XCL Education To Invest $80m in Singapore To Prepare Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow
The XCL World Academy Innovation Hub and the XCL American Academy permanent campus to be completed by August 2023.
Singapore headquartered private education group XCL Education has committed to investing $80m in an expansion for its flagship international school XCL World Academy, and the building of the new XCL American Academy in Singapore.
Slated to be completed by August 2023, these developments will add approximately 16,000 square metres of GFA (Gross Floor Area) to the current school grounds, resulting in 50% more usable space with the addition of a new XCL World Academy Innovation Hub and the XCL American Academy permanent campus.
“Aligned with Singapore being a leading global city of enterprise, talent, innovation and opportunity, we’re delighted to see how XCL American Academy is focused on preparing students the jobs of tomorrow,” said Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development Prof. Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim during the ground-breaking ceremony on 30 October.
The Innovation hub is a state-of-the-art multi-level building purpose-designed to enhance the learning environment with the latest in technology and specialised labs for secondary school students. Designed to be environmentally friendly and with sustainability at the forefront of design, the Innovation Hub will include clean air filtration in all learning spaces, and be home to a digital/ multimedia lab, a top floor student lounge, specialist labs, fabrication and design thinking labs, and a multi-use eSports arena, the first of its kind in an international school.
The focal point will be a Central Square featuring an eco-pond, meditation area, outdoor classrooms, and a bouldering wall to facilitate interaction and community building. Several new sporting facilities are also under development including tennis courts, cricket/baseball practice batting nets, and a 550-metre athletics track.
“XCL Education was founded on the principles of preparing our students for the jobs of tomorrow, and what better way to express our commitment than by investing in the development of state-of-the-art facilities for them, that facilitates this preparation," said XCL Education CEO Brian Rogove.
“Our continued investment into high quality international education in Singapore, will not only prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow, but will create real jobs today for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. Additionally, through the addition new affordable international school capacity through the XCL American Academy, we will further enable Singapore to remain an attractive hub for foreign direct investment,” he added.
Situated adjacent to the XCL World Academy, and slated to open in August 2023, XCL American Academy will cater to children aged 2 to 14 and the permanent campus has been purpose-designed with dedicated campus facilities featuring a three-story library “Pioneer Zone”, multi-purpose hall/gymnasium, and specialist classes equipped with the latest in educational technology. Students attending XCL American Academy will also have access to some of the facilities located at XCL World Academy and have priority access into XCL World Academy as they progress to high school.