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Singapore American School Dr. Robert Gross, Superintendent
Singapore American School
40 Woodlands Street 41
Singapore 738547, Republic of Singapore
Tel: 65-360-6315
Fax: 65-363-6445
E-mail: ann@sas.edu.sg


The Singapore American School is an independent, nonprofit, 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 from approximately August 14 to December 15 and from January 8 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: There are 239 (inclusive of 12 administrative staff members) full-time and 6 part-time staff members in the 2000-2001 school year, including 186 U.S. citizens, 13 host-country nationals, and 40 third-country nationals..

Enrollment: Enrollment at the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year was 2,688. Of the total, 1,985 were U.S. citizens, 52 were host-country nationals, and 639 third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 165 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, and 1,820 were U.S. business and foundation employees and other private U.S. citizens.

Facilities: Singapore American School is located on a 36-acre campus approximately 30 minutes drive from downtown Singapore. New state-of-the-art facilities house 4 separate divisions including primary, intermediate, middle, and high schools. Each division has its own classrooms, library, offices, and support facilities. Support facilities include 4 air-conditioned gymnasiums; 2 outdoor covered play areas; 2 swimming pools; 3 cafeterias; 6 tennis courts; 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, home economics, 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 2000-2001 school year, about 98.8 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition and registration fees. Annual tuition rates for 2000-2001 are as follows: PS and PK: $4,456; Kdg.-grade 2: $8,914; grades 3-5: $9,114; middle school (grades 6-8): $10,342; and high school (grades 9-12): $11,484. These fees are payable in Singapore dollars. There is a registration fee of $1,685 payable upon first enrollment in the School, an annual building surcharge of $2,285, and a student insurance fee of $15. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars)

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.