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!
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 or 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, where Tanglin was the first school in Asia to receive this accreditation. This approach 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.
Tanglin Trust School, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6770 3583, www.tts.edu.sg
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, and students are taught by top-tier teaching professionals. Through its World Language Program, SAIS also provides daily instruction in Mandarin, Spanish and English, and has an immersive English/Mandarin bilingual program. At this big school with the heart of a small school, they have a deep focus on belonging and students and staff uphold and exhibit four core values – courage, integrity, ingenuity and compassion.
Stamford American International School, Woodleigh Campus: 1 Woodleigh Lane, Singapore 357684 | Early Learning Village: 3 Chuan Lane, Gate 4, Singapore 554350, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6653 2949, www.sais.edu.sg
Overseas Family School (OFS)
Established in 1991, this international school in Singapore serves a vibrant community of 70 nationalities on a modern campus. The 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 Programme, where a dedicated team of specialist educators support students for rapid English language acquisition. Going home in a few years? The school’s extensive 14-language Mother Tongue Programme helps students maintain native-level language proficiency for seamless re-integration. Students in OFS’ acclaimed IGCSE and IB Diploma Programmes consistently achieve results well above world averages. In 2021, OFS produced 5 of the approximately 1,300 students globally who scored a perfect 45 points on their IB Diploma exams. 33% of the diplomas awarded were prestigious IB Bilingual Diplomas, reflecting the exceptional language resources and support available at OFS. Because it believes every student can succeed, OFS does not preselect students for the IB Diploma Programme. There are more than 100 extracurricular activities available, too, ranging from recreational and competitive sports to performing arts and computer clubs.
Overseas Family School, 81 Pasir Ris Heights, Singapore 519292, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6738 0211, www.ofs.edu.sg
Astor International School
It’s often said that at Astor, you are a name, not a number, and that is evident in the nurturing environment you’ll find at this boutique international primary school in Singapore. Founded in 2019, Astor offers the UK-based International Primary Curriculum (IPC), Singapore Maths and British English, and aims to provide quality education that’s individualised. Their holistic approach includes a low student-to-teacher ratio with a maximum of 18 students per class, allowing children to grow into lifelong learners with a passion for knowledge. Astor International School is also known for its affordable fees, which begin at $14,900!
Use promo code SASSYMAMA on the admission form to receive a full admission fee waiver. This promo is valid until 15 October 2022.
Australian International School Singapore (AIS)
At the Australian International Schoo (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!
Australian International School Singapore, 1 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556818, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6517 0247, www.ais.com.sg
Brighton College (Singapore)
Brighton College (Singapore) provides an outstanding education that is supported by its three key pillars – curiosity, confidence and kindness. Founded in August 2020, this international school’s curriculum incorporates the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage and English National Curriculum, together with a rich co-curricular programme. The academic rigour and composition of the teaching body reflect the high academic standards associated with a Brighton College education. The College has also recently announced its expansion to Years 7 and 8, meaning that more children can benefit from a Brighton College education. In addition to tailor-made classrooms that adapt and grow with 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), Brighton College (Singapore), 1 Chuan Lane, Singapore 554299, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6505 9790, www.brightoncollege.edu.sg
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-focussed 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 that recognises and celebrates every individual. 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. For the last three years, Chatsworth graduates achieved a 100% pass rate and an average score of 36 points, which well exceeds the world average scores. Additionally, graduates receive a wide range of university offers from all over the world.
Chatsworth International School, 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6463 3201, www.chatsworth.com.sg
Canadian International School (CIS) Singapore
CIS offers three IB programmes – Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma – for students aged 2 to 18 from more than 70 nations. This international school in Singapore’s concept-based curriculum 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. Furthermore, facilities like the Outdoor Discovery Centre or programmes like Open Minds teach students to investigate topics in real-world contexts. CIS’s new junior wing, opening in January 2023, will see nursery, kindergarten and Grade 1 students learning in spacious classrooms spread across a 2,600-sqm outdoor discovery centre.
Canadian International School, Lakeside campus: 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414 | Tanjong Katong campus: 371 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437128, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6734 8088, www.cis.edu.sg
Dover Court International School
Dulwich College (Singapore)
This award-winning international school offers students aged 2 to 18 a friendly, student-centred learning environment where they are placed at the heart of the learning process. The Dulwich educational philosophy places equal emphasis on intellectual and personal development and aims to deliver a Personalised Pathway for every student. Personalised Pathways represents the opportunity for students to follow a path that reflects individual choice, ability and personality. With more than 300 CCAs on offer, students are provided with a wealth of opportunities to develop a passion for and develop their skills in a full range of sports, performing arts and academic enrichment activities. At Dulwich, all students undertake the IB Diploma; in 2022, the College achieved a phenomenal average point score of 38.9, with 48% of students achieving a score of 40 or above. Other than achieving a 100% pass rate, 97% secured their first-choice university. Dulwich’s IGCSE cohort also achieved outstanding results. 89% of students achieved A*/A grades and 51% obtained A*/A grades or equivalent in all their subjects.
