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Education is essential for every child, and the government emphasises on formal education for every child in Singapore. Singapore Expats comprehensive listings of international schools in Singapore, education system in Singapore and procedure to admit into a local school.

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Education System in Singapore

Primary School Education

A child starts studying at Primary One at the age of six and studies for six years. He/she then sits for the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) before moving on to secondary school for another four or five years. The Primary School Education consists of a 4-year foundation stage from Primary 1 to 4 and a 2-year orientation stage from Primary 5 to 6. The overall aim of primary education is to give students a good grasp of English language, Mother Tongue and Mathematics.

  • 6 years of compulsory education
  • National examination: Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE)
  • Students are encouraged to participate in Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) and Community Involvement Programme (CIP)

Secondary School Education

Second School Education places students in the Special, Express, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical) course according to how they perform at the PSLE. The different curricular emphases are designed to match their learning abilities and interests. In secondary school, he/she can choose- based on his/her examination results to enter in the School Cambridge General Certificate of Education ’Ordinary’ (GCE ’O’s) level examinations.

  • 4-5 years of education
  • National examination: GCE ‘O’ Levels (for Special / Express courses) or GCE ‘N’ Levels (for Normal course)
  • All students take part in at least one CCA; CCA performance is considered for admission to JCs, CI, polytechnics and ITE

After the secondary level, it’s a selection whether to go:

  1. Technical (ITE) or commercial institutes (MDIS, MIS, TMC, SIM)
  2. Polytechnics (Nanyang, Temasek, Ngee Ann, Singapore Polytechnic) to pursue diploma courses
  3. Pre-university centres or junior colleges to prepare for the Senior Cambridge General Certificate of Education ’Advanced’ (GCE ’A’) level examinations and later on tertiary education
  4. Centralised institutions

Pre-University Education

The Pre-U Education prepares students for the GCE "A" Level examination at the end of the 2-year junior college or 3-year centralised institute course. Students who completed their pre-university education will receive aSchool Graduation Certificate.

  • 2-3 years of education
  • National examination: GCE "A" Levels
  • All students take part in at least one CCA. CCA performance is considered for university admission

Tertiary Education

For tertiary education, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU) provide a wide choice of courses.

ITE

The primary role of ITE is to ensure that its graduates have the technical knowledge and skills that are relevant to industry. ITE is the national authority for the setting of skills standards and the certification of skills in Singapore.

Polytechnics

Polytechnics were set up with the mission to train middle-level professionals to support the technological and economic development of Singapore. Reflecting the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of their students, the polytechnics seek to train students with relevant and specific skills for the workplace to give Singapore a competitive edge as we move into a knowledge-based economy.

Universities

Singapore’s undergraduate university education aspires to prepare students not only for today’s world but also for a world where there will be jobs that have yet to be invented and challenges not yet foreseen.

Special Schools

Schools tailored for handicapped children are also available and are mainly operated by managed by private schools/ organisations.

Expat Children Admission into Local Schools


Expatriates in Singapore on employment / professional visit passes could apply for their children for admission to the government or government-aided schools through the Ministry of Education (MOE). If there are vacancies, they need to obtain student passes from the Immigration Department. School fees in such schools are much lower than in private schools. The students in local schools are usually Singaporean origin whereas students in International Schools consist of students from all over the world. Information and procedure of enrolling into a local school are listed below.

Admission of Foreign Students to Government, Government-aided, Independent Schools, Junior Colleges and Centralised Institute

Applications for school admission of foreign students must be made using the prescribed form obtainable from the foreign student information website or the schools (ie Government/Government-aided/Independent schools/Junior colleges/Centralised institute).

For information on school admission of foreign students, you may visit foreign student information website at http://www.moe.gov.sg/esp/foreign/

For further clarifications, please contact:

- MOE Customer Service Centre at DID (65) 6872 2220, Fax No (65) 6776 4617
- MOE email address at contact@moe.edu.sg

Part 1: Application Procedure

Step 1 - Apply at school of choice

The parent/guardian submits the completed application form for school admission together with all the necessary original documents directly to a school of choice. For children whose parent(s) are holding S Pass or Work Permit (R Pass), they are required to pass a qualifying test before seeking school admission (see Step A).

Step 2 - School conducts placement test and issues Letter of Acceptance

School will conduct placement test for the applicant if there is a vacancy.

If applicant passes the placement test and the school accepts him/her, the school will issue a Letter of Acceptance (LOA). The LOA will indicate in-principle acceptance of the applicant to the school. The applicant can proceed to ICA to apply for a student’s pass with this letter (see Step 3)

Acceptance to the school is subject to the applicant obtaining and returning with a student’s pass from Immigration and Checkpoints Authority(ICA) within 2 weeks from date of issue of the LOA.

Applicants who are holding a Dependant’s Pass (DP) or an Immigration Exemption Order(IEO) are not required to apply for a student’s pass from ICA. He/She can be admitted by the school immediately upon passing the placement test (go to Step 5).

Step 3 - Apply student’s pass at ICA

The LOA is valid for 2 weeks from date of issue. Upon receiving the LOA, the applicant should proceed to ICA immediately to apply for a student’s pass. Applicant must produce the original LOA endorsed by the School to ICA.

Step 4 - Return to school within 2 weeks with student’s pass

The applicant must return to school with a valid student’s pass within 2 weeks from the date of the LOA. The applicant will forfeit his/her admission to the school if he/she does not return within 2 weeks.

Step 5 - Donation to the Education Fund

After the applicant has been successfully admitted to the school, the Ministry of Education will send a letter to him/her requesting for the biennial donation to the Education Fund, i.e $1,000 for every 2 years.

Step A - For Children of S Pass and Work Permit (R Pass) Holders Only

Applicants with at least one parent working in Singapore on S Pass or Work Permit (R Pass) must pass a qualifying test (Assessment of General Ability conducted by Civil Service College Consultants) before they can be considered for admission. For more information on this requirement, please refer to Ministry of Manpower’s website at http://www.mom.gov.sg.   

Applicants who have not taken the qualifying test can apply online at General Ability Test Singapore website.

The applicant will receive by post a letter on the Outcome of the Qualifying Test. If the letter shows that he/she is eligible to seek admission to a Singapore school, he/she can then approach a school of choice with the letter to apply for school admission (refer to Step 2)

Part 2: Other Information

1. Application Period

Applications for school admission are accepted by schools subject to availability of vacancies. Application can be made anytime during the year. For admission to Primary One in the following year, the applicant may register with the school of choice during or after Phase 3 of the annual Primary One Registration Exercise (http://www.moe.edu.sg/esp/schadm/p1/).

2. Donation to the Education Fund

A foreign student is requested to make biennial donations (that is, once every two years) to the Education Fund of the Ministry of Education if his/her application to study in Singapore is approved.

Foreign students are requested to make the biennial donations of S$1,000 within the period stated in the Letter of Donation.

Thereafter, foreign students are requested to make the donation in advance every two years. The biennial donations are requested from foreign students of all nationalities who seek admission to schools, junior colleges and centralised institute for the academic year beginning in January each year. The biennial donations replace the previous donation rates ($3,000 for Malaysians and $5,000 for other nationalities) which were requested once at the primary education level and once at the secondary education level.

Foreign students whose parents are Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents, or holders of work passes (including P1, P2, Q1, S, R and other work passes), who are admitted from 1 Jan 2001 onwards, are also requested to make the biennial donations to the Education Fund.

The donations to the Education Fund are eligible for tax-exemption and the official receipts will be made in favour of either the donor or the foreign student. The donation is non-refundable except when the foreign student is awarded a Singapore Government Scholarship www.moe.gov.sg/aseanscholarships in the year of admission or when he/she has not attended any lessons in school.

3. Particulars of Guardian

The foreign student is required to provide the particulars of his/her guardian to the school for contact purposes. The guardian should be a Singapore Citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident above 21 years old OR the parent of the foreign student if the parent is working/staying in Singapore.

A foreign student should report any change in guardianship to his/her school principal.

4. Choice of school

Parent/guardian can approach the school of choice directly. Admission is dependent on the availability of vacancies in the school provided there are no Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents on the school’s waiting list.

5. Placement Test conducted by the school

The foreign student will be tested subjects such as English, Mathematics and Mother Tongue Language (where applicable). The tests are conducted by the school which the foreign student is seeking admission to.

6. Level of Admission

Besides the performance in the school placement test, foreign students will be considered for admission to a level subject to documentary proof that he/she has completed the previous level, and the age criteria. Foreign students who have been admitted at the primary level must complete the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) before proceeding to the secondary level.

7. Boarding Facilities

Please refer to the list of boarding schools and hostels. The private hostels are listed in the yellow pages of the Singapore Telephone Directory.

8. Exemption from offering Chinese, Malay or Tamil as a Mother Tongue Language

Exemption from the mother tongue requirement may be considered on a case-by-case basis after the student has been admitted to school. Application for exemption should be made through the school principal, who will refer the application to the Languages & Literature Branch, Ministry of Education, for consideration.

9. Monthly School Fees

For Government and Government-Aided Schools, the monthly rates of school fees payable are S$80 for primary, S$130 for secondary and S$240 for pre-university levels. For children of Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents and dependants of Employment Pass and Skilled Work Permit Holders, the monthly school fees payable for the first 2 years are S$3 for primary, S$5 for secondary, and S$6 for pre-university levels. For the third year onwards, the school fees payable will be determined based on their citizenship status.

In addition to school fees, all students are to pay miscellaneous fees. The maximum monthly miscellaneous fees payable are S$11 for primary, S$16 for secondary, and S$22 for pre-university levels. Students studying in Autonomous Schools are also required to pay additional miscellaneous fees. Please check directly with the schools on the actual amount of miscellaneous fees payable.

