International High School

Personalizing Learning in High School

We believe education should be more than the accumulation of knowledge. Learning at SAS is a process of discovery and transformation through pursuing individual passions and encountering new ways of viewing the world. Flexibility and academic program personalization are the hallmarks of an exemplary American education, and SAS delivers just that.

Research shows that students learn best when they are connected to the life of their school and to the adults there who guide them. Every SAS high school student belongs to a small advisory group, and has an advisor who mentors them, helps them track their progress, set goals, discuss and solve learning issues, and build on their capacities to take responsibility for their learning.

In addition to unparalleled course options, SAS offers 25 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the AP Capstone Diploma program, and a growing number of specialized advanced topic courses for students who wish to pursue college-level study while still in high school.

The SAS Catalyst Project allows high school students to design their own learning experience by merging their passions with their academics. Students can sample a career, carry out an extended service learning project, deeply explore and research an academic topic of interest, or create a novel artistic work. And our full-day, year- long Quest program offers seniors an even more immersive project-based setting and yet another way to differentiate themselves from their worldwide peers.

Once-In-A-Lifetime Learning With Interim Semester

Since 1973, Singapore American School has sent thousands of high school students around the world to experience incredible learning opportunities. In 2017, 1,194 students participated in 57 courses, spanning 20+ countries all over the world to experience eco-adventures, global studies courses, and impactful service opportunities.

An international learning opportunity

Explore Our Interim Semester Program

A Day in the Life

Singapore American School has a reputation for having some of the best educators in the world. We pride ourselves on the quality of our high school faculty and with all this talent in one place we want to give parents, students, and fellow educators a chance to peek inside our classrooms and see what really happens here.

Process of Discovery


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Advanced Placement and Advanced Topic classes offered


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after-school activities and service clubs to choose from


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service clubs in high school


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varsity team gold medals

Support for Higher Learning


This past year was filled with lots of exciting and busy events as I met great students and teachers, participated in several service clubs, and was involved in fun classroom projects.

One thing that made me feel accomplished and proud was my Catalyst project. I chose to code a quiz app with Java. I learned so much in the process, and it broadened my understanding of Java outside of my AP Computer Science classroom.

Not only was I able to reach out and meet new people in the app building community, but I also dabbled in something I thought I could never do—and was successful.

SANDHYA BALA (Class of 2017)