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Ultimate Guide to International Schools in Singapore

If you are looking for the best international schools with world-class facilities, high-quality education and well-structured co-curricular activities, then, you should definitely read further.

We have summed up the best International schools across the island to help you gain an insight into each and compare as per your preferences and budgets.

Our list of the best IB and IGCSE schools that provide various curriculum types: IB, IGCSE, Edexcel, AP. If you need further advise and assistance, such as getting a private tutor with international school experience, feel free to contact us anytime.

Here is the list:

1. Stamford American International School (SAIS)
2. Dover Court International School (DCIS)
3. The Grange Institution (TGI)
4. Canadian International School Singapore (CIS)
5. Hwa Chong International School Singapore (HCIS)
6. St Francis Methodist School Singapore (SFMS)
7. Eton House International Education Group (EHIEG)
8. Melbourne Specialist International School (MSIS)
9. Anglo Chinese School (ACS)
10. 5 Steps Academy (FSA)
11. Overseas Family School (OFS)
12. United world college (UWC)
13. Tanglin Trust School (TTS)
14. Japanese International School (JIS)
15. St. Joseph's Institution International School (SJI)
16. Global Indian International School (GIIS)
17. XCL World Academy
18. One World International School (OWIS)

Important Disclaimer: Please refer to their official websites for the latest information as they may update their course offering, fees payable, admission requirements, etc.


1. Stamford American International School (SAIS)

It is one of the best international schools for children in the age as young as only 2 months till 18 years.

The school has the vision to inspire its students to create their unique future academically, socially and as ecologically literate citizens.

Apart from imparting academic excellence in a variety of streams, the school also strives to equip its students with life skills reflective of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile as adaptive, thoughtful and principled young adults, with a fostered inclination to design, innovate, solve problems and communicate.

Language of Instruction: English and American

Facilities: Woodleigh Lane Centre (Grade 1 to Grade 12):
• Conducive environment
• State-of-the-art facilities for sports including 3 swimming pools, 2 air-conditioned indoor sports arenas, rooftop tennis courts, dance studios for drama and arts, rock climbing walls, multi-purpose sports field and a Golf Academy.
• Boarding program that focuses on safety and guardianship, academic growth and community and social bonding. It is available for students aged 12 years and above.
• Innovation Center and Makerspace kitted out with 3D printers, robots and other advanced electronics.
• Innovation Center and Makerspace kitted out with 3D printers, robots and other advanced electronics.

Chuan Lane Centre (Infant Care to Kindergarten 2):
• Conducive environment
• 6 expansive ultraviolet-protected outdoor campus areas to spark discovery and experiential learning. • Infant Care Pod with spacious rooms and secure sensory play areas.
• 20-meter pool with adjustable lanes and resting benches for safe water activities.
• The Hive—an air-conditioned multipurpose gymnasium for sports and performances.

Age range: 2 months to 18 years

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme integrated with US Standards, combined with the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Fee Structure: Tuition fees include course fees, all textbooks, workbooks, stationery, select after school and Co-Curricular Activities and a division Year Book.


Application Fee: Each application needs to be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $800. This is a one-off fee which applies only to new students.

Enrollment Fee: $3,360 payable upon acceptance of an offered place. This is a one-off non-refundable fee payable per successful application.

Academic field Studies (AFS) Fee: It is mandatory for all students from grades 3 to 12. English as an additional language:


Additional fees for meal plans and transportation are optional. Sibling discounts can also be availed.

Address: 2 campuses
• Chuan Lane: Early Learning Village Campus, 3 Chuan Lane, Gate 4, Singapore 554350
• Woodleigh Lane: Elementary and Secondary School Campus: 1 Woodleigh Lane (Off Upper Serangoon Road), Singapore 357684

Contact Information 
Admissions: +65 6602 7247
Parent’s Help-desk: +65 6709 4800
E-mail: admissions@sais.edu.sg
Source link: https://www.sais.edu.sg


2. Dover Court International School (DCIS)

Founded in 1972, DCIS is one of the leading inclusive British international schools.

Language of Instruction: English

Languages taught: English, Mandarin, French, Spanish

• English National Curriculum
• IB Diploma Programme
• International Primary Curriculum
• Edexcel

• Nurturing environment for your child to excel academically, socially and personally.
• Central location
• Swimming Pool
• Natural grass pitch
• Music Academy in collaboration with The Juilliard School, the world's leading performing arts conservatory.
• Accredited by CIS (Council of International Schools)
• An innovative approach to Sciences in collaboration with MIT where creativity and experimentation are encouraged and methods taught to apply skills in real-world situations.