The rates of school and miscellaneous fees payable are reviewed by the Ministry of Education and individual schools from time to time.

For Independent Schools, the school fees payable varies from school to school. Please check directly with the schools concerned for the fees payable.

10. Admission to Kindergartens, Private Schools, Universities & Polytechnics

A foreign student seeking admission to a kindergarten, private school or an institution of higher education (ie university or polytechnic), should approach the kindergarten, private school or institution directly.

11. General

In accordance with the Immigration Regulations, a foreigner is exempted from applying for a Student’s Pass if he/she is a Dependant’s Pass or Immigration Exemption Order Holder studying in a Government/Governement-aided/Independent School. For more details on Student’s Pass applications, please refer to ICA ’s website .

A copy of the "Directory of Schools and Educational Institutions, Singapore" is obtainable from the Customer Service Centre at the Ground Floor, Podium Block, Ministry of Education, at S$3.50 per copy excluding postage. This publication provides the addresses and telephone numbers of all the schools in Singapore. Alternatively, the information may be found in the Schools Information website at http://www.moe.edu.sg/schdiv/sis/

Age Criteria for Admission of Foreign Students

Level

Permissible Age Range as at 1st Jan or Year of Admission

Primary 1 6 to 10+
Primary 2 7 to 11+
Primary 3 8 to 12+
Primary 4 9 to 13+
Primary 5 10 to 14+
Primary 6 No direct admission is allowed to this critical level as the students will not have sufficient preparation time for the Primary School Leaving Examination held towards the end of the year.
Secondary 1 12 to 16+
Secondary 2 13 to 17+
Secondary 3 14 to 18+
Secondary 4 No direct admission is allowed to this critical level as the students will not have sufficient preparation time for the GCE "N" or GCE "O" Level Examinations held towards the end of the year.
Secondary 5 No direct admission is allowed to this critical level as the students will not have sufficient preparation time for the GCE "O" Level Examinations held towards the end of the year.
Pre-U 1 16 to 20+
Pre-U 2 No direct admission is allowed to this critical level as the students will not have sufficient preparation time for the GCE "A" Examinations held towards the end of the year.
Pre-U 3 No direct admission is allowed to this critical level as the students will not have sufficient preparation time for the GCE "A" Examinations held towards the end of the year.
International Schools


ISS International School

ISS International School was founded in 1981 to serve the expatriate community in Singapore.

ISS is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with a multicultural environment for students from almost 60 countries.  It is the ONLY IB World School in Singapore specialising solely in the IB, incorporating IB Primary Years, IB Middle Years and the IB Diploma Program. This specialisation makes it possible for the school to offer a clear and undiluted IB focus. ISS has a high percentage of IBO workshop leaders, moderators and examiners among its staff, one of the highest in Asia.

The IB is a combination of the best education systems offered worldwide and ISS offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of subjects in Singapore at the IB Diploma level. Students graduate with either the full IB Diploma or IB Diploma Course.

ISS is also known for its outstanding support services, which include counselling, university advising and a guardianship program. The school has an intensive ESL (English as a Second Language) program to enhance the overall level of the English Language.

ISS has a fully digitally integrated 1 to 1 laptop program, and all students in Grades 7 to 12 are required to have an Apple MacBook as part of the school’s curriculum. ISS is also the first International School in Singapore with an Apple MacBook laptop program.  

Accreditations:

  • An authorized IB World School
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), USA
  • Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • A member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS)
  • EduTrust certified and registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE)

Website: www.iss.edu.sg

Elementary & Middle School campus:
25 Paterson Road, Singapore 238510
Tel: +65 6235 5844   Fax: +65 6732 5701

High School campus:
21 Preston Road, Singapore 109355
Tel: +65 6475 4188   Fax: +65 6273 7065

ISS is a member of the ISS Education Group (Incorporated in 1981) with subsidiaries in Beijing and Singapore.

Testimonies from Parents:

Parents’ testimonials are available at: http://www.iss.edu.sg/parent_testimonials.php



Marlborough College Malaysia

Marlborough College Malaysia

THE BEST OF BRITISH BOARDING AND DAY EDUCATION

Located on the Southern tip of Malaysia; a 10 minute drive from the border and 68kms
from Singapore International airport.

In August 2012, after five years of careful planning, Marlborough College became the first independent, British boarding and day school to open a campus in Malaysia. After a successful, first year of operation, the initial cohort of 350 pupils now stands at over 600. The College follows a programme of selective admission which will enable slow and steady growth towards a target of 1280 pupils in 2018/19.

Marlborough College Malaysia

Senior School Day and Boarding for children Years 9 – 13 (aged 13 – 18)
Upper Preparatory School Day and Boarding for children Years 5 – 8 (aged 8 – 13)
Lower Preparatory School Day School from Year 3 – Year 4 (aged 6 – 8)
Pre-Preparatory School Day School from Reception to Year 2 (aged 4 – 6)

British Curriculum - internationally recognised IGCSE qualifications at 16, the IB Diploma Programme at 18 and Mandarin, Spanish and Bahasa Malay as foreign languages.

Common Room – the majority of teachers have worked at British Curriculum schools and one third of these have direct experience of Marlborough College, UK, bringing with them the pedagogy and sense of tradition.

Community – a vibrant, international, multi-faith environment where the children represent over 30 different nationalities.

Resources - a beautiful, 90 acre estate, housing nine grass pitches, a cricket ground, athletics track, 50m swimming pool, junior swimming pool, six tennis courts, netball courts and an all-weather pitch for hockey and games. Indoor facilities include a theatre, air conditioned music practice rooms, a fully-equipped gym, dance studio, netball, basketball, volley-ball and badminton courts, four squash courts and a climbing wall.

Please contact the Admissions Secretary, Nicola Grogan for an appointment and a tour of the College.

Telephone: +60 7 560 2244
Email: admissions@marlboroughcollege.my

For the latest MCM news, details of open days and information sessions, please visit www.marlboroughcollege.my



Stamford American International School

Stamford American International School

With a goal of instilling an enthusiasm for lifelong learning and a sense of global awareness, along with building the necessary skills to prepare students for the challenges and changes which lay ahead, Stamford American International School provides a world class academic offering.


State-of-the-Art Campus
Stamford American International School’s new $300 million campus facility features state-of-the-art technology and facilities establishing Stamford as a new benchmark for international schools around the world. The campus features top notch academic and athletic resources:
• Cognita iLEarn™ facility for interactive learning
• Science Wing with specialized laboratories
• High-Tech Learning Resource and Media Center
• Swimming Pools, indoor sports arena, gym, sports field, dance studio and golfing excellence center


The best of American and International learning
Stamford offers two rigorous programs of learning; the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program integrated with the most rigorous US state standards (AERO). Stamford students get the best of American and international education to prepare them to live, learn and work in our increasingly globalized world.

 

 

 


Strength in Languages
Beyond developing their English, students receive daily language lessons beginning at age 2 in Mandarin or Spanish. Daily reinforcement helps students to develop fluency in their chosen language.

 

 




Integrated Technology
At Stamford we focus on building our students’ experience and comfort with integrated technology. There are interactive Promethean boards in every classroom, a 1 to 1 iPad Program for students from Kindergarten 2 through Grade 5 and a 1 to 1 MacBook Program for our Middle School and High School students.






Healthy Food, Health Kids, Healthy Planet
Stamford has partnered with Celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant to run the Student Café and Parent Café. Chef Stroobant strongly believes in the importance of building good eating habits from a young age by serving students healthier, fresher and more nutritious foods. The diverse menu uses organic ingredients with low GI, high quality meats and no MSG.

 

 

 

Internationalism
The name suggests internationalism ... a visit confirms it. Not just in the curriculum and the focus on languages, but the wide range of nationalities at Stamford. The student body represents over 40 different nationalities, a diversity that is celebrated! 


Central Location
Conveniently located at 279 Upper Serangoon Road (1 Woodleigh Lane), the campus is next to the Woodleigh MRT and a short drive from most expat communities.

 

For more information please contact us:
admissions@sais.edu.sg
www.sais.edu.sg
+65 6602 7247


French Courses for Children at Alliance Française de Singapour

Alliance Francaise de Singapour

Alliance Francaise de SingapourThe Alliance française de Singapour, Singapore's premier French language institution and cultural centre, runs French courses for children from as young as one year old to teenagers aged twelve and above. French courses for children at Alliance française are very much sought after thanks to the great quality of the content, the dedication and professionalism of highly trained native French teachers and our desire to make sure that learning is fun AND efficient!

Our programme for the young begins with the Zouzous class for pre-schoolers, where children as young as 12-months-old are exposed to a foreign language, and where their natural abilities help them to master French language rapidly and easily while boosting their intellectual competencies. We also offer various classes for children from the ages of five to fifteen, using methodology and syllabus developed in France for optimum language learning.

Broadened Cultural Horizons
Learning another language is a life-long commitment. An early start facilitates a deeper understanding of one's own culture, as well as an appreciation of other cultures. At the cross-cultural level, being educated in French broadens a child's outlook and introduces new modes of expression. Knowing more than one language enables communication with a wide spectrum of people from diverse backgrounds.

Alliance française de Singapour has developed a great expertise in teaching French to children and we are eager to expand our programs by offering others ways of learning that can greatly complement their learning in class.

Call us today for an in-depth discussion on our best programmes which can be tailored to meet individual needs, and on how learning French can benefit your child.

