Stamford American International School, Singapore
ABOUT Stamford American International School, Singapore
Stamford American International School (SAIS) is the only school in Singapore to offer the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme integrated with US Standards, combined with the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Opened in 2009, Stamford American, aims for children to achieve more than they believe they can – academically, socially and as ecologically literate citizens in our culturally diverse world. Our students not only have the opportunity to choose a sought after education pathway to help realize their academic ambitions, they are also provided with life skills reflective of the IB Learner Profile as adaptive, thoughtful and principled young adults, with a fostered inclination to design, innovate, problem solve and communicate.
In 2017, Stamford opened the Early Learning Village, a dedicated preschool for children 2 months to 6 years.
Stamford American is truly an international school, where our faculty and the wider school community proudly reflect the shared vision, commitment and energy to ensure the educational success of every student. With more than 70 nationalities represented across both campuses, each of us has an exceptional opportunity to develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, the philosophies of people from many different cultures.
While we have established high standards for academic achievement and performance, our educational program has been created with an emphasis on the development of the whole person. We aim to provide the direction, counsel and support that each student needs to reach their full potential.
In the short time that Stamford has been open, its established itself as one of the top international schools in Singapore, with almost 3,000 students enrolled across the two campuses.
“We’ve been at Stamford for four years, and each year I feel the academic bar has been raised higher and higher, encouraging our kids to achieve more than they thought they could.”
Dana Poole, Parent
At all grade levels, Stamford students consistently achieve a greater standard in their RIT scores than the benchmarks, with scores in Math and Reading exceeding benchmarks in all categories of achievement and growth.
The percentage of Stamford students performing two or more years above grade level has increased from 22% to 33% for Math and from 29% to 32% for Reading.
Dr. Sands is an experienced strategic education administration leader with 23 years' experience in 6 international schools, across 4 continents. He has set and implemented strong strategic plans, designed and built educational models, and been instrumental as an accreditation officer for his schools. The foundation for his experience, is a Doctorate of Philosophy Education Administration from the University of South Carolina, USA.
Dr. Sands joined Stamford following a 4-year term as Director of the Qatar Academy in Doha, Qatar. During his time there, he was responsible for the development of their Middle School educational model which also included working with Qatar Foundation Capital Projects on the design of their new purpose built Middle School construction. Eric spearheaded the 5-year strategic plan, and reaccreditation process for the Institution from Council of International Schools, International Baccalaureate Organization and National Educational Association of Schools and Colleges.
Prior to his time in Qatar, he served as Director of the International School of Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia. There he led two consecutive 5-Year strategic plans and worked with a representative group of constituents in developing a master site plan for the High School campus, which included a significant grant from the US Embassy for security.
At a Glance
- Ages Taught
- 0-18 yrs
- American Curriculum, International Baccalaureate
- Type of School
- Day School, International School
- English, Mandarin, Spanish