Raffles American School (RAS) creates a learning community that empowers students to achieve life and academic potential. The school campus is located in the lush rolling hills across 19-hectares of land and the beautiful setting creates an enriching learning experience for students. The school has excellent facilities such as science labs, dance and performing arts studios, visual art, performing arts, and an 800-seat auditorium and caters to students from kindergarten up to secondary levels. The school follows a rigorous academic program and co-curricular activities which help students excel in every field of life.Raffles American School acknowledges multiple types of intelligence and creates multiple pathways of learning which include both a US High School Diploma, University level Advanced Placement Courses, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The school collaborates with parents to create a balanced education journey for students, enriched with intellectual, emotional, physical, and social progress.
Our Early Childhood program is designed to facilitate learning and socialization, as well as to familiarize students with classroom routines and expectations. Teachers provide a nurturing and safe environment for students to explore with a focus on learning through discovery and play. Literacy and numeracy concepts are developed within each student to prepare them for a smooth transition into Elementary School.
Students focus on key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Numeracy is emphasized daily as students work to gain a balance between concepts and procedures while developing sound mathematical practices. All subjects are instructed with a student-centered approach to practical hands-on learning. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum.
Middle School students rotate to subject-specific teachers as core subjects demand a higher level of instruction. Students are exposed to Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Health, and Technology. The Middle School curriculum is designed to prepare students for a successful transition into High School. Students are encouraged to pursue their interests and passions, and our goal is to develop independent, successful, life-long learners.
The RAS High School curriculum qualifies students to earn a US High School Diploma. Student choice in all subject areas allows students to tailor their High School diploma to meet the requirements of desired future studies. Rigorous courses delivered with a focus on the RAS General Learning Outcomes are offered at varying levels of difficulty and commitment. RAS offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses designed by the US College Board, which provide students the opportunity to earn university credits and gain a competitive edge in college admissions. Beginning in 10th Grade, students work with a High School Guidance Counselor to assist in suitable course selection for potential university requirements. Additionally, in 11th & 12th grade, students can choose to study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Graduation from RAS is, in itself, a passport to potential entry to every university across the globe.
The English Immersion Program is designed for students to grow their English language fluency in order to meet the level required for mainstream classrooms. After successful completion of an exit examination from this program, students will be eligible to join our mainstream classrooms.
The goal of RAS’s English Language Learning program is to foster linguistic development in students whose primary language is not English. Students will experience support from qualified English Language Learning teachers, as well as attend specialized English classes.
Raffles American School is an ETS (Educational Testing Service) – Certified Test Center for the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet-based Test (iBT). The TOEFL® is a standardized test administered by ETS to measure the English language proficiency of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. In addition to the test, TOEFL® iBT Prep for Success Classes are also provided for enrolled students to help them prepare for the TOEFL®.