Located in Singapore, the Singapore American School is a private establishment which was built back in 1956. The fascinating attribute about this institute is the American based curriculum which offers studies that has been entirely structured around the American Education System.|
Consisting of kindergarten/pre-school till class 12th, the school comprises of around 3800 emigrant students out of which two third are natives of the United States. Specifically residing around Woodland Street in Singapore, SAS has been regarded as the largest international school in the world. In fact according to the governmental policies, local students are forbidden from attending the school except for a few students who belong or originate from Singapore.
The institute consists of high school students who’re admitted into the courses which are a part of the Advanced Placement Program. In fact the school offers around 29 courses in Advanced Placement Program for the students from different parts of the world. One of the major achievements of the school has been the accreditation which Singapore American School has been able to obtain by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in the US.
Apart from simply being academically prestigious, Singapore American School is also correlated with the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools that permits its students to participate in academic and sports events. The institute has been affiliated with MUN (Model United Nations), sports events which comprises of swimming, basketball and cross country and several art contests in which their students participate whole heartedly.
About the Faculty:
The faculty in Singapore American School consists of around 345 members out of which 68% hold a Masters or a Doctorate degree in respective subjects. The staff comprises of 70% members who’re originally from United States whereas the non-US citizens apparently reside from Singapore, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
About the Curriculum:
The prospectus in the Singapore American School consists of a 6 year program where the subjects and services undergo periodic renewal such that during the process of the 6 year cycle, there is advancement in the different fields of subjects regarding the syllabus and teaching norms. Updating as well as upgrading the classroom resources is a necessity the school believes. It is considered a useful practice to ensure that the learning procedure remains interesting and interactive. It is after a three year span that the reviewing is maneuvered for each subject and service respectively with each grade.
Year One is regarded as the Study Year where reviewing occurs current practices as well as the top practices are evaluated. Year Two is regarded as the advancement year which will consist of training where the curriculum is evidently concluded and settled upon. Apart from this additional and innovative concepts are introduced into the classroom facilities. Year three specifically is regarded as the time of implementation where new study material is incorporated into the curriculum and the class resources are renewed and refreshed entirely.
Athletics: Both the junior groups consisting of boys and girls maintain their Varsity teams for respective sports categories like softball, badminton, football, rugby, swimming, cross country, tennis and track and field. Training programs have been established within the school such that athletes become competent against their rivals those being the local schools as well as IASAS schools.
Community Service: The SAS is also responsible for organizing service clubs which aim at spreading awareness and working together for a better cause. Under the guidance of students, some of the predominant community clubs in SAS is SAVE (Students Against Violating Environment) who basically work for a greener future. Wish For Kids, Global Issues Network and Habitat for Peace etc are several other community clubs that have been established as a means of teaching the students leadership and harmony amongst one another and the world.