Contact:

Mr Emmanuel Lainé
Deputy Director
+65 6833 9309
emmlaine@alliancefrancaise.org.sg

or Ms Myzu Hoang
Registrar
+65 6833 9304
registrar@alliancefrancaise.org.sg

Alliance Francaise de Singapour

Alliance française de Singapour
1 Sarkies Road Singapore 258130
Tel: 6737 8422  Fax: 6733 3023
courses@alliancefrancaise.org.sg
alliancefrancaise.org.sg


AIOA - American International Online Academy

AIOA

As a student in AIOA, you can learn from anywhere in the world. American International Online Academy is a private, AdvancEd accredited college preparatory school. We provide a convenient and flexible learning environment. With AIOA, you can get a US education including a high school diploma from anywhere in the world! As long as you have internet access, you can learn with AIOA. AIOA is kindergarten through 12th grade school; our curriculum is online and ready for you. Our high school students also have the opportunity to take US university classes online. As a parent in AIOA, you will have the flexibility to be more involved in your child’s upbringing, and you can rest assured that your student will receive a quality US education. AIOA believes each student is unique and can meet or exceed their potential, and AIOA will provide a quality standards based education with a distance learning supported curriculum using state of the art technologies.

  • At AIOA we offer each student the tools and resources that they need to become successful and accomplished students. Our teachers and staff members are patient and experienced and will work alongside the student, in cooperation with the parents, for superior achievement.
  • Every student will have a variety of courses to choose from that meet the standards required for a unique education tailored to that student.
  • AIOA will adapt curriculum to meet students’ academic abilities and aptitudes.
  • AIOA believes in a strong sense of community and diversity, and AIOA is open to students worldwide.
  • AIOA believes that accountability is paramount.
  • AIOA is a private institution, governed by an acting Board of Education that upholds the regulations and requirements for a successful educational environment.

AIOA, educating the world one student at a time.

AIOA
www.ai-oa.org
Email: aioa@ai-oa.org
Office: +1 435 535 2081
Fax: +1 435 363 8331


Brighton Montessori

Brighton Montessori

At Brighton Montessori, we believe that every child learns at his or her own pace. Therefore, Brighton Montessori's curriculum was uniquely designed to cater to each individual child's needs. Following the philosophy of Maria Montessori, Brighton Montessori adapted the hands on learning approach and one to one teaching approach with concrete to abstract methods for both Phonics and Mathematics.

Our carefully prepared environment is designed to complement the activities and encourage the participation of children. All our classrooms are well equipped and ever ready for a child's learning, allowing them to explore and express themselves freely. With an open door communication practice, strong parent and school partnership and a team of dedicated principals and teachers, Brighton Montessori stands firm in preparing each individual child with education and life skills for their next stage of formal education and beyond.

Brighton Montessori

Our goal is to nurture in children:

  • A creative mind with a love for learning
  • A loving heart with independence and self-confidence
  • A lively spirit to share, respect and cooperate with others
  • A healthy body for physical well-being and development

Statistics:

Ages taught: 18 months - 6 years
Teacher/student ratio: 1:6 for Pre-Nursery - 1:14 for Kindergarten students.
Montessori Curriculum: Practical Life, Sensorial Exercises, Language, Mathematics, Cultural Studies
Programmes include: Intensive Chinese Immersion Programme, Kidz Fun Discovery Programme
Instruction in: English, Mandarin

Half Day, Full Day, and Flexi Programme available.

Brighton Montessori

Our locations:

Brighton Montessori Fort Road
16 Fort Road, Singapore 439077

Brighton Montessori Frankel Avenue
125 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458235

Brighton Montessori Mountbatten Road
764 Mountbatten Road, Singapore 437764

Brighton Montessori River Valley
370 River Valley Road, Singapore 248279

Brighton Montessori Sunset Way
41 Sunset Way, #02-01/02 Clementi Arcade Singapore 597071

Brighton Montessori The Grassroots' Club
190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #02-01 The Grassroots Club, Singapore 568046
 
Contact us to find out more or to schedule a tour at any of our centres.

Hotline: (+65) 6588 3883
Email: contact@brightonmontessori.com.sg
Website: http://www.brightonmontessori.com.sg


Canadian International School

Canadian International School

Engage. Enlighten. Empower.

Canadian International SchoolThe Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore provides an international education for students aged 3 to 18 years.

The Canadian International School provides the global child with the ultimate 21st century educational experience - one that is innovative, creative and bold. Students are inspired to achieve excellence as they participate in engaging academic, sporting, and fine and performing arts programmes that are rigorous but never rigid. Outstanding educators live and breathe the IB philosophy and encourage students to excel as they develop intellectual curiosity and independence of mind, concern and respect for others, a sense of compassion and high standards. Our co-educational graduate community goes on to study at universities around the world.

Challenging expeditions and community service opportunities empower students from over 60 countries to broaden their understanding of the world around them and develop leadership skills. As global citizens, our community celebrates their shared humanity and diversity.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, the Canadian International School offers the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students in ECE to Grade 6, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students in Grades 7 to 10, and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students in Grade 11 and 12. The IB DP is recognised by universities worldwide.

The Canadian International School places a key focus on the use of modern information technology (IT) systems to support teaching, learning and communication. Today’s students are native digital citizens who move seamlessly from one digital platform to another. The CIS curriculum integrates technology to optimize and enhance student-learning experiences and deliver lessons in a very hands-on, minds-on manner.

The CIS Advantage

21st Century Skills
Students are prepared for a future filled with unknowns. Digital citizenship and communication, creativity and analytical thinking, and the ability to thrive in a constantly changing world will all be essential for future success.

Diverse Community
Staff, students and parents from over 60 countries come together to form a culturally rich learning environment – reinforcing the values of global citizenship and a shared humanity.

Inclusive Culture
Diverse experiences, perspectives and talents enrich our school community. Inclusion is about action, not just words - students feel that they belong, can realize their potential, and contribute to school life in a meaningful way.

Excellence
Students are challenged to do their best in whatever they do, reach for the highest level of individual achievement and develop a personal sense of responsibility as their skills and talents develop. Students discover the delight in acquiring knowledge through innovate learning opportunities and graduate confident that goals and dreams are achievable.

 

Lakeside Campus

The Canadian International School’s Lakeside campus, set on 43,000 sq. m. of land, provides students with facilities that include state of the art classrooms, academic facilities, spacious sporting, outdoor and playground facilities, as well as a Performing and Fine Arts Centre, Auditorium and double storey Library. The campus is easily accessible via public transport, and our older students enjoy the independence and autonomy that this provides.

Having the opportunity to build a brand new campus allowed us to create a school that is perfectly suited to accommodate and complement our unique, progressive and innovative educational programmes, and resulted in a campus that is at the forefront of educational design. Every aspect of the campus has been designed to reflect the very latest thinking and best practices in school design and functionality. Technological infrastructure that will support 21st century learning was planned to serve our long-term needs.

For more information or to book a personal tour, please contact us at admissions@cis.edu.sg.

Addresses:

Lakeside Campus
Jurong West Street 41
Singapore 649414
E: admissions@cis.edu.sg
T: +65 6467 1732  Fax: +65 6467 1729

Tanjong Katong Campus (ECE to Grade 10)
371 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437128
E: East (Tanjong Katong) admissionstk@cis.edu.sg
T: +65 6345 1573  Fax: +65 6345 4057

Website: www.cis.edu.sg


The Chinese International School (CNIS) - Best of Both Worlds

The Chinese International School

The Chinese International School (CNIS) began operations in 2006 with the vision to be an international school integrating Eastern and Western cultures through the IB philosophy.

Since opening it’s doors CNIS has become a multicultural school set in the tranquil setting of Dunearn Road with an enrollment of over 400 students aged 3 to 18 years.

CNIS is one of a few schools to only offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes throughout giving students the support, focus and encouragement needed to succeed in the IB.

CNIS specializes in the immersion of Chinese Language and culture and therefore has a team of dedicated international professionals who deliver a holistic learning environment that develops our students into caring, thinking and morally upright bilingual global citizens.

CNIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students from K – Grade 6, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students in Grade 7 – Grade 10 and the IB Diploma Years Programme (DP) is for students from Grade 11 and 12. The IB Diploma is acknowledged by universities from around the world giving the students a gateway to their future. CNIS is also a proud member of the Beijing Municipal UNESCO Club Association Club School.

CNIS is part of Huijia Private Education Group which has over 20 years experience in the Chinese education system allowing CNIS to build a strong foundation in teaching Chinese to expatriates and locals alike.

Chinese International School

Chinese International School
60 Dunearn Road, Singapore 309434
Tel: +65 6254 0200  Fax: +65 6252 5120
Website – www.cnis.edu.sg
Email – admissions@cnis.edu.sg


EtonHouse International School

EtonHouse International School

EtonHouse International School

The EtonHouse campus at Broadrick Road is a popular International Baccalaureate World School that houses both the pre-school and international school. There are approximately 500 children enrolled at the Broadrick site. Situated in a quiet, leafy residential area adjacent to the Geylang walkway connector and canal, the school has a bustling, multicultural community of learners from over 44 different nationalities. The school is walking distance to Dakota MRT station.

The pre-school offers levels Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2 and the International school offers classes from Year 2 to Year 6 for children aged 6 to 11 years of age. The curriculum philosophy is inquiry-focused and trans-disciplinary, based upon the pedagogy of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. The Literacy and Numeracy framework from the United Kingdom is also used as a curriculum reference. Students are encouraged to become active, compassionate, life-long learners who seek to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. The programs are academically rigorous in their learning expectations and challenge students to be become responsible members of their school, local and global communities.

