Singapore
International, American curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Stamford American International School

1 Woodleigh Lane Singapore 357684
Verified
CurriculumInternational, American
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 24
First year fees: SGD $51,052

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in SGD

Yearly fees: SGD $38,522
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: SGD $12,530
Total first year fees: SGD $51,052
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

2600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 65 nationalities

Most common nationality

American

Ratio of local students to international students

N/A

Max. number of students per class

The maximum number of students is dependent on grade:
Nursery (age 2): Maximum 15 students with a student:teacher ratio of 5:1
Pre-Kindergarten (age 3): Maximum 15 students with a student:teacher ratio of 7:1
Kindergarten 1 (age 4 - 5): Maximum 21 students with a student:teacher ratio of 11:1
Kindergarten 2 to Grade 2 (age 5 - 8): Maximum 22 students with a student:teacher ratio of12:1
Grade 3 to 5 (age 8 - 11): Maximum 24 students with a student:teacher ratio of 24:1 (shared Teaching Assistant)
Grade 6 to 12 (age 11 - 18): Maximum 24 students with a student:teacher ratio of 24:1

Average number of students per class

Varies by grade

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

For non-native English speaking students, Stamford American offers the Accelerated English Program for students aged 2 to 11 years old. The program cater for the level of proficiency on application and offers a dedicated stream, in which students follow the same mainstream curriculum but within their own classroom, with the support of a homeroom teacher alongside expert 'English as an Additional Language' teachers.

Additional language classes offered by the school

As part of Stamford American's World Language Program, Daily or Bilingual Mandarin or Spanish is offered from 2 years old. Stamford American's Mother Tongue Program offers instruction and reinforcement in 8 different languages (Dutch, Danish, French, Finnish, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish) representing a high proportion of Stamford American’s student body.

Use of technology in the classroom

Developing digital literacy starts with a 1:1 iPad program from Kindergarten to Grade 5, progressing to a 1:1 Macbook program on entry into Secondary School. A practical Information and Technology Curriculum is led by our team of Apple Designated Teachers, developing the use of technology within everyday situations to enhance problem-solving and communication skills. This everyday immersion in technology is supported by interactive Promethean boards and Apple TVs in every classroom and 4 Cognita iLearn interactive learning environments, opening up new dimensions for students to learn from experts, thought leaders and educators from around the world.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes. Homework assignments are listed online via the Student and Parent Portal, MyStamford. The portal affords a convenient and seamless way for students and parents to access all curriculum and school activities.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Waiting lists vary by grade. If a place is not available at the time you wish to join, your child's name will be placed on the wait list and you will be notified as soon as a vacancy is anticipated.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

During the admission process we will request for 3 years of school reports and a review committee will then determine if further tests or interviews may be requested.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We offer rolling admissions subject to availability so there is no deadline for registration.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we welcome students throughout the year as long as spaces are available.

External examinations/assessments available

Stamford American students graduate with either the IB Diploma or High School Diploma with Advanced Placement credits, or both, offering unparalleled choice and competitive advantage as they progress to further education at a college or university in the U.S or anywhere in the world. Stamford American is also the only school in Singapore to offer Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments from age 5. This personalized assessment of reading and math provides detailed, actionable data to differentiate instruction for each child and measure academic growth throughout the school year.

Results in these examinations

Two students from Stamford American's first graduating class of 2015 have gained early admission to top-tier universities, Northwestern University (Tier I American University) and IE University (No1 in Spain, No 4 in Europe).

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We do not teach religious education as part of our formal curriculum, but we respect and cater for all religions, and encourage religious tolerance and racial harmony. Our students learn about all cultures and religions as events occur in Singapore.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

We offer a point-to-point drop-off bus service, where students will board and alight from our chartered school buses at pre-designated points. This is usually at the main gate of the house or the guard house of the condominium.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. Stamford offers a Specialized Support Program for students who require support for learning differences. The needs of eligible students will be assessed on an individual basis and parents may discuss their situation with the Admissions Office prior to making an application for enrollment.

Learning support offered

N/A

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We support gifted students through differentiation of our programs, creating the conditions which enable and extend learning by all students, but particularly gifted, able and talented students. Able students are eligible to take Advanced Placement credits in Secondary School, offering a competitive advantage in college or university applications.

School start time

8.30am

School finish time

School finish times range from 11.45am for half-day pick Nursery to 3.45 pm for Grades 6 to 12.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Stamford American’s co-curricular activities program offers over 100 opportunities, structured across two semesters to enable students to maximise the opportunities available. Opportunities include:
Technology – CAD Club with 3D Modelling, Coding, Minecraft, Robotics
Design – Clay Techniques, Sketchcrawl, Construction Fun
Creativity – Creative Writing, Digital Art & Graphic Design, Filmmaking, Drama
Active – Dance and Choreography, Ballet, AustSwim Learn to Swim, Baseball, Basketball Golf, Rock Climbing, Table Tennis, Water Polo
Business – Financial Market Trading Club, Future Business Leaders, Global Issues Network
World – Green Lions, Habitat for Humanity, Model United Nations
All CCAs run for 40 minutes after school and there is the option of a CCA bus for transportation.

School provided lunches

Yes, Stamford American has partnered with Celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant to serve fresh, healthy and nutritious meals, prepared daily by over 20 professional chefs on campus and with a standard of no MSG and more than 25% organic ingredients.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Stamford American offers a robust sports and physical education (PE) program including, but not limited to, basketball, soccer, swimming, track & field, volleyball, and cheerleading and a partnership with the Real Madrid Foundation Technical Academy on campus.

Sports facilities at the school

Stamford American's state of the art sports facilities include 3 swimming pools, 2 indoor sports arenas, tennis courts, dance studios, rock climbing walls, a sports field and a Golf Academy.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Stamford American offers a full athletic program for Junior Varsity and Varsity teams, taking advantage of inter-school competitive sports in Singapore and internationally. Over 70 competitive sports teams compete in the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS), an organization of over 20 international schools of Singapore competing at the highest level of athletics.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At Stamford American, our aim is for your child to achieve more than they believe they can. Our truly international student and staff community, represented by over 65 nationalities, prepares your child for global citizenship through the rigorous International Baccalaureate Program - enhanced by American Standards and a focus on world languages.

Teaching approach of the school

At Stamford American, high standards of academic progress, achievement and performance prepare students for admission to competitive universities in the US and worldwide. We embrace the attributes of the International Baccalaureate learner profile so that we guide all students to become inquirers, ready for international citizenship and life as a future leader.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissions@sais.edu.sg
School's webpage: www.sais.edu.sg
School's Fees webpage: www.sais.edu.sg/admissions/fees.html
Address: 1 Woodleigh Lane Singapore 357684