Age range: 3 years - 18 years

Fee Structure:
• Application Fees: a one-off fee of SGD$1,000. It is refundable only in events if a parent wishes to withdraw the student from the waitlist before a place is offered. After that $500 will be deducted.
• Registration Fee: $3000 one-time only, non-refundable. Registration Fee is required for all new students.
• Building Fund Fee: S$500 per term
• Tuition Fees: Mainstream Students and English as an Additional Language (EAL) Students


English as an Additional Language (EAL) Fee Supplement: For EAL students in Year 1 to Year 9, there is a termly EAL Fee Supplement of S$1,210 (including GST), so the annual amount due is S$3,630. For students on the partial EAL support programme there is a termly EAL Fee Supplement of S$400 (including GST) so the annual amount due is S$1200 (including GST).

Tuition Fees: Department for Supportive Education (DSE) Students The Department for Supportive Education provides specialist support for children who need small class instruction.


Miscellaneous Costs: School uniforms, examination fees, and school camps and trips are charged separately, and are not included in the Tuition Fees. Charges are also levied for optional services such as bus transport, school lunches, individual instrument lessons and some extra-curricular activities.

Address: Dover Court International School, 301 Dover Road, 139644, Singapore

Enquiry: +65 6775 7664
Admissions: +65 6775 7664
Source link: https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/singapore


3. The Grange Institution (TGI)

TGI is a leading international school providing education at the primary level. It is one of the best schools to develop creativity in your child’s mind when it is the right time.

• Future-focused curriculum.
• Best place for developing understanding while respecting cultural differences. • Experienced team of international educators.
• The curriculum is dedicated to developing learners who are confident, responsible, innovative and engaged.

Age range: 5 years - 12 years

• Cambridge Primary Curriculum (CPC): Subjects taught as a part of CPC are English, Mathematics, Science
• International Primary Curriculum (IPC): Art, Geography, History, ICT and Computing, Music, PE, Science, Society, Technology, Language and Mathematics
• Co-curricular activities: Personal, Social, Physical Education (PSPE) curriculum covers a variety of topics related to personal development, social growth and physical activities.
a. Art: It intends to develop a deep understanding of Art as a powerful mode of communication and helps them engage with historical, social and cultural perspectives. 
b. Music: The Music curriculum is organised around the learning strands of Music Theory, Appreciation, and Performance. o Languages taught: Mandarin Foreign Language, Japanese Mother Tongue Language, Additional English Language

Fee Structure:
• Application fee: It is a non-refundable fee of $500 waived off for the first 20 students.
• Enrolment fee: It is a non-refundable fee of $2000, 50% of which is waived off for the first 20 students.
• Annual fee:

The Grange Annual fees

• Miscellaneous fee:

The Grange Misc Fees

• Sibling discounts can also be availed.

Address: 449 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 805946
Contact: +65 68173630
E-mail: enquiry@thegrange.edu.sg
Source link: https://www.thegrange.edu.sg


4. Canadian International School Singapore (CIS)

The word international connects people from different nationalities and what can be better for an international school to be having students and staff representing 70 different nationalities.

Age Range: 2 years - 18 years


a. Kindergarten (2 years - 5 years):
• Stimulates imagination, creativity and self-discovery in youngest learners. • Warm and nurturing learning environment.
• Inquiry and play-based approach.
• Teaching instruction caters to each student’s needs, abilities, and learning styles, resulting in a community of happy, confident and engaged learners.
• Classrooms are organised in grade levels and spill out into learning pods.
• Other facilities include the junior library, kitchen, black box theatre, STEAM maker space and a Kindergarten kitchen.

b. Primary School (Grades 1 to 6):
• Focuses on developing inherent curiosity into passionate learning.
• Involve children to think deeply about issues, work collaboratively, solve problems creatively, and communicate across a variety of media.
• Creative, performance, service and sporting opportunities.
• Their house system and primary student council encourage a strong sense of community, leadership and team spirit.

c. Secondary School (Grades 7 to 12):
• Challenging and supportive environment.
• SMART (Students Maximising Achievement Responsibility on Time) programme provides opportunities for students to excel and develop new-found passions, whether intellectual, sporting, entrepreneurial, creative or service related.
• Excursion Week and field-based investigations help students in exercising leadership and learning first-hand about the world’s people, cultures and humanitarian and environmental concerns.

• Kindergarten and Primary School: Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework.
• Secondary School: IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework for students in grades 7 - 10 and IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) for students in Grade 11 and 12.

Fee Structure:
• Application Fee: $2500 non-refundable
• Confirmation fee: First-child: S$3500, Second-child: S$2800, Complete waive-off for additional children

• Tuition Fees:
a. Lakeside Campus:

CIS lakeside 1

CIS lakeside 2

b. Tanjong Katong Campus:

CIS tanjong katong

• Support Programme Fees:
English Language Learners (ELL): S$ 2500 per semester o Learning Support (LS): S$ 3000 per semester

• Miscellaneous Fees:

CIS misc fees

Address: 2 campuses:
• Lakeside Campus: 7 Jurong West Street, 41- Singapore – 649414 (E-mail: lakesidecampus@cis.edu.sg Contact: +65-64671732, +65-64671729)
• Tanjong Katong Campus: 371, Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore – 437128 (E-mail: tkcampus@cis.edu.sg

Contact: +65-63451573, +65-63454057)

Source link: https://www.cis.edu.sg/


5. Hwa Chong International School Singapore (HCIS) 

It was founded in 2005 as a member of the Hwa Chong family of the schools with the endorsement of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB).

