Looking for an international preschool, primary or secondary school? It’s a big decision! We’ve put together a list of international schools in Singapore for easy reference.
Singapore’s international school landscape is vast, and there are plenty of great options to choose from. Although many families will be drawn to a school that offers the same language and/or curriculum as schools in their home country, the multicultural, multi-national atmosphere here means many international schools in Singapore offer programmes with a more global context that’s not restricted to a single nationality (while some offer bilingual programmes too). Read on to find out what makes each international school special – we focus on curriculum, nationality breakdown and more. If you even more info, be sure to check out our comprehensive Sassy Mama Schools Tool, which allows you to search by location, compare up to three international schools and get detailed info on nationality demographics, school fees and more! Want to get started? Here’s our list of international schools in Singapore!
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Brighton College (Singapore)
Brighton College (Singapore) provides an ambitious and challenging British school education focused on the primary years that provides unrivalled preparation for senior school. Their Prep and Pre-Prep schools create a nurturing and personalised environment, providing an exceptional foundation for learning. Three common pillars that serve as the backbone of Brighton College (Singapore)’s community are curiosity, confidence and kindness, essential values that will empower students to positively impact the global community. The academic rigour and composition of the teaching body reflect the high academic standards associated with a Brighton College education. In addition to tailor-made classrooms that adapt to children from Pre-Nursery to Year 1, pupils from Year 2 and upwards will benefit from innovative learning spaces, laboratories and other dedicated specialised areas to ensure children have access to facilities that will result in the best possible learning experience. Brighton College (Singapore) also offers Chinese (Mandarin) and from Year 3 and up, all children are exposed to a second additional language, French, through weekly classes. Originally established as a Prep School for pupils until the age of 11, the school would have grown tenfold by August 2023, with the opening of Years 7 & 8. Within the next three years, the school plans to extend a ‘Brighton Future’ to pupils from 18 months to 18 years.
Tanglin Trust School
As the oldest British international school in Southeast Asia, the not-for-profit Tanglin Trust School caters to international students between the ages of 3 and 18. Consistently graded as “Outstanding” by BSO (British Schools Overseas) inspectors, this award-winning international school in Singapore has a unique 3-14 curriculum framework that begins at Nursery. At a later stage, students have the option to sit for their (I)GCSE exams from multiple exam boards such as Edexcel, Cambridge, AQA and CCEA. It is also the only international school in Singapore to offer both the A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in Sixth Form. Both programmes have yielded outstanding academic results, and 97% of Tanglin’s graduates are accepted into their first or second choice of university. In August 2021, Tanglin launched the Tanglin Forest School Programme, for learners from as young as nursery. This connects effectively with the Curiosity Approach — Tanglin was the first school in Asia to receive this accreditation — which encourages children to use authentic materials, appreciate the natural environment and use learning spaces as the “third teacher”. These two long-term approaches for early childhood will complement each other to support play, exploration, awe and wonder in play and learning.
EtonHouse International School
EtonHouse is known for providing an outstanding inquiry-based education through a personalised approach in a supportive and close-knit family-like environment. The school provides a seamless through-train progression pathway from Infant Care to High School for children from 9 months to 18 years, offering the internationally recognised IB PYP, IGCSE, and International A-Levels programmes that prepare students for university destinations globally. With multiple campuses islandwide, families can choose a preschool or primary school nearer to home, before transitioning to the K12 campus conveniently located in Orchard. The educators at EtonHouse receive high-quality professional training on the Reggio Emilia approach, and have the opportunity to travel to Reggio Emilia for a study trip every year and gain first-hand experience from its infant-toddler centres. EtonHouse is a pioneer in bilingual education, having nurtured cohorts of fluent bilingual speakers, many of which are non-native Mandarin speakers. Its ZhongHua full Mandarin Immersion Programme in preschool has been very popular among parents who want their children to have a strong Mandarin foundation, while the Bilingual Immersion Programme in primary has been effective in helping children to develop their Mandarin proficiency and become effectively bilingual at the end of Year 6. It also offers Japanese, Hindi, Spanish and a successful English as an Additional Langauge programme.
