Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians
Welcome to the Raffles American School’s (RAS) webpage. Within this website you will be able to learn a great deal about our educational program and our school community. I am truly proud to be associated with such an outstanding professional staff.
I am happy that you are considering Raffles American School (RAS) for your child’s education. Selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions that we, as parents, need to make. I hope that this website answers some of the questions you may have.
RAS offers an outstanding American education with top-notch qualified international teachers. Professional development days are embedded into the school calendar in order for teachers to work together to keep abreast of best educational practices.
Our goal at RAS is to educate the whole child through inquiry-based learning. This includes a strong co-curricular program that offers a variety of activities to appeal to the interests of all students, such as sports, dance, music, and art. Our curriculum follows the Common Core Standards for Math and Language Arts, Next Generation Standards for Science, and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) for Social Studies.
What really sets us apart are our four General Learning Outcomes (GLOs): problem solving/thinking skills, communication skills, character/interpersonal skills, and organization/research skills. These 4 GLOs are the backbone of both our educational and co-curricular programs and are assessed throughout the year in all areas. Important in all aspects of life, these four skills bridge the academic world to the real world.
RAS is one of the premier educational facilities in Southeast Asia. This includes state of the art athletic facilities including two gymnasiums, an Olympic-size swimming pool, learning pool, tennis courts, two soccer pitches, a track, and a baseball field. The fine Arts Center consists of a 750-person auditorium, black-box theater, practice rooms, and classrooms. Our custom-designed science labs are complimented with a green house and planetarium. The cafeteria offers nutritional choices for snacks and lunches because we understand the relationship between good nutrition and increased student learning.