How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
pre-K through High School
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Most children ride a bus which is organized through a third-party organization and is super. Children living in the Woodlands neighborhood adjacent to the school, typically walk to and from school.
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities at SAS are incredible! There is something for everyone at the school including, but not limited to a wide variety of sports (some levels of which are highly competitive), art classes, and language classes.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
The support system from the administrators, counselors, and parents, is fantastic. There are resource instructors available as well. The parents are very well connected and there is ample opportunity to find resources to assist you with any individual need your child may have.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
The PTA is very active as is the Boosters. The parents work very hard to organize and sponsor numerous exciting events throughout the year including international food fests, a county fair, and several evening events for parents. Parents can be very involved...volunteering opportunities are always available. The school is supported very well both by the local community as well as the ex-pat community.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
The Singapore American School is fantastic. The school is very large so be prepared if you are coming from a smaller school environment. Although and "American" school, there are students from all over the world attending which adds a celebrated multi-cultural flair. To maximize your own experience, (as well as your child's), get involved.