Stamford American International School: Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

Stamford American International School: Singapore

Price Range ₤ 20,000-30,000 per annum

Introduction

Stamford is a world-class school for children 2 years of age and older in Singapore. Offering an academically rigorous American curriculum integrated with the International Baccalaureate framework, Stamford develops students as adaptive, thoughtful and active global citizens. Stamford is an IB World School authorized to offer the IB PYP and IB MYP and is pursuing authorization for the IB Diploma Program. Stamford provides a truly global approach to teaching and learning including a strong foreign language foundation with daily Mandarin or Spanish.

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Website: http://www.sais.edu.sg

About the school

Long description: Stamford Secondary School

Stamford's Secondary School provides a challenging academic college preparatory program that gives students the opportunity to achieve future success in colleges and universities in America and around the world. Grade 6 to 10 follows the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) in addition to the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards. In Grade 11, students can choose to pursue the IB Diploma Program* (DP), one of the highest regarded academic programs for students age 16-19 available in the world, in addition to Stamford's credit-based High School Diploma and AP credits.  

Grades 6 to 10

At Stamford, we recognize and address the broad range of needs of young adolescent learners, while encouraging students to appreciate cultural diversity. We pay particular attention to supporting the emotional, social, physical and academic needs of all our developmental adolescents. Our qualified staff are caring, experienced and well trained to encourage the best from this special age group. Stamford is an authorized school for the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and each semester, students in Grade 6 to Grade 10 receive instruction in eight MYP courses: Language A-English, Humanities, Technology, Mathematics, Science, Arts (Music, Drama, Choir and Art), Physical Education and Language B-Spanish or Mandarin. 

Grades 11 to 12

Stamford is an IB World School and a candidate school* for the IB Diploma Program (DP). The DP is a unique program designed to allow students to enter universities in the vast majority of countries worldwide. Universities and colleges in the US regard the DP highly. Research conducted in the UK reveals that university admissions offices recognize that the skills developed by DP students makes them highly desirable applicants for university courses. In addition to the substantial knowledge gained, the skills developed during the two year DP will benefit students who need to learn the value of information and develop independent study skills. These are important for university success when the higher order thinking skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation are constantly required.

Our Secondary School students will have the opportunity to graduate with AP credits, a High School Diploma, an International Baccalaureate Diploma and a way of thinking that makes them contributing citizens within a global community. We believe this will serve them well as they make their way in society.

Stamford High School Diploma & Transcript

Students who graduate from Stamford will earn an American High School Diploma. Students must earn a minimum of 20 credits including achieving the following 18 credits on their school transcript:
English - 4 credits
Modern Language and Social Sciences - 6 credits overall with a minimum of 3 credits in Social Sciences and 2 credits in Modern
Language
Mathematics including Computer Science and Experimental Science - 6 credits overall with a minimum of 2 credits in
Mathematics/Computer Sciences and 2 credits in Experimental Science
The Arts (Art/Drama/Music) - 1 credit
Physical Education and Health - 1 credit


Daily Foreign Language Program


The foreign language program at Stamford provides daily instruction in either Chinese (Mandarin) or Spanish. We believe that to truly grasp a language it is important to have daily reinforcement at differentiated levels.

Daily language lessons begin at the Nursery level (age 2) by learning songs and playing games to help familiarize these young students with a new language and its sounds. As students grow, the program becomes more intensive and students are divided into Core and Extension classes, allowing each student to be challenged at an appropriate level so they can continue to progress. All aspects of a language are taught including reading, writing, speaking and culture.

Throughout the year, key holidays and festivals are celebrated as an integral part of the program with language students learning the cultural background and sharing their learning by presenting at school assemblies and other school events. Additionally, as Teachers are native speakers, they can speak personally about relevant cultural events and aid the development of student understanding.

Students who are learning English for the first time are also supported through our EAL program (English as an Additional Language). Many students also choose to be part of the Foreign Language activities that are available to enhance language development through Stamford Co-Curricular Activities Program.

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