|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