10 Best Reviewed International Schools In Singapore

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The experience of uprooting and moving to a new country can feel daunting, for parents and children alike. One of the most important decisions to be made when moving to Singapore is where to send your child to school. Some schools are known to be socially conscious, other schools are known for their balanced curriculum.

Things to consider when choosing an international school in Singapore is what path your child is on, and what you want their path to be in the future ahead. As an example, some parents prefer for their child to be taught in an environment that fosters multiple languages, while others prefer for their child to be taught in their native tongue. If you plan to move back to your home country in the future, will your child benefit from an education that allows them to prosper as an adult by offering qualifications that are specific to your country? Does your child have special needs or special gifts that you want their education to nurture?

In this list of 10 international schools in Singapore, I will provide you with the best reviews that will start you in the right direction.

* this list is compiled based on publicly available information and the order is in no particular ranking. Feel free to contact us if you have comments or wish to contribute to this list.
 

United World College of South East Asia

MOST HOLISTIC EDUCATION

UWC South East Asia International School Singapore

Dover Campus: 1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654
East Campus: 1 Tampines Street 73, Singapore 528704

What the Parents Say:

“Being able to join UWCSEA might be the biggest opportunity life ever gave me! This is a truly amazing community, which thrives for excellence in academia with its many inspiring teachers, but at the same time both values excellence in sport, service or leadership. I have spent two years at UWCSEA East thanks to their scholarship programme. I am not saying that it was easy at all times (thanks IB for those sweet sleepless nights), but now as a graduate I can say how much it made me grow as a person and a learner, not even mentioning the amazing boarding community, of which I truly think as simply family. I will always remember our corridor… a bhutanese, a german, a chinese, a chilean, a spanish, a malaysian, a mexican and a hungarian. It has been such a pleasure to live with all these lovely people. I will never be able to thank it enough..but thank you for everything once again UWCSEA! <3” – Enikő K

GEMS World Academy

MOST BALANCED CURRICULUM

GEMS World Academy Singapore

2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039

What the Parents Say:

“I first heard about GEMS World Academy when I was in Dubai and heard many good things about its schools. At the time however, I didn’t think it mattered much to move my children to a new school since I was happy with where they were studying.
When we transferred to Singapore, I learned that they just opened a campus in Yishun so I scheduled a visit last January 2015. To say the least, I was very impressed with their facilities and teachers. Also, the class size is just right of about 20-25 kids in the 3rd Grade.
Tuition is similar to other international schools in Singapore, which is good because you get more for what you pay because of the high teacher + staff to student ratio.
It also has a good music and sports program. Lastly, there’s also some sort of scholarship for kids that excel in the aforementioned.” – Mark A.

Overseas Family School (OFS)

MOST EMPHASIS ON LEARNING AND RETAINING ENGLISH

Overseas Family School (OFS)

Pasir Ris Heights 81, Singapore 519292

What the Parents Say:

“Put it short. This is the first school that my son ever like going to schools. Visit its magnificent school facilities, talk to some teachers and you’ll see.” – James Quyen L.

Saint Joseph’s Institution International School (SJII)

MOST SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS SCHOOLSaint Joseph’s Institution International School (SJII)

490 Thomson Road, Singapore 298191

What the Parents Say:

“This is a great school that parents can rely on. The principal and staff are very helpful and they do care about the children sincerely. I am very happy that I send my son there from his Grade 6 and now he is Grade 9 and will continue to finish his IB at SJII.” – Crystal D.

Dover Court International School (DCIS)

MOST NURTURING FOR CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Dover Court International School (DCIS)
301 Dover Road, Singapore

What the Parents Say:

“We arrived in Singapore 3 years ago with our children Eloise (year 6) and Sebastian (year 1), looking for a school our daughter would be able to transition to from the UK school system as smoothly and with as little disruption as possible. DCIS proved the best choice for us, having a lovely community feel to it that reminded us of our village school back in England, and a similar structure to the school day which enabled Eloise to slot straight into term 2 seamlessly. The school has grown considerably in the short time we have been in Singapore, yet it still retains those qualities that were originally so important to us.
As Eloise moves up into year 7 next year, we have been keenly watching the development of the secondary school and are very impressed with the curriculum on offer and the quality of the facilities for specialist subjects. We’re also excited to hear this will be further enhanced by the construction of the new dedicated Secondary School building.” – The Thomas Family.

Stamford American International School

MOST CULTURALLY DIVERSE EDUCATION

Stamford American International School
1 Woodleigh Lane, Singapore 357684

What the Parents Say:

“Amazing facilities, incredibly talented faculty, brilliant resources, love the IB curriculum, my daughter loves school – such a good feeling about the place! Highly recommend!” – Craig K.

Australian International School of Singapore (AISS)

MOST SUITABLE FOR AUSTRALIANS

Australian International School of Singapore (AISS)