Astor International School
Astor International School is a boutique international primary school in Singapore that provides education for children 5 to 12 years old (Years 1-7). Founded in 2019, Astor aims to provide quality, affordable education in a nurturing environment that develops life-long learners with a passion for knowledge. Astor International School is a single-stream primary school and offers the UK-based International Primary Curriculum (IPC), Singapore Maths and British English. Your child will benefit from individual attention and a low teacher-student ratio (with a maximum of 18 students per class) that allows teachers to offer personalised education and adjust lessons to students’ needs. Astor International School gives choice and flexibility to families and students by allowing them to customize the curriculum and they have made a name for themselves for the affordable fees, which begin at $14,900 per year!
Australian International School Singapore (AIS)
At the Australian International School (AIS), every child is special and important. This international school offers an Australian curriculum-based global education for students from 2 months to 18 years. Its truly international education begins with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) from Preschool to Year 5, Australian Curriculum for Years 6 to 8, Cambridge IGCSE in Years 9 and 10, and the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) for Years 11 and 12. AIS aims to be known internationally as an institution that represents educational excellence in all aspects. Its school philosophy commits fully to the notion of a holistic, rounded education, which cherishes the arts and sports as well as academics as essential dimensions of each student’s education. AIS is equally committed to teaching students to have a moral commitment to making the world a better place as reflective, caring, knowledgeable and principled people. Sign up for this international school’s virtual Open House!
Canadian International School (CIS) Singapore
CIS has been a parent favourite in Singapore for over 30 years with its warm and welcoming Canadian ethos and diverse student body from over 80 nations. It offers all three IB programmes – Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma – for students aged 2 to 18 and their graduates go to renowned universities worldwide. CIS has a concept-based global curriculum that promotes in-depth thinking, understanding and the application of knowledge. A wide range of sporting, artistic and service opportunities support students as they develop new skills or follow their passion. In addition to daily language acquisition classes and French-English or Chinese-English bilingual programmes, CIS’s STEAM approach integrates science, technology, environmental studies, arts and math, helping students connect and relate each discipline to the real world. Facilities like the Outdoor Discovery Centre and programmes like Open Minds complement learning by allowing students to investigate topics in real-world contexts. CIS’s new purpose-built Kindergarten wing opened in February 2023 and sees learning for their youngest students take place in natural light-filled classrooms on the doorstep of the 2,600-sqm Outdoor Discovery Centre.
Chatsworth International School
Since its establishment in 1995, Chatsworth International School has offered an exceptional, international education while maintaining affordable fees. This school has won various awards, and, as a non-selective and community-focused school, provides a challenging and balanced academic experience across three core IB programmes – PYP, MYP and DP. The learning environment here is diverse and nurturing and educators strive to provide an individualised approach. Throughout the year, Chatsworth proudly hosts a variety of exhibitions that celebrate and demonstrate the wealth of inquiry-based knowledge students gain across the different year levels. This international school in Singapore offers a broad range of languages in its Mother Tongue Language Programme, enabling students to develop proficiency in their mother tongue or an additional language. Student wellbeing is at the heart of a Chatsworth education. The school’s established student services team provides a strong pastoral programme and offers the support that students need to thrive academically, personally and socially. Chatsworth graduates consistently achieved excellent IB exam results. Their Class of 2023 achieved a school average of 36 points which well exceeds the world average scores, with 27% of the school’s cohort achieving a Bilingual Diploma. Additionally, graduates receive a wide range of university offers from all over the world.
Dover Court International School (DCIS)
Dover Court International School (DCIS) is a community with inclusion at its heart. As the only fully inclusive international school in Singapore built upon the framework of the National Curriculum for England, DCIS is unique in providing diverse academic paths that enable every student to go further than they thought possible. Over its 50-year long history, DCIS has established a reputation for providing outstanding teaching, a comprehensive learning experience, and a nurturing environment that builds confident global citizens, prepared for whatever they choose to be or do in life. Inclusivity inspires success at Dover Court International School, where happy, supported students from 60+ nationalities achieve remarkable things, including world-leading academic results. The three flexible education pathways – where every aspect of learning is adapted to individual needs – ensure each child goes further than they ever thought possible. Multiple programmes in the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) ensure there is a route to success for all students, whether it’s through the IB Diploma Programme, with students continuing to world-class universities; IB Courses; or a more vocational education, such as International BTEC Levels 2 and 3 in Business. Part of the Nord Anglia Education family of 80+ premium international schools, students at DCIS benefit from exclusive collaborations with MIT, The Juilliard School, and UNICEF.