Dulwich College (Singapore), 71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Singapore, 658966, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6890 1003, singapore.dulwich.org
Dynamics International School (DIS)
Dynamics International School (DIS) is a private, boutique school that offers affordable tuition fees for children that need specialised support. Catering to children aged 5 to 12, this international school in Singapore provides world-class mainstream and special education curriculum for preschool and primary education using Cambridge and the International Primary Curriculum. Students are exposed to thematic topics through multiple subject areas and they participate actively in their learning in small classes with low student-to-teacher ratios. All teachers are trained in special education and work within a transdisciplinary team of occupational, speech, educational, behavioural and psychological therapists that co-teach specific academic and life skills. Small student-teacher ratios apply to both its educational pathways – one for mainstream students and the other for special educational needs support. DIS’ therapists are involved in all classes at no added charge. Therapies on offer include speech therapy, occupational therapy, educational therapy and behavioural therapy. One-on-one therapy for any of these services is also available.
Enjoy 10% sibling discount for tuition fees; a 75% proximity discount on enrolment fees** and a 50% opening discount on enrolment fees! Limited time only. ** Applies to students living within 1km of Dynamics International School.
EtonHouse International School
An IB World School that caters to children aged 18 months to 18 years, EtonHouse offers the IBPYP, IGCSE, and the IB Diploma programme and is known for providing an outstanding bilingual education through a personalised approach in a close-knit family-oriented environment. An academically inclusive international school in Singapore, EtonHouse believes that when children are engaged, learning happens naturally and spontaneously and that open-mindedness, critical thinking skills, plus a lifelong love for learning are just as essential as acquiring knowledge. It also partners with the US-based Contentment Foundation to deliver a scientific, evidence-based well-being programme in its schools. Bilingual education has always been a key focus and strength of EtonHouse. It has nurtured cohorts of fluent bilingual speakers, of which many are non-native Mandarin speakers. Those who want to develop strong language proficiency can opt for the ZhongHua Mandarin Immersion Programme in preschool and the award-winning Bilingual Immersion Programme in primary school. With 14 campuses around the country, you can choose from a preschool or primary school near you, before transitioning into the K12 campus along Orchard Road.
EtonHouse International School, multiple locations, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6746 3333, www.etonhouse.edu.sg
German European School Singapore (GESS)
GESS is a not-for-profit international school in Singapore where every child gets the freedom to grow through tailored academic and talent support within a caring community. GESS offers two main curricula: the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and the German curriculum. The school caters to students of all ages, starting at age 2 all the way to graduation at age 18. In August 2018, GESS moved to a new purpose-built campus with brand new facilities at Dairy Farm Lane, and in 2021, the international school celebrated its 50th anniversary.
German European School Singapore, 2 Dairy Farm Lane, Singapore 677621, Tel: (+65) 6461 0881, www.gess.sg/en
GIIS (Global Indian International School)
With 20 years of existence, this international school in Singapore offers a premium education to more than 3,000 students across two campuses. An attractive feature 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. GIIS also offers a Bilingual IB Diploma Programme in French and Spanish. Parents love the moderate school fees (40% lower than most international schools in Singapore). With a state-of-the-art campus featuring more than 40 skill-based studios, high-end performing arts and sports infrastructure, GIIS students are well-rounded, confident individuals who are ready to face the challenges of the real world, while performing well academically. In fact, the school’s IBDP results in 2022 with a school average of 38.6 is well above the world (31.9) and Singapore’s international school averages (37.4). With well-qualified and dedicated teachers to support them, it’s no surprise that GIIS’ IBDP students have done exceptionally well, with 26 of the 2022 cohort emerging as world toppers or near-perfect scorers (with scores of 45/45 and 44/45 respectively). More than 80% of the cohort have scored places at leading international universities.
