From pre-school to secondary school or high school studies, here’s a list of quality international schools to put on your expats’ to-research list! While moving countries is a big deal for expat parents with school-going children, moving schools is another painstaking matter altogether.
Expats in Singapore should prepare for long waiting lists due to the influx of foreigners to the modern island city, and weigh out the pros and cons of choosing one school over another. Here’s a great article elaborating on what expats searching for the best schools in Singapore need to look out for.
Check out the following compilation of top international co-ed schools in Singapore and for further details, website links are also given:
Stamford American International School | American Curriculum
Covers Ages: 2 to 18 (Kindergarten to Grade 12)
Address: 1 Woodleigh Lane, Singapore, 357684
Telephone: +65 6602 7247
At a Glance: The school has about 2,500 pupils of multi-cultural backgrounds and a brand new campus with excellent facilities. Click on the header link above to read more.
Tanglin Trust School | IB, British Curriculum
Covers Ages: 3 to 18 (Nursery School to Year 13)
Address: 95 Portsdown Road Singapore 139299
Telephone: +65 6778 0771
At a Glance: Born in 1925, Tanglin Trust School is renowned throughout the world as one of the top schools, globally, with a mostly British student body of over 2,600.
Raffles American School Malaysia | American, AP Curriculum
Covers Ages: 4 to 18 (pre-K to Grade 12)
Address: Lot No.1, Anjung Neighborhood Center, 5 Persiaran Ladang Heights, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia.
Telephone: +607 510 2668
At a Glance: Located nearby to the Singapore Tuas Link, joining Malaysia and Singapore, RAS focuses on a learner outcome based curriculum taught by experienced teachers. Click on the header link above to read more.
EtonHouse International School | IB World / IGCSE Curriculum
Covers Ages: 2 to 16 (Pre-school to Year 11)
Address: 51 Broadrick Road Singapore 439501
Telephone: (+65) 6346 6922
At a Glance: A small IB World School with less than 600 pupils, EtonHouse International School in Broadrick Road supports the high-quality British curriculum. Click on the header link above to read more.
Integrated International School (IIS) | Australian Curriculum
Covers Ages: 4 to 16 (Prep to Grade 10)
Address: 41 Sunset Way, #02-03/04 Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071
Telephone: +(65) 6466 4475
At a Glance: IIS is located in the West of Singapore and known for its personalized yet academically challenging Australian-based curriculum. Click on the header link above to read more.
German European School Singapore (GESS) | IB and German Curriculum
Covers Ages: 18 months to 18 years (Pre-school to Grade 12)
Address: Main Campus, 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760
| Junior School Campus, 300 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598668
Telephone: +65 6469 1131
At a Glance: GESS began as a humble German school for six pupils and grown by leaps and bounds to become a global learning central for students
Singapore American School | American Curriculum
Covers Ages: 3 to 18 (Kindergarten to Grade 12)
Address: 40 Woodlands St 41, Singapore 738547
Telephone: +65 6363 3403
At a Glance: Considered one of the largest single-campus international schools in the world, Singapore American School has a sterling academic record and world-class facilities.
Covers Ages: 3 to 18 (Kindergarten to Grade 12)
Address: Lakeside Campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414
| Tanjong Katong Campus: 371 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437128
Telephone: +65 6467 1732
CIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with a student body of over 3,000 individuals from 70 different nations. Today, CIS has two campuses—the Lakeside campus in Singapore’s West (pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12), and the Tanjong Katong campus in the East (pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6).
One World International School | IB, British Curriculum
Covers Ages: 3 to 13 (Kindergarten to Grade 8)
Address: 696 Upper Changi Road East, Singapore 486826
Telephone: (+65) 6542 2285
At a Glance: A non-denominational multi-cultural school with a truly international education, OWIS is found on Singapore’s East Coast.
United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) | British and IB Curriculum
Covers Ages: 4 to 19 (Kindergarten to Grade 12)
Address: Dover Campus: 1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654
| East Campus: 1 Tampines Street, 73 Singapore 528704
Telephone: +65 6775 5344
At a Glance: UWCSEA is a popular choice among expat parents looking for a reputable learning centre with high academic performance, premium sporting and community involvement standards, and world-class facilities.
Did we miss out any other great schools? Are you an expat parent that has experience with any of these schools? You’re welcome to share your comments and first hand experiences of education in Singapore!