The school also offers a richly diverse curricular and co-curricular program that includes: a Years 5 and 6 laptop program, computer laboratory access for all, a well-stocked library, specialist art and music rooms, a large multi-purpose hall for dining and performance, and daily language classes in Mandarin, Hindi, Japanese and English as a Second Language. Also offered are Chinese Cultural classes, parents Mandarin classes, Pre-SAP immersion Mandarin, after-school academic and recreational clubs and sports programs on the extensive playing fields.

The campus also offers the first and only bilingual primary years programme in Singapore where learning happens in an integrated bilingual environment with an English and Mandarin speaking teacher in the classroom at all times. At EtonHouse International School, students develop a strong foundation and proficiency in Mandarin and more importantly, a love for learning the language. The Primary Bilingual Programme offered at EtonHouse is delivered in an integrated bilingual environment and is the first of its kind in Singapore. The holistic and multi-dimensional bilingual programme integrates many interesting aspects of the language such as culture, music, art, helping children appreciate the language better and develop in them a genuine interest in the language at a very young age.

EtonHouse International School’s inquiry-based learning approach nurtures lifelong learners with inquisitive minds and the potential to shape the future of our planet. Education is about more than imparting knowledge; it is also about building character and empowering each individual to be an enthusiastic lifelong learner, global citizen, and leader of the future. EtonHouse aims to develop each child into a well-balanced individual with a genuine thirst for learning - and the courage to embrace the decisions, and take the action, to make the world a better place.

EtonHouse believes that children must learn to live and socialise with their fellow human beings as part of a considerate and mutually supportive community. Students at EtonHouse acquire social skills and the confidence to communicate freely and comfortably with both adults and peers’ in a happy, relaxed and safe environment.

International-mindedness is at the core of all truly relevant 21st century educational practice. EtonHouse seeks to embed this awareness and sensitivity into the hearts and minds of all its students so that their understanding of what it is to be a global citizen is reflected in their decision-making and actions.

EtonHouse schools inculcate concepts around sustainability amongst its students, both social and environmental. The children are therefore not only involved in projects that promote environmental awareness but also include aspects of social responsibility.

Children are supported by a highly qualified and committed team of staff. EtonHouse educators are recruited from all over the world - the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan and Singapore - and they are involved in continuous professional development during their tenure. Professional development is provided through the EtonHouse Education Centre, the Group’s in-house training, research and development arm, together with international presenters from many educational settings around the world. EtonHouse places great emphasis upon its research-based pedagogical approach and offers regular industry workshops that attract educators from the Asian region and around the globe.
The EtonHouse International Education Group provides educational services through International Schools, Pre-Schools and Teacher Education Courses. Registered with the Ministry of Education in Singapore, EtonHouse is a member of the Council of International Schools.

Headquartered in Singapore, EtonHouse currently operates more than 70 pre-schools and schools across Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam. Together these campuses provide quality international education to over 6000 children from sixty one different nationalities. In Singapore, EtonHouse has 10 pre-schools and 1 international primary school. EtonHouse’s first school commenced operation in 1995 in Singapore. Spanning almost 18 years, the EtonHouse schools have set standards of excellence across Asia by providing high quality international education.EtonHouse International School

 

Address: 51 Broadrick Road Singapore 439501
Tel: (65) 6346-6922 Fax: (65) 6346-6522
Email : broadrick@etonhouse.com.sg
Website: www.etonhouse.com.sg


Excelsior international School – City of Knowledge, Iskandar Johor

Excelsior International School

Excelsior International School is located within the City of Knowledge, in the Iskandar region, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.  The purpose-built Campus spreads over 20 acres with a built-up area of 320,000 square feet.  The vast premise houses world-class learning, sporting and recreational facilities. 

Excelsior International School

The School is designed to be the flagship campus of Singapore’s Raffles Campus Group and builds upon Raffles’ expertise and experience in operating and managing schools in Dubai, Singapore, India and China.

Excelsior commenced classes from Nursery (age 3) to Grade 8 (age 13) on 2nd September 2013.  We plan to open the Upper Secondary (Grades 9 and 10) from August 2014 and, subsequently, High School (Grades 11 and 12).

We are offering the Cambridge International Programmes; we have embarked on the process of gaining accreditation to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Diploma programmes.

We are committed to excellence in education by striving to provide each student with opportunities to reach their full potential as lifelong learners in a holistic, challenging and supportive learning environment that will ultimately prepare them to play an active and responsible role as global citizens in a multi-cultural world. 

In support of our belief in holistic education, all students follow a broad educational programme covering Academics, Sports and the Arts – our Three Pillars of Excellence.  Alongside these three pillars, we offer an extensive Enhanced Curriculum Programme allowing students to participate in many activities, from guided study groups, to follow-up work with subject teachers and acquire and practise what are now termed “21st Century skills”.

Across the campus, the language of instruction, communication and understanding is English. To facilitate the use of English, there is a wide-ranging English Language Support programme enabling all students to learn and improve their competence in the language. 

Excelsior International School

Website: www.eis.edu.my
Address: 8, Jalan Purnama, Bandar Seri Alam, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia
E: info@eis.edu.my
T: +6073888999
Fax: +6073888800

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GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

Opening in September 2014, GEMS World Academy (GWA), Singapore will be the first school in South East Asia to be connected to the GEMS global network of international schools. The network provides the opportunity for students from Singapore to interact with their peers in other cities around the world from over 150 nationalities. This unique learning environment is designed to prepare students for a world that is more interconnected than ever before.

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

GWA (Singapore) will initially enrol students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 (ages 3-13), and will expand in the future to include children up to Grade 12. It intends to apply to become a full International Baccalaureate Programme for students, within a state-of-the-art educational facility on a five-hectare campus. GWA (Singapore) will be led by Dan E. Young, Founding Head of School, an internationally recognised educator with more than 40 years of experience and previously Head of School for GWA-Dubai.

GEMS IB Diploma students have been recruited and accepted into more than 350 universities worldwide.

While all the academies under GEMS Education focus on academic excellence, they are also dedicated to the concept of "Ad Vitam Paramus" - "preparing for life". GWA students will study world languages from an early age, participate in global initiatives and specially designed extracurricular activities and sports programs that develop leadership skills through peer interaction. GWA Singapore will encourage independent learning, empowering students to take on personal responsibility and will look to develop a student's character, talents, skills, creativity, values, entrepreneurship and leadership. The school will support parents by reinforcing basic human values such as honesty, kindness, generosity, courage, freedom, equality and respect, all reflected in a defined learner profile.

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Information and Enrolment Centre
582 Orchard Road
#15-02 Forum
Singapore 238884

Website: www.gemsworldacademy-singapore.com
Email: info_gws@gemsedu.com


German European School Singapore

German European School Singapore

GESS (German European School Singapore) is a multi-lingual, international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. With two green campus locations, GESS provides international education to 1,500 students of more than 50 nationalities from pre-school to grade 12. Since its foundation in 1971, the school has evolved into a school with two sections: as an authorised IB World School, our European Section offers education for students from 3 years old to high school across all three IB programmes, the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates. Unlike the many proprietary schools in Singapore, GESS is a not-for-profit organisation which is governed by elected parents. It is accredited by the Council of International Schools.

One of GESS’ core strengths is language acquisition. The European Section supports multiple languages with a high proportion of students being bi- or even trilingual. In particular, Dutch, Danish, German, French, Spanish and Mandarin are all delivered within the curriculum, with more languages coming online all the time. Dedicated and caring international faculty members encourage students to develop their strengths. GESS believes “learning to live and to give” to be crucial in supporting and nurturing the students to become balanced, responsible and informed world citizens.

GESS (German European School Singapore)

German European School Singapore
Main Campus: 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760
Junior School Campus: 300 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598668
Contact: +65 6469 1131
Email: info@gess.sg
Website: www.gess.sg


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Insworld Institute

Since its opening in 2001 by the British High Commissioner, Insworld Institute has maintained an excellent track record of students progressing onto top degree courses, with particular success in preparing students for medical, law, engineering and economic professional degrees at globally respected universities such as Imperial College and Newcastle upon Tyne. Insworld’s students originate from nearly 30 different countries, creating a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere to study in.

Insworld focuses on excellence and creativity, where our small classes guarantee the personal attention vital for academic success. Our commitment to realising the full academic potential of each and every student is enshrined in the dedicated and personalised care that we provide and is linked to quality programmes and excellent teaching.

Working closely with Edexcel, the UK’s largest public examining body we offer courses at every level of high school education and beyond.  The resultant qualifications are “gold standards’ in education and provide holders with a passport to opportunities world-wide. Its students benefit from a superb British education whilst studying in the heart of one of Asia’s most beautiful and safest cities.

There are 4 main entrance dates in January, March, July and September.

Courses

  • 12- 18 Months Edexcel International Advanced Level ( A level) – 16 to 18 years old
  • 15- 18 Months Edexcel BTEC Diploma in Business Level 3 – 16 to 18 years old
  • 12- 18 Months Edexcel International GCSE (O level) – 14 to 16 years old
  • 12- 18 Months Edexcel International Tuition Program (Junior Secondary)–12 to 14 years old
  • 3 – 9 months English For Academic Studies

Insworld also accepts students wishing to re sit their exams.

Professional counselors will work with students to help them choose which subjects to study depending on their ability, interest and field of study. With a wide choice of subjects and pathways Insworld offers of chance for everybody to design their own future. Come and see us for a free consultation at your convenience.

