit the School and Admissions Office
2. Fulfill Application Requirements
3. Admissions Evaluation
5. Notification of Application Status
Final admission decisions fall to the school Superintendent. The Superintendent of RAS must ensure that the student admitted to Raffles American School are those who are able to benefit from, and contribute to, a high quality elementary to secondary university-preperatory curriculum. Raffles American School will:
Follow full admission procedures for all completed, and submitted, applications. Execute the school's admissions so that the admission of new students does not compromise the learning experience of existing students.
Admit non-native speakers of English who meet al other admissions criteria, who are deemed capable of reaching a reasonable level of English language proficiency by the end of grade 10, and for whom there are sufficient spaces and resources.
Admit students with mild learning needs who meet all other admissions criteria, and for whom there are sufficient spaces and resources.