• Team of qualified and dedicated teachers.
• The balanced and broad-based programme allows the development of the child while drawing out their talents and strengths.
• Support for academic pursuits, leadership and character development of students.
• Vibrant and dynamic learning environment.
• Co-curricular activities (CCA): The CCA Programme emphasizes participation and engagement in activities leading to the holistic development of the individual.
• Weekly activities that challenge and stimulate the students to learn new skills, strengthen relationships with others as well as hone leadership skills.
• Sports: Archery, Badminton, Tennis, Basketball, Bowling, Ice Hockey, Indoor Skydiving, Karate, Netball, Soccer, Table tennis
• Performing Arts: Contemporary dance, Guzheng, Jam band, Strings Ensemble
• Clubs and Societies: ELDDS, Finger painting, Media (Photography), Robotics, Mobile App coding


Integrated Curriculum: It is a six-year integrated curriculum that encompasses the four-year Integrated Programme progressing from the Foundation Programme to Pre-IB Programme, as well as the final two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP).

IGCSE: Taken at Year 4 (Grade 10), IGCSE is equivalent in standard to the GCE ‘O’ levels and British GCSE. Upon the attainment of the IGCSE qualification, students may proceed with the GCE ‘A’ levels, SAT, International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and various other certifications.

IB Diploma: The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a rigorous two-year curriculum widely recognized by the world’s leading universities and offered at Year 5 (Grade 11) for students aged 16-19 years. Components of IB assessment include:
• The extended essay (EE)
• Theory of knowledge (TOK)
• Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

• Subjects offered:

HCIS subjects

Fee Structure:
• Admission Assessment fee: S$535 non-refundable
• Tuition Security Deposit: S$6000
• Tuition Acceptance Fee: S$5350 one-time non-refundable.
• Tuition fees:

HCIS fees

Address: 663 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269783
Contact: +65 6464 7077
Source link: https://www.hcis.edu.sg/


6. St Francis Methodist School Singapore (SFMS)

• Unique academic pathways to internationally recognised qualifications.
• Supportive student environment.
• With a team of dedicated, experienced and qualified teachers, coupled with the Academic Achievement Programme (AAP), SFMS aims to enable students to realise their fullest academic potential.
• SFMS provides students with the opportunity to develop their potential and excel in their areas of talent and interest, through various interest groups.
• SFMS brings together students with diverse cultures from different parts of the world, allowing interaction and appreciation of different cultures.
• SFMS has adopted the You Can Do It! (YCDI) the model which focus on the development of young people’s social and emotional capabilities to groom students into responsible and caring adults.


a. Cambridge Primary:
• Duration: 6 years
• Class size: Maximum 25 students
• Subjects: English, Chinese, Mathematics, Science, Music, Global perspectives, Marketspace and IT skills, Visual and performing arts, Physical and Health Education

• Entry Requirements:
i. Minimum Age Requirement: 6 – 12 years old
ii. Completed Kindergarten 2 or it's equivalent
iii. Pass SFMS Admission Test & Interview

b. Foundation:
• English Immersion Programme – Level 1, 2 and 3: 12 months each
• Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspective, IT Skills, Visual and Performing Arts • Class size: Maximum 30 students

• Entry Requirements:
i. Minimum Age Requirement: 11 years old
ii. Completed Primary or Elementary Education or it's equivalent
iii. Pass SFMS Admission Test & Interview

c. Lower Secondary:
• Duration: 2 years
• Class size: Maximum 30 students
• Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspective, IT Skills, Visual and Performing Arts

• Entry Requirements:
i. 12-16 years old
ii. Completed Primary or Elementary Education or it's equivalent
iii. Pass SFMS Admission Test & Interview

d. Upper Secondary:
• Duration: 2 years
• Class size: Maximum 35 students
• Subjects: English, Mathematics, Chinese, Additional Mathematics, Principles of Accountancy, Chemistry, Geography • Elective Subjects: Physics or Biology, Chinese literature

• Entry Requirements:
i. 15 – 19 years old
ii. Completed Secondary 2 Education or its equivalent
iii. Pass SFMS Admission Test & Interview

e. Pre-tertiary:
• Duration: 2 years
• Class size: Maximum 35 students
• Subjects:

St Francis Methodist school subjects

• Entry Requirements:
i. 16 -19 years old
ii. Completed Year 10 / Secondary education or equivalent
iii. Satisfactory performance in SFMS admission tests and interview

Fee Structure: All term-wise fee structure: https://www.sfms.edu.sg/index.php/portfolio/admission/#tab-1416724061562-3-10

Address: 492 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678095
Contact: +65 6760 0889
E-mail: enquiry@sfms.edu.sg
Source link: https://www.sfms.edu.sg/


7. Eton House International Education Group (EHIEG)

If you are looking for a truly international school which has more than 120 grounded establishments spread across 12 different countries.

