The aim of the Boarding Program at Raffles American School is to provide each student with a safe, nurturing environment that allows them to build upon their own character strengths while challenging them to become holistic, lifelong learners. We actively apply these principles in our boarding programs, guiding students ages 12 to 19 through their development into well-balanced young adults ready to take on the challenges of university life and beyond.
Our Senior Boarding Program follows the “Six Pillars” of the Senior Boarding: Community, Self-Awareness, Home away from Home, Independence and Accountability, Academic Achievement, Caring, and Nurturing Environment. These pillars form the foundation of the skills and values we teach each child, allowing them to realize and harness their academic potential and become global citizens. Senior Boarding students are expected to demonstrate empathy towards their community and their fellow peers; exhibit critical thinking skills that allow them to troubleshoot problems and challenges; develop self-awareness of their own strengths and character; show accountability for their decisions
and understand there is a reaction to all actions; and gain a level of maturity that allows them to be academically, socially, and emotionally prepared for college and beyond.
In the RAS Boarding program, our motto of, “Live.Learn.Play” is a part of all that we do. At RAS boarding, we Live. as part of a supportive community, Learn. academically, socially and emotionally through all we do and incorporate Play. into every day, as we teach students to balance responsibility and enjoyment of life.