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Top 20 Best International Schools in Singapore – HyperLocal Nation

According to Yahoo, international schools in Singapore provide excellent preparation for students who plan to work or study overseas in the future. Therefore, although Singapore has many local schools, some Singaporean parents choose to enroll their children in international schools considering the educational environment that will help their children excel in terms of co-curricular and curriculum. Thus, if you are drawn to a multicultural environment, an international school is the way to go.

Without further ado, let’s look at the top 20 international schools in Singapore where you may send your kids to learn in the most satisfactory possible environment that embraces diversity.

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1. The GUILD International College

 

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The GUILD International College is the first school in Singapore for differently-abled youngsters (12-25 years old) that flourish in a non-academic curriculum and benefit from a varied learning environment. They are a small boutique school with 22 students from all 20+ nationalities including Singaporeans and Expats. They have around 100+ maximum students in the school and an average of 8 to 16 students in a class. Their curriculum was based on Victorian Curriculum Foundation to Year 10 and ASDAN UK

Principal Area of Expertise Special Needs School
Location 318 Tanglin Road Phoenix Park, Singapura 247979
Contact +65 6235 8240
Website http://tgic.com.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $32,000
Language of Instruction English

More information here.

The GUILD International College

 

2. The Grange Institution and International Preschool

 

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The Grange is an international school in Singapore that accepts kids with Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) or Dependent Passes ages 3 to 12. The school offers a balanced and holistic curriculum that includes specialized subjects. This is the only school in Singapore to deliver both the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Cambridge Primary Curriculum.

Subjects

  • Cambridge Primary English, Primary Mathematics, Cambridge Primary Science

Specialist Subjects

  • Personal, Social, Physical Education, Art, Music, Technology, Languages
Principal Area of Expertise International, IPC, Elementary
Location 449 Yio Chu Kang Rd, Singapura 805946
Contact +65 68173630
Website https://www.thegrange.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $17,000
Language of Instruction English

The most unique about this school is that they learned how to program games through coding, and through the app, ‘Scratch’. This application has encouraged them to be creative and programmed their animal characters differently from their friends. 

The Grange is among the first primary schools in the world to develop its own unique Virtual and Augmented Reality, which is available to anybody with a phone and an internet connection.

More information here.

The Grange Institution and International Preschool

 

3. Singapore Korean International School

 

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The international school in Singapore helps to encourage students’ sense of Korean identity and pride, as well as their ability to communicate with others from across the world. It also aims to develop their abilities while giving them a regional perspective of Singapore. They have about 370 students ranging from age 3 to 18 and offer the Korean Nuri curriculum to these students.

Principal Area of Expertise International, Korean
Location 71 Bukit Tinggi Rd, Singapura 289759
Contact +65 67410778
Website http://skis.kr/
Annual Fees See more here.
Language of Instruction English, Korean

In addition, they also operate Saturday Hangul School, which is open on, Saturdays and teaches international students from kindergarten until secondary school who attend both local and foreign schools. This is because they want to instill patriotism and pride in their homeland via education in their mother tongue, where they can all learn Korean culture and history together. The best aspect is that the school also holds regular activities to introduce students to traditional food, manners, and art forms.

More information here.

Singapore Korean International School

 

4. Waseda Shibuya Senior High School

 

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Waseda Shibuya Senior High School is a secondary school that follows the Japanese National Curriculum. This international school in Singapore was established in 1991 to tackle the concerns of Singapore’s lack of a Japanese senior high school and to give children of Japanese citizens with high-quality Japanese education. In order to give students a well-rounded education, the school offers a demanding learning environment. 

Students at this school are taught in small groups based on their level of proficiency in each subject. Students in their second and third years have the option to choose optional classes in addition to the compulsory ones. In addition, the students are also given 3rd and 4th periods on Saturdays to conduct research and write reports on their specific interests.

Principal Area of Expertise Japanese, Secondary
Location 57 West Coast Rd, Singapura 127366
Contact +65 67732950
Website http://www.waseda-shibuya.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $27,200 – SGD $34,085
Language of Instruction Japanese

The school has a variety of facilities for its students, including a Japanese room called the Tatami room, which has traditional tatami flooring and may be accessed by students and teachers for leisure. 

More information here.

Waseda Shibuya Senior High School

5. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

 

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This international school in Singapore has arond 2900 students, ranging from 12 to 19 years old. They have continuously placed among the top three schools globally that provide the IB Diploma Programme and it will be utilized by students in Grade 5 and 6. Additionally, ACS also offers the Accelerated Science Programme, a specialized subject combination for Years 3 and 4.