Dulwich College (Singapore)
Dulwich College (Singapore) is an award-winning international school with over 400 years of heritage from its founding College in London. Dulwich prides itself on its commitment to holistic education and outstanding achievements beyond academics. Dulwich believes in an education that goes beyond textbooks and exams, with a dedication to providing an exceptional learning environment that nurtures the minds, bodies, and souls of its students and staff. Alongside its world-class academic outcomes, the school takes immense pride in its accomplishments in sustainability, well-being, intercultural understanding, DEI, and social justice. Its strong focus on student well-being ensures academic and emotional success. Dulwich has been awarded Best School for the Arts in Singapore for two consecutive years and its students benefit from exclusive partnerships with renowned organisations like the Royal Shakespeare Association and Vienna Boys Choir. On the sporting front, Dulwich is considered one of the leading sports schools in the region, with over 30 competitive sports on offer. The school nurtures talent from an early age through an extensive Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) programme with over 300 offerings. Its reputation as a leading international school is built on shaping compassionate and globally-minded leaders.
Dynamics International School (DIS)
Dynamics International School fosters a holistic learning environment, emphasising lifelong learning. The school believes in the potential of every individual to learn and that they deserve personalised teaching methods that suit their unique needs. DIS provides an intimate and inclusive learning environment for children aged 5 to 16, focusing on individual needs which is achieved by maintaining small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios. The two distinct academic pathways: Mainstream and Special Support Classes utilise the Cambridge Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum, and are available for both preschool, primary and secondary education. Embracing diverse learning styles, DIS sees learning differences as opportunities for innovative teaching methods and personal development. DIS boasts a teaching team of specialised teachers, psychologists and therapists from various disciplines enabling students to realise their potential. The transdisciplinary approach is seamlessly integrated into both teaching practices and curriculum, which includes social skills, fine motor and penmanship classes, social emotional learning, collaborative learning skills, and self regulation in addition to the thematic academic topics across multiple subjects.
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GESS – International School
Nurturing students aged two to 18, GESS – International School is a not-for-profit, leading holistic international school, offering a choice between the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum (PYP, MYP and DP) or the German curriculum. GESS invests every dollar back into creating the best environment for children’s limitless learning. This includes – but is not limited to – providing world-class facilities and infrastructure (400-seater auditorium, libraries, Olympic-size swimming pool, sports field, design technology studios, cooking lab, theatre facilities) complementing the soft- and ‘heart’-ware that is the personalised education and well-being support for students. They take pride in the language programmes, not only for students to become confident multilingual global citizens, but also for opening future possibilities as well as connecting students to their cultural roots. The school offers continuous enrollment so families can start on any Monday of the school year.
GESS – International School, 2 Dairy Farm Lane, Singapore 677621, Tel: (+65) 6461 0881, www.gess.edu.sg
GIIS (Global Indian International School)
Global Indian International School takes a holistic approach to learning with a well-balanced curriculum combining academics, sports, arts, entrepreneurship and community care initiatives as part of regular school life. An attractive feature of GIIS is its choice of multiple curricula, including the IB PYP (Primary Years Programme), Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE, the IB Diploma Programme, along with the CBSE (Indian Central Board) for students from Grades 1 to 12. Combined with the support of dedicated GIIS teachers, skills-based labs like the Design & Technology lab, radio and TV studios and several others encourage students to explore new interests, develop their talents and learn new skills. This is one of the reasons GIIS has been featured on the National Geographic Channel as ‘School of the Future’. For over 20 years, GIIS students have achieved excellent academic results, with over 80% of students consistently scoring places at leading universities worldwide. The GIIS East Coast campus has recently been authorised to offer the IB Diploma Programme and August 2023 will mark the start of a new IBDP session for Grade 11 students at the East Coast campus.