GIIS, GIIS SMART Campus: (K-12), 27 Punggol Field Walk, Singapore 828649 | GIIS East Coast Campus: (K-10), 82 Cheviot Hill, Singapore 459663, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6914 7100, singapore.globalindianschool.org
The Grange Institution (TGI)
The learner is at the heart of everything at TGI, an international primary school in Singapore that is home to 22 diverse nationalities across four different year levels. Designed as a small, family-centric school, the TGI curriculum comprises the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the Cambridge Primary Curriculum. Complementing these are specialist subjects such as Personal, Social & Physical Education (PSPE), Languages, Music, Art, Technology, Coding and Singapore Math Heuristics. TGI also offers a wide range of enrichment and physical activities that cover nature-inspired programmes, performance classes and language and culture immersive experiences. Learning goes beyond the books here, as students also partake in the multi-pronged Green Granger initiative. This integrates an eco-garden and urban farming areas into the existing outdoor play spaces; it also mimics the structure of a natural rainforest, so students can learn about flora and fauna in a tropical region. Often, the harvests are taken home and parents share their recipes made with the harvested produce. The international school is planning to develop its 1.5-acre backfield into more outdoor learning spaces and adventure courses.
Enrol before 31 August 2022 to enjoy 50% off enrolment fees!
Holland International School
Holland International School provides excellent Dutch and English primary education for children aged 2 to 12 at moderate fees. With more than a century of educational experience in Singapore, Holland International School creates a rich learning environment where students are empowered to achieve their best. The Dutch-rooted approach to education forms a core element of the school’s identity – a culture of equality, cooperation and independent thinking. Students learn in an inquiry-based yet structured way and are given ownership of their learning, allowing them to set their own goals and pursue areas of personal interest. Within the International Stream, the language of instruction is English for both the English National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The Dutch Stream offers a mirrored learning experience, with the Dutch National Curriculum and IPC delivered in Dutch. As part of the daily curriculum, children also have access to either Dutch or English language lessons. The school offers a range of Co-Curricular Activities from sports programmes, to performing arts, coding, cooking and world languages. Best of all, students at this international school are not overloaded with homework, which allows them free time to enjoy social activities, sports or simply relax!
From now until 1 January 2023, new admissions to the international stream will enjoy a registration fee waiver. Admissions are open for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, with an ultimate starting date before 1 September 2023.
International Community School (Singapore) (ICS)
A not-for-profit, Christian international school in Singapore, ICS offers an American curriculum with Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students are well-rounded and are empowered and equipped to be leaders of positive change through the school’s core values of academic excellence, a Christian worldview, a caring community, and personal excellence. In recent NWEA MAP Growth test scores, ICS outscored other participating Singapore international schools in 22 out of 28 comparative scores across all grade levels. ICS’s educational success lies in its highly qualified teaching faculty – more than 50% hold a Master’s degree – and small class sizes that afford students plenty of individualised attention. ICS also provides robust student support services, and all students are privy to counselling, socio-emotional counselling, an English language learners program, learning support and more.
International Community School (Singapore), 27A Jubilee Road, Singapore 128575, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6776 7435, www.ics.edu.sg
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 60+ nationalities. IFS has state-of-the-art facilities such as 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 here also enjoy international mobility, as IFS provides hassle-free transferability to 522 schools across 138 countries. Book a tour to visit the campus or join their Open House sessions to meet the pedagogical team! International French School (Singapore), 3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569928, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6805 0000, www.ifs.edu.sg
Integrated International School (IIS)
The highly specialised and dedicated team at IIS strongly believes that children of all abilities and learning styles deserve a tailored and quality education to reach their personal level of success. This inclusive international school in Singapore teaches students the importance of self-belief, confidence, individuality, and happiness, paving the way for their journey to success. IIS provides a nurturing environment in both its mainstream and supported learning streams. The school’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). If a student is struggling academically, behaviourally, emotionally or socially, teachers are highly trained to identify when a child may need additional support. The smaller class sizes (1:6 teacher-to-student ratio) allow teachers to provide an individualised learning experience. There are unique purpose-built facilities such as the multi-sensory Ocean Snoezelen Room and Occupational Therapy Jungle Gym as well as private suites for counselling, speech and language therapy, and naturalistic applied behavioural analysis (NABA) therapy sessions. The school also welcomes Singaporean students with MOE exemptions.
Integrated International School, 41 Sunset Way, #01-01, Singapore 597071, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6466 4475, www.iis.edu.sg
Invictus International School
This international school in Singapore offers quality and affordable education with a solid curriculum that’s taught by experienced qualified educators at very reasonable school fees. 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. Students will learn both English and Chinese daily, along with fun wushu lessons, too! Primary school students from both campuses can continue their educational journey at Invictus International Secondary School (Centrium), where the Cambridge Secondary IGCSE and International A-Levels are offered. The Cambridge curriculum offers a wide selection of subjects, offering a gateway to universities worldwide – making Invictus a great school for your child to get a head start in their education!