• The school has won many awards and accreditations.
• Comprehensive through-train programme from Playgroup to High School.
• Research-based inquiry programmes that adhere to international best practice.
• Dual language foundation.
• An innovative curriculum that is holistic, contemporary and demonstrates academic rigour. • An inquiry-based pedagogy is followed in EHIEG schools through the research-based Inquire.Think.Learn approach in the Pre-Schools and the integrated transdisciplinary IB PYP Programme in the Primary Schools.
EtonHouse Secondary students are offered a curriculum that fuses a proactive use of information technology and inquiry-based learning with the development of the essential skills required to complete the robust Cambridge approved International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Programme undertaken in Years 10 and 11.

Age Range: 12 months to 18 years

• Pre-school: In the early years, an inquiry-based “Inquire-Think-Learn” curriculum, inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach is followed.
• Primary, Secondary and High School: International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and IGCSE qualifications.

Fee Structure: S$ 33000 per semester.

• Head office: EtonHouse Head Office, 178 Clemenceau Avenue #06-00, Haw Par Glass Tower Singapore 239926

• Play Group:
i. Claymore (International): 15 Claymore Road, S229542 (Contact: +65 6737 3322, E-mail: claymore@etonhouse.edu.sg)
ii. Sentosa (International): 33 Allanbrooke Road, Sentosa, S099981 (Contact: +65 6377 3322;E-mail: sentosa@etonhouse.edu.sg)

• Pre-School:
i. 215 Upper Bukit Timah (Singapore Pre-school): 215 Upper Bukit Timah Road, S588184 (Contact+65 6762 3322; E-mail: 215bt@etonhouse.edu.sg)
ii. 681 Upper Bukit Timah (Chinese Pre-school): 681 Bukit Timah Road, #01-03, S269782 (Contact: +65 6467 3322; E-mail: hceh@etonhouse.edu.sg)
iii. Claymore (International): 15 Claymore Road, S229542 (Contact: +65 6737 3322, E-mail: claymore@etonhouse.edu.sg)
iv. Mountbatten 223 (Singapore Pre-School): 223 Mountbatten Road, #01-18, S398008 (Contact: +65 6440 5100; e-mail: m223@etonhouse.edu.sg)
v. Mountbatten 717 (Singapore Pre-School): 717 Mountbatten Road, S437737 (Contact: +656440 0777, E-mail: m717@etonhouse.edu.sg)
vi. Mountbatten 718 (International): 718 Mountbatten Road, S437738 (Contact: +65 6846 3322; E-mail: m718@etonhouse.edu.sg)
vii. Newton (Singapore Pre-School): 39 Newton Road, S307966 (Contact: +65 6352 3322, e-mail: newton@etonhouse.edu.sg)
viii. Robertson Walk (Singapore Pre-School): 11 Unity Street, #02-20, S237995 (Contact: +65 6221 1050; E-mail: robertsonwalk@etonhouse.edu)
ix. Vanda (Singapore Pre-School): 1 Vanda Road, S287771 (Contact: +65 6468 7880; E-mail: vanda@etonhouse.edu.sg)
x. Thomson (International): 8 Thomson Lane, S297743 (Contact: +65 6252 3322; E-mail: thomson@etonhouse.edu.sg)
xi. Sentosa (International): 33 Allanbrooke Road, Sentosa, S099981 (Contact: +65 6377 3322;E-mail: sentosa@etonhouse.edu.sg)
xii. Islander (Pre-School): 35 Allanbrooke Road, Sentosa, S099982 (Contact: +65 6274 2211; E-mail: islander@etonhouse.edu.sg) 

i. Broadrick (International): 51 Broadrick Road, S439501 (Contact: +65 6346 6922; E-mail: broadrick@etonhouse.edu.sg)
ii. Orchard (International): 10 Tanglin Road, S247908 (Contact: +65 6513 1155; E-mail: orchard@etonhouse.edu.sg)
iii. Thomson (International): 8 Thomson Lane, S297743 (Contact: +65 6252 3322; E-mail: thomson@etonhouse.edu.sg)
iv. Sentosa (International): 33 Allanbrooke Road, Sentosa, S099981 (Contact: +65 6377 3322;E-mail: sentosa@etonhouse.edu.sg)

Secondary and High School:
i. Broadrick (International): 51 Broadrick Road, S439501 (Contact: +65 6346 6922; E-mail: broadrick@etonhouse.edu.sg)
ii. Orchard (International): 10 Tanglin Road, S247908 (Contact: +65 6513 1155; E-mail: orchard@etonhouse.edu.sg)

Contact: +65 6746 3333
E-mail: enquiry@etonhouse.com.sg
Source link: https://www.etonhouse.com.sg/


8. Melbourne Specialist International School (MSIS)

Founded in 2014, MSIS as on today has gained wide recognition for its a truly innovative school that has led people to re-think how special education is taught and stands for equal education rights for all children.