GIIS SMART Campus (K-12), 27 Punggol Field Walk, Singapore 828649
GIIS East Coast Campus (K-12), 82 Cheviot Hill, Singapore 459663
Tel: (+65) 6914 7100, email@example.com, singapore.globalindianschool.org
The Grange Institution (TGI)
The Grange is the first school in Singapore to deliver both the IPC and Cambridge International Primary Curriculum. The IPC integrates multiple subject areas, allowing learners to understand how subjects such as Art, Geography, Society, Technology and Language are both independent and interdependent. The Grange is one of the few schools in Singapore that has all specialist subjects built into the curriculum, resulting in a genuinely holistic learning experience at no additional cost. Students are challenged and exposed to situations which require them to think creatively, to experiment, to be innovative, and to find solutions. They learn to develop resilience and adaptability to thrive in the changing world, ready for the future. The Grange’s distinctive pedagogy is distinguished by the study of thematic units interwoven with academic rigour and structure alongside the Cambridge Primary Curriculum, as well as the study of authentic real-life phenomena. The school’s phased development of a 1.5-acre space will provide access to an Eco-Garden and green space (complete with an open deck, obstacles, climbing mesh and ropes) that includes challenging physical activities to allow students to learn and explore in a natural environment. Check them out at their upcoming Open House on 18 August 2023, 3pm – 4pm!
Holland International School
Happy children learn better, and at Holland International School, they believe happiness leads to excellence. Established for over 100 years, Holland International School is more than just academics. Their holistic approach nurtures students to become well-rounded future leaders through shared ownership, critical thinking and cooperative learning. Tucked away in the lush green surroundings of Bukit Tinggi, Holland International School is one of the oldest international schools in Singapore, sparking a love of learning since 1920. Holland International School provides excellent Dutch and English primary education for children aged 18 months to 12 at moderate fees. The school offers a bilingual preschool programme (50% English, 50% Dutch). Excellent English and Dutch preschool and primary education is provided within the framework of IPC (International Primary Curriculum). Students can look forward to personalised and differentiated learning thanks to smaller class sizes, as well as a wide range of Co-Curricular Activities, from sports programs to performing arts, coding, cooking and world languages.
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International Community School (Singapore) (ICS)
Commemorating its 30th anniversary of academic excellence, ICS remains a distinguished, not-for-profit Christian international school in Singapore. ICS has a diverse student body from over 29 countries. Accredited by WASC and ACSI, ICS has a stellar academic reputation, with students consistently achieving remarkable results on standardised tests and gaining admission to renowned colleges worldwide. In recent NWEA MAP Growth test scores, ICS has surpassed other participating international schools in Singapore in 22 out of 28 comparative scores across all grade levels. ICS equips students with an American curriculum enriched by Advanced Placement (AP) courses, cultivating well-rounded individuals as global leaders. ICS’s highly qualified teachers are dedicated to fostering an optimal learning environment empowering students to thrive academically and personally through small class sizes and personalised attention. ICS offers student support services, including counselling, socio-emotional support, English language learners programs, and learning support. ICS’s commitment to quality care ensures that every student receives the guidance they need to flourish.
International French School Singapore (IFS)
Certified by the French Ministry of Education, IFS has had a presence in Singapore for more than five decades and delivers a unique multilingual education for international students aged 2 to 18. IFS offers families access to affordable, premium, bilingual schooling delivered by highly experienced teachers with a track record of academic success. A member of the world’s largest global network of international schools, IFS provides a unique transferable program to its 3000 students and 80+ nationalities. State-of-the-art facilities include two swimming pools, climbing walls, a dance studio, dojo, track and field, and soccer fields. The education environment here nurtures cognitive skills through bilingual (French and English) teaching. Learning is structured within the French curriculum, standards and practice, and the multicultural teaching faculty here is experienced, motivated and committed to helping your child fulfil their true potential. Students also enjoy international mobility, as IFS provides hassle-free transferability to 566 schools across 138 countries as part of the global AEFE network of French schools. Book a tour to visit the campus or join their Open House sessions to meet the pedagogical team.
ISS International School
At ISS International School, academic rigour is enhanced by their purposeful and planned focus on student wellbeing. In keeping with its inclusive philosophy, the school intentionally maintains small class sizes to ensure high levels of engagement to better support student success. ISS has been implementing a community-oriented approach to learning known as the ‘kampong’ experience that is unique to Southeast Asia. By integrating this approach with the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, ISS creates a learning environment where every homeroom, aptly referred to as a Kampong, fosters a spirit of togetherness and respect among its students. This inclusive culture allows the ISS Kampong Spirit to thrive, resulting in a tightly-knit community where every individual is known, supported and valued. The unique hilltop campus, set in a nature reserve, is a safe haven for the diverse community and its tranquil environment encourages creativity, high-level thinking, and innovation. Additionally, there are bountiful opportunities to engage in authentic biological and environmental studies. ISS is an authorised K-12 International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering all three IB programmes as well as the IB Certificate, and an American-styled High School Diploma for G11 and 12 students.
