Stamford American International School is to have a new campus built at the cost of $300 million in Singapore. This will be the most advanced campus to be built in the Asia-Pacific region.
The school is being constructed by Cognita, a K-12 education provider and it is expected to be inaugurated by August 2012. The school is being designed by architects FJMT and Architect 61. Construction of the school will require 6,000 t of steel, 93,000 t of concrete and 30 km of cabling.
Special features of the school include the implementation of the first Interactive Learning Environment under which teachers and lecturers can interact with students through live on-site lectures. Students from K2 to Grade 5 will have an iPad under the 1 to 1 iPad program. Senior students will be able to use their own MacBook. The school will also feature a modern Media Resource Centre and advanced science and computer laboratories. Art facilities include theatres for art, dance and music and specific areas for fine arts and performances.
Students of the school will be able to make use of two swimming pools which will be filled with ionized water and another wading pool for beginners. Other sports facilities are basketball courts, outdoor fields for various sports such as American Football, a standard fitness centre and two indoor gyms. An electronic security system will be implemented for each child and pick up and drop of all the children will be computerised. The site for the school was provided by the Singapore Economic Development Board in 2008.