Singapore, Singapore (PRWEB) October 22, 2012
In a world first for Singapore, Cognita announced at the official opening of the Stamford American International School (Stamford) Friday, October 19, 2012 that it is building a world class innovation center as part of the Phase II development of its new campus at Upper Serrangoon Road.
The Guest of Honor at the opening was Mr. Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Mayor of the North East District of Singapore. The opening was attended by the US Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. David Adelman.
The Cognita Innovation Center at Stamford is unlike any facility or resource ever built in a secondary school. It is more than just a physical facility; it is a place of partnership between Stamford’s students and the corporate sector, bridging the gap between theory and real world execution. It is a place where students and business leaders will come together to solve problems, generate ideas and create intellectual property.
Features and activities of Cognita’s Innovation Center at Stamford include:
Mr. Brian Rogove, CEO Asia Cognita said: “The Innovation Center will enable students to acquire the skills and confidence they need to take their own ideas into the commercial world and make them successful.”
“The Cognita Innovation Center at Stamford is a place where a student’s dreams can become reality.”
“By linking the education of our students with the realities of the commercial world we are giving students the best possible start on their careers as entrepreneurs and business leaders.”
“This link with business demonstrates Stamford’s commitment to bridging the gap between an education for its own sake, and an education that prepares students for entry into the real world,” Mr. Rogove said.
Opening in 2014, Phase II will complete the construction of Stamford’s ‘super’ school campus. At a cost of $300 million it is the largest Kindergarten to Year 12 education project in the region.
World Class Campus Features
In addition to the Cognita Innovation Center, the special features of the school include:
Stamford American International School (Stamford) is the new benchmark for excellence in international education in Singapore. With its experienced team of educators, cutting-edge facilities and rich cultural diversity, there is no better way to prepare students for a competitive and fast changing world.
Stamford’s academic curriculum prepares students for entry into the world’s top universities. Stamford is the first school in Singapore to offer students both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and the American Advanced Placement (AP) – giving students an international experience with an American foundation. Stamford also excels in the teaching of languages offering Mandarin and Spanish classes on a daily basis, beginning when students are as young as two years old.
Stamford has the most experienced and qualified team of educators at international schools in Singapore. Together with his senior leadership team, Superintendent, Mr. Malcolm Kay has helped more than 5,000 students enter prestigious universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale and UCLA.
The faculty is one of the most highly qualified of any international school in the world: 55% have a Master’s Degree including 100% of the Middle School teachers. 100% of the faculty is IB trained and more than 80% have international teaching experience.