• Unique three-pronged approach.
• uses a model in which a wide range of educational and therapy services operate collaboratively within the school. This is an integrated model of service delivery in which teachers, specialists and therapists collaborate to address the specific needs of each student.
• Classrooms have the essence of special motivational activities.
• An arts-based program that uses dance, drama, music and the visual arts to teach functional English, functional Mathematics and Daily Living Skills.
• Works with various Therapists, Educational and Clinical Psychologists to deliver an innovative arts-based program that uses dance, drama, music and visual art as a means of engaging students.
• Special training for differently-abled children.
• Provides an environment that truly supports each child’s learning journey, developing children’s communication and language skills, creative expression, physical skills and well-being, as well as personal and social development.


a. Early years:
• For: Students between 3-7 years old
• Staff: Student Ratio – 1:4 and 1:1 for children who require extra support
• Focus: Emerging language and pre-academic skills
• The capacity of the classroom: 12

b. Foundation 1:
• An evidence-based approach to education that focuses on the strong relationship between behavioural support and social-emotional learning (SEL).
• For: Students between 6-13 Years old
• Staff: Student Ratio – 1:4 and 1:1 for children who require extra support
• Focus: Emerging language and Behavioural Support
• The capacity of the classroom: 12

c. Foundation 2:
• The major focus is to develop language and communication skills.
• integrate the students into the school by using their existing strengths to develop a program in conjunction with parents, therapists and specialist staff that are appropriate for the individual’s needs.
• For: Students between 8-13 Years old
• Staff: Student Ratio – 1:4 and 1:1 for children who require extra support
• Focus: Academic Skills and Language development.
• The capacity of the classroom: 12

d. Pathways 3:
• Focuses on Daily Living skills to ensure children thrive on schedules, habits, and routines, which not only create a feeling of security but also help children learn self-control and focus.
• For: Children between 13-18 Years old
• Staff: Student Ratio – 1:4 and 1:1 for children who require extra support
• Focus: Daily Living skills and Emerging language and Academics
• The capacity of the classroom: 12

e. Pathways 4, Transition 5 and 6:
• Focuses on Academics and Pre-Vocational training.
• Promotes positive social interactions and provides opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning.
• The focus in literacy is on communication, awareness of print, and developing an understanding of multiple ways to communicate.
• Numeracy covers such topics as number, space, time, and money.
• For: Children between 14-21 years of age
• Staff: Student Ratio – 1:4 and 1:1 for children who require extra support
• Focus: Academic Skills and Language development
• The capacity of the classroom: 12

f. Victorian Curriculum 1 and 2:
• students continue their exploration of how dance can communicate ideas about themselves and their world and they make dances to express their ideas.
• Students increase their awareness of the movements their bodies can create and further explore the elements of dance (space, time, dynamics and relationships) as they make and observe dances.

Fee Structure:

Melbourne Fee 1
Melbourne Fee 2

Application fee: One-off S$ 1200
Administration Fee: One-off S$1000

Melbourne Misc Fee 1
Address: 75C Loewen Road, Singapore 248853
Contact: +65 6634 8891
E-mail: admissions@msis.edu.sg
Source link: https://msis.edu.sg/


9. Anglo Chinese School (ACS) 

ACS belongs to the family of Anglo-Chinese Schools founded as a Methodist Institution in 1886 that began with a Providential call to Methodist Reverend William Fitzjames Oldham, to establish a mission in Southeast Asia.

On 1 March 1886, he founded Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) to nurture students to be of service “for God and humanity”.

• High-quality education
• School vision for Years 1 – 4 students is: Every ACSian a Scholar, Officer, Gentleman (For God & Humanity)
• School vision for Years 5 and 6 students are: Every ACSian a Scholar, Leader, Global Citizen (For God & Humanity)
• Teachers at ACS helps its students gain Godly values and robust character, equipped and willing to serve and lead in the family, nation and the global community.

• The four-year Express programme leading to the GCE “O” Levels Examination, and
• The six-year Integrated Programme (IP) leading to the IB Diploma Programme.

