Our Accreditations

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Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

ǿմý is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. WASC accreditation is awarded to schools that prove they are worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high quality learning opportunities, and clearly demonstrate that they are dedicated to the critical business of continual self-improvement. The accreditation process is all about fostering excellence in education programs and helping schools meaningfully create the highest quality learning experience they can envision for all students.
The capacity of any organization to improve is directly related to its ability to recognize, acknowledge, and act on its identified strengths and limitations. The accreditation process is a vehicle that enables schools to improve student learning and school performance based on an analysis of those strengths and limitations. Participating schools must meet rigorous, research-based standards that reflect the essential elements of a quality and effective school, and must also be able to demonstrate intent, as well as capacity to, provide continuous school improvement.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

ǿմý is an authorized school for the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme (DP). Stamford is an IB World School in Singapore. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Stamford believes is important for our students. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, focused on the student, and motivated by a mission to create a better world through education. The three IB programs, for students aged 3 to 19, help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Council of International Schools (CIS)

The CIS is a non-profit membership community committed to quality international education. CIS schools have the following in common:

  • A desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and
  • A commitment to high quality education

To become a member of the CIS, schools must infuse international and intercultural perspective into their programs so that students can move forward with the attitudes and understanding that will provide them with a solid base wherever their studies or work may take them. Elementary and Secondary School members must further commit to undertaking an ongoing quality assurance process to enhance student learning.

Cognita is a global system of schools. Each Cognita school offers a distinctive curriculum and approach, tailored to the individual context.

Group-wide policies and expectations are set by the parent company (Cognita Holdings Ltd.). These policies and expectations relate to standards for Student Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Financial Management, Data Protection as well as governance and responsibility for operational oversight of the regions (which is devolved to the Regional Chief Executive Officer).

Governance oversight of Student Safeguarding and Health & Safety is executed through the deployment of Independent Reviewers. The Group expects each school to ensure clear systems for listening to and responding to members of the school community, this includes use of annual Voice of the Student, Parent and Employee surveys.

Cognita has four Group senior executives:

  • Group Chief Executive Officer
  • Group Chief Finance Officer
  • Group Chief Education Officer
  • Group General Counsel

Cognita is headquartered in London.

Cognita governs and manages each school via one of four regions. Each region has its own Chief Executive Officer and regional team. Responsibility for operational oversight and governance of schools is devolved from the parent company to the Regional Chief Executive Officer. Each region has published documents that provide clarity for the delegated governance relationship between their regional team and their schools. The Regional Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the Group Chief Executive.

Each Head of School is accountable to the Regional Chief Executive Officer.

Edutrust Certification

Stamford American has achieved the full (4 years) EduTrust Certification for maintaining robust academic systems and processes, and upholding quality standards in its delivery of programs since 2012.

  • Cert No.: EDU-2-2038
  • Validity: 21/2/2020 – 20/10/2024