Contact
Tel: 6732 1728
Website: www.insworld.edu.sg
Email: enquiries@insworld.edu.sg


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Insworld Institute

Since its opening in 2001 by the British High Commissioner, Insworld Institute has maintained an excellent track record of students progressing onto top degree courses, with particular success in preparing students for medical, law, engineering and economic professional degrees at globally respected universities such as Imperial College and Newcastle upon Tyne. Insworld’s students originate from nearly 30 different countries, creating a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere to study in.

Insworld focuses on excellence and creativity, where our small classes guarantee the personal attention vital for academic success. Our commitment to realising the full academic potential of each and every student is enshrined in the dedicated and personalised care that we provide and is linked to quality programmes and excellent teaching.

Working closely with Edexcel, the UK’s largest public examining body we offer courses at every level of high school education and beyond.  The resultant qualifications are “gold standards’ in education and provide holders with a passport to opportunities world-wide. Its students benefit from a superb British education whilst studying in the heart of one of Asia’s most beautiful and safest cities.

There are 4 main entrance dates in January, March, July and September.

Courses

  • 12- 18 Months Edexcel International Advanced Level ( A level) – 16 to 18 years old
  • 15- 18 Months Edexcel BTEC Diploma in Business Level 3 – 16 to 18 years old
  • 12- 18 Months Edexcel International GCSE (O level) – 14 to 16 years old
  • 12- 18 Months Edexcel International Tuition Program (Junior Secondary)–12 to 14 years old
  • 3 – 9 months English For Academic Studies

Insworld also accepts students wishing to re sit their exams.

Professional counselors will work with students to help them choose which subjects to study depending on their ability, interest and field of study. With a wide choice of subjects and pathways Insworld offers of chance for everybody to design their own future. Come and see us for a free consultation at your convenience.

Contact
Tel: 6732 1728
Website: www.insworld.edu.sg
Email: enquiries@insworld.edu.sg


Integrated International School (IIS)

Boutique School with Two Educational Streams (Mainstream & Support Stream) – One Integrated Community!

Among the jungle of schools in Singapore there exists a humble school with no less an impact on Singapore’s educational arena. The Integrated International School (IIS) offers intimate classrooms along with enviable student- teacher ratios and niche programmes of study that set IIS apart from the ‘giants’. Our school welcomes students starting in prep grade to grade 12 from all backgrounds. At IIS, we customise our classes to foster individual and collective strengths no matter what the child’s skill and ability level. Our boutique school offers personalised learning:

1. We implement the New South Wales curriculum.

2. We offer two Educational Streams - one Mainstream and one Support stream (for children with learning differences and unique needs)

3. We do not believe in a “one size fits all approach” and encourage students to think “outside of the box” to develop critical thinking skills.

4. We believe that in addition to a vigorous academic programme, children require a “core socio-emotional curriculum”. Our socio-emotional curriculum was developed by our Director, an eminent Psychologist and children’s well-being expert.

5. We offer learning support for small groups or individual work in areas of specific abilities, needs or interests. Our high teacher-student ratio makes our classes flexible to tailor the teaching approach to suit the interests and learning style of each student.

The hallmark of IIS is that it is a kind of school that children look forward to attending because our school is a “family away from home”. Teachers do not just see "another student" but they appreciate each child’s personality, strengths and needs. Join our family today!

Website: www.iis.com.sg E-mail: admissions@iis.com.sg Tel: (65) 6235-9602/ 6466-4475
Campus: 41 Sunset Way, #02-03/04 Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071



Nexus International School, Singapore

Nexus International School, Singapore

Nexus enrolled its first learners in 2011 and now caters to over 600 students from around 40 different countries. Believing in openness in communication, Nexus possesses a transparent and supportive ethos, and the environment welcomes and cares for all cultures.

Nexus International School, SingaporeThe 44,000 square metre campus, just 2km from Holland Village, contains a well resourced and modern library, gymnasiums, a swimming pool, sport fields, an auditorium, and music rooms along with science and multimedia laboratories – all the facilities necessary in supporting the development and enrichment of a well-rounded individual. Nexus also participates actively in sports competitions organized by the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS).

Committed to cultivating more than academic skills in its learners, Nexus believes every child’s emotional, creative and intellectual needs should be celebrated and nurtured and has an exceptionally strong teacher to student ratio.

To keep up with the latest and most effective pedagogies and to be at the cutting edge of technological developments, Nexus rolled out a 1:1 Apple laptop scheme in the Secondary School in 2013 and is committed to the integration of innovative learning technologies in the classroom. The Primary School has a ratio of MacBooks to learners of 1:2 and other technologies are integrated across the curriculum, including iPads and a range of the latest tools to aid learning

Nexus has a team of highly qualified international educators delivering a well-balanced curriculum based on the best standards and practices used around the world. Nexus is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Diploma Programme(DP). It is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), and an approved Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Centre. Nexus is currently a candidate school for CIS/WASC accreditation.

Nexus International School
 201 Ulu Pandan Road Singapore 596468
 Tel +65 6536 6566, Fax +65 6536 6866
 Web www.nexus.edu.sg
 Email enquiry@nexus.edu.sg


Odyssey - The Global Preschool

Odyssey - The Global Preschool

At Odyssey, The Global Preschool, our commitment to nurturing children extends beyond our research-based curriculum, state-of-art learning spaces and best-in-class educators. We explore the world we live in through the eyes of our children, and together learning is enriched through their inquisitiveness and our unrelenting focus on the world as our classroom.

Odyssey - The Global Preschool

The unique Odyssey experience is built on a multi-intelligence approach conceptualised by a team of early childhood experts and designed to nurture creative thinkers prepared to share their views with the world. We become children from 18 months to 6 years age.

Odyssey’s curriculum is inspired by the most innovative and internationally-acclaimed teaching pedagogies from around the world; the United States, Australia and Reggio Emilia educational practice from Northern Italy. The highly-effective teaching team in each of our classes compromises a Curriculum Specialist (Qualified and experienced educators with bachelor degrees in Preschool Education), a Chinese Language Teacher and an English-speaking Teacher.

Our Odyssey centres are accredited SPARK and Odyssey Wilkinson campus has recently obtained the International Baccalaureate accreditation.

Odyssey is opening a brand new centre at 119 Jalan Loyang Besar in January 2014. Odyssey de Loyang It is housed on an expansive plot of land of about 3,400 square metres, with lots of outdoor areas surrounded by greenery as well as spacious, state-of-the-art classrooms, music, art studios and little chef lab.

Odyssey - The Global Preschool

Odyssey Fourth Avenue: 20 Fourth Avenue, Singapore 436559
Odyssey Wilkinson: 101 Wilkinson Road, Singapore 268669
Odyssey de Loyang: 191 Jalan Loyang Besar, Singapore 506996

Web: http://www.theodyssey.sg
Email: enquiries@theodyssey.sg
Tel: 6781 8800


Raffles American School

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Rain Trees Kindergarten

Rain Trees Kindergarten

Rain Trees provides a caring, fun & friendly environment for children mainly from the international community in Singapore aged between 2 and 6 years. We believe we have created a warm, inviting and well-equipped environment where your child can happily play and learn at his/her own pace. As parents you are your child’s first and probably most important teacher and as such are aware of the value of play.

Rain Trees KindergartenAt Rain Trees we aim to provide a creative environment, which is both stimulating and challenging. Children learn best through doing and we give ample opportunities to explore, experiment and discover with hands-on equipment and materials in an adult directed setting.

Rain Trees Kindergarten was established in 1999 (as Lock Road Kindergarten) and is now conveniently located on Kheam Hock Road between Adam Road & Stevens Road. We have a wonderful environment for our children with a spacious and secure integrated indoor/outdoor setting.

Rain Trees Kindergarten
60 Kheam Hock Road
Singapore 298 824

Email : admin@raintreeskindergarten.com

Website: www.raintreeskindergarten.com


Red SchoolHouse

Red School House

Red SchoolHouse @ Katong occupies a quaint red and white bungalow with plentiful space for interesting outdoor activities. A herb garden is in the pipeline where the little ones will have a chance to learn how to grow and care for the living plants and the environment.

The Curriculum

At Red SchoolHouse, we embark on a unique holistic SPICE curriculum incorporated with innovative approaches. Emphasis is given on hands-on experiential learning as kids are encouraged to be independent learners and creative thinkers. Class sizes are kept small (below the teacher-child ratio guideline required by the Ministry of Education / Early Childhood Development Agency) to ensure the child gets the maximized attention from the teachers.

Field Trips

Monthly field trips take the little learners to various places in Singapore such as goat / mushroom / tortoise farms, kampongs, health promotion board and various museums. The school will also take them for age-appropriate theatre plays at least once a year at places like the Esplanade and Act 3 International at Cairnhill Road. Apart from stimulating the kid's curiosity, these trips also teach them to be more confident and aware of their surroundings when they are outdoors.

Parent Volunteers

Red SchoolHouse believes in forming a strong partnership with parents. We invite parents to be actively involved in the school’s activities e.g. field trips, baking classes. Together, as a BIG family, we support and care about the well-being of each other.

The Team

The mission at Red SchoolHouse is to create an environment where one feels secure, happy and loved unconditionally. Our team of dedicated and dynamic staff is also constantly building up and refreshing their knowledge and expertise to better support the children's learnings.

The tag line that keeps this BIG family grounded - "Settling The Heart, Defining Your Child".

Our School

Address: 11 Margate Road Singapore 438052
Tel : +65 6342 1377
Fax : +65 6342 1477
Email : admin@redschhs-ktg.com
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/redschhsktg
Twitter Page : https://twitter.com/redschhs_ktgt

Rosemount International School

Rosemount International School

Established in 1999, Rosemount International School is a private international school in Singapore providing schooling at the preparatory (kindergarten) and junior school (primary) levels.