Fee Structure:

ACS international school fees

Address: 121 Dover Road, Singapore 139650
Contact: (65) 6773 1633
E-mail: acsindep@acsindep.edu.sg
Source link: https://www.acsindep.moe.edu.sg/


10. 5 Steps Academy (FSA)

FSA focuses on Mathematics whilst providing a world-class multilingual well-rounded education founded on academic rigour.

• Small classes.
• Rich co-curricular programmes.
• Program is based on strong collaboration between teachers and parents.
• The program has been designed with an emphasis on the growth of our students as a whole person.
• Non-selective admission policy.
• Individual learning plans for each student.
• Apply 5 steps system in teaching.
• Enjoyable and meaningful learning.
• Safe and stimulating environment.
• Teachers not only act as tutors but also as mentors and counsellors.
• Balanced education program within a happy and comfortable environment.
• Affordable education


• Elementary School: Elementary Courses provided by 5 Steps Academy:
i. English
ii. Mathematics
iii. Science
iv. Chinese
v. Various CCA activities and Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, Russian, Hindy, and Tamil).

• Secondary School: Age-range: 11 years -18 years.
High School Program provided by 5 Steps Academy includes:
1. English
2. Mathematics
3. Chinese
4. Biology
5. Chemistry
6. Physics
7. Economics
8. World Literature
9. History
10. Geography
11. Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, Russian, Hindy, and Tamil)

• Co-curricular activities:
i. Creative Arts and Ceramics 
ii. Performing arts
iii. Coding
iv. Chess
v. Music Athletics
vi. Social Program

Fee Structure:
• No registration fees.
• No admission fees.
• No material fees.
• No deposit.
• No holidays fees.
• $1800/month payable monthly as tuition fees.

Language of Instruction: English

• Everton campus: 7 Everton Park, #01-23, Singapore 080007
• East Coast campus: 143 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428833

Contact: 8655-0005
Email: info@5steps.academy
Source link: https://5steps.academy/


11. Overseas Family School (OFS)

OFS was founded in 1991 and has been providing modern education to children belonging to overseas families living in Singapore.

It is registered at Cambridge International School. Several features of the school have enabled it to be a part of top International schools of Singapore.

These are:
a) OFS faculty is a professional team of highly qualified and experienced teachers from about 40 countries.
b) OFS Study Preparation Program (SPP) helps students quickly learn to read, write, understand and speak English while also maintaining their grade level by age.
c) OFS students study Foreign Languages chosen from English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish.
d) OFS students make friendships and develop global attitudes in a school with no dominant nationality, and no national identity or bias.
e) OFS has students from over 70 countries.
f) Each student can avail the opportunity of learning his/her mother tongue 4 hours per week within the school timetable.
g) Positive attitude and learning are developed in students.
h) Knowledge of applying thinking and problem-solving skills is imparted.
i) Individual needs of every student are focused on.
j) The school promotes self-expression in all students, bridging cultural differences and ensuring that all expand their presentation skills, as a pathway to self-confidence.

Language of Instruction: English
OFS curriculum

International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC): Pre-K1 (2 years old) to K2 (5 years old)

International Primary Curriculum (IPC): Grades 1 to 5 Age range is 6 years to 11 years. Subjects: Language Arts, Mathematics/Coding, IPC Units of Work, Reading, activities in Sports, Chess, Art, Music and ICT
Mother Tongue Program (Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish) Foreign languages (French, German, Hindi, Japanese in Grade 5)
Study Preparation Program for students whose first language is not English so that they can receive classroom instructions with ease.
Club activities: Students can choose to enrol for activities such as Craft, Chess, Sewing, Origami and Computer club.
Club Sports: Sample sports include tag games, tee-ball and table tennis.
The program aims not only to teach the skills of each sport but also to give the students involved experience in 'friendly competition'.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (IB MYP):
Age range: 6 years - 11 years
Grades: 6 to 10 Subjects: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Human Systems and Environments, Physical and Health Education, Science, Arts and Design

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP): 2-year program
Subjects: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Human Systems and Environments, Science, Arts

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE):
Age range: 14 years - 17 years

OFS High School Diploma: This diploma program is accredited by an outside body, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is recognised around the world.

Fee Structure:
• Registration fee: S$2,000 one-time non-refundable
• Tuition fee:  $8000 - $20,500 per semester depending on the level

Address: 81 Pasir Ris Heights, Singapore 519292
Contact: +65 6738 0211
E-mail: support@ofs.edu.sg
Source link: https://www.ofs.edu.sg


12. United world college (UWC)

Since 1971, UWC has been offering mission-driven, values-based international education to students from more than 90 nationalities. A K–12 school, with two campuses and over 5,500 students, UWCSEA is now recognised as one of the leading international schools in the world.

