Unleashing greatness through transformational education
26 years ago, ACE never intended to be a school, let alone a chain of international schools. Teacher Anne Tham was a determined mother and a concerned teacher who noticed something really strange. It didn’t make sense that after 11 years of studying English in school, her college students had little to no mastery of the language and worse still, no skills to succeed at college and uni level work. Then it hit her that her daughters were in this system as well.
After failing to find a good English class, she started one in her dining room with 6 students. She infused real-world skills in English. Many years later she realised that we could infuse it into any syllabus. All it took was for her sister, Melinda Lim, to come back from Singapore. This gave birth to The ACE Method which the school is recognised for at an International Level. Namely by Education Alliance Finland and Cambridge University Student Union. This humble beginning eventually spurred off into our home schooling center, Sirius Scholar and two international schools, Sri Emas and Dwi Emas.
Our team of passionate teachers share Teacher Anne’s vision and her spirit of innovation. It’s with that spirit that they continue to take ACE’s pedagogy to the next level. If you talk to real world leaders today, their biggest complaint is newly qualified employees entering the real world of work are doing so with the wrong mix of skills, which means everyone needs to be trained again on the appropriate skills needed to be effective. The gap has been growing for years, now faster than ever before because of the rate of change in the world of work.
The ACE unique solution to this problem, has been to take Experienced and Qualified people from the World of Work, and provide them with teacher training. The upside of this approach is that all teachers are able not only to teach content, but more importantly, put that content into real world context, so the understanding and knowledge gained by students has Real Relevance in the world of work. So when ACE students get to the world of work they hit the ground running, because we close the gap.
Effectively this means our ACE teachers are overqualified, because we are taking real world professionals, then training them internally with our Finland certified training program (EAF). The outcome being ridiculously interactive classes that make content memorable and relevant. We have professionals from a broad range of disciplines:
This Diversity adds to the richness of our culture and environment.
Perhaps the most unexpected result of the ACE Method is that we made schooling so fun our students don’t want to go for school holidays.
Today, we have Lil Unicorn, a pre-school, and ACE EdVenture Biosphere, a curriculum centered on entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. They are the epitome of Education for the Future representing the current pinnacle of The ACE Method – making the gradual shift away from theory-based examinations and instead supporting our students to focus on exploring the practical skills and knowledge they need for their future.
More than ever, education cannot be just about knowledge. Education needs to Maximise Human Potential.
ACE in Numbers
The ACE Method
(as of May 2021)
(Largest School Dance Crew in SEA)
Cambridge IGCSE Exams in Numbers
We constantly embark on this ACE cycle as new real-world trends and demands surface.
We ADAPT to current and future industry trends to CREATE ecosystems and curate education EXPERIENCES that anchor and impact your children’s skills acquisition and learning for life. This results in an educational experience that maximises your children’s learning, growth, and human potential.
First, we hire Real-World Industry Experts. To ensure they bring their Real-World Experience and Knowledge into their lessons, they train and get ACE-ified with our highly-rated Teacher Training Program.
Second, we’re building our business network so we’ve always got a pulse on the real world which works as a feedback loop to enrich our education ecosystem and ensure our students will always get a real-world education experience.
Code of Honour
Respect Everyone’s Time
Be on time and let people know ahead of time when you can’t.
Live above the line with thoughts, words, actions, emotions and deeds.
Be Clear & Upfront with Feedback
Be ready to give and receive feedback from a place of love and care.
Celebrate All Wins
Recognise effort, results and progress.
Unity of Purpose
Shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand, driven towards result.
Be Hungry for Learning
Commit to personal growth and learning.
Be active, accountable, contributing and focused.
Commit to Excellence
Live the ACE Culture and Method.
Commit to delivery of the message.
Being the embodiment of the word “Passion” and commit to creating our environment from the space of love, creativity and fun.