In August 2016, the RAS Main Campus is targeted to open at full completion, to include Boarding Facilities. RAS will continue to operate in Anjung Center, Johor for the remainder of the 2014-15 School Year and the opening of the 2015-16 School Year. Movement to the first phase of the RAS Main Campus will be in January 2016.
The Master Plan for Raffles American School, Johor outlines the vision for a contemporary Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 academy that will be unlike any that has preceded it in the region. Set amongst the lush rolling hills of Iskandar, Malaysia in Johor, the school is envisioned as a holistic learning environment where educational facilities, and athletic and performing arts spaces will comprise an open network that is seamlessly interwoven into the beautiful outdoor landscape.
RAS will have a series of educational amenities, enhancing students’ experience. An indoor athletic complex will include a single and a double gymnasium, gymnastics, several free activity rooms, and a weightroom. A fully equipped performing arts center will house two venues for student productions: a state-of-the-art black box theater and an 700 seat traditional performing arts theater, complete with back-of-house and fly-space facilities. At the northern head of the school, a dramatically terraced library and media center will contain a digital media lab, a stacks area, as well as a variety of “reading room” spaces that will offer students inspiring atmospheres in which to study, research and collaborate. At the southern end of the library, a 30 person planetarium will give teachers an immersive educational tool within which to expand on classroom lessons. A series of outdoor courtyards, designed to accommodate fruit and vegetable cultivation, together with a 160 sqm greenhouse, will allow food studies to take a more robust position in a student’s curriculum.
Raffles American School, Johor is founded in partnership with International Schools Services. ISS is expert in matters of recruiting, school design, and professional development. They have demonstrated, over time, an unswerving commitment to excellence and service. This partnership is truly one where the outstanding qualities of each organization will serve to provide value added to this new venture.