<h2>Superintendent's Message</h2><p><br></p>

The best investment

As a non-profit school we spend almost 70 percent of all tuition dollars on finding and retaining the best teachers in the world. By investing in teachers we create a culture that can offer excellence, possibilities, and extraordinary care for your child.

Excellence and Possibilities

91%

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high school students took an AP exam

92

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students with a 4.0 GPA or higher

180

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classes offered in high school for students to choose from

3500+

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college acceptance letters received by the class of 2016

What Are Priority Lanes?

Depending on the lane your child is assigned, your school fees may vary.
Lane 1
US citizens and Green Card holders
Lane 2
Non-US citizens working for an American company
Lane 3
Applicants already attending an international school
Lane 4
All other applicants

New Student One-Time Registration Fee

A 50 percent discount on the registration fee is available for the third child and beyond.
Please note that all amounts are quoted in Singapore dollars.

Priority Lane One

Student/Parent Holding a US Passport/Green Card

A one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $7,490 applies to newly enrolled students holding a US passport or green card. Applications will remain valid for a two-year period from the submission date.

Priority Lanes Two to Four

Student/Parent Not Holding a US Passport/Green Card

A one-time registration fee of $9,630 applies to newly enrolled students not holding a US passport/green card.

Fee Schedule for 2019-20

Click the tabs to toggle between returning students and new students.
Please note that all amounts are quoted in Singapore dollars.

Students Enrolled Before August 2017

Early Learning Center — Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten
Re-enrollment $2,500
Facility $6,313
Tuition $22,168
Total $30,981
Elementary School — Kindergarten to fifth grade
Re-enrollment $2,500
Facility $6,313
Tuition $30,351
Total $39,164
Middle School — sixth to eighth grade
Re-enrollment $2,500
Facility $6,099
Tuition $33,522
Total $42,335
High School — ninth to twelfth grade
Re-enrollment $2,500
Facility $6,099
Tuition $35,328
Total $44,141

New Students Enrolling For August 2017 and After

Early Learning Center — Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten
Application $2,500
Lane 1 only $7,490
Lanes 2-4 only $9,630
Facility $7,383
Tuition $22,168
Total for Lane 1 $39,541
Total for Lanes 2-4 $41,681
Elementary School — Kindergarten to fifth grade
Application $2,500
Lane 1 only $7,490
Lanes 2-4 only $9,630
Facility $7,383
Tuition $30,351
Total for Lane 1 $47,724
Total for Lanes 2-4 $49,864
Middle School — sixth to eighth grade
Application $2,500
Lane 1 only $7,490
Lanes 2-4 only $9,630
Facility $7,383
Tuition $33,522
Total for Lane 1 $50,895
Total for Lanes 2-4 $53,035
High School — ninth to twelfth grade
Application $2,500
Lane 1 only $7,490
Lanes 2-4 only $9,630
Facility $7,383
Tuition $35,328
Total for Lane 1 $52,701
Total for Lanes 2-4 $54,841

Other Possible Costs

Families may incur additional costs during enrollment. These charges include, but are not limited to, the following:

For All Students Cost (SGD)
Bus transportation (per semester) $956 – $1,875
Uniforms (three sets and one PE set) $158 – $200
School lunch (daily) $5.50 – $8
EAA courses (per class per season) $55 – $100
English Language Learning $6,420

 

*FIGURES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY

For ninth to twelfth graders

Cost (SGD)
Laptop $1,500 – $2,200
Interim Semester $85 – $4,400 (average $3,025)
AP examinations (per paper) $220
IASAS (per trip) $125 – $900 (average $400)

 

*FIGURES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY

Explanation of Fees

Applicants: Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $2,500 is required for consideration of each application. Applications will remain valid for a two-year period from the submission date.

Returning Students: Re-Enrollment Fee

A re-enrollment fee of $2,500, paid by March 1 and refundable till March 14, is required of any student intending to reenroll for the following year. After March 1, a late re-enrollment fee of $3,000 and refundable till March 14, is required of any student intending to reenroll for the subsequent year. Late re-enrollments are subject to waitlists without guarantee of placement.

New Students: One-time Registration Fee

A 50% discount on the registration fee is available for a third child and subsequent children.

Lane one: Student/parent holding a US passport or Green Card
A one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $7,490 applies to newly enrolled students holding a US passport or Green Card, or who have one parent holding a US passport or Green Card.

Lanes two to four: Student/parent not holding a US passport or Green Card 
A one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $9,630 applies to newly enrolled students not holding a US passport or Green Card and whose parents do not hold a US passport or Green Card. 

All Students: Facility Fee

The facility fee is dedicated to the on-going maintenance, renewal, and replacement of campus facilities. The annual facility fee of $6,313 / $7,383 is included in the annual school fees invoice. It is not prorated in any case.

All Students: Tuition Fee

Tuition fees vary by grade level and are detailed in the schedule of fixed fees above.

English Language Learning

An annual fee of $6,420 will be assessed for students receiving ELL support above the kindergarten level. ELL enrollment is assessed and billed on a semester basis.

Student Leave of Absence and Absentee Acceptance

SAS may agree to prioritize enrollment for a qualified student who is leaving the school but expects to return through a Leave of Absence, which costs $5,000 per child and is valid for up to one year.
SAS may agree to an Absentee Acceptance which, upon payment of registration and tuition fees, reserves an available seat for a child not yet attending SAS, giving siblings admissions priority.
Approval in either case must be obtained through the admissions office, at admissions@sas.edu.sg.

Payment Terms

New Students: Confirmation Payment

A non-refundable payment of $5,500 is due within seven (7) days of admission as confirmation of acceptance. This amount will be applied to the total school fees payable.

Payment of School Fees

For new students, fees are due within thirty (30) days of invoicing. The school may require payment of all school fees at the time of admission, when deemed appropriate due to enrollment limits, waiting lists, or other factors.
For returning students, the re-enrollment fee is due by March 1, and all other school fees must be paid by May 31.
Failure to pay all school fees by the May 31 deadline will result in a late fee and may also result in the student losing the seat for the upcoming school year.

Late Fees

A late fee of $500 will be imposed for all annual school fee payments received after the due date stated on the invoice (May 31 for returning students, thirty (30) days after invoicing for new students). School fee payments made after the stated due date will be accepted only if the admissions office determines that a space is still available for the child. A late fee of 10% will be added to late Interim Semester payments.

Partial Payment Plans

In certain circumstances, a partial payment plan may be available. Payment plans incur a $250 fee per child to initiate and must be renewed annually. Penalties apply for any failed payments, as detailed in the individual plan. Email inquiries to schoolfees@sas.edu.sg.

Beneficiary Bank: DBS Bank

Account Name
Singapore American School
Bank Address
12 Marina Boulevard, #44-03, DBS Asia Central @ MBFC Tower 3, Singapore 018982
Account Number
001-016846-0
Bank Code
7171
Branch Code
001
Swift Code
DBSSSGSG

Refund of Fees

The refund policy is included in the student contract and is available on the school’s website. Registration and facility fees are not prorated in the case of late entry or early withdrawal. Neither application fees nor re-enrollment fees paid for a given student may be transferred or applied to another student’s account.

Outstanding Payments

Students with outstanding accounts may have their school attendance privileges revoked by the school until such time as their accounts are current. If any payment remains upon withdrawal from the school, no transcripts, transfers, or other records will be released until full payment is received.

Questions/Comments

Questions or comments regarding billing may be addressed to the chief operating officer, to schoolfees@sas.edu.sg, or by calling +65 6363 3403.

a culture of possibilities

Testimonial

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