ISS International School, 21 Preston Road, Singapore 109355, Tel: 6475 4188, www.iss.edu.sg
Middleton International School
Middleton International School is a top choice for parents seeking a high-quality international education that is also accessible. Part of EtonHouse International Education Group, Middleton takes great pride in an affordable but rigorous and internationally recognised inquiry-based curriculum from Nursery 2 to High School (ages 4 to 18) with a January to December academic calendar. The school’s West Coast campus caters to children from Nursery 2 to primary, while the Tampines campus offers a through-train pathway from Nursery 2 to High School. By prioritising outstanding teachers and excellent pastoral care, the school ensures an exceptional learning experience for its students. Its preschool follows EtonHouse’s Inquire-Think-Learn programme which is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. It offers the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) that’s aligned with the English National Curriculum and Singapore Maths, and students take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International A-Levels (IAL) in Grades 10 and 12 respectively. Middleton also offers a well-rounded education through leadership and entrepreneurship programmes, extra-curricular activities and community projects. Beyond academics, the school also has a strong emphasis on social and emotional learning.
Middleton International School Tampines: 2 Tampines Street 92, Singapore 528889
Middleton International School West Coast: 20 Harbour Drive, Singapore 117612
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: (+65) 6636 1155, www.middleton.edu.sg
Nexus International School (Singapore)
Nexus International School (Singapore) puts its learners at the heart of everything they do, even down to the school campus that was designed by its educators to enhance innovative learning. Home to learners from over 60 countries, this international school in Singapore offers the IB curriculum which is a rigorous programme that focuses on transdisciplinary and inquiry-based learning. Employing a learner-centric approach, Nexus encourages self-directed experimental and experiential learning as its learners explore topics that they are interested in. The school also helps its learners realise the impact they can have on the ever-changing world, equipping them with critical thinking skills that they can apply to any environment, allowing them to be successful no matter what challenges they may face. Bolstered by its open-concept, innovative learning spaces and state-of-the-art facilities, Nexus provides a holistic education that allows its learners to discover and unleash their own potential.
North London Collegiate School (Singapore)
Established in the UK in 1850, the North London Collegiate School has upheld a legacy of academic excellence, ambition and aspiration ever since. NLCS (Singapore) draws on that rich history and tradition to provide students with an inspirational and life-changing education to ensure they develop into accomplished, well-rounded and compassionate individuals. The school combines an academically rigorous curriculum with pastoral care that focuses on meeting the needs of the individual, not the cohort. A wide range of academic, sporting and artistic enrichment activities allow all to pursue their interests beyond the scope of the curriculum. NLCS (Singapore) produces scholars and critical thinkers – individuals with the ability and determination to bring positive change to the world around them, thanks to the “NLCS DNA” instilled within each of them. This scholarly culture is nurtured by exposing students to opportunities that develop them intellectually, physically and emotionally on a daily basis. The summer of 2023 saw the graduation of the inaugural Grade 12 cohort, who have achieved an impressive average IB Diploma points score of 38.64, with a remarkable 47% scoring 40 points or more. These exceptional results are accompanied by noteworthy placements in prestigious institutions such as UCL (University College London), Imperial College London, and the University of California, Berkeley.
North London Collegiate School (Singapore), 130 Depot Road, Singapore 109708, nlcssingapore.sg
Overseas Family School (OFS)
Established in 1991, this international school in Singapore serves a vibrant community of 65 nationalities on a modern campus. Overseas Family School’s thoughtfully designed, best-in-industry programmes focus on the unique needs of international students. Students who find the English language to be challenging have access to OFS’ successful Study Preparation Program, where specialist educators support students in rapid English language acquisition. Going home in a few years? The school’s extensive 14-language Mother Tongue Program helps students maintain native-level language proficiency for seamless re-integration. As one of the first schools in Singapore to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB), students in OFS’ acclaimed IB Diploma Program are supported by an experienced faculty and consistently achieve results well above world averages. In the May 2022 IB exam session, OFS achieved a phenomenal 98% pass rate, with an impressive 37% of successful candidates awarded prestigious IB Bilingual Diplomas and scoring 40 or over points. OFS stands out for its inclusiveness: the school does not preselect students for the IB Diploma Program, and offers learning support and more than 100 extracurricular activities ranging from performing arts and service clubs to sports at the recreational and competitive level.