They were granted “independent” status by the Ministry of Education in 1987. In addition, ACS(I) is the only school that offers both the Integrated Program and the Gifted Education Program, and it was one of the first schools to do so.

Principal Area of Expertise IB, Methodist
Location 119 Dover Rd, Singapura 139656
Contact +65 68700900
Website https://www.acsindep.moe.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $22,550 – SGD $27,500
Language of Instruction English

They have a list of famous alumni from Singapore varying from Minister, Judge, Athlete, to Artist, proving how outstanding the school’s history is to have such remarkable and respected experts.

More information here.

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) 

 

6. Hwa Chong International School


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This international school was established in 2005 and is a part of the Hwa Chong family of institutions. Currently, the school provides a six-year integrated program that gets students prepared for the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) in Year 4 and the IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma) in Year 6.

This international school caters to ex-pats due to its combination of MOE and foreign curricula such as the IB program and A Levels.

Principal Area of Expertise IB, British, Secondary
Location 681 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapura 269782
Contact +65 64647077
Website http://www.hcis.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $26,000 – SGD $30,000
Language of Instruction English

In addition, HCIS students get a holistic education that includes abroad travels, outdoor activities, student-led projects, and community involvement.

More information here.

Hwa Chong International School 

 

7. Hillside World Academy

 

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The Hillside World Academy is a K–12 international school in Singapore that provides IB Diploma Curriculum for students in Grades 3–12. This previously Chinese International School in Singapore, which was founded in 2006, adheres to a holistic approach to education and encourages students to participate, work together, question what they are told, and go well beyond the experience of a textbook.

Every student will receive an education that encourages the use of both Mandarin and English, as well as support and respect for their native language. Additionally, it will assist the student in enhancing their cross-cultural and linguistic abilities.

Principal Area of Expertise IB
Location 11 Hillside Dr, Singapura 548926
Contact +65 62540200
Website http://www.hwa.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $20,600 – SGD $36,000
Language of Instruction English

More information here.

Hillside World Academy

 

8. United World College of South East Asia – East Campus

 

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This international school in Singapore has around 2600 students ranging from the age of 4 to 17 years old

Besides focusing on IB Curriculum, through their integrated Personal and Social Education (PSE) program, students may also educate themselves about subjects including personal identity, self-awareness, family, and friendships. This will benefit them as they explore their own unique autonomy and freedom to help them feel valued and respected.

Principal Area of Expertise IB, British
Location 1 Tampines Street 73, Singapura 528704
Contact +65 63055344
Website https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $37,056 – SGD $45,392
Language of Instruction English

Moreover, the school offers a variety of meals every day, including hot meals, western cuisine, vegan food, sandwiches, and sushi. The fact that East Campus serves halal food to the schools is the best feature of this international school (Halal-certified).

More information here.

United World College of South East Asia

 

9. Stamford American International School

 

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Stamford American International School or SAIS is a co-educational international school in Singapore. This school provides outstanding education programs such as 3 BTEC courses, over 20 AP courses, and over 40 IB courses for students ranging from age 1 year old until 18 years old. Now, SAIS has more than 3100 students who represent more than 75 different countries.

Besides Woodleigh, you can find another Stamford campus that is located on Chuan Lane. 

Principal Area of Expertise IB, American
Location 1 Woodleigh Ln, Singapura 357684
Contact +65 66532947
Website Stamford American International School
Annual Fees SGD $26,600 – SGD $46,324
Language of Instruction English

There are more than 60 worldwide sports coaches at Stamford. With the assistance of these dedicated coaches, they are confident that student-athletes will be encouraged and pushed to realize their full potential.

It’s no surprise that they have 106 professional teams in sports like volleyball, basketball, tennis, soccer, golf, gymnastics, badminton, touch, rugby, swimming, and cross country, given their reputation for being good in sports.

More information here.

Stamford American International School 

 

10. Canadian International School (Singapore)

 

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CIS is a significant global school in Singapore, founded in 1990, with approximately 3,100 students from 84 nationalities enrolled across two campuses. This Singapore’s best international school has more than one campus which is located at Tanjong Katong Road Singapore. 

CIS is one of the few global schools in Singapore that offers all 3 International Baccalaureate programs, from Elementary Grades to Diploma Programmes. Classes range in size from 16 to a max of 26 students, and all are staffed to guarantee that our students have the best possible learning experience.

Principal Area of Expertise IB, Canadian
Location 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapura 649414
Contact +65 64671732
Website https://www.cis.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $25,450 – SGD $44,200
Language of Instruction English, Chinese, and French

If your child is interested in learning a foreign language as their second language, you can sign up your children for the bilingual program that are conducted by experienced bilingual teachers.

More information here.

Canadian International School 

 

11. Dulwich College (Singapore) 

 

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The Dulwich College is a British elite institution with 400 years of success, innovation, heritage, and principles. In 2022, they have welcomed about 2600 students ranging in age from 2 to 18 from more than 50 nations. This college can be separated into three schools which are DUCKS, Junior School and Senior School.

In this school, students aged 2 to 7 are immersed in a dual-language setting, with sessions taught in both English and Chinese. Meanwhile, daily Chinese classes are also held for students in grades 3 to 6.

Principal Area of Expertise IB, British
Location 71 Bukit Batok West Ave. 8, Singapura 658966
Contact +65 68901000
Website http://singapore.dulwich.org/
Annual Fees SGD $31,650 – SGD $49,310
Language of Instruction English

If your child interested in learning a foreign language as their second language, you can sign up your children for the bilingual program that are conducted by experienced bilingual teachers.

More information here.

Dulwich College (Singapore)

 

12. Global Indian International School Singapore

 

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Global Schools Foundation launched GIIS’ initial campus at Cheviot Hill in 2002, and it has since spread across South East Asia, Japan, the Middle East, India, and Singapore. In Singapore, GIIS has two campuses: one in Cheviot Hill, the East Coast campus, and another in Punggol, the SMART Campus.

We could say that Global Indian International School Singapore is a well-rounded education center as they provide not only the IB Diploma Programme, but also a variety of foreign curricula, including the IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme, IGCSE, and the Indian CBSE curriculum are for students to choose from. Meanwhile, for students aged 2.5 to 5 years old, GIIS provides a distinctive Montessori-inspired program.

Principal Area of Expertise IB, British, Indian, and Montessori
Location 82 Cheviot Hill, Singapura 459663
Contact +65 69147000
Website GIIS
Annual Fees SGD $12,105 – SGD $32,967
Language of Instruction English

The first SMART campus in Asia has more than 40 skill-based studios, state-of-the-art performing arts, and sports facilities, and digital classrooms to give students a well-rounded education fit for the 20th century.

More information here.

Global Indian International School Singapore

 

13. Melbourne Specialist International School

 

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This is yet another Special Educational Needs School on this list that educates kids aged 3 to 21. This all-through school provides an alternative to traditional education and is intended for kids with a wide range of learning difficulties as well as physical disabilities.

MSIS, which was founded in 2014, follows an Australian curriculum approach that focuses on both academics and the development of social and industrial skills to assist youngsters to develop into self-empowered people.

Principal Area of Expertise Special Educational Needs, International
Location 75C Loewen Rd, Singapura 248853
Contact +65 67155373
Website http://msis.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $35,100 – SGD $54,891
Language of Instruction English

Additionally, the school provides functional academics in the subjects of math, English, and pre-vocational training. Furthermore, it contains a curriculum for independent living skills that supports the promotion of self-help and consciousness.

More information here.

Melbourne Specialist International School

 

14. The Winstedt School

 

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The Winstedt School is Singapore’s diverse co-educational school focused on a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, individualized learning, and a small school community. This school features a small class size and a personalized learning approach for each child, as well as continuous support and an inclusive package.

Just as in regular schools, students here studied a variety of foreign curricula, including the International Primary Curriculum, the International Middle Years Curriculum, the Edexcel IPC, and the Edexcel Lower Secondary Curriculum, which are all based on the National Curriculum for England.

The school now currently enrolled 170 children ranging in age from four to 18 (Preschool to Year 13), and its modest size contributes to a pleasant, supportive learning atmosphere. 

Principal Area of Expertise Special Educational Needs, International, British
Location 1208 Upper Boon Keng Rd, Singapura 387312
Contact +65 64671732
Website http://www.winstedt.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $25,450 – SGD $44,200
Language of Instruction English 

Did you know that Singapore’s international school held its first graduation event in June 2022, when eight Year 13 graduates received their Winstedt School diplomas to begin their exciting futures, then continued studies at colleges and institutions throughout the world?

More information here.

The Winstedt School 

 

15. Integrated International School

 

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Integrated International School is a small international school in Singapore that teaches children from preschool to high school using two teaching processes: mainstream and assisted learning. This school is distinguished for its international education based on the Australian Curriculum.

