- SYAS is located at the corner of Thomson Road and Chancery Lane, an area well-linked to the city and surroundings by MRT, buses and taxis.
- Just a 7-minute, 400-metre walk to Novena MRT station, a major stop on the train line.
- Proximity of the school to lifestyle malls Novena Square (450-metre) and United Square (600-metre) allows students and staff easy access to restaurants, eateries, cafes, banks and shops after school.
- While the nearest bus interchange is in Toa Payoh, buses that stop outside the school include buses number 5, 851, 54, 57, 131, 166, 980, 143, 162. Many buses come from residential areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Bishan, Pasir Ris, Sembawang, Yio Chu Kang and Yishun.