Rincon – Qin Family

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Rincon – Qin Family

I’m incredibly impressed with XCL American Academy and believe they deserve a 5-star rating! From the very beginning, the enrollment process was outstanding. The admission team, particularly Shawna Yong, provided exceptional customer service. They were patient, informative, and bilingual (English/Chinese), which made the transition smooth and stress-free.

Since enrolling our child (KG1), we’ve been consistently impressed by the warm and welcoming community. Everyone, from the friendly guards and front desk admin to the dedicated teachers and even the principal, Tammy Murphy, exudes a genuine warmth and passion for their roles.

I especially want to highlight the impact of the teachers. Their natural ability to support our child has been invaluable in helping him adapt and thrive in the new environment. Besides, the school guided his placement in the appropriate Chinese class according to his level; his Chinese teacher has also been critical of this adaptation.

Teachers’ expertise and support have created a comfortable learning space for Leonardo to engage and excel confidently. Besides, the new state-of-the-art facilities enhance his experience. The spacious and well-lit library has fostered our child’s love for reading, providing access to diverse books and comfortable reading spaces. The indoor playground offers a stimulating and safe environment for our child to socialize and burn off energy during breaks and after school (he loves the early-years swimming pool, too).

Overall, XCL American Academy has exceeded our expectations. Their commitment to high-quality education and supportive staff have made a world of difference for our family. We highly recommend XCL American Academy to anyone seeking an exceptional educational experience for their child! German & Yu, parents of Leonardo (KG1), 2024  

XCL美国学院 XCL American Academy 给我们一家留下了难以置信的印象,我相信他们值得5星评级!从一开始,招生过程就很出色。招生团队,尤其是Shawna Yong,提供了出色的客户服务。他们很有耐心,信息丰富,会双语(英语/汉语),这使得过渡平稳而无压力。

自从我们的孩子(KG1)入学以来,我们一直对热情友好的社区印象深刻。每个人,从友好的门卫和前台管理员到敬业的教师甚至校长, Tammy Murphy, 都散发出对自己角色的真诚热情和激情。

我特别想强调教师的影响。他们支持孩子的自然能力在帮助孩子适应新环境并在新环境中茁壮成长方面发挥了不可估量的作用。此外,学校根据他的水平将他安排在适当的中文班,他的中文老师也对孩子的适应起到了至关重要的作用。

教师的专业知识和支持为Leonardo创造了一个舒适的学习空间,使他能够自信地参与和超越自己。此外,最先进的、全新的设施增强了他的体验。宽敞明亮的图书馆培养了我们孩子对阅读的热爱,提供了多样化的书籍和舒适的阅读空间。室内操场为我们的孩子提供了一个激励的、安全的环境,让他们在休息和放学后进行社交和释放能量(他也喜欢早上的游泳池)。


总的来说, XCL American Academy XCL美国学院超出了我们的预期。他们对高质量教育的承诺和支持我们的员工为我们的家庭带来了巨大的变化。我们强烈推荐 XCL American Academy XCL美国学院给任何想为孩子寻求非凡教育体验的人!

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Student Testimonial: Malika Bassim

Student Testimonial:
Malika Bassim

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I’ve been a part of XCL American Academy (XAA) for nearly a year and a half, starting from Grade 3. When I visited the school for the first time during Orientation Day, I fell in love with the facilities and the welcoming staff and teachers. I felt a sense of belonging from the first day. I love how my school provides its students with the opportunity to explore new things and discover their talents through various extracurricular activities and events. The school makes learning more enjoyable by offering field trips.

Maths is my favourite subject! I love how it challenges my brain when I work on maths problems – it’s like solving a tricky puzzle or riddle. It stretches my thinking capabilities in problem-solving, and my teacher always finds ways to make maths fun and exciting.

Learning Mandarin has been a major highlight for me. Initially, it was challenging. With the support of my teachers, it became one of my major accomplishments in XAA. In addition, meeting new people from different countries, backgrounds and diverse cultures really helped me gain a lot of experience and get out of my comfort zone.