Invictus International School, Dempsey Campus: 73 Loewen Road, #01-21, Dempsey Hills, Singapore 248843, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6259 3877 | Centrium Campus: 320 Serangoon Road, Centrium Square, Level 6, Singapore 218108, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6970 2908, www.invictus.edu.sg
Middleton International School
Part of EtonHouse International Education Group, Middleton International School delivers a high-quality, inquiry-based international curriculum without compromising on the quality of the education by keeping operating costs low. An EduTrust-certified school and an accredited Cambridge International School, Middleton offers learning pathways from Nursery 2 to Grade 10. Offering the EtonHouse Inquire-Think-Learn, International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) – blended with the rigorous Singapore Maths Curriculum and the UK National Curriculum for Literacy – this international school in Singapore ensures students are well-prepared to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Grade 10. Middleton also offers a well-rounded education through leadership and entrepreneurship programmes, extra-curricular activities and community projects. Beyond academics, the school places a strong focus on students’ well-being. It partners with The Contentment Foundation, a US-based organisation that provides a scientifically evidenced, philosophically-grounded well-being programme in schools. Come 2023, Middleton will also offer the Cambridge A-Level qualification for Grades 11 and 12.
Middleton International School, multiple locations, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6636 1155, www.middleton.edu.sg
Nexus International School (Singapore)
Established in 2011, Nexus International School (Singapore) is home to students from more than 50 countries. This international school in Singapore offers the IB curriculum and helps students succeed in a rigorous program that focuses on transdisciplinary, inquiry-based and student-centred education that they can use for university applications. Experimental and experiential learning that’s self-directed by learners is encouraged with a focus on helping each learner discover their own personal excellence. Students will learn about things they’re interested in through material resources and guidance from their educators. Students are also taught critical thinking skills that they can apply in any environment, and are encouraged to look at the bigger picture so they can weigh the kind of impact they want to make in the world. At the stunning new Aljunied campus, students have the flexibility to move around freely and the flow of ideas and conversations become natural. Access to state-of-the-art facilities together with a well-rounded educational programme ensures Nexus learners can discover their own unlimited potential.
Nexus International School (Singapore), 1 Aljunied Walk Singapore 387293, [email protected], Tel: +65 6536 6566, www.nexus.edu.sg
NPS International School
This Indian international school in Singapore is all about creating a wholesome educational journey for your child. It offers Early Years (Montessori/Kindergarten), Primary Years (Grades 1 to 5), Middle School (Grades 6 to 8) and High School (IGCSE, IB Diploma, CBSE, Grades 9 to 12), and focuses 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, and this greatly helps students build strong skills and perform well from individual attention. Not only do NPS students win more than 50 per cent of the medals at international school championships, but the student body has achieved an average high score of 39.5 points in 2022 and a 100% IB Diploma pass rate. The holistic learning experience here enables your child to enjoy a variety of activities, clubs, and sports in a positive, motivating, and safe environment. Additionally, NPS offers French, Spanish, Hindi as a second language and Mandarin as a third language to all students, alongside STEM and liberal arts options to widen each student’s perspective and college preparedness.
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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 well-being. Its value system of kindness and respect for diversity ensures that all students feel a sense of belonging here. 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 vibrant campuses in Singapore: OWIS Nanyang is accredited by the International Baccalaureate for IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) for Early Childhood to Grade 5 and for the Diploma Programme (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 2022, OWIS Suntec opened Grade 6 as well, and in 2023, OWIS plans to open a third campus in Punggol, which will feature purpose-built facilities for a well-rounded education – OWIS Punggol Digital Campus is a proposed site for an international school subject to approval from the relevant authorities. If you’re in the market for an international school in Singapore with a warm learning environment and moderate fees, sign up for a school tour!
One World International School (OWIS), Nanyang campus: 21 Jurong West Street 81, Singapore 649075, Tel: (+65) 6914 6700 | Suntec campus: 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Level 3, Singapore 039593, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6914 7240, www.owis.org
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), with Key Stage 3 – Year 7 beginning in August 2022. In Key Stage 1, pupils are taught to read using Sounds-Write, an accredited phonics scheme, and taught handwriting and letter formation through movement and multisensory experiences using the Kinetic Letters programme. From Key Stage 2, students are taught by subject-specific teachers, who can meaningfully extend and fine-tune children’s learning in the traditional prep school manner. Its healthy emphasis on outstanding academic achievements is balanced out by nurturing character development for each child. The school’s pastoral approach is centred around creating an environment where children are known and listened to. Students are given leadership opportunities as House leaders, form reps, pupil council, a prefect programme and pupil-led ECAs, giving them plenty of opportunities to boost their self-confidence. The Perse School also plans to open up secondary education in the near future.
