Stamford American Awarded IB Diploma & WASC/CIS Accreditation

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Stamford American International School completed their suite of authorizations, receiving their IB Diploma & WASC/CIS accreditation in record time. These accreditations are added to the Council of International Schools, Edutrust, Council for Private Education, IB Primary Years Program and IB Middle Years Program accreditations already received by the school.

Dr. Graham Ranger of CIS presents accreditation plaque to Stamford.

Stamford is very proud to add the IB Diploma and WASC/CIS accreditations as they reflect the successful development of our educational programs.

Stamford American International School provides a world-class experience for students from Nursery through High School featuring the International Baccalaureate (IB) program integrated with the rigorous American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards. Stamford’s daily Mandarin and Spanish Foreign Language Program starts from age 2 and the 1-to-1 iPad and MacBook Programs integrate technology throughout the curriculum. Stamford’s community reflects a highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff and an international mix of students, with over 60 nationalities represented. Stamford’s $300 million state-of-the-art campus is centrally located, easily accessible and just steps from the Woodleigh MRT.

Stamford is pleased to announce that it has received full accreditation from both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, Stamford has also received the full authorization for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP).

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. WASC extends its services to over 4,500 schools that fulfill a rigorous accreditation process which fosters excellence in education by encouraging school improvement. WASC accreditation recognizes schools that meet a high level of quality, in accordance with established, research-based WASC criteria. WASC accreditation validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts, easing student transfer and ensuring that credits are recognized.

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a membership community committed to high quality international education. As a global non-profit membership organization, CIS provides services to education institutions that share a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens and a commitment to high quality international education. The CIS community includes more than 660 schools and 490 colleges and universities representing 104 countries.

The IB Diploma Program (DP) authorization completes Stamford’s full accreditation with the International Baccalaureate. The DP is the culminating IB program following the Primary Years Program (PYP) and Middle Years Program (MYP). The DP is an academically challenging and balanced program of education that prepares students in Grade 11 and 12 for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students and has great recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

Superintendent Malcolm Kay commented on the success saying, “Stamford is very proud to add the IB Diploma and WASC/CIS accreditations as they reflect the successful development of our educational programs. I’d like to extend my thanks to the teaching staff for their dedication and commitment throughout the authorization process in ensuring the receipt of these accreditations in record time.”

Stamford is now fully accredited by WASC, Council of International Schools, Edutrust, and the Council for Private Education. Stamford is also an International Baccalaureate World School authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP), IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Diploma Program (DP).

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 High School Diploma – 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 2 years old.

Stamford’s $300 million campus at Upper Serangoon Road is the most advanced Nursery to Grade 12 learning environment ever built. The new facility features state-of-the-art technology and facilities that establish it as the new benchmark for international schools around the world.

The campus is the largest investment in a Nursery to Grade 12 education facility anywhere in the region, and a major economic injection into the Singapore economy. The new campus is designed to be the perfect environment for preparing children for careers in the 21st century.

Key features of the school include:

  •     iLEarn - Singapore’s first interactive learning environment where guest lecturers and teachers from around the world can interact with students.
  •     Singapore’s first 1-to-1 iPad Program for KG2 to Grade 5, & 1-to-1 MacBooks for Secondary School students
  •     A 21st century Media Resource Center - beyond the traditional library, this center is up to date with the latest traditional as well as technological resources
  •     State of the art science wing and computer laboratories
  •     Comprehensive art facilities
  •     World-class sporting facilities
  •     Specially designed Early Years/Nursery facilities

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