Our curriculum is built on an inquiry-based philosophy in which students are encouraged to question, discover and communicate through an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to learning.

At Rosemount it is the combination of highly trained teachers, a challenging, yet flexible curriculum and an individual approach to learning that allows students to develop to their full potential.

For more information please contact admissions:

P: +65 6446 4636
E: admissions@rosemount.com.sg
A: 25 Ettrick Terrace, Siglap, 458588, Singapore
W: www.ris.edu.sg


Singapore American School

Singapore American School

Singapore American School offers a comprehensive liberal arts education that actively engages students and challenges them to reach their full potential. SAS enjoys a reputation for being one of the world's finest international schools. The curriculum at SAS is similar to that of U.S. college preparatory schools. The school’s commitment to providing an international perspective is reflected in the curriculum, extensive service opportunities, and extra-curricular activities.

Singapore American School

SAS students consistently rank higher on academic achievement tests than their peers in U.S. school systems, yet students with different learning styles, interests, and personal strengths are welcomed based upon the belief that being part of a diverse population will prepare students for the world they will encounter as adults.

SAS has the largest Advanced Placement (AP) program outside of the United States, is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the U.S., and offers the American High School Diploma at the senior level.

Student enrollment consists of 56% American citizens with 50 additional nationalities comprising the remainder. Instruction is in English, with daily language classes in Mandarin or Spanish for elementary students and every-other-day classes in French, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese for middle and high school students.

Technology is fully integrated into the curriculum at every grade level at SAS, with 1:1 iPads for students in kindergarten through fourth grade and 1:1 MacBook Pros for students in fifth grade to eighth grade, and 1:1 BYOD for high school. Technology is purposefully incorporated as a tool for learning in core classrooms as well as in support services, world languages, PE, art, science, and music, and more than 2,000 SAS students publish blogs as portfolios for their work.

State-of-the-art facilities on a 36-acre campus give SAS students the place and space to explore areas of interest and pursue their passions, all while being nurtured in a tight-knit community.

www.sas.edu.sg


St. Francis Methodist School

St. Francis Methodist School
Reg. no.: 201021676W
Validity: 8 Dec 2010 – 7 Dec 2014

Founded in 1960, St. Francis Methodist School (SFMS) is Singapore’s leading private academic school. With an annual cohort of 550 students, both local and foreign who hail from over 25 countries, SFMS offers a variety of holistic programmes catered to the learning needs of different students.
St. Francis Methodist School
Our present student population size allows for individualised attention. Students benefit from a strong core academic programmes that includes different levels of Mathematics, Science, English Language, Chinese Language and History. We are committed to providing strong elective programmes in Integrated Communication Technology, Business and Visual & Performing Arts. With smaller class sizes, the school offers excellent facilities for experiences that include quality performing arts, visual art and language programmes. SFMS has a team of excellent qualified teachers delivering a well-balanced, comprehensive and engaging curriculum.

Through the years, many have passed through the gates of SFMS, each bringing new ideas along and leaving valuable insights behind, students and teachers alike. We teach and grow together in SFMS – our home away from home.

Our Academic Programmes include:

  • English Immersion Programme
  • Singapore Cambridge Lower Secondary 1 & 2
  • Preparatory Course for Singapore Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination (Year 9 & 10)
  • Preparatory Course for Pearson Edexcel IGCSE (Year 9 & 10)
  • Preparatory Course for Pearson Edexcel International ‘A’ Level (Year 11 & 12)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business
  • Upper Secondary AUSMAT Matriculation Programme (Year 9 &10)
  • Preparatory Course for Western Australian Certificate of Education (Year 11 & 12)

We provide globally recognised qualifications, offering the opportunity for further education both locally and internationally.

St. Francis Methodist School

St Francis Methodist School
492 Upper Bukit Timah Road Singapore 678095
Tel: 6760 0889 Ext: 411 & 413 Fax: 6760 8032
Email: hazel@sfms.edu.sg ; vipaporn@sfms.edu.sg

Website: www.sfms.edu.sg

 


Tanglin Trust School

Structure: Established in 1925, Tanglin provides British based education for 2,700 students from the ages of 3 through to 18 years. The school has four internal sections, each with dedicated buildings and facilities within the one campus: the Infant School (3-7 years); the Junior School (7-11 years), the Senior School (11-16 years), and the Sixth Form College (16-18 years).

Enhanced Curriculum: The English National Curriculum provides the basis for the programmes of study which are enhanced and enriched to reflect the calibre of students and the school's international setting. Tanglin’s links with Singapore and Asia are increasingly woven into subject areas and key topics across the school to ensure students achieve a global perspective and that they have an awareness of the world and their place in it.

Pathway Options: As students progress through the Key Stages of the English National Curriculum, they are presented with a widening choice of subjects to choose from for their General Certificate of Secondary Education or International ‘GCSE’ examinations. In the Sixth Form College students have the choice to study for A Level or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Tanglin graduates typically progress to universities of their choice which are among the best in the world.

Inspections: The school is regularly inspected by independent UK Inspectors. The most recent inspections, in 2011 and 2012, focused on the Infant and Senior Schools, finding both to be ‘outstanding’ (the highest possible grading). The Junior School is due to be inspected in 2013.

Breadth of Learning Experience: High levels of achievement are evident throughout the school and high quality teaching places great emphasis on meeting the needs of each and every student. In addition to its outstanding academic performance, Tanglin offers an extensive range of sporting, musical, creative and recreational co-curricular activities, as well as a challenging Outdoor Education programme to enrich the students’ learning experience.

Community: Tanglin students are also encouraged to contribute actively to the local community, support social projects and participate in sustainable and long term service commitments. A strong pastoral system nurtures positive relationships, promoting an ethos that values and celebrates students as individuals while fostering a strong sense of community.

Address: 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299
Phone: +65 6778 0771
Fax: +65 6777 5862
Email: admissions@tts.edu.sg
Website: www.tts.edu.sg


UWC South East Asia

UWC South East Asia

UWCSEA is a member of the global UWC movement and a K-12 international school. We provide a challenging, holistic, values-based education, leading to the IB Diploma in Grade 12. Our mission is to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future and our goal is to educate individuals to embrace challenge and take responsibility for shaping a better world.

UWC South East Asia

UWCSEA’s educational programme comprises five interlinking elements:

Academics – the Primary School’s inquiry-based programme allows students to take an integrated approach to subjects, which continues through the Middle School. In High School, (I)GCSE exams in Grade 10 are followed by the IB Diploma in Grades 11 and 12.

Activities – a vital part of student life and learning, the Activities programme provides students a chance to explore their talents, develop new skills and to be successful beyond the classroom.

Outdoor Education – students take on challenges that build resilience, collaboration and leadership through age-appropriate experiences designed to develop confidence in their physical abilities and emotional resilience to withstand difficult situations.

Personal and Social Education – opportunities for personal and social development are embedded throughout the learning programme.

Service - empowering students to become aware, able and active contributors to the community, on campus, in Singapore or internationally in a developing country

The UWC movement is a global group of 12 schools and colleges whose shared mission is based on the educational philosophy of Kurt Hahn.

Founded in 1971, UWCSEA is a not-for-profit school with two campuses in Singapore that enrol day students aged 4 to 18 years, and offers residential boarding for students aged 14 to 18.

UWC South East Asia

Please come and see for yourself why we are widely regarded as one of the world’s leading international schools.

www.uwcsea.edu.sg
admissions@uwcsea.edu.sg
Tel +65 6775 5344


Other International Schools

Australian International School

Avondale Grammar School

Chatsworth International School

Chinese International School

DPS International School

Dover Court Preparatory School

German European School Singapore

Global Indian International School

Hollandse School

Hwa Chong International School

Insworld Institute

International Community School

Lycée Français de Singapour

Manasseh Meyer School

NPS International School

Overseas Family School (OFS)

San Yu Adventist School

Sekolah Indonesia

Singapore American School

St Joseph Institutional International

Tanglin Trust School

The Japanese School

The Swiss School Singapore

UWC South East Asia

Yuvabharathi International School

Preschools

Barker Road Methodist Church Kindergarten

Barker Road Methodist Church Kindergarten


British Council Pre-School

BRITISH COUNCIL PRE-SCHOOL

At British Council Pre-school, we believe that a forward-looking, stimulating environment is the key to developing your child’s inquisitive nature. Instil the love for learning in your child with our 21st century education.

Our mission

  • We will help every child fulfil his or her true potential.
  • We will provide a happy, secure and healthy learning environment.
  • We will work together with parents to nurture the leaders of tomorrow.

Our curriculum

We believe every child is unique and is constantly learning. Using the best pre-school practices from both the United Kingdom and Singapore, we provide holistic, hands-on and concrete learning, with a strong emphasis on language and literacy.

Our Daily Programme

Our 3-hour programmes are available in two sessions:
Morning   09:00 to 12:00
Afternoon 13:00 to 16:00

Delivered by a team of dedicated and passionate teachers with professional qualifications in early childhood education, children will learn about:

  • Language and Literacy: Immerse in a language-rich environment and learn about the multi-sensory Jolly Phonics programme
  • Speech and Drama: Build strong communication skills and confidence through fun activities
  • Art: Foster creativity through the exploration of art
  • Motor Skills Development: Develop coordination, control and movement through purposeful play
  • Music and Movement: Learn to appreciate music, sound and dance while honing gross motor coordination skills
  • Numeracy: Understand mathematical concepts through hands-on learning experiences
  • Discovery of the world: Build the foundation for learning science, history and geography
  • Social and Emotional Development: Through the reinforcement of “Golden Rules”, children cultivate a positive sense of themselves
  • Primary School Induction Programme: K2 students will experience new teaching styles in Terms 3 and 4
  • Chinese: Stories, songs, games and role-play will develop the confidence to use the language

Address:
11 Tampines Concourse  #01-02/03/04 Singapore 528729

Free school visits can be arranged. Call +65 6653 2684 to book an appointment now.


