Center of Innovation

The act of innovation can range from applying an old concept in a new context to developing a groundbreaking idea. A successful concept must be desirable, feasible, and viable for its community, organization, and economy.

The Center of Innovation is a space where students, teachers, administration, and the SAS community can explore their interests and passions, and work on their personal projects in creative ways. It is a hub for information, innovation, and impact.

We are transforming our resources, services, and programs in order to encourage everyone to explore new ideas, think out-of-the-box, develop, 21st century skills, investigate emerging technologies, and creatively solve problems so everyone can take action and positively impact their world.

Based on SAS recent research and development work, the Center of Innovation is incubating 57 high school student projects where students explore their areas of interest in depth, supported a team of three SAS faculty and two consultants. Teachers guide these student-centered projects with the goal of developing and assessing the students’ 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and innovation, and cultural competence.

Learn more about design thinking from the Institute of Design at Stanford University or from author Tim Brown in Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation.

Incubator of Innovation


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high school projects where students explore their interests


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print books, e-books and magazines in the Khoo Teck Puat library

One of

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130 schools worldwide chosen by the College Board to pilot the AP Capstone program


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of the legacy of SAS, dating back to its founding in 1956

Information, Innovation and Impact Hubs

Information Hub, Innovation Hub, Impact Hub

Information Hub

The Khoo Teck Puat library is integrated into the Center of Innovation as a hub of information where flexible learning spaces enhance literacy, research, and technology integration. The library houses and offers a wide variety of resources tailored to SAS curriculum and student interests.

Innovation Hub

The Center of Innovation is a hub of innovation that is an incubator for research, development, prototyping, testing, and implementing student projects and educational programs using the process of design thinking

Impact Hub

The Center of Innovation is a hub of impact that focuses on personalized learning networks, mentorship programs, and a portfolio of strategic partners to support the exploration of interests that students can build in the future, long after graduating from SAS.

Collaborate with One Another

The Center of Innovation appeals to a wider range of audience than the old library did because it encourages people who are not necessarily into reading to come and use the space to collaborate with one another.

I think that's one of the biggest benefits the center has had on our student body.


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