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Singapore American School
The Singapore American School is an independent, non-profit, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from preschool through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending approximately August 15 to December 16 and from January 11 to June 1.

Organization: The School is governed by a 12-member Board of Governors elected for 3-year terms by the parents of students enrolled at the Singapore American School.

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. general academic, college-preparatory public schools. The School's testing program includes the College Board tests. Instruction is in English. French, Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin are taught as foreign languages. Most of the graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States. The Singapore American School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, there are 300 (inclusive of 13 administrative staff members) full-time and 14 part-time staff members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year, enrollment was 3,325.

Facilities: Singapore American School is located on a 36-acre campus approximately 25 minute drive from downtown Singapore. New state-of-the-art facilities house 4 separate divisions, including the primary, intermediate, middle, and high schools. Each division has its own classrooms, library, offices, and support facilities. Support facilities include 5 air-conditioned gymnasiums; 2 outdoor covered play areas; 3 swimming pools; 3 cafeterias; 65 tennis courts; a 1,000-seat stadium; and track and field, baseball, softball, soccer, and rugby fields. Middle and high school facilities include modern science laboratories; computer facilities; a language lab; and drafting, consumer life science, business, and applied technology classrooms. The campus also includes a variety of performing arts facilities including an 800-seat auditorium, a 350-seat drama theater, and a 750-seat elementary theater, and designated classroom spaces for music, art, and drama. All facilities are fully air-conditioned.

Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year about 98.8% of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition and registration fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PS: $5,636; PK: $8,447; Kdg.-grade 2: $11,272; grades 3-5: $11,484; grades 6-8: $12,787; and grades 9-12: $14,000. These fees are payable in Singapore dollars. There is a registration fee of $1,818 payable upon first enrollment in the School, and an annual building surcharge of $2,121. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars at the exchange rate of $1.00 to S$1.65.)


Dr. Robert L. Gross, Superintendent
Singapore American School
40 Woodlands Street 41
Singapore 738547, Republic of Singapore
Tel: 65-6360-6315
Fax: 65-6363-6445

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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