The new Early Learning campus, which is a collaborative new milestone venture between the two established international schools. Whilst this is an exciting shared venture, both schools will operate independently on two sides of the campus following their separate well-established Northern Hemisphere US curriculum (SAIS), and the Southern Hemisphere AUS curriculum (AIS).
the Early Learning campus will be a significant addition to the Singapore education landscape, offering an extraordinary learning atmosphere for young learners at a scale unlike any other in the world. The 50,000 sq m campus is architecturally designed with key input from environmental psychologists and purpose-built specifically for children aged 18 months to 6 years.
While both systems are grounded in the globally recognized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), the Stamford American approach integrates new Units of Inquiry incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Innovation, an educational model where everyday moments are aligned to essential discovery learning.
The AIS approach features a curriculum that draws strongly on Reggio Emilia philosophies, placing the child at the center of the learning experience. The learning spaces guide each child’s exploration of the world around them, celebrating students’ ideas in mathematics, literacy, music, movement, or learning a new language. The inquiry-based approach of the IBPYP is introduced at three years of age, igniting curiosity and creating a foundation for success in Elementary school. Musical literacy is developed through the Orrf Music Program and confidence and creativity is embraced through the school’s speech and drama program for young learners. Children at both schools also enjoy the celebrated Smart Steps physical education program.
Extensive facilities for students include outdoor play decks comprising sand pits, bike tracks, and water play facilities, and an indoor, air conditioned wide open space with lots of room to run, dance, tumble and turn in safety. The campus also encourages early water confidence, safety, and learning to swim in a UV-covered 22-meter swimming suite with horizontal young swimmers’ lanes and in-water resting benches. Family and friends can sit back and relax, watching from the family observation deck. The campus also offers libraries, specialist Inquiry Centers, dance studios with a child-height ballet barre, music rooms, and many more facilities custom designed and purpose-built with early education students in mind.
The lessons and activities planned for students in both educational pathways offer a seamless transition to higher education at the respective primary/elementary and secondary levels as the children progress through the years.
Families and kids who want a progressive education.
The school will open in 2017.