SAIS is part of Cognita, a leading educational group with headquarters in the UK and regional headquarters in Singapore. Located in central Singapore, the school is a quick drive from most expat areas and is easily accessible on public transport. The school has 2,500 pupils, about half of whom come from North America, as well as 40 other nationalities. Facilities at SAIS are excellent and include state-of-the-art, Wi-Fi enabled classrooms, a fully equipped auditorium, a gym, swimming pool, a library and resource centre, art and music rooms, sport-specific indoor courts, an Astroturf field and a theatre.
What the school says
“Stamford American International School was opened by Cognita in August 2009 and is a world class school for children of two years of age and older. Stamford employs a holistic approach to educating children through a combination of American and International curricula. Stamford aims to not only develop students intellectually but also to cultivate the social, emotional, and physical components of every student. Stamford students acquire the academic skills necessary to flourish in school and at the same time, advance a deep, personal appreciation of other cultures, emphasized by daily Mandarin and Spanish classes. Our school’s Foundation Campus is centrally located on Lorong Chuan and features purpose-built facilities including spacious classrooms, an American football field, soccer field, basketball court and a swimming pool.”
Stamford is accredited by American educational bodies and offers the American High School Diploma. It is also a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years (PYP) and Middle Years Programmes (MYP) and integrates these programmes with American standards.
Fees for the 2020/2021 year range from 15,866 SGD a year for three days a week in Pre-Nursery up to 42,590 SGD a year in Grade 12. New students also incur an application fee of SGD 800 and an enrolment fee of 3360 SGD.
The school is located in central Singapore, an easy 10- to 15-minute drive from the most popular expat areas.
From the head teacher
“Stamford is an extraordinary school, made so by its focus on educational excellence and its warmth and integrity. Stamford is built on a strong sense of community, a commitment to realizing the potential of each student, and providing a balanced education that addresses the academic, social, emotional and physical aspects of our students' lives.”
– Malcolm Kay, Superintendent