Anglican High School was founded in 1956 by the Chinese speaking congregations of the Anglican Churches in Singapore. It was the only Anglican school which had Chinese as its medium of instruction. All other schools of the Anglican Church were English schools.
When Anglican High School was formally opened in January 1956, it had one Principal, three Chinese teachers, three English teachers, and 123 male students. Lessons were conducted in several classrooms at St Andrew's Secondary School (Francis Thomas Drive). It acquired the present Upper Changi Road site and erected the first school building in 1960 which comprised of 16 classrooms, 3 science laboratories, an administration-cum-staff room, an assembly hall and the symbolic clock-tower.
圣公会中学办校初期，拥有 1 位校长，3 位华文老师，3 位英文老师及123 位男学生，并借用圣安德烈学校的课室上课。在校董的积极寻觅下，圣中得以在樟宜路上段安家。 1960 年校舍竣工，包括16 间课室、3 间科学实验室、教职员办公室、礼堂及钟楼。
|1972||Anglican High School went single-session in order to provide a more enriching learning programme for its students. (Sec 1 - Pre U)|
|1978||With the introduction of Junior Colleges, the school's pre-university classes were phased out.|
|1979||Anglican High School was selected by the Ministry of Education to be one of the nine schools (which were among the best Chinese medium schools) under its Special Assistance Plan. This selection was based on the consistent academic excellence of these schools, the school ethos, and the success of these schools in inculcating traditional values in their students. One of the main aims of the Plan was to help preserve these values and qualities found in the former Chinese medium schools.|
圣中凭卓越的成绩、优良的华文传统及严明的纪律，获选为我国 9 所特别辅助中学之一。
|1995||Anglican High School was conferred the ' Autonomous School ' status by the Ministry of Education.|
|2002||A new $13.5 million school upgrading building project was launched with the full support by the Ministry of Education aiming to replace the existing classroom blocks with new facilities to meet the needs and challenges of teaching and learning in the new millennium.|
|2005||Inauguration of new school building and Anglican Heritage Centre, which are officially opened by the Right Reverend John Chew, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore.|
|2006||The school is designated the East Zone Centre of Excellence for Sports. The official opening by the Minister of Education, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam took place on 18th January.|
|2007||In recognition of the contributions made by our partners-in-education, 8th Aug has been designated as Anglican High School’s Partnership Day. The inaugural Partnership Day was commemorated with a Tree Planting Ceremony.|
|2009||The Indoor Sports Hall was officially opened on 27th March by ex-principal Mr Wang Mei Hsiong.|
As East Zone Centre of Excellence for Sports, Anglican High School was the venue partner for the FIBA 33 (Basketball) in the Asian Youth Games from 1st to 4th July. Representatives from a total of 23 participating countries competed in the games in the newly established Indoor Sports Hall in the school.
|2011||SOARING AS ONE- 55th Emerald Celebrations of School Excellence|
Anglican High School celebrated its 55 years of legacy in nurturing future leaders who are honourable and of fine character. It was a year to remember the school’s heritage and achievements, to appreciate the present and to forge ahead for greater heights. In memory of the former Principal, Mr Moo Soon Chong’s efforts in nurturing student leaders, the Moo Soon Chong Student Leadership Awards was mooted to recognise exemplary student leaders for their impactful contributions to the school and community and to serve as an inspiration to their peers. Our alumnus, Dr Stephen Riady, made a donation of $200,000 to the AHS Alumni Association to fund these awards.
The school values the continued ties, support and role modelling by the alumni who had been successful in their educational pursuits and careers. With the aim of growing the Alumni Association from strength to strength, the school set up another wing called the ‘Young Alumni’ to foster even closer ties with the school. This latter group will be the recent batches of students who have graduated from the school and are still pursuing their post-secondary or tertiary education.
|2014||School Distinction Award and Best Practice Awards|
A bountiful year of blessings as the school achieved MOE’s highest accolade, the School Distinction Award and all five Best Practice Awards (BPA) in Teaching and Learning, Character and Citizenship Education, Student All-Round Development, Partnership, and Staff Well-Being and Development. The school also attained the Innergy Award and the Sustained Achievement Awards (SAA) for Sports, Aesthetics and Uniformed Groups. AHS was also awarded SPRING’s Singapore Quality Class and People Developer Standard; Singapore Environment Council’s School Green Awards (Lotus and 3R Gold); and National Arts Council’s National Arts Education (Blaze) Award, affirming the school’s organisational excellence in providing AHS’ unique brand of progressive holistic education.With the school’s superb work in nurturing the whole child, Anglican High School was reaffirmed its autonomous status.
|2020||Chinese Language Elective Programme (CLEP)|
Anglican High School is honoured to be selected as one of the first batch of 9 schools in Singapore to offer the Chinese Language Elective Programme at Secondary Level (CLEP-Sec). Introduced by the Ministry of Education in 2020, CLEP-Sec aims to nurture promising students to attain a high level of language proficiency in Chinese and to enhance their understanding of Chinese literature. The programme also aims to develop these students to become effectively bilingual to better serve the needs of our nation.