Cherie Hearts @ Science Park I Pte Ltd

Cherie Hearts @ Science Park I, a childcare with infant care services, is located within Singapore's  prestigious "Technology Corridor" at Science Park I. The centre offers a well-equipped and spacious 6000+ sq feet of learning environment for preschool children and is minutes away from Holland Village, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, Fusionopolis, Biopolis, One-North and Science Park II.

The centre prides itself on providing comprehensive preschool educational programmes. Our learning environment and materials are specially designed to facilitate learning through self-discovery and exploration. We aim to build the skills required for lifelong learning by making learning fun and enjoyable. Through this approach that we adopt when nurturing your child, we hope to instill a love for learning and the foundations for independent study. With our proven effective curriculum, specially trained teachers and lower than required teacher to child ratio, your child will enjoy his or her time with us and receive the greatest care and education.

Cherie Hearts @ Science Park I is easily accessible by public transport and is just two minutes away from the AYE expressway. Parents who drive will be pleased to know that there is a sheltered drop-off point, 10 minutes grace period for parking as well as ample parking lots at The Rutherford building where the centre is located. The Kent Ridge MRT, which is at the door steps of Science Park I and frequent bus services from Buona Vista MRT to Science Park I provide easy access to our childcare.

Cherie Hearts @ Science Park I Pte Ltd
89 Science Park Drive,
#01-11 The Rutherford Lobby C
118261 Singapore

Tel: 6872 2028 / 9646 4825 (contact Ms Cindy)

Email: cindy.teoh@cheriehearts.sg

Webpage: www.cherieheartssciencepark.com.sg


EtonHouse International Pre-School

EtonHouse International Pre-School

EtonHouse International Pre-School

The EtonHouse International Pre-Schools offer young children a thoughtfully considered and aesthetically beautiful learning environment, designed to stimulate the learning and development of young children 18 months to six years of age.

The curriculum is inspired by internationally recognised best practice and based on an understanding of the work undertaken by colleagues working in the world renowned pre-schools and infant toddler centres in Reggio Emilia, in Northern Italy. The Inquire - Think - Learn curriculum focuses on inquiry based learning where children’s ideas, interests and theories inform the design of curriculum experiences

Young children at EtonHouse are respected as competent thinkers and communicators who are offered many opportunities to engage with a wide range of materials and resources to extend and challenge their thinking. Our curriculum invites children to explore, discover, hypothesise, predict, problem solve, construct and document their deepening understandings of the world in which we live. Our approach acknowledges the significance of socio-cultural theory in that children learn via quality interactions and relationships with people, places and things.

We encourage young children to explore their environment and express themselves using multiple languages which may include speaking, singing, movement, drawing, painting, writing, building and designing, collage, dramatic play, and music. Topics of study for project work may be captured from the children’s current competencies, skills, ideas and theories, through family and community events as well as the best known interests of children (enduring childhood themes e.g. relationships, roles and responsibilities; identity).

The outdoor spaces in the EtonHouse campuses are designed specifically to ensure that children build deep relationships with the natural world and strengthen the concepts of sustainability within our curriculum. The pre-schools also offer a strong and integrated second language programme where the teaching and learning of Mandarin is in a relevant environment, thus making the process natural and effective.

Headquartered in Singapore, EtonHouse currently operates more than 70 pre-schools and schools across Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam. Together these campuses provide quality international education to over 6000 children from sixty one different nationalities. In Singapore, EtonHouse has 10 pre-schools and 1 international primary school. EtonHouse’s first school commenced operation in 1995 in Singapore. Spanning almost 18 years, the EtonHouse schools have set standards of excellence across Asia by providing high quality international education.

Addresses: 15 Claymore Road, 2 Orchard Boulevard, 718 and 717 Mountbatten Road, 223 Mountbatten Road #01-18, 1 Vanda Road, 240 Outram Road, 39 Newton Road, 51 Broadrick Road.

Addresses of EIS Japanese Kindergarten: 7 Seraya Lane and 21 West Coast Road.

We are going to open a new campus at 8 Thomson Lane this year, and it will be Singapore’s largest pre-school campus (at 200,000 sq ft) with generous outdoor space.EtonHouse International School


Phone: +65-6746 3333
E-mail: enquiry@etonhouse.com.sg

Website: www.etonhouse.com.sg


Rain Trees Playhouse

Rain Trees Playhouse

Catering predominately for international children, Rain Trees Playhouse is a very special pre - school that creates a small, nurturing family environment. Licensed under the MOE to take children aged between 2-5 years old. Rain Trees Playhouse takes a multi- sensory approach to learning. All our children get a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures they learn all the pre-school skills and social skills that they need before starting Primary School. Rain Trees children are happy, confident children who learn through play in a ‘hands-on’ exploring methodology. The Schools philosophy says it all - ' Caring, Exploring and Fun'.

Location

Rain Trees Playhouse is located at the old fire station in Upper Bukit Timah – it is a lovely ground floor premises with a safe and secure garden area for the children to play.

Rain Trees Playhouse
272 Upper Bukit Timah Road 01/13-14
The Old Fire Station

Contact
Email: admin@raintreeskindergarten.com
Phone: 6474 6181
Website:  www.raintreesplayhouse.com

Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Preschool

SINGAPORE HOKKIEN HUAY KUAN PRESCHOOL

Begin Your Child’s Tomorrow with Us Today!

The Preschool is an initiative by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK) to provide good quality preschool education in Singapore.  With more than 170 years of excellent foundation in education, SHHK, one of the largest Chinese clan association in Singapore, is well positioned to nurture children as life-long learners who are future ready.

SHHK Preschool adopts the curriculum framework set out by the Singapore Early Childhood Development Agency, the local government agency in charge of early childhood education.  What makes SHHK Preschool more than just a preschool is its Special Programme which consists of two components: Living Skills and Holistic Character Development Programme.  Under the Special Programme, children of different ages come together in a home-simulated environment, where a Plan-Do-Review process is introduced.  The programme aims to inculcate and nurture a holistic child based on eight core values, namely Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Care, Harmony, Resilience, Sincerity and Perseverance.

At SHHK Preschool, every child is an active learner, every teacher a facilitator and every parent an active partner.  Teachers facilitate a child’s learning with both thematic-based and project-based curriculum, and its Parents-in-Partnership programme enhances the success of the learning process.  While parents are encouraged to participate in the Preschool’s programmes such as festive celebrations, the Parents-in-Partnership programme extends the classroom into the child’s home, where parents reinforce their child’s learning curve in tandem with the child’s experience gained in school.  Constant engagement of parents on the learning habits and progress of their child is key to the Parents-in-Partnership programme.

Though Chinese Language is the main language medium, its programmes also include the Froebel Living Garden, Music & Movement Engagement Syllabus, a unique Art Expression Syllabus designed to expose a child to a most exciting learning journey.

For more information, please visit www.shhkpreschool.com.sg or call 65899500 for an appointment.

Smart Kids @ Portsdown

Smart Kids @ Portsdown

Smart Kids @ Portsdown is a boutique childcare centre in the vicinity of Temasek Club. The centre has a serene, cozy and stimulating learning environment within the ambience of lush and greenery environment. The children will be using the Club swimming pool for their water play activity as well as the outdoor and indoor playground to enhance their motor skills development.

The centre niche area is Aesthetics and Creativity and the children will be having Creative Day to support the learning environment in Language and Literacy as well as Numeracy The love for art and craft is inculcated for children as young as 18 months till 6 years old. Children will explore with varieties of art medium and personalized attention is given due to low teacher – to – child ratio and highly qualified and dedicated teachers.

The centre is easily accessible by public transport and is about ten minutes away from the AYE expressway. Parents who drive will be pleased to know that there is a sheltered drop-off point, 10 minutes grace period for parking as well as ample parking lots at Car park B in Temasek Club where the centre is situated. The One North and Buona Vista MRT has service bus number 191 that brings the parents or visitors to the Club.

There is also school transport to fetch and send the children to and from the Centre to their premises. Most of the children live within Portsdown area, Rochester, Buona Vista, Dover, West Coast and Telok Blangah. The transport will go to Bukit Timah and Holland Village area too. Most of the children are on school transport service as to ease their parents and able to continue working or indulging in their leisure activities while the children are in the good care of the teachers and enjoy their holistic curriculum and exploring activities.

Smart Kids mission is to provide an exciting conducive environment where the children enjoy quality education. Our vision is to be a leading childcare centre that promotes and provides a stimulating learning environment to nurture children holistically.

