MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK

Welcome! We are so glad you are at the Singapore American School Middle School. This handbook explains the opportunities that the middle school offers you. Each of these opportunities is designed in alignment with the vision and mission of the entire SAS community. We want to inspire you to confidently learn, interact, and grow so that you make the most of your special middle school years. These years are all about YOU and what you have to offer the world. The middle school schedule, activities, curriculum, and atmosphere are all designed around the things that make middle school students unique. You make the middle school special.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

  • As middle school students, you are going through a lot of changes and transitions. You’re no longer children and you’re not yet adults. This makes you quite different from elementary and high school students—in ways that we appreciate. We value all middle school students and respect that you are now old enough to take responsibility for your choices and actions.
  • We have high standards for you because we want you to be challenged and have a sense of achievement and satisfaction in life. We also want to make sure you understand the importance of balance in your life, so we provide you with many opportunities to do things outside of academics.
  • We know you come from all different cultural backgrounds. That’s one reason why we talk so much about cultural competence and why we encourage you to see yourself as part of a global community. Both in the classroom and through service opportunities, you will begin to grow into your future roles as global citizens.
  • We know everyone is unique, with special skills, interests, talents, and experiences. You have the right to equality, without distinction on account of race, religion or national origin.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • School Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • School Phone: 6363 3405
  • School Fax: 6362 1878
  • Booster Store Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • PTA Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Alternate Dress Days: The second and fourth Wednesday of every month

VISION

A world leader in education
Cultivating exceptional thinkers
Prepared for the future

MISSION

The Singapore American School is committed to providing each student an exemplary American educational experience with an international perspective.

CORE VALUES

In each classroom you will see five traits displayed on the walls. We believe that if each person modeled these traits, we would create the best possible learning environment together. Each student is expected to learn about, learn from, and demonstrate these traits: Compassion, Honesty, Fairness, Responsibility, and Respect.

2020 STRATEGIC PLAN: THE FIVE PRIORITIES

  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Standards Based Approach
  • High Impact Instructional Practices
  • Pastoral Care
  • Systems Supporting Learning