Yes to all of that. My daughter isn't old enough for schooling yet, so I'm not sure how hard or not it is to get in, or what commutes would be like. There are *lots* of expats around here though, so it can't be that bad.ivysmom wrote:
zzz -- I think East Coast would be great, nice laid back vibe (right?) and room for my 2 yr old to run and play, and proximity to the airport is a huge bonus. Having trouble finding schools with available spots that way, however. Would it be crazy to have your kids at a school near Orchard and live in East Coast?
AFAIK only SAS and ICS are the only not for profit schools in Singapore that offer the AP curriculum. Any others are for profit and generally shite as a result. (Maximising profits = reducing student and teacher resources).movingtospore wrote:If you are US citizens, you would get priority at Singapore American School if they have available places. If you can, I would come and visit these schools before you make a decision. SAS is very large, but it is well run, well established, and an outstanding school, especially if you have children who are a bit older. A lot of the smaller and newer schools can be OK for younger children, but really don't have much to offer beyond the first few years. They are also privately-held, for profit schools. Ask them a lot of tough questions before you make a commitment, including how profitable they are, whether or not they reinvest profits back into the school, what percentage of teachers turn over every year, what percentage of students leave for other schools in Singapore, etc.
We started at a smaller school and after some bad experiences switched to SAS. I wish I had asked those questions of our former school.
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