Language of Instruction: English
Infant School, Kindergarten Grade-1:
Subjects: Literacy, Mathematics, Art, Humanities, Science, Music, Language other than English or EAL, Physical Education (PE)
Junior School: Grades 2-5

UWC courses

Middle School: Grades 6 - 8
Subjects: English, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, Visual Art, Drama, a Language other than English (or EAL if needed), Physical Education, Design and Technology specialisms
High School: Grades 9 - 12: IGCSE, Foundation IB (FIB), IBDP

Fee Structure:
Application fees:
- a single campus application as a day student: S$615
- a ‘dual campus’ application (to join either campus) as a day student: S$1230
- an application to join either campus as a boarder: S$825

Enrolment fee: Enrolment fee of S$4,900 is payable on acceptance of an offered place. It is non-refundable.

i. Dover Campus: 1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654 (Call: +65 6775 5344; E-mail: uwcseadover@uwcsea.edu.sg

ii. East Campus: 1 Tampines Street 73, Singapore 528704 (Call: +65 6305 5344; E-mail: uwcseaeast@uwcsea.edu.sg)

Source link: https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/


13. Tanglin Trust School (TTS)

TTS was founded back in 1925 by Anne Griffith-Jones OBE, to provide high-quality British education to children of expatriate families.

With such a vast experience, the school has a history of excellence in education. It is a not-for-profit school and the whole revenue is dedicated to improvising education.

Curriculum: British-based curriculum

• Infant School Curriculum:
o Nursery and Reception: Ages 3 - 5 years
o Years 1 and 2: Ages 5 - 7 years
• Junior School Curriculum: Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Art & Design, Music, Drama, ICT, Chinese, Physical Education, Pastoral Curriculum
• Senior School Curriculum:
o Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) - the curriculum encompasses core, foundation and additional subjects such as Drama, Classics and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education)
o Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11) more than ten (I)GCSE subject areas are offered.
Subjects: Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics, English, Film Studies, Geography, History, Lifeskills, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Religious studies & Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Science, Environmental Systems and Societies, Physics, Physical education
• Sixth Form Curriculum: A levels and IB Diploma

Fee structure:
• Enrolment Fee: S$2675
• Capital levy: Non-refundable S$3750
• Tuition fee:

TTS fees

Address: Tanglin Trust School, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299
• General queries: +65 6778 0771
• Admission queries: +65 6770 3583 / +65 6770 3480 (Email: admissions@tts.edu.sg)

• Infant School: Tel: +65 6778 5577 (Email: infant.school@tts.edu.sg)
• Junior School: Tel: +65 6778 9000 (Email: junior.school@tts.edu.sg)
• Senior School (including Sixth Form): Tel: +65 6770 3181 / +65 6770 3138 (Email: senior.school@tts.edu.sg)

Source Link: https://www.tts.edu.sg


14. Japanese International School (JIS)

Singapore Japanese School is a private school licensed by MOE (Ministry of Education).

Language of Instruction: Japanese
Curriculum: As per guidelines established by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Fee structure:

Japanese school fees

Address: The Japanese School Singapore, Primary School, Clementi Campus 95 Clementi Road, Singapore 129782

Call: +65-6775-3366

Source link: http://www.sjs.edu.sg/


15. St. Joseph's Institution International School (SJI)

SJI International High School opened its doors in 2007, and was followed in 2008 by SJI International Elementary School.

Together they are part of a group of seven Lasallian schools in Singapore with a history dating back to 1852. The schools share a common mission: Enabling students, within a Lasallian community, to learn how to learn and to learn how to live, empowering them to become people of integrity and people for others.

• Elementary School: 5 - 12 years Subjects: Singapore Maths, Language Arts, IPC, Chinese, Arts, Design Technology, Digital Technologies, Music, Physical education, Religious and moral education
• High School: 13 - 18 years Subjects: English, Languages, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical Education, TOK, RE & WE

Fee Structure:

SJI fees

Address: SJI International School, 490 Thomson Road, Singapore, 298191
Contact: Elementary School: (+65) 6871 5202 High School: (+65) 6353 9383

Source link: https://www.sji-international.com.sg/


16. Global Indian International School (GIIS)

The school was started in 2002 with a small presence. Over 16 years, the school has grown to span seven Asian countries with 21 campuses combined in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam and India.

The school believes in providing high-quality education at affordable pricing.

