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Singapore American School

Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs Singapore) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

Infographic on special needs education in Singapore at the assisted school Singapore American School. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD MODERATE. 

The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: 
hearing impaired-yes
physically and orthopedically impaired- yes
visually impaired-no
autistic- yes
specifically learning disabled-yes
intellectually disabled- no
behaviorally/emotionally disturbed- no
multiple disabilities- no
other health impairment- yes
speech or language impaired- yes
traumatic brain injury-  no

Special needs support services include: 
teacher accommodations-yes
teacher accommodations learning support teacher-  yes
learning support teacher- yes
co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom- yes
academic support class secondary school- yes
support special needs preschoolers- yes
use of IEP and ILP- yes

The school does not have a self-contained classroom.

Maximum hours per week per student for push in varies for pull out varies.

Special needs support staff in the school include: 
Social Worker-0
Special Needs Coordinator-1
Learning Support Teacher-25
Guidance Counselor-15

Services are available in English at post for the following: 
psychoeducational assessment- yes
speech therapy-yes
occupational therapy- yes
physical therapy-yes
behavior and/or autism specialist (ABA/Behavior Plan/Interventions)-yes
social skills group/social skills training-yes
US credentialed reading specialist-yes 
reading remediation-yes
reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-yes
math specialist-yes

The school can provide the following: 
1:1 classroom aide- no
special transportation-no 
transportation paraprofessional-  no

Singapore American School is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational day school offering an exemplary American education with an international perspective for students from preschool to grade 12. SAS students learn to think critically and develop the skills necessary to succeed throughout their lives. The school year comprises two semesters extending from August 8 to December 16 and from January 9 to June 2. The school has 418 full-time faculty, 81 percent of whom have earned master’s degrees or PhDs. The school invests heavily in professional development, including a unique doctoral program with the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. Instruction is in English, with a Chinese immersion program or daily language classes in Chinese or Spanish for elementary students and classes in Chinese, French, and Spanish for middle school and high school students. Its extensive Advanced Studies program, inclusive of Advanced Placement and Advanced Topics courses, provides challenging and unique learning opportunities for high school students. SAS students consistently rank higher on academic achievement tests than their peers in U.S. school systems. SAS encourages students to find joy in the pursuit of excellence as they discover their interests and passions. Students enjoy varied curricular and extracurricular learning opportunities, including inquiry-based courses, competitive athletics, fine arts classes, performing arts opportunities, and after-school clubs and service organizations. The green and spacious campus includes state-of-the-art facilities for lab work, music recording, video and photography production, robotics, fine and performing arts, and applied technology. Open, tropical walkways and a natural rainforest allow students to connect with nature while developing lifelong learning skills, all in a tight-knit and supportive community.

This is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in fall 2022 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

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