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Empowered to Make a Difference

We believe that the best service comes out of extraordinary care, and our students exhibit just that every day. Opportunities for service abound for SAS students from kindergarten through grade 12, both at school and in the community. Scores of student-led initiatives have flourished over the years, and new ones are constantly evolving in response to local and global needs. Students at SAS are empowered to make a difference in their communities and develop an early commitment to active citizenship as part of being a responsible global citizen.

Putting others before themselves from a young age, SAS students from kindergarten to grade twelve take part in service learning opportunities in school, in their community, and in regional and global communities. They find meaning in benefiting others when they brainstorm, research, interview, plan activities, build connections, and contribute to communities’ areas of need.

Service learning is integrated into our kindergarten to eighth grade curriculum, and our students themselves have initiated over 40 high school service clubs. Six passionate elected students guide all high school service clubs by serving on our Executive Service Council. Students who join these clubs develop skills such as taking initiative, collaborating, organizing, and implementing. Encouraged to initiate their own service learning projects, they work on valuable life skills and towards becoming responsible, enlightened, and reflective global citizens.

A Force For Good

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70%

of high school students voluntarily take part in community service each year

315

individuals are fed each month by our second grade students' work with Food from the Heart

45

service clubs are offered in high school

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years old is the age when we begin helping students understand the value and need for service work

Our Passionate Global Citizens

Learn about our service learning opportunities by the SAS community.

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MASKS FOR SG

We cannot mask our appreciation for the many ways our students have been going above and beyond to help those who are in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eighth grade student Shannon K. started her own organization, Masks for SG, which provides healthcare workers in Singapore with reusable masks.

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LOVE ACROSS MILES

One teacher's story of how she mobilized students for a Teacher2Teacher Project, sending love across the miles, so teachers in Juan Seguin Elementary could have a little help with recovering from the disaster that is Hurricane Harvey! 

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SAS FOUNDATIONS GRANT S$2M FOR THE BENEFIT OF SAS STUDENTS AND FACULTY

Students Looking at Science Experiment

I am pleased to share that Singapore American School is the beneficiary of another banner year of philanthropy. The boards of the school’s two supporting foundations recently voted to grant a total of nearly S$2 million for the benefit of its students and faculty in academic year 2017-18, with another S$300,000 to be granted in September to round out the full complement of funding for next school year. This represents approximately five percent of the school’s non-personnel budget and is in addition to a first-ever $1 million distribution from the endowment.


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At your service

As we arrived in Yangthang in the foothills of the Himalayas with our donations, the Bhutanese students welcomed us with a traditional dance and yak-butter tea. Language barriers were broken by smiles and laughs. By the end of the week as our bus pulled away we looked back and saw a village waving. We were family now, service acting as the glue between us. We had served them, and they had served us in return.

Bryanna entwistle (Class of 2019)