Indian and International Grades: K - 12
• Global Montessori Plus (GMP Programme): The GMP programme combines elements of the globally-recognised Montessori philosophy with their well-designed approach to early childhood education.
Age range: 2.5 years - 5 years
Subjects: English, Hindi, Stem, Mathematics, Environmental awareness, Dance, Music, Free play, Structured play, Montessori

• IB Primary Years (IBPY):
Age range: 5 years - 12 years Grades 1 - 5 The IB Primary Years Programme is an inquiry-based, trans-disciplinary framework, that encourages students to deepen their learning by developing conceptual understanding of knowledge and skills - a way to actively participate in their education as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (CLSP): It has been crafted by the prestigious Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).
Age Range: 11 years - 14 years


Grades 6 & 7
Subjects: English, Maths, and Science
• Cambridge (IGCSE): It is an internationally recognised programme that is the equivalent of GCSE in the United Kingdom and the International GCE 'O' Level Examinations.
Age range: 14 years - 16 years

Grades: 8 to 10
Subjects: English, Maths, and Science

CBSE: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a renowned pedagogy which prepares students from Classes 1 to 12 for competitive examinations while facilitating entry into the world's leading universities. This approach to holistic education enables students to focus effectively on academics, as well as pursue their interests in sports and extracurricular activities.
Grades: K - 12
Subjects: Grade 1 - 2: English, Maths, Environmental Studies (EVS), Information Technology (IT), Second language (Hindi/Tamil/French), Sanskrit
Grades 3 - 5: English, Mathematics, Economics, Environmental Management, Business studies, English as a second language, Foreign language French, Hindi as a second language, GCE ‘O’ Ordinary level, Literature English, Computer Science, Physical Education, Global perspectives, Biology, Physics, Chemistry
Grades 6 - 8: English, Maths, Science, Social science, Information Technology, Second language (Hindi/Tamil/French), Third language (Hindi/Tamil/French/Sanskrit/Mandarin) Grades 9 - 10: English, Maths, Science, Social science, Foundation Information Technology, Second language (Hindi/Tamil/French)
Grades 11 - 12: Commerce Group with Mathematics ( English, Maths, Economics, Accountancy, Business studies) Commerce Group without Mathematics (English, Economics, Accountancy, Physical Education)

• International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP): It is pursued after the completion of Grade 10, ‘O’ Levels or equivalent, and provides balanced exposure to academics, a better understanding of the world and getting a great foundation for university life. Secondary school students between 16 to 19 years of age take up this programme which comprises six subject groups and the DP core, which includes the following:
o Theory of knowledge (TK)
o Extended Essay (EE)
o Creativity, Action and Service (CAS)
o DP Core Fee Structure: Nursery, KG1, KG2:

• GIIS Smart Campus: 27 Punggol Field Walk, Singapore - 828649 (Call: +65 6914 7100)
• GIIS East Coast Campus: 82 Cheviot Hill, Singapore - 459663 (Call: +65 6914 7100)

Call: +65-9631 6000
E-mail: admissions.sg@globalindianschool.org

Source link: https://singapore.globalindianschool.org/


17. XCL World Academy

XCL American Academy is the newest American international school in Singapore for children aged 2 -2, offering high-quality, rigorous, and accessible American education. A carefully designed academic program designed to deliver an authentic, comprehensive and forward-thinking American international education that closely follows the  AERO/ Common Core curriculum guidelines.

We strive to inspire the next generation of pioneers and empower them to leave a positive mark on our ever-changing world.

We believe in equipping our students with the tools, mindset and experiences they will need to be at the forefront of this change and be agents of their success. Through our mission to harness, guide and ignite the ‘Pioneering Spirit’ in every student, we encourage them to develop a challenger mindset and fulfill their potential while embracing the core American values of respect, honor, and courage. By focusing on what really matters to both students and parents, we provide high quality, exceptional value, values-driven learning experience accessible to all.

Age range: 2 years - 14 years
Fee structure: https://www.xaa.edu.sg/admissions/school-fees/
Address: 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore, 768039
Contact: • Admission enquiries: +65 6850 5131
Source link:  https://www.xaa.edu.sg/


18. One World International School (OWIS)

Global Schools Foundation is a not-for-profit chain of K-12 schools in Southeast Asia. The foundation serves more than fifteen thousand students representing more than seventy different nationalities across the globe.

Created to provide affordable, high-quality education to international communities worldwide, GSF was founded in 2002. Nearly two decades later, the foundation's schools have received more than 150 national and international awards for academic excellence.

• International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP): The IB PYP Programme at OWIS is underpinned by the English National Curriculum to implement age-appropriate learning outcomes.
Age range: 3 years - 11 years

•Cambridge IGCSE: Secondary school students follow the Cambridge curriculum from Grades 6 to 8 and the IGCSE programme which culminates in 9 subject-specific IGCSEs in Grade 9 and 10. Compulsory subjects: English language & literature, Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities, Languages, Creative arts Optional subjects: History, Geography, Business Studies, Economics, Computer science, Art & Design, Music, Global perspectives, PE-Examination, Drama, Information & Communication Technology

• International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP): The IBDP is an academically rigorous two-year pre-university programme recognised worldwide.
Age range: 16 years - 18 years

Subject groups: 6 viz. Studies in language and literature, Language acquisition, Individuals and societies, Mathematics, Sciences, The arts Components: Theory of knowledge (TOK); Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS); Extended Essay (EE) Fee Structure:

• Annual tuition fees:

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