SAS Community Voices

Georgina Bach
  • Parent
Kyle Aldous

The teachers and faculty are exceptional – there are many teachers who have been at the school for 10-20 years, and others who have lived all over the world and have brought their experiences with them.

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Suzy Garrett
  • Parent
Kyle Aldous

The community here, along with the magnificent opportunities for learning and growth, is incomparable.

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Narin Ramani
  • Faculty
Sixth Grade Teacher

I have ample resources that allow me to do the best job I can. Best of all, our students and their families are so engaged and fun that teaching often doesn’t feel like just a job.

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Gary Gray
  • Faculty
Third Grade Teacher

The one thing I like most about SAS is its caring attitude and how people always come first.

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Freya Parekh
  • Alumni
Second Assistant Director

Mr. Clemens is hands down the sole reason I stuck to film all four years of high school. There has never been anyone as encouraging and important in my life, aside from my dad, as Mr. Clemens. He is the main reason I’m in film today.

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Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw
  • Alumni
Professional Model

I pretty much grew up in Singapore American School. I lived so close to school and had a great community of friends who lived nearby as well. And when I was a student, SAS really pushed me academically and encouraged me to chase what I loved doing—dance.

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Radhika Agarwal
  • Alumni
Interaction Design Fellow - Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

The SAS faculty make SAS what it is. Those mentors were very important to me when I was in high school, middle school, and elementary school, and remain very important to me today.

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Vicki Rogers
  • Alumni
Founder and President - Champion Coaching and Consultant

I remember the day I got onto the airplane to go to university—my first thought was, how am I going to get back? When the opportunity came for me to come home to Singapore and to SAS, I jumped at it.

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Niket Desai
  • Alumni
Entrepreneur

SAS takes a bunch of people who are in many ways orphans of the world and puts them together,” he explained. You’re given this perspective at SAS that is actually put into you—and the only way you ever see it working or manifesting is by going somewhere else.

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Blair Berg
  • Alumni
Teacher/Coach - International School of Manila

In the classroom, on the court, or in the field, I want my students and athletes to know that I truly care for them. I will encourage them, help them, and push them every chance I get. I want them to have a space where they can feel safe, supported, and trusted to be themselves.

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Nigel Wylie
  • Alumni
Co-Founder - The Resolution Co.

I remember us having all these different kinds of tools to tinker with; solar panels, the first phase of a 3D printer, and so much more. Being able to direct my own learning at SAS really inspired me.

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Kyle Aldous
  • Alumni
Director of Communications - Singapore American School

Professional Breakdancer

At SAS I was surrounded by teachers and students who saw my potential and then provided the support, encouragement, and push needed to rise to a level I hadn't thought possible.

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Kate Ryan
  • Alumni
Managing Director - Diffusion PR

The standards at SAS are so high—you start to expect excellence from yourself and from those around you.

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Michael Mell
  • Alumni
Product Manager - S&P Dow Jones

My personal belief is that all of us who experienced SAS have a certain openness that leads to discovering what we have in common.

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Francesco Zargani
  • Alumni
Marketing Manager - STMicroelectronics

The lessons learned at SAS and in Singapore have always stayed with me, a testament not just to the quality of the teachers, the institution, and the country, but a validation of a life many of our parents chose with trepidation.

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Katie Wilhoit
  • Alumni
IDEO Colab Fellow

The teachers at SAS inspired the entrepreneur and design consultant in me, and the combination of my courses gave me a strong interdisciplinary perspective to problem solving.

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Brandon Huisman
  • Alumni
Executive Chef - Anantara

The sporting trips to Jakarta, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Korea. We always felt we needed to push our boundaries on those trips… that’s what made them so much fun!

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Zach Nelson
  • Alumni
Senior Program Officer - Center for Diversity and National Harmony

It’s rare to maintain such long friendships in such a transient community, but I was a lucky dude!

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Colton West
  • Alumni
Professional Ballet Dancer - Eugene Ballet Company

I think the attitude of being able to go into any situation and know that whether it’s a good experience or a bad experience that there is something to learn from is definitely something I learned from Ms. Van der Linden.

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Matt Rogers
  • Alumni
Chief Operating Officer - Singapore American School

SAS has always been committed to providing each student an exemplary American educational experience which our family has benefited from. 

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Maiki Del Rosario
  • Alumni
Student Teacher - Singapore American School

Five years ago SAS alumna Maiki Del Rosario was listening to her teachers—now she is the teacher.

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Brandon Meehan
  • Alumni
Associate Propulsion Test Engineer - Virgin Galactic

I really tried to take advantage of the APs offered at SAS. I remember the first year and a half of math classes at a top-notch college were a breeze.

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Tammy Duckworth
  • Alumni
Senator - Illinois

After two House terms, Democrat, war veteran, and former SAS student Tammy Duckworth won a Senate seat in Illinois, putting both of the state’s Senate seats in Democratic hands. 

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Linda Ferguson
  • Alumni
Class of 1967

Singapore had changed so much for me but the fact that I was able to show my daughter where I had grown up was the highlight of the trip! And seeing my wonderful friends who I remembered with such fondness.

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