Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah

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Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah
مدرسة السقاف العربية
Madrasah Alsagoff Logo.png
111 Jalan Sultan


Other nameAlsagoff Arab School
Motto“In Allah We Trust, With Allah We will Be, For Allah We Shall Serve”
Religious affiliation(s)Islam
Established1912 (1912)
FounderSyed Mohamed b Ahmed Alsagoff
PrincipalSyed Mustafa bin Syed Jaafar Alsagoff
GradesPrimary 1 to Pre-University 2
Age7 to 18
Colour(s)         White and gold

Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah is one of the six full-time Madrasahs in Singapore recognised by MUIS.[1] It is known for its academic emphasis on its language and religious subjects.[citation needed]

The architectural design of the school is partly influenced by the Dutch-Indies,[2] and also reflects the local culture and climate. Alsagoff is recognised as one of Singapore’s heritage schools.[3]


Alsagoff was founded in accordance to the will of Syed Mohamed bin Ahmed Alsagoff in 1912.[3] It is therefore the oldest madrasah in Singapore.

Alsagoff was first established as an all-boys school. In the 1940s, Alsagoff began taking in female students as well, albeit in a separate school session, making it a co-ed school. When the number of male students started to decrease, Alsagoff stopped taking in boys, making it an all-girls school.[3]

Foyer of Alsagoff Al-Arabiah


Alsagoff places great emphasis on the Arabic language. Arabic is the medium language in almost all religious subjects and students are encouraged to speak in Arabic during these lessons. It also offers other academic and language (English and Malay) subjects[4]. Students can participate in various co-curricular activities catered for different levels.


  1. ^ "Our 6 Madrasahs".
  2. ^ "Alsagoff Arab School Has Strong Dutch Influence But Local Roots".
  3. ^ a b c "Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah is established".
  4. ^ "Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah".