Summary

We are a family-oriented international school in Singapore for students aged 2 to 18, fully committed to the academic, emotional and social development of its students. We are immensely proud to be the first and only international school in Singapore authorised to offer all four International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes.

GEMS (Singapore) provides students with a personalised and well-rounded education that stretches beyond traditional academic subjects to embrace the arts, music, drama, design, innovative technologies and sport. Through applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication and cross-cultural engagement, your child will gain lifelong skills and will be well prepared to face a future we have yet to experience.

Key Information

1000+
Student Population
9:1
Student Teacher Ratio
Differs for each level
School Hours
None
Selectivity
2014
Year of Founding
None
Religious Affiliation

Grades

Nursery (2 years old) to Grade 12 (18 years old)

Language Of Instruction

English
Mandarin
French
Japanese

Curriculum

As the first school in Singapore to be authorised by the International Baccalaureate to implement all four of its programmes, Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), Career-related Programme (CP) , your child will experience a high-quality IB continuum of education from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

To complement our IB programmes, GEMS (Singapore) also offers:

● Nursery Programme for the youngest learners which incorporates the best elements of the Reggio Emilia philosophy and IB practices
● The option of taking the Cambridge IGCSE exams at the end of Grade 10

School hours:
Nursery (Half-day/Full-day) 9am - 12:30pm / 9am - 3:30pm
Pre-K - KG1 (Half-day) 9am - 1:30pm
KG 1 (Full-day) - Grade 12 9am - 3:30pm

Early Years
Language of instruction: English
Second Language offering: Mandarin

Primary/Secondary Years
Language of instruction: English
Second Language offerings: Mandarin, French or Spanish
Mother tongue programme (optional): Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, French

International Demographics

GEMS World Academy (Singapore) is truly an international school with over 60 nationalities and no more than 15% per nationality.

Focus

Academics
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Sports
Community/Personal Development
Languages
Technology

Facilities

Sports Field
Gymnasium
Playground
Sports Courts
Theatre
Music Room
Art Studio
Science Lab
IT Suite
Personal computers/iPads for students
Library
Kitchen
Garden
Guidance Counsellor
Cafeteria
Parent Cafe
Air-conditioned Classrooms
Design centre
Olympic-size swimming pool
Early Years swimming pool
Indoor climbing wall
Health office

Application & Deadline

GEMS (Singapore) enrols students regardless of gender, nationality, religion, or race, who demonstrate the ability and willingness to successfully participate in the defined parameters and expectations of an enriched IB curriculum. By enrolling in GEMS (Singapore), your child is part of an inclusive yet diverse, locally focussed yet globally connected community. GEMS (Singapore) welcomes applications from Nursery through to Grade 8 throughout the academic year. Your child may start school at any point in the academic year. However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible due to the limited availability of places. Entry to Grade 9 through to Grade 11 is open until the first Monday after the October school holiday each school year. All applications submitted after the cut-off date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Secondary Years Principal. Each application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee, comprising of the Head of School, Divisional Principals, Head of Admissions and Learning Support Coordinator (if applicable). Admissions is based on age, review of information given on the application form, current and previous year school reports, English language proficiency level, appropriate grade level assessments and family meetings (if applicable). Our Admissions Team will be in touch to confirm or clarify details and may request further information. Once an application has been reviewed, parents are advised of their child's eligibility to join the school.
Application fee
$800 (non-refundable)
Application deadline
None
Average tuition fee
Early Years: $12,010 - $33,200
Primary Years: $33,200 - $34,070
Secondary Years: $39,270 - $40,640
Debenture
None
Priority to siblings for admissions
Yes
Priority to alumni for admissions
No
Are you academically selective?
No
Waiting list for any/all grades
No
Catchment area policy
None
Admissions process

1. Complete the online application and upload all required documents.
2. Pay the Registration fee (non-refundable) to initiate the application review process.
3. The school will arrange an admissions assessment or a family meeting (if applicable).
4. Pay the Admission fee (non-refundable).
5. Submit final documentation prior to the course commencement date.

For more information, please contact our Admissions Team at (+65) 6808 7300 or [email protected]

Find & Contact Us

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
2, Yishun Street 42
T : +65 6808 7300