One World International School (OWIS)
There are many reasons why so many expat families love One World International School (OWIS). After all, this multicultural international school strikes a balance between academic excellence and student wellbeing. Its value system of kindness and respect for diversity ensures that all students feel a sense of belonging. The school’s experienced educators across grades are passionate about creating experiential learning opportunities and nurturing the growth mindset and 21st-century skills in students from a young age. OWIS has two established vibrant campuses in Singapore. OWIS Nanyang is accredited by the International Baccalaureate for IB PYP for Early Childhood to Grade 5 and for the IB DP for Grades 11 to 12. For Grades 6 to 10, educators nurture academic rigour through the Cambridge curriculum, which culminates with the globally-recognised Cambridge IGCSE qualification in Grade 10. The second campus, OWIS Suntec, has grown immensely in popularity since its launch in 2021. This campus is a Candidate School for the IB PYP. Families choose this campus for its convenient location, inquiry-led learning approach and the warmth of the teachers and the school community. In 2023, OWIS plans to open a third campus in Punggol, which will feature purpose-built facilities for a well-rounded education.
OWIS Nanyang: 21 Jurong West Street 81, Singapore 649075, Tel: (+65) 6914 6700
OWIS Suntec: 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Level 3, Singapore 039593, email@example.com, Tel: (+65) 6914 7240, www.owis.org
The School Inc
The School Inc (TSI) gives foreign students the opportunity to learn in Singapore. TSI is a resilient and visionary budget private school that was founded in 2020 during the pandemic year, with a mission to provide accessible and affordable education to the community. It is designed to connect small classes of nine students. Dedicated to low student-teacher ratios in a class, TSI partners with educational institutions for the classes to be conducted in a classroom-based environment at a safe registered premises meant for education, with qualified teachers. The curriculum embraces the Singapore Academic Year and Primary Programme for Singapore Syllabus of Mathematics and English, additionally with some add-on usage of Technology and sports activity on a weekly basis. With a focus on academic excellence, character development, and holistic growth, the school ensures that each child receives personalised attention and support on their educational journey. Students can have the option to sit for iPSLE held overseas or work towards taking N or O-levels in Singapore as a private candidate during the Secondary years. You can expect affordable tuition fees without compromise on the quality of education. Fees start from $7,820 annually.
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The School Inc, multiple locations in Singapore including Tampines, Pasir Ris, Hougang, Jurong and Chai Chee, www.theschoolinc.sg
SFA Eduhearts International School
With a new framework that challenges and inspires young minds in SFA Eduhearts International School (SFAEIS), this international school curriculum now incorporates academic excellence, sportsmanship and artistic expression to create a dynamic and enriching learning environment with a new and improved venue. Founded in 2016, the school is renowned for providing an international Full Primary and Secondary rigorous academic programme integrating Singapore Curriculum based on the syllabus from the Ministry of Education, with enhanced – technology. Students can opt to sit for Singapore – Cambridge GCE O- Levels as private candidates at Secondary 4. If you are seeking a school that nurtures academic excellence, embraces the spirit of sportsmanship and celebrates artistic expression, SFAEIS is your perfect choice. Known for being an international school with affordable fees starting from $10,650 annually, the school accepts rolling admission.
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SFA Eduhearts International School, multiple locations in Singapore including Hougang, Tampines, Jurong West and Kembangan, www.sfaeduhearts.com
Singapore American School (SAS)
SAS offers an exemplary American education with an international perspective for students from preschool to grade 12. The vision for SAS is to be a world leader in education, cultivating exceptional thinkers prepared for the future. In addition to having one of the largest college-level course programs in the world, this international school in Singapore also offers students their choice of more than 100 after-school activities to encourage diverse interests. Students are taught by 375 full-time faculty members – more than 80 per cent have earned Master’s degrees or PhDs. Currently, SAS offers Chinese language immersion at their Early Learning Centre and advanced language options up to Grade 12. SAS is made up of 36 acres of sprawling school grounds, making it one of the largest single campus K-12 schools in the world! This includes a 2-acre natural forest in Woodlands, where students are able to explore as their very own living laboratory. The school even has an indoor air-conditioned rock climbing gym and other state-of-the-art facilities at students’ disposal.