Register by August 2023 to receive 10% off school fees for life and a 5% sibling discount. You’ll also be eligible for a waiver of application and enrolment fees if your child is from Invictus International Preschool, Primus Schoolhouse or Swallows and Amazons.
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 programmes 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 here 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. Come Fall 2023, SAS will also have brand-new, world-class facilities on its 36-acre campus.
Singapore American School, 40 Woodlands Street 41 Singapore 738547, Tel: (+65) 6363 3403, www.sas.edu.sg
St. Joseph’s Institution International (SJII)
SJII is a non-profit co-educational international school in Singapore that welcomes students from all backgrounds and faiths whilst retaining the ethos, values and principles of its Lasallian Catholic foundations. SJII proudly offers a holistic, values-driven and authentic international education to a diverse cohort of students from more than 40 nationalities. The school celebrates a community of over 2,000 students across two schools on one campus. The High School admits both Singaporean and international students in Grades 7 to 12 (ages 12 to 18); while the Elementary School caters to expatriate children from pre-school Prep 1 to 2 (ages 4 turning 5 to 6) and Grade 1 to 6 (ages 7 to 12). You can expect a broad and balanced curriculum for your child, as SJII offers the International Primary Curriculum, MOE Singapore Maths syllabus, IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme. Students can benefit from multiple cocurricular activities, outdoor and service learning opportunities and more. SJII also seeks to offer students character education, which it accomplishes through religious, well-being and moral education and a venture called The Virtues Project, which is based on the beliefs and virtues valued 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
Sir Manasseh Meyer International School (SMMIS)
Established in 1996, SMMIS is a not-for-profit, child-centred international school in Singapore with an educational philosophy that teaches resilience, collaboration, independence and perseverance. Its small-by-design ethos allows for individualised learning. Expect state-of-the-art facilities such as a 450-seater auditorium, swimming pool, Astroturf sports pitch, a makerspace room and more. The international school has 290 students in total, aged between 2 and 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. In Secondary School, students continue with the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), which leads to the globally recognised IGCSE exams in Grade 10. Mandarin and Hebrew are taught as modern foreign languages, and learning is tailored to suit each child. SMMIS is a diverse community that welcomes students of all nationalities and faiths. Children are encouraged to see themselves as global citizens, with charity and volunteering a strong aspect of school life.
Sir Manasseh Meyer International School, 3 Jalan Ulu Sembawang, Singapore 758932, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6331 4633, www.smmis.edu.sg
Swiss School in Singapore
A not-for-profit boutique international school in Singapore, Swiss School provides education according to Swiss standards and criteria. 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 caters to children aged 2 to 12, and 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.
Swiss School in Singapore, 38 Swiss Club Road, 288140 Singapore, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6468 2117, www.swiss-school.edu.sg/en
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 special education needs 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 or certifications in special education and extensive experience in working with diverse learners. Winstedt also provides all teachers with ongoing training in multi-sensory teaching methodologies and their specialists with the right skills to engage and support students’ academic success. The Winstedt School recently celebrated its first batch of Senior School graduates who have been accepted into higher education institutions worldwide.
The Winstedt School, 1208 Upper Boon Keng Road, Singapore 387312, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6715 5373, www.winstedt.edu.sg
XCL American Academy
This new American international school in Singapore is ready to welcome its first cohort of students in August 2022 and promises to deliver a unique American curriculum with world-class facilities. XCL American Academy provides a rigorous and high-quality American education at an affordable price. The enhanced curriculum is taught by experienced and caring faculty, and includes internationally recognised programs such as Everyday Math, and Inspired Science. The school takes a balanced approach to literacy with materials from Scholastic, and focuses on character development with its unique Pioneer Spirit programme that’s based on the Second Step programme. Students will also get to enjoy a wide range of purpose-built facilities.
XCL American Academy, 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6230 4222, www.xaa.edu.sg
XCL World Academy
Experience personalised learning and diversity at XCL World Academy, 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. The school also boasts outstanding IBDP results, and is home to a diverse student body from various nationalities around the world.
XCL World Academy, 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6230 4230, www.xwa.edu.sg
Other international schools in Singapore:
- GIG International School
- Hillside World Academy
- ISS International School
- North London Collegiate School (Singapore)
- Olympiad International School
- One World International School (OWIS)
- 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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