When I graduate, I want to be a veterinarian to make a difference in the lives of animals. Besides that, I would love to be an interior designer to express myself and work on different projects with creativity – for example, taking a blank space and turning it into something beautiful and making someone happy.

– Malika Bassim, Grade 4 Student, 2024

The interview was written by the Expat Living Kids Guide.

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Cardinho – Schmidt Family

Cardinho – Schmidt Family

From the moment we took a tour, it was evident that XAA was something special, making it the right choice for our son among the 14 schools we visited in Singapore. Everything, from the natural light in the classrooms to the transparent admissions process overseen by Shawna Yong, Associate Director of Admissions, fully resonated with our family.

XAA educators are not only qualified and experienced but also dedicated to fostering the growth and development of their students. Ms Cory, Ms Ming, Mr Ojanen, Mr Gutierrez and Mr Carpenter go above and beyond to create nurturing and engaging learning experiences in a diverse international school environment. 

The school offers a well-rounded curriculum and an innovative PioneerTown program designed to foster critical thinking, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning in children. Additionally, XAA offers diverse extracurricular activities, ensuring opportunities for students to explore interests outside the classroom, whether in Esports or team sports.

Beyond academics, the school provides a safe environment for students from morning bus pickup to afternoon drop-off. The school’s management is responsive and accessible, promptly addressing parents’ concerns or questions. 

XAA has exceeded our expectations in every way. I highly recommend XAA to any parent seeking the best possible education for their child in Singapore, complemented by their top-notch facilities.

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Alvarez Family

Alvarez Family

We’ve been in Singapore for about eight years. Daniela started attending XCL American Academy (XAA) in August 2022, in its inaugural academic year. Mateo will be enrolled in August 2023.

We first learned about XAA through social media; then we visited a booth the school had set up at Great World City shopping mall. The team provided detailed information, which gave us a good impression of the school, and arranged for us to visit the campus. That gave us a chance to view the facilities and speak with some of the teachers. The admissions team offered us the opportunity to become part of the XAA founding families community so we decided to enrol Daniela.

XAA’s curriculum will enable a smooth transition to any other similar American curriculum school globally, in case we have to leave Singapore.

The teachers at XAA are highly experienced with a deep dedication to inspiring children; this is something that we highly value in our children’s education. During the Parent-Teacher Conferences, parents meet teachers in person with open two-way communication. This allows for strong relationships to be built, and enables us to discuss the child’s school life and academic progress as well as their success and happiness both inside and outside the classroom.

The school celebrates every single academic milestone and shares authentic American experiences with our children. The tradition of celebrating each child’s birthday and hosting a backyard barbecue for Thanksgiving have been heart-warming experiences.

The new campus is almost ready; the purpose-built facilities will open in August 2023 for the next academic year. These will feature a multi-purpose gym and specialist classrooms equipped with the latest educational technology.

The school has a strong focus on providing a well-rounded education that develops both academic and personal skills in students, which is essential for their future success. Based on our experience, we would highly recommend this school to other families.

Lorena Garcia and Santiago Alvarez, Daniela (6) and Mateo (2)


The interview was written by Expat Living Singapore

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Kang Family

Kang Family

Both our children started attending XCL American Academy (XAA) in October 2022. Yunah is in Grade 1 and Yujun is in Kindergarten 1.

Our children spent most of their lives in Guam, where we are from. When we came to Singapore in 2022, we looked for a school with an American school system, a small community and a friendly environment.

XAA’s curriculum is based on AERO and Common Core standards and is balanced with various extracurricular activities like sports, arts, music and languages.

The school has a small group of students, with two teachers in each class. So each student has a better quality of care and attention from the teachers, with more opportunities to speak their opinion in class.