Singapore American School, 40 Woodlands Street 41 Singapore 738547, Tel: (+65) 6363 3403, www.sas.edu.sg
St. Joseph’s Institution International (SJI International)
SJI International is a renowned non-profit co-educational international school in Singapore that welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and faiths while upholding its Lasallian Catholic heritage. With over 2,000 students representing over 40 nationalities, SJI International offers a holistic, values-driven and authentic international education. The High School welcomes both local and international students from Grades 7 to 12 (ages 12 to 18), while the Elementary School caters to expatriate children from Prep 1 to Grade 6 (ages 4 turning 5 to 12). Students benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum, including the International Primary Curriculum, International Middle Years Curriculum, IGCSE, and IB Diploma Programme. In 2024, the Elementary School will also be offering the Bilingual Programme from Prep 1 to Grade 2. Beyond academics, SJI International nurtures students’ growth through a multitude of co-curricular activities, outdoor adventures, and service learning opportunities. This enriching environment enables students to develop their talents, passions, and leadership skills. SJI International is also renowned for its commitment to providing character education to students. This is achieved through religious, well-being, and moral education, as well as The Virtues Project—an initiative rooted in the beliefs and virtues cherished by diverse cultures and world religions.
St. Joseph’s Institution International, 490 Thomson Road Singapore 298191, Tel: (+65) 6871 5202 (Elementary School) or (+65) 6353 9383 (High School), www.sji-international.com.sg
Swiss School in Singapore
A not-for-profit boutique international school in Singapore since 1967, Swiss School provides education according to Swiss standards and criteria in a prime, lush and green learning oasis. Due to its high level of pedagogical quality, the school is officially recognised by “Bundesamt für Kultur” (BAK) as a “Swiss Government Approved School”. With a near six-decade presence on the red dot, Swiss School in Singapore has a preschool and international primary school that offers a holistic education based on the Swiss curriculum and values for children aged 2 to 12. Children can choose between a French and German stream. Preschoolers are mostly taught in English with introductory lessons in German or French. From Kindergarten (Primary) at the age of 4/5, students will be taught in either German or French with English classes. Teaching at the Swiss School follows the Curricular of the Cantons of Zug and Valais. Both curricula are based on the harmonized Swiss curricula ‘Lehrplan (German Stream) and ‘Plan d’études romand (PER)’ (French Stream).
The Winstedt School
The Winstedt School is a WASC-accredited and EduTrust-certified international school that offers bespoke and holistic education to students aged 4 to 18 (full reception to Y13/K-12). Winstedt students access the internationally-recognised British mainstream curriculum through multi-sensory, arts-infused lessons and personalised instruction. With a 1:7 teacher-to-student ratio in every classroom, Winstedt provides the level of attention your child needs to shine, rather than getting lost in the crowd. Their offerings include the SEED (Readiness) Programme which is designed for students who are not yet ready to access the mainstream curriculum and need extra support and resources. It provides a 2:8 teacher-to-student ratio with a dedicated SEN teacher and a behavioural therapist in the classroom. For twice-exceptional (2e) gifted students, Winstedt offers the Curie-Einstein Programme, which recognises students with incredible talents to harness their full potential. Winstedt uses its own innovative pedagogy with integrated therapy and social-emotional development curriculum offering structured and multi-sensory learning. Their teachers, therapists, and psychologists have advanced qualifications and extensive experience in working with diverse learners and receive ongoing training so their skills are always current. The Winstedt School proudly marked their second batch of Senior School graduates, who have been enrolled into various colleges, universities and vocational routes across the world.
XCL American Academy (XAA)
XCL American Academy (XAA) in Singapore offers an authentic, high-quality American international education with a forward-thinking approach for students aged 2-14 years old. Following AERO and Common Core curriculum guidelines, the school integrates renowned programs like Everyday Math, Inspired Science and Scholastic. Their nurturing and inclusive environment fosters intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love for learning. Committed faculty ensures students thrive, reaching their full potential in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Despite being a small-sized school, XAA’s close-knit community cultivates strong relationships among students, teachers, and parents, instilling a sense of belonging. Students from primary onwards participate in Pioneer Town — a unique experiential learning program that allows children to learn about practical topics such as business, marketing, communication, civics, leadership and more! Their ambitious goal is to inspire the next generation of pioneers, empowering them with a challenger mindset and core American values of respect, honour and courage.
