Singapore is a thriving expat destination, and as such has many reputed international schools in different locations, offering a variety of curricula.
The public school system in Singapore also provides high quality education, but expat parents often choose international schools over public schools, so that their children can follow an international curriculum.This helps to make the transition easier if and when they return to their home country. International schools are also places of great diversity, as students from different nationalities study together. Here is an overview of some of the international schools in Singapore.
Raffles American School Malaysia
Lot 1- 4, Anjung Neighborhood Center, 5, Persiaran Ledang Heights, 79250 Nusajaya, JOHOR, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-510 2668
Raffles American School offers education for students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The educational program follows a learning outcome approach, and emphasizes collaboration with parents in order to ensure student success. Raffles American School follows the US curriculum.
Canadian International School
7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414
Phone: +65 6467 1732
Following the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP), Canadian International School has a student population of 2,500, spanning kindergarten to Grade 12. Some of the facilities provided include sports courts and fields, a performing arts center and a two-storey library.
Eton House International School
39 Newton Road, Singapore 307966
Phone: +65 6352 3322
The curriculum at Eton House International School is based on the Inquire-Think-Learn curriculum approach, inspired by the Reggio Emilia Project of Northern Italy in combination with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). A unique feature of this school is that it offers a bilingual program, in which both English and Mandarin teachers are present in the classroom.
German European School Singapore (GESS)
72 Bukit Tinggi Rd, Singapore 289760
This school offers the International Baccalaureate program and also provides access to all German school leaving certificates, based on the language a student selects. GESS places importance on learning the mother tongue and ensures that students receive individual attention. The school has two campus locations, where the population of 1,500 students from more than 50 nationalities receive their education.
Integrated International School (IIS)
41 Sunset Way, #02-03/04 Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071
Phone: +65 6466 4475
The Integrated International School takes two approaches to education: the Mainstream approach and the Support Approach, for children with learning differences and special needs. Both are offered in an inclusive environment. The educational program is based on the New South Wales curriculum.
Nexus International School Singapore (NISS)
201 Ulu Pandan Rd, Singapore 596468
Phone: +65 6536 6566
An authorized International Baccalaureate World School, NISS offers the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (CLSP) for grades 6, 7 and 8; and the University of Cambridge curriculum for grades 9 and 10. Founded in 2007 to accommodate a population of 1200 students, NISS encourages multiculturalism and also has a cafeteria that caters to international tastes.
One World International School
696 Upper Changi Rd East, Singapore 486826
Phone: +65 6542 2285
Providing quality education in a multicultural environment, One World International School keeps the class sizes small in order to achieve a high teacher-student ratio. Offering education to students from Early Childhood to Grade 8, the school follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).
Singapore American School
40 Woodlands Street 41, Singapore 738547
Phone: +65 6363 3403
With a 36-acre campus located approximately 35 minutes from downtown Singapore, Singapore American School offers the American High School Diploma at the senior level. It has full accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the United States. The campus provides state-of-the-art facilities for all grade levels including spaces for drama, music and art.
Tanglin Trust School
95 Portsdown Rd, Singapore 139299
With a program based on the English National Curriculum, Tanglin Trust School contextualizes its educational system to its setting South East Asia. The school has an Infant School section for students aged 3 to 7; a Junior School section for students aged 7 to 11; and a Senior School section for students aged 11 to 18. The school aims at taking the high standards of the British educational system and combining it with an awareness of the local cultural context.
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