Smart Kids @ Portsdown

Smart Kids @ Portsdown
Contact no: 6893 2696
Website: smartkidsportsdown.simplesite.com
Address: 1 Portsdown Road, Temasek Club Singapore 139295
For registration and enquiries : siti.smartkids@gmail.com


Preschools at Bukit Timah

Cherrybrook Kindergarten
Address: 5 Vanda Road, Singapore 287775
Tel: (65) 6468 6550

German European School Singapore
Address : 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760
Tel: (65) 6469 1131

Raffles House Preschool Pte Ltd
Address: 1 Robin Drive, Singapore 258261
Tel: (65) 6732 1455


Preschools at Holland

Buttercups Montessori Kindergarten Pte Ltd
Address: 37 Grove Lane, Singapore 279029
Tel: (65) 6462 4838

Faith Montessori Centre
Address: 4 Moonbeam Walk, Singapore 277219
Tel: (65) 6465 2751

Nanyang Kindergarten
Address: 118 Kings Road, Singapore 268155
Tel: (65) 6466 3375

NTUC Childcare Centre
Address: 170 Ghim Moh Road #03-03 Ulu Pandan Community Building,
Singapore 279621
Tel: (65) 6468 3725

St James’ Church Kindergarten
Address: 1 Leedon Road, Singapore 267878
Tel: (65) 6468 7609


Preschools at East Coast

Raffles Montessori Pte Ltd
Address: No.95 Telok Kurau Road, Singapore 423797
Tel: (65) 6841 1111

Christ Methodist Church Kindergarten
Address: 597 East Coast Road, Singapore 429082
Tel: (65) 6344 8823

Schoolhouse By The Bay
Address: 51 Kampong Arang Road, Singapore 438178
Tel: (65) 63458258

NTUC Childcare Centre
Address: 1 Haig Road #01-555, Singapore 430001
Tel: (65) 6846 3065

Learning Tree Preschool Pte Ltd
Address: 26A Ulu Siglap, Singapore 457184
Tel: (65) 6242 9975


Preschools at West Coast

Ellas Kindergarten Pte Ltd
Address: 12 West Coast Walk #02-16 West Coast Recreation Centre,
Singapore 127157
Tel: (65) 6778 1293

Japanese Kindergarten (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Address: 251 West Coast Road, Singapore 127390
Tel: (65) 6779 3434 / (65) 6776 2930

Tanglin Trust School Limited
Address: Portsdown Road, Singapore 139294
Tel: (65) 67703171

TownforKids Pte Ltd
Address: 10 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139940
Tel: (65) 6776 1888


Preschools at North

Kinderland Preschool
Address: 449 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 805946
Tel: (65) 6483 2261

Modern Montessori Preschool Centre
Address: Block 750 Woodlands Avenue 4, #01-317, Singapore 730750
Tel: (65) 6369 0700

Sonrise Preschool
Address: 2 Kovan Road #01-01 Simon Plaza, Singapore 548008
Tel: (65) 6285 5911

Jansen Preschool
Address: 39 Jansen Rd, Singapore 548441
Tel: (65) 6487 6116

Private Tertiary Education

American College

The American College offers a two-year Liberal Arts curriculum which is fully accredited to and leads to an Association of Arts degree from Broward Community College in Florida. The courses here are also transferable to American colleges and universities towards a Bachelor’s Degree.

Address : 12 Prince Edward Rd #01-03 Bestway Building Singapore 079212 
Phone No: (65) 6223 4566 Fax No: (65) 6223 4533


Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS)

MIS is the national body for marketing professionals. They run many courses for popular universities including Curtin University of Technology and The University of Strathclyde, which are mainly marketing courses, also MBA and Master of Business (International Marketing).

Address : 1 Pasir Panjang Road BP House Singapore 118479 
Phone No: (65) 62217788 Fax No: (65) 62238785


NUS Department of Extramural Studies

The Department of Extramural Studies is one of the non-faculty departments of the National University of Singapore. It offers a wide range of courses which are open to the general public -- Computer & Technology, Business Studies, Language & Literature, Asian & Foreign Languages, Personal Enrichment course, etc. Conducted mainly in English and Mandarin, these are non-examinable courses, and as such, do not lead to any formal certification. There are no entrance pre-requisites for admission to the courses, unless spelt out in the course information.

Address : 10 Kent Ridge Crescent Singapore 119260 
Phone No: (65) 67756666 Fax No: (65) 6778637


LASALLE-SIA College Of The Arts

This college specialises in professional and academic training in the Fine Arts with Diplomas of Licentiate awarded with completion of a four-year course.

Address : 90 Goodman Road Singapore 439053 
Phone No: (65) 63444300 Fax No: (65) 63465708


Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

SIM, an independent, not-for-profit professional organisation founded in 1964, is dedicated to enhancing managerial and organisational effectiveness in Singapore. The school offers many programmes which are tailored for working executives. Mainly degree and Masters degree courses as well as self-improvement courses.

Address : 461 Clementi Road Singapore 599491 
Phone No: (65) 1800 4688866 Fax No: (65) 64680779

Private Academic Schools

MOE registers private schools, the courses they offer and the teachers conducting the registered courses. To be registered, prospective private school operators need to fulfill the requirements as laid out in the information notes for the setting up and registration of private schools. As all private schools are owned by private entities, the operators themselves are responsible for the management and administration of their schools and courses.

San Yu Adventist School

Address: 299 Thomson Road , Singapore 307652
Tel: 62566840 Fax: 62566842 Email: info@syas.edu.sg
Website: www.syas.edu.sg
Supervisor: Danson Ng Kim Yam


Singapore Sports School

Address: 1 Champions Way , Singapore 737913
Tel: 67660100 Fax: 67662100 Email: enquire@sportsschool.edu.sg
Supervisor: Lim Soo Hoon (Ms)


St. Francis Methodist School (Private)

Address: 492 Upper Bukit Timah Road , Singapore 678095
Tel: 67600889 Fax: 67608031/ 67608032 Email: sfmsadmin@sfms.edu.sg
Supervisor: Low Wee Ping

Returning Singaporeans

The Pupil Placement Section (PPS) of the Ministry of Education (MOE) advises Singaporean expatriates on matters relating to their children's education and assists them in the placement of their children in Singapore schools upon their return. As a returning Singaporean expatriate you could also apply directly to the principal of the school to which you wish your children to be admitted.

Rejoining your Child’s Former School

Students who are planning to go overseas but wish to rejoin their former schools upon their return to Singapore can apply for Leave of Absence.

The Leave of Absence scheme was introduced in 1999 assist in the re-entry of students who accompany their parents in their overseas postings. It is open to children who are Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents. Your child/ children would be allowed to apply for Leave of Absence from a primary school until the end of Primary 6, from a secondary school till the end of Secondary 4 or 5 (whichever is applicable) or a pre-university institution till the end of JC 2 or Pre-U 3 (whichever is applicable).

Once the student is granted the Leave of Absence, a placement in the school would be made available to him when he returns, provided that the Leave of Absence is renewed and payment is made yearly.

Admission / Re-admission to Primary Schools

There are two categories, as follows:

  • Singaporean expatriates with children who are due to enter Primary 1 should register their child/ children while overseas during the Primary 1 Registration Exercise opened July/August every year.
  • Once the child/ children has been allocated a place, parents may apply for Leave of Absence for their child if they are not due to return when school starts in the new academic year.

Parents can obtain such forms at the Singapore embassies, High Commissions, Singapore clubs overseas and MOE website.

Other Primary Levels

If parents require assistance with the school placement, they may submit the “Application form for school placement” 6 months in advance. The purpose of this application is to facilitate the PPS to process requests in time for the children to start school as soon as possible upon their return to Singapore.

Otherwise, parents could also approach the school of their choice directly to seek admission for their child/ children.

PPS will try to find the pupil a place in the school of choice. Should there be no allocation is the preferred school, it will do its best to place the pupil in other schools.

Admission / Re-admission to Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges

As returning students may possibly re-enter Singapore schools at different times of the school year, principals have the right to decide on a case-by-case basis if the pupils should be exempted from any examinations and put on a promotion to the next level.

  • Such admission will be subjected to the provision of documentary proof that the student has completed the previous level, and subjected to the student meeting the age criteria for that level.
  • Students seeking admission to a pre-university course should produce their GCE ‘O’ Level results transcripts or certificate or its equivalent for assessment of eligibility.
  • Admission is also dependent on the availability of vacancy in the school or the preferred junior college and MOE does not guarantee students in the placement of their preferred schools and institutions.

There are two categories of admission :

Admission to Top Secondary Schools or Junior Colleges

  • Returning Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who would like to apply for the admission to any of the top 30 secondary schools and junior colleges will have to sit for a Centralised Qualifying Test (CQT). A list of the schools with this requirement can be found in the MOE website.
  • To qualify it also depends on the student’s performance in the CQT and the availability of placement in the school or junior college. On top of that, the school or junior college may want the applicant to sit for its own assessment tests in English, Mathematics and the Mother Tongue Language. The tests are to ascertain the student’s eligibility for the level, stream and class to which the student is requesting for entry.
  • Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Eligibility which then permit them to look for vacancies in the preferred top schools. Unsuccessful applicants could approach schools or junior colleges that are not in the top 30 list. This Letter of Eligibility will be sent out within 7 days after the student has sat for the test.
  • All applications for the test have to reach MOE at least 7 days in advance of the preferred test date. The application form can be found at its website. Applicants can complete the form and test fee and then have them submitted - with a copy of the student’s Birth Certificate or not, Identity Card, Entry Permit/Re-entry Permit to the MOE Customer Service Centre.

Admission to Other Secondary Schools or Junior Colleges

  • Students seeking entry to schools or junior colleges that are not in the top 30 list need not sit for CQT. They can approach these schools.
  • Otherwise, for admission to a secondary school, the parent or guardian could apply through PPS for school placement if they require any assistance.

Immersion Programmes

Provisions could be arranged for students return to Singapore during their holidays to attend classes in Singapore schools. This immersion program is to ease their re-entry into the school system. Parents who are working overseas and who would like to have their children to join in the immersion programs can contact the PPS for assistance or to the preferred school.

For more information, please contact:

Customer Service Centre
Ministry of Education
Ground Floor, Podium Block
1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675
Tel : (65) 6872 2220
Fax : (65) 6775 4487, (65) 6776 8616
Email : moe_returnhome@moe.gov.sg
Website: www.moe.edu.sg


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