PioneerTown – Experiential Learning Program Like No Other in Singapore
At XCL American Academy, hands-on, real-world learning is an essential part of our curriculum. Starting in elementary school, our students participate in the PioneerTown program — a unique experiential, large-scale simulation of a town, where young learners can engage in role-playing and take on different responsibilities in a self-contained economy, learning essential concepts such as economics, business, negotiation, innovation, leadership, sales, commerce, and many others.
With the support of best-in-class educators and industry experts, students work in teams on different entrepreneurial projects throughout the school year to learn about market research, financial literacy, legal systems, social impact, product design, business development, fundraising, and other aspects of starting and running a business. They also learn the fundamentals of small-town governance.
Experiential program nurturing pioneers of tomorrow
The PioneerTown curriculum includes lessons in six themes mapped to Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and the Common Core Standards. The hands-on and fun activities are carefully planned to teach basic economics and reinforce cultural awareness, geography, math, science, language arts, and civics. It’s an unforgettable experience that fosters lifelong learning.
What Does PioneerTown Look Like?
This year, the inaugural PioneerTown has been designed as the American frontier-style town square. To introduce our young learners to entrepreneurship, we offer them the opportunity to run a shop, where they take charge of every facet of the business, learn about stock ordering, inventory, cost management, marketing and advertising, and decide how to spend the profit. This unique opportunity empowers our students with 21st-century skills and provides them with the experiences they need to become pioneers of tomorrow and succeed in an ever-changing world.
We are excited and look forward to the opening of our new, purpose-built campus facilities in August 2023, featuring a three-story library (our ‘Pioneer Zone’), a multi-purpose gym, specialist classes equipped with the latest educational technology with a specially designed PioneerTown area.
This authentic and conceptual PioneerTown environment within the physical premises of the school will allow students to take on various real-life roles and responsibilities and help them learn about collaborative civic involvement, the development of laws, the establishment of human rights, collaboration, innovation, enterprise, and more. PioneerTown is a 21st-century educational program designed to nurture the new generation of pioneers helping them to develop essential life skills in a fun and hands-on way.
What Your Child Can Expect
Hone communication and collaboration skills, and develop respect, empathy, camaraderie, and trust, uniquely preparing them for leadership roles
Develop an appreciation for key concepts in society and the interlinkages between them
Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur
Why Our Program