Stamford American International School (AERO & IB)Best International Primary Schools for Expats
Stamford American International School is a co-educational school based in a large modern campus in Serangoon, central north-east Singapore, around the corner from Woodleigh MRT station.
Stamford American is the first and only school in Singapore to offer children aged 18 months to 18 years both the International Baccalaureate IB Diploma and American curriculum with a choice to graduate with the IB Diploma or American High School Dipoma with AP credits, or both. Offering students unparalleled choice and flexibility, students have more than 40 IB choices and 20 AP courses to choose from, plus pre-university testing from Grade 10 preparing students for university admissions worldwide.
The world-class campuses
There are two campuses at Stamford American, just 10 minutes up a fast road from the major expatriate area, Orchard offering world-class facilities. Combined, it offers four sports arenas, a 500-seat theater, tennis courts, four pools, rock climbing walls,a golf academy, 500-seat theatre and tennis courts Set in a large area, there is also plenty of green recreational space and the buildings themselves are modern and customised for the purpose of teaching many children in a tropical climate.
A world’s first Early Learning Village with purpose-built facilities
Architecturally designed with young learners in mind, the new Early Learning Village for children aged 18 months to 6 years features purpose-built facilities and Reggio-Emilia inspired classrooms with dedicated outdoor spaces tailoring to the age of the child. The outdoor spaces for each classroom varies with the different age levels; imagine Toddler maker space for 18 months to 2 years, Explorers for 3 years to 4 years and Creators for 5 to 6 years old. Rise or shine, the little ones can also explore the bigger Discovery spaces in The Village which has 75% UV coverage. The little swimmers are also able to enjoy a 22m swimming pool with heights catering to the proficiency of the swimmers and do their gymnastics in the multi-purpose gym called The Hive.
Flexible school day at the new Early Learning Village – 3, 4 or 5 day options
A schedule tailored around the needs of the family, the flexible weekly and daily options give you the opportunity to design the school week to suit your family’s needs. Their 3, 4 or 5 day option is available across Pre-Nursery to Kindergarten 1 while Kindergarten 2 are required to attend all 5 days to access the elementary curriculum. Dedicated early learners staff will greet your child when they arrive on your chosen days, at your chosen times. A schedule build around you, Stamford American believes.
Keen to develop your child to be Mozart, linguists or sporty?
Specialist classes are not forgotten. Stamford American offers outstanding early years specialist curriculum to develop both the body and brain connection. Aiming to develop their language proficiency, foreign language lessons are available from 18 months. The world-renowned Suzuki Violin Program starts from as early as 3 years with the option to progress to Cello at age 5. To keep the bods moving, the young little ones undergo the SMART Steps and Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) from 18 months under the guidance of our trained PMP specialist!
Global thinkers, multilingual learners
The school is American in its foundation but houses a multitude of cultures – more than 65, at the last count. Encouraging children to be multilingual global citizens is at the heart of its ethos, and to this end there is a World Language Program with three key languages, English, Mandarin and Spanish – Daily Mandarin or Spanish Bilingual English and Mandarin as well as Accelerated English Program.
Looking after your needs
The school has an Admissions department that can look after families as they go through the application process, with a team that is well-versed in the school and what it has to offer. To help you make your choice and familiarise yourself with the school there are monthly open houses and dedicated early years playgroups, so your child can get to know the environment well in advance of starting school.
To find out more about Stamford American, book your personal tour today or visit sais.edu.sg now!
Stamford American International School, 1 Woodleigh Lane (off Upper Serangoon Road), Singapore 357684, www.sais.edu.sg, [email protected], +65 6602 7247