Principal Area of Expertise Special Educational Needs, Australian
Location 41 Sunset Way, #01-01, Singapura 597071
Contact +65 64664475
Website https://iis.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $32,410
Language of Instruction English

This special school is among only two international schools that provide a special needs or support approach called S.T.A.R.S. This strategy is incorporated into daily life, with interactions involving ordinary pupils happening during assemblies, school events/outings, and school projects. The S.T.A.R.S. method has the advantage of allowing kids to begin at a lower grade level if necessary to facilitate a smooth transition.

More information here.

Integrated International School

 

16. Dynamics International School

 

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Dynamics International School is a one-of-a-kind private school for children who need extra academic assistance or simply prefer a different form of education. The school is located on Orchard Road and has a distinctive small class size of 4 to 8 students in each class distributed across 3 to 4 classrooms.

There is no application deadline for this school since they use a rolling enrollment method, so students can register and sign up at any time during the academic year. Students must only pass an internal evaluation and/or provide the most current academic record demonstrating satisfactory performance.

Principal Area of Expertise Special Educational Needs, International, British
Location 583 Orchard Road, #13-02/03 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapura 238884
Contact +65 61009235
Website http://www.dynamics.school/
Annual Fees SGD $30,500
Language of Instruction English 

For children aged 5 to 11, they adopted the International Primary Curriculum, which is utilized in over 730 institutions in 92 countries around the world. It will assist students to develop worldwide mindedness and foster personal learning because it is a comprehensive, thematic, and artistic curriculum.

More information here.

Dynamics International School 

 

17. One World International School

 

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As an IB World School, One World International School offers both the IB Primary Years Programme for younger children and the IB Diploma Programme for students in Grades 11 and 12 who are preparing for university. One World International School provides an outstanding international education to students aged 3 to 16 in a supportive multi-cultural atmosphere at an affordable price.

Principal Area of Expertise Special Educational Needs, International, British
Location 21 Jurong West Street 81, Singapura 649075
Contact +65 69146700
Website https://www.owis.org/
Annual Fees SGD $18,564 – SGD $21,342
Language of Instruction English & Chinese

Not to mention, despite being a premium-eve international school in Singapore, this school has the most reasonable and economical tuition costs. This is one of the reasons why Singapore parents choose this school for their children’s education.

More information here.

One World International School 

 

18. St. Joseph’s Institution International

 

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St. Joseph’s Institution International’s Facebook

St. Joseph’s Institution International, founded in 2007, provides a complete, values-driven, and international educational experience to a diverse student population of 40 nationalities anchored in the culture of Singapore. SJI International now has a community of 1,900 students spread over two schools in one location.

The institution was based on the Lasallian brothers’ traditions and strong foundations. The Lasallian schools are known for their pastoral care and individual respect. All Christian families and families of other faiths are welcome at St. Joseph’s.

Principal Area of Expertise IB, British, Catholic, and International curriculums
Location 490 Thomson Rd, Singapura 298191
Contact +65 63539383
Website http://www.sji-international.com.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $32,425 – SGD $35,380
Language of Instruction English 

More information here.

St. Joseph’s Institution International

 

19. XCL American Academy

 

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XCL American Academy is a distinctive international school that provides a thorough American curriculum that is in many ways accessible to all families. The Singapore’s newest international school provides rigorous and affordable American education to children aged 2 to 14. 

Your children will be able to experience a perfect atmosphere for them to study, explore, cooperate, and play in a secure, inspirational, and immersive facility, conveniently located within a 20-minute drive from downtown Singapore. The site has a three-story library core, a multi-purpose hall, and specialty courses outfitted with cutting-edge instructional technology — everything our kids need to thrive.

Principal Area of Expertise American
Location 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapura 768039
Contact +65 68505131
Website https://www.xaa.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $22,370 – SGD $29,900
Language of Instruction English 

Please take note that XCL American Academy will open in September 2022.

More information here.

XCL American Academy

 

20. Insworld Institute

 

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Insworld Institute is one of the private school in Singapore. Outside of the classroom, Insworld provides high levels of assistance for students by appointing a Personal Tutor for each student who will monitor all elements of that student’s development every week. Students learn more rapidly and effectively as a consequence. This can result in considerable cost and time savings.

Principal Area of Expertise British
Location 420 North Bridge Road, #05-11/12 North Bridge Centre, Singapura 188727
Contact +65 67321728
Website https://www.insworld.edu.sg/
Annual Fees SGD $21,000 – SGD $22,500
Language of Instruction English 

If you want your children to pursue to prestigious universities in just 4.5 years to save time and living expenses, enroll them at Insworld Institute where they are able to fulfill their potential and progress facing the future after school.

More information here.

Insworld Institute

 

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