New York University - Abu Dhabi
My years at SAS taught me that anything is possible. Without the SAS pioneering spirit, I may not have even imagined starting a literary magazine to support other teen writers, researching a contemporary film through the AP Capstone program, or becoming a high school teaching assistant.
Student - New York University
SAS competitive environment and superior facilities, faculty, and curriculum caused me to push myself throughout my time here.
Tech Specialist - Spotify
It struck me almost immediately how open and outgoing everyone was in SAS. Even at 11, I felt pushed to think creatively, develop a strong point of view and pursue interests both in and out of class.
Director and Writer
My time at SAS was quite pivotal in my life as high school is generally the years you start to build strong friends and find your identity.
Co-Founder - ToneTree
SAS did an amazing job prepping me for the outside world. Whether it was through my AP Courses prepping me for college or Interim Semester exposing me to cultures out of my reach. SAS has given me a perspective on the world I wouldn't have had otherwise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Communications - Singapore American School
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.
Managing Director - Diffusion PR
The standards at SAS are so high—you start to expect excellence from yourself and from those around you.
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.
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.
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.
Graduate - Dartmouth College
Beyond the classroom, I think SAS prepares its students for life by presenting us with so many opportunities and encouraging us to show initiative, seek these out, and develop our passions, as well as giving students many opportunities to grow in leadership.
Post Graduate - Texas A&M University
Having the ability to learn and think critically and independently is important and is something I think SAS taught well.
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!
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.
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.
Student Teacher - Singapore American School
Five years ago SAS alumna Maiki Del Rosario was listening to her teachers—now she is the teacher.
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.
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.
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.