Raffles American School, Malaysia
State of Johor

Our team visited Raffles American School (RAS) in the state of Johor in March 2015, for what we expected to be a straight-forward meeting with Kerstin Mockrish. However, it was apparent from the off that this passionate and knowledgeable Admissions Director was keen to give us the full ‘Raffles American experience’ one which we embraced and thoroughly enjoyed. 
During our school visit, you could see the process of Problem Solving and Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Research and Organization Skills and Interpersonal Skills unfolding, no matter what class we observed. Every classroom exuded the expertise of the teaching staff, from the carefully planned layout, to the engaging display boards, to the varied and exciting lessons we saw in progress. We were impressed by the friendly and open nature of this school community.

Background Information
RAS is currently at a temporary campus in the section of the Anjung Neighborhood Center in Johor (Nusjaya).  The future permanent campus for RAS will open in January 2016 and is located in Nusajaya, just a few minutes’ drive from the EduCity development housing Universities from the UK as well as Raffles University Iskandar’s (RUI). The American factor of the school has been developed through a partnership with International School Services (ISS) and the hiring of a world-renowned architectural firm out of New York, USA. 

Raffles American School is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) which certifies to the community that the school is a trustworthy educational institution of learning.

RAS serves students Pre-K-12. RAS facilitates student success through collaboration with parents, a balanced focus on intellectual, emotional, physical, and social progress, and a profound belief that all students can learn.

ras1Curriculum Overview
The Fundamental idea behind American education is the concept of educating the whole child for the successful realization of dreams and goals. The idea of a school environment where success for all children is actualised is a humbling challenge. RAS aim is to inspire students to pursue their passions and their dreams through a multiple intelligence approach to teaching and learning where their efforts will encompass the curricular and co-curricular domains.


The RAS team of international educators is armed with a strong, regionally relevant curriculum based on the most current American Standards.  RAS follows the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Language Arts and Mathematics, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and American Education Reaches Out (AERO) for social studies.  

ras3Elementary and Middle School focuses daily on Language Arts and Mathematics as the subjects for learning in all other content areas.  Students study science and social studies from Pre kindergarten while being exposed to visual arts, music, world language and physical education.  RAS culminates in the Advanced Placement (AP) program that allows students to take USA University level courses in their final two years of high school. 

For further information visit: www.raffles-american-school.edu.my/Welcome.html

Cinquain Poem Grade 2 Student at RAS

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