A World Leader in Education,
Cultivating Exceptional Thinkers,
Prepared for the Future
Singapore American School is committed to providing each student an exemplary American educational experience with an international perspective.
COMPASSION • HONESTY • FAIRNESS • RESPONSIBILITY • RESPECT
The traditional education system, built on the foundation that academic content knowledge is king, is no longer adequate to prepare our children for the 21st century workforce. There is a sense of urgency for change, but figuring out what to change, and helping change the mindsets of educators, parents, and children themselves hasn't been easy.
The documentary Changing Education From The Inside Out captures the authentic Singapore American School story, including personal reflections and in-the-moment struggles of faculty and leadership over the past four years. The film provides a picture of how SAS is taking on transforming an existing successful school to better serve students well into the future. The process was designed to challenge deeply held assumptions, engage faculty, shape culture, and included thousands of hours of research and visitations to over 100 schools worldwide. Over 100 college admissions officers were interviewed, internationally known educational leaders were consulted, and a strategic plan is now in place reflecting what has been learned.
Changing Education From The Inside Out takes us on the journey with the educators from Singapore American School, showcasing the motivations, extensive research, and challenges to transforming the education system--breaking frontiers and raising the bar.
The emphasis at SAS is both on academic and extracurricular activities, at a pace that is tailored for the students, within a culture that promotes possibilities. The open communication with the teachers, easy access to the support of the counselors backed by the vision of the administration and programs offered, has allowed our boys to flourish in an environment that fosters making choices to match their interests.
All this provides a solid foundation for the future and we are very proud to see how both our boys are developing into well rounded caring individuals.
Ritu Kapoor, SAS PARENT