Singapore American School is a non-profit independent school located in Singapore. It was founded in 1956 and has an American based curriculum for students from pre-school through high school. SAS near Northwave EC Woodlands has nearly 4,000 students and approximately 375 faculty members. The school sits on a 36-acrea campus in the Woodlands area of Singapore. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. With only one campus, it is the world’s largest single-campus international school. Approximately two-thirds of its students are United States citizens. Most of the faculty are also United States citizens, and the majority hold master’s or doctoral degrees.
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The American Association established the Singapore American School in 1956 for the children of American diplomats, missionaries and executives. Today the school attracts students from diverse backgrounds. The school has moved several times, at times housed on several campuses. At a cost of $150 million, the Woodlands campus opened in 1996 and remains the school’s single campus.
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The Early Childhood Center teaches three and four-year-old students. The students are housed in a set of classrooms and play areas next to the high school area. Class sizes are 16 students or fewer. Students learn literacy and number skills in addition to a Chinese and motor skills class.
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Students in the elementary through high school grades are in classes capped at 22 students. In elementary grades, teachers have aides in each classroom. The middle school students are organized into teams, meeting at a home base classroom each morning. Students in high school participate in numerous core classes as well as elective classes and after-school activities. All students take two years of a foreign language. Some students study abroad in China, Spain, Italy or France. Students can also take Advanced Placement classes. The vast majority, about 90 percent, of high school students go directly to a university of college after completing their studies at Singapore American School.