Phasing

The campus upgrade project will be completed in a series of three major phases over the next six years. The phasing will allow us to minimize disruption and ensure that we do not have to move any students off campus during construction. We are looking thoughtfully at ways we might be able to move the timeline forward to bring benefits to our community sooner. Scroll down to see the various phases and the work that will be conducted during each of them.

Phase 1

The first phase of the Singapore American School campus upgrade plan is the largest of the three major phases of construction. The new elementary school building will be built on the north and south fields, far away from the existing elementary school to ensure that the existing elementary school can function without disruption until the new one is built.

The new elementary school will provide state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, expanded play space, and a covered bus bay for all students. SAS is targeting Greenmark Platinum for all new construction.

Dining options for the high school will be expanded with a new dining hall near the shared block (S-Block), and a coffeehouse/bakery at the Center of Innovation. The Center of Innovation will also be renovated with more quiet spaces for study.

This phase also includes a range of new structures and renovations to support sport and wellness at SAS, including a 50 meter pool and an athletic complex, and expansion of the school’s fitness center.

A: New elementary school
B: Renovation of the Center of Innovation
C: 50-meter pool and aquatics complex
D: New high school dining hall
E: APEx renovation and expansion
Construction Control
  • New elementary school construction will be isolated from school operating area with tall hoardings
  • Acoustic features and landscape hoardings will reduce noise, and create a pleasant environment for track users
  • Controlled time and routes for construction vehicles and workers to enter campus, e.g., west gate only for construction vehicles

Phase 2

In the second phase, once the existing elementary school is demolished, the new middle school building will be constructed adjacent to the campus rainforest, with great views of the trees, and access to outdoor learning opportunities in the rainforest. The new middle school will include a new dedicated dining hall and sports complex. Also included in this phase are new sports fields, a covered parking complex, and revamped vehicle and pedestrian entry to the campus for improved traffic flow and pedestrian safety, and ongoing renovations to high school learning spaces.

During this phase the existing middle school building remains functional, while the new construction takes place near the rainforest, away from students.

A: New middle school
B: New middle school dining hall and sports complex
C: Multipurpose fields and carpark
D: Renovation and expansion of existing performing arts space
E: Ongoing renovations of high school learning spaces
Construction Control
  • Demolition of elementary school blocks will be carried out during summer break
  • High school renovation work will capitalize the summer break to complete, or complete structure works
  • Tall hoardings with acoustic and dust control features to demolition/construction area
  • Controlled time and routes for construction vehicles and workers to enter campus, e.g., east gate with controlled time only for construction vehicles

Phase 3

In the third and final phase, once the existing middle school is demolished, the new welcome center will be constructed, significantly upgrading the experience for current, and new families. The welcome center will overlook the campus square, a new park at the center of the campus, and face the expansion of the high school with new dining options, and expanded space for the Center of Innovation. The campus square at the heart of the campus knits the campus together, creating views and pathways to nearly every building on campus, and will create a sense of place and community.

A: New welcome center
B: Expansion of existing high school
C: New campus square
D: New performing arts lobby
Construction Control
  • New welcome center and campus square construction is isolated from school operating area with tall hoardings
  • Acoustic features hoarding will reduce noise to existing high school
  • Landscape hoarding will create green/pleasant environment
  • Controlled time and routes for construction vehicles and workers to enter campus, e.g., east gate with controlled time only for construction vehicles