XCL World Academy (XWA)
Experience personalised learning and diversity at XCL World Academy (XWA), an international school in Singapore that offers a rigorous and balanced education for students aged 2 to 18. Education here begins with the Nursery programme and continues through the full International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum of studies. This international school believes in future-proofing your child by providing relevant skills and experiences, equipping them with the skills required for the jobs of tomorrow. Through their world-class curriculum and with the guidance of highly experienced teachers, your child will embark on a self-directed journey to become a skilled and empathetic young individual. XWA’s English-Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Programme is designed to equip students with language skills in speaking, reading, writing, and listening in both English and Mandarin during their foundational years. In addition to these key features, a small teacher: student ratio gives learners the utmost support on their personalised bilingual learning journey. The school also boasts outstanding IBDP results, and is home to a diverse student body from various nationalities around the world.
Stamford American International School (SAIS)
SAIS offers a holistic education for students from 2 months to 18 years of age. It’s the first and only international school in Singapore to offer Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Business and Technical Education Council (BTEC) Diploma curricula, together with a US-accredited High School Diploma. An inclusive international school, it’s home to more than 75 nationalities. Through its World Language Program, SAIS also provides daily instruction in Mandarin, Spanish and English, and has an immersive English/Mandarin bilingual programme.
Stamford American International School, Woodleigh Campus & Early Learning Village at Chuan Lane www.sais.edu.sg
Integrated International School (IIS)
This inclusive international school in Singapore provides a nurturing environment in both its mainstream and supported learning streams. IIS’s on-campus support services include a team of experienced behavioural therapists, counsellors, psychologists, occupational therapists as well as speech and language pathologists, who work closely with teachers and parents to tailor Individualised Education Plans (IEPs). The school also welcomes Singaporean students with MOE exemptions.
Integrated International School, 41 Sunset Way, #01-01, Singapore 597071, www.iis.edu.sg
Invictus International School
Invictus International School offers quality and affordable education. Students can choose between joining the English or English-Chinese Bilingual Primary School – both lead to Cambridge Secondary IGCSE and International A-Levels. The English Primary School at the Dempsey campus is tranquil and surrounded by greenery, while the Bilingual Primary School at Centrium is centrally located near Farrer Park MRT.
Invictus International School, Dempsey Campus & Centrium Campus, www.invictus.edu.sg
NPS International School
This Indian international school in Singapore offers Early Years (Montessori/Kindergarten) through to High School (IGCSE, IB Diploma, CBSE), with a focus on holistic education, academic excellence, and non-academic achievements. Its small-class size has an average 16 students in IBDP, 22 students in IGCSE and 25 students in other grades.
NPS International School, No. 10 & 12 Chai Chee Lane Singapore 469021, www.npsinternational.com.sg
The Perse School Singapore
A British International School that’s also an accredited Cambridge International School, The Perse School Singapore follows the British curriculum while incorporating elements of Singapore Maths and Mandarin. The school currently caters to Key Stage 1 (5 to 7 years), Key Stage 2 (7 to 11 years) and Key Stage 3 – Year 7. The school’s pastoral approach is centred around creating an environment where children are known and listened to.
The Perse School Singapore, 191 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588180, www.perse.edu.sg
Sir Manasseh Meyer International School (SMMIS)
SMMIS is a not-for-profit, child-centred international school in Singapore. Its small-by-design ethos (290 students in total) allows for individualised learning for kids aged 2 to 16 years and is imbued with Jewish values, tradition and culture. The intimate preschool is inspired by Reggio Emilia principles and follows the Australian Early Years Learning Framework; the Primary School follows the IPC, which is blended with the Singapore Maths Curriculum and the UK National Curriculum for Literacy.
Sir Manasseh Meyer International School, 3 Jalan Ulu Sembawang, Singapore 758932, www.smmis.edu.sg
Other international schools in Singapore:
- GIG International School
- Hillside World Academy
- North London Collegiate School (Singapore)
- Olympiad International School
- Knightsbridge House International School
- San Yu Adventist School
- St Francis Methodist School
- Touchstone International Institute
- Waldorf Steiner School Singapore
- Yuvabharathi International School
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