Looking for stellar education without the high costs? ICS (Singapore) is the most affordable American curriculum-based school in Singapore.
Founded in 1993 with just 16 students and two teachers, International Community School (Singapore) is well known for its small-school feel. At present they’ve grown to a population of 400 students and over 60 teachers – still keeping to their strong sense of community and ensuring each student receives personalized care and attention with a 7:1 student-teacher ratio. That’s impressive considering the affordable school fees, which run from $23,155 to $26,370 at the Elementary level.
Academically, ICS follows an American curriculum but culturally there’s a real global ethos with families from every nationality and background. The school follows a Christian-based framework, but it welcomes students of all religious and cultural backgrounds.
ICS (Singapore) is also known for offering plenty of AP classes, electives and extracurricular activities for a school of its cost and size! Elementary School subjects offered include English Language Arts (Common Core State Standards), Math, Science and Social Studies, together with Related Arts subjects like Music, Art, Physical Education and Mandarin. There are also a variety of futuristic courses on offer (students require a technology course to graduate), including programming and robotics. Check out the full list of subjects for each level on the school’s academics page!
Along with providing a dynamic, challenging, and holistic education, ICS (Singapore) encourages students to give back through the high school’s Week Without Walls program. Students partake in a weeklong service trip (pending travel restrictions) to cultivate new skills and understand the world at-large.
For parents whose job situations have changed due to the pandemic and are looking for a quality education for your child with manageable costs, ICS (Singapore) could be the answer. They provide an education that’s high-quality, but also affordable, with annual school fees for 2020 starting from $23,155 (this includes the cost for personal technology such as iPads and Chromebooks in the classroom and, unlike many other schools, the cost of four field trips per year), plus the application fee of $2,000.
With virtual meetings still taking precedence, ICS (Singapore) has just hosted their first ever virtual open house in June. Check it out to ‘meet’ their new school principals and hear from the director, Dr. James P. Rader, on how to pick the best international school for your child. Register for a one-on-one meeting with their Admissions Executives if you’d like to find out more!