The newest international school in Singapore, XCL American Academy offers high-quality, rigorous and accessible American education, while striving to inspire the next generation of pioneers and empower them to leave a positive mark on our ever-changing world. Catering to students aged 2 to 14, XCL American Academy believes in equipping students with the tools, mindset and experiences they will need to be at the forefront of this change and be agents of their own success.

Through their mission to harness, guide and ignite the ‘Pioneering Spirit’ in every student, the school encourages students to develop a challenger mindset and fulfil their potential while embracing the core American values of respect, honour, and courage. By focusing on what really matters to both students and parents, XCL provides high quality, exceptional value, values-driven learning experience that is accessible to all.

“We are proud to be the very first foundation family of XCL American Academy! We were looking for an international school for our children that would offer a rigorous American curriculum. When we heard that XCL Education plans to open a new American school in Singapore, we knew that it would be another successful school under their group of schools, and we had to check it out. After meeting the Admissions Team and Superintendent, Darin Carney, we were very impressed with the school’s plans, curriculum, character development program and teaching philosophy. We were also pleasantly surprised to find out that the tuition cost is much lower compared to other American International Schools in Singapore. We wish Mr Darin Carney and XCL American Academy a successful journey! We are very excited to start this journey together!” – Rohit Copra and Harpreet Kaur


Key Information

Enrolment for August 2022 is open now
Student Population
Student Teacher Ratio
8:45am - 3:30pm
School Hours
Year of Founding
Religious Affiliation


Preschool, Elementary and Middle School
Nursery - Secondary (ages 2 to 14)

Language Of Instruction



XCL American Academy's vision is to create a school that could inspire the next generation of global pioneers by instilling in children the confidence to be authentic, have the courage to dream, push boundaries, and challenge themselves within a proven American education framework that is embedded with American values and character development.

XCL American Academy has carefully selected only the very best curriculum programs that have been tried and tested in the United States and worldwide. In addition to closely following the rigorous AERO Curriculum guidelines and the Common Core standards issued by the United States Department of Education, the school also adopted internationally recognized curriculum programs such as the University of Chicago Everyday Math, Discovery Works for Science, MIT Scratch for Coding/Programming, and a balanced approach to literacy with materials from Scholastic.

While the school places a strong emphasis on what really matters – the rigorous academic program – they also pay special attention to the social-emotional needs of their students. A formal character development program using the acclaimed Second Steps framework has been embedded into the daily life of all students from Nursery to Grade 8 to help prepare them to become productive, caring, and creative global citizens. This character development program aims to promote positive behaviour, global awareness, tolerance of others, and above all else, kindness and empathy.


Visual Arts
Bilingual Education
Community/Personal Development
Academic Development
Performing Arts


Sports Field
Sports Courts
Music Room
Art Studio
Science Lab
IT Suite
Personal computers/iPads for students
Guidance Counsellor
Parent Cafe
Air-conditioned Classrooms
Dance Studio

Application & Deadline

Enrolment for the foundation year in August 2022 is now open. All founding families can enjoy an exclusive discount of $2,000 on tuition fees. Contact the XCL American Academy Admissions Team to find out more.
Application fee
Average tuition fee
$24,158.75 (Nursery – KG2)
$27,500 (Grades 1 – 5)
$29,900 (Grades 6 – 8)
Priority to siblings for admissions
Priority to alumni for admissions
Are you academically selective?
Waiting list for any/all grades
Catchment area policy
Admissions process

Step 1: Application
Submit an online application via OpenApply and upload all required documents.

Step 2: Registration Fee
Pay the Registration Fee of $888 (non-refundable) to initiate the application review process.

Step 3: Application Review
Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Enrolments Team and Education Leadership Team. Some applicants may be invited to sit for an English Language proficiency assessment or attend a Family Meeting with our Education Leadership Team. Our Admissions Team will take care of all arrangements.

Step 4: Offer
Successful applicants will receive an official Offer Letter from the Head of Admissions. You will be required to pay the Admissions Fee of $2,480 (non-refundable) to confirm your child’s placement. After that, you will receive a Student Contract for your review and acceptance, as well as an invoice for the first-semester tuition fees.

Step 5: Enrolment
Once all documentation is submitted and fees paid, your family is all set to start your learning journey with us. You will receive a Welcome Information deck and be all set to start your pioneering journey!

Find & Contact Us

XCL American Academy
2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
T : (+65) 6230 4222