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.
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
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.