There’s a well-balanced mixture of different nationalities among students. Students are very friendly and close to each other through the different grades. Our kids are always talking about friends and teachers and sharing about their school life.

The teachers are mainly from the US and Canada, and they’re internationally qualified and experienced. Parents use an app to communicate with the teachers and we regularly get pictures of what our children are doing and learning in class.

At the moment, XAA is sharing the campus with XCL World Academy but there’s been no issue with this. There’s an all-weather Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 750-seat auditorium, tennis court, large sports field and a canteen helmed by a Michelin-starred chef with reasonable prices. We’re sure that our children will be amazed with the new school building when it’s completed in August 2023.

Both our kids have loved going to XAA since their first day of school. They love their teachers and say, “We’re learning with fun and XAA is so much fun!”

Boyoung and Sangwan Kang, Korean; Yunah (7) and Yujun (5)

The interview was conducted and written by Expat Living.

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Matveev Family

Matveev Family

Our daughters, Agniia and Agata, adore their school and look forward to attending every day, and we are consistently impressed by the level of care, attention, and professionalism they receive.

From the moment we inquired about the school, we were greeted with warmth and enthusiasm by Ms. Shawna Yong, Senior Admissions Manager. She made the onboarding process effortless, answering all of our questions and ensuring that we felt supported every step of the way.

Since our daughters started attending XCL American Academy, we have been continuously amazed by the high level of professionalism and dedication of the teaching staff. The school facilities are exceptional, and our gratitude extends to all the staff who make it possible for our daughters to thrive and succeed.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Ms. Irene Charles and Mr. David Garrison, Agniia and Agata’s teachers, for their incredible work in developing our daughters’ personalities and skills.

We are also grateful to the other students and parents who have supported our daughters and us throughout our time at XCL American Academy. Your kindness, compassion, and encouragement have made this experience more enriching and meaningful for us.

Finally, we would like to thank Mr. Darin Carney, Superintendent of XCL American Academy, for his exceptional leadership and vision in creating a truly unique learning environment.

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. We are so grateful for the impact that you have on our daughters’ lives and look forward to continuing to work with you to support their growth and development in the coming years.

Ivan and Mariia, proud parents of Agniia (Kindergarten 1) and Agata (Grade 6), Russian

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Brown Family

Brown Family

It’s our pleasure to be a founding family of such an amazing school! Ever since our daughter started Kindergarten 2 at XCL American Academy, she has had nothing but amazing experiences. She started partway through the school year, and everyone was incredibly inviting, welcoming and happy to see her as a new addition to the school. She’s been able to meet new friends, loves her teachers and classes, and can’t wait to go to school every day!

Special shout out to Shawna Yong, Senior Admissions Manager! She has been incredibly helpful from the beginning and is an amazing asset to the school! She’s helpful, kind, and courteous and is always there when you need her!

Also, thank you to Darin Carney for being such an amazing Superintendent and an easy person to talk to!

The Brown Family, with daughter Maia in KG2, January 2023

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Abhijit Sarkar Family

Abhijit Sarkar Family

We were looking for a high-quality, rigorous, and best-valued American international education for our child, and XCL American Academy perfectly matched our expectations in all aspects.

We are very happy and proud to be part of the founding families and embark on this journey with XAA. Our child loves the school so far, and she can’t wait until the weekend to finish for next Monday morning to go to school. Thankfulness to the school’s management. #GoMustangs.

Satamita, Abhijit, and daughter Aarnina in Grade 1 (India), January 2023

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Choi Family

Choi Family

It was the best decision to choose XAA, and we are very proud of XAA as a founding family. We would definitely recommend XAA to everyone.

The Choi Family from Korea, with son Leonardo in Grade 6, January 2023

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Wei Family

Wei Family

We are pleased to be one of the Pioneer Families at XCL American Academy, enjoy the school’s good facilities and great services, and meet new friends from all over the world.

The Wei Family from Taiwan, with daughter Wennie in Grade 6, January 2023

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