Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians
Welcome to Raffles American School (RAS). With this website, you will be able to learn a great deal about our educational program and our school community. 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 highly 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. Our curriculum follows the Common Core Standards for Math and Language Arts, Next Generation Standards for Science, and the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards for Social Studies. In addition, our strong co-curricular program offers a large variety of activities to appeal to the interests of all students, such as sports, dance, music, and art.
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 and prepare our students for the 21st century.
The junior and senior boarding programs at RAS focus on the academic, as well as the social/emotional development of our students. Our experienced boarding staff provide support and nurturing to help our students gain the skills necessary in order to be successful in whatever they do.
RAS is one of the premier educational facilities in Southeast Asia. This includes state of the art athletic facilities consisting of two gymnasiums, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, learning pool, tennis courts, two soccer pitches, a track, and a baseball field. The fine Arts Center consists of an 800-seat auditorium, black-box theater, practice rooms, and classrooms. A planetarium compliments our custom-designed science labs. The cafeteria offers nutritional choices for snacks and lunches prepared on campus by our own kitchen staff because we understand the relationship between good nutrition and increased student learning.
If you have any questions about our educational program, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.