Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||28 students / class|
|Maximum||32 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Mandarin, Tamil, Hindi, Spanish, French, Malay
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|External examinations or assessments available||
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
In ACS (Independent), an essential part of the academic curriculum is the emphasis that is placed on self-directed and independent learning. From Year 3, Special Programmes have been catered to students of different abilities and have provided a platform for our students to develop their interest and strengths in a subject or topic. These include the various Mentorship Programmes and Enrichment Activities.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
The school offers many activities and clubs. For example: art club, robotics, debate club, athletics, rugby, tennis, swimming and many more.
|Sports activities included||
During physical education, students acquire a variety of skills and knowledge that involve them in healthy physical activities. Students will learn the very basic skills and rules necessary to participate in the games taught at recreation level.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Sports facilities at the school||
2 outdoor basketball/volleyball courts, 3 tennis courts, running track, 50m Olympic size swimming pool and 25m swimming pool. Multi purpose hall housing: weight room, 6 badminton courts, 3 squash courts, rock climbing wall, dance room.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Founded in 1886, ACS (Independent) is a Methodist institution with a strong foundation in spiritual values, a tradition of excellence and a global perspective. ACS is an independent school under the Ministry of Education and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.The school offers two academic tracks:
– the four-year Express programme leading to the GCE “O” Levels Examination, and
|Teaching approach of the school||
ACS curriculum focuses on holistic development and aims to arouse curiosity and encourage exploration and experimentation in students so as to cultivate a joy and love of learning in them that can be sustained throughout their lives. ACS curriculum nurtures principles thinkers who approach complex problems critically and creatively, making sound and ethical decisions. It develops independent, caring and open-minded life-long learners equipped and ready for current and future challenges. ACS academic and co-curricular programmes are balanced and varied, purposefully designed and creatively delivered to engage its learners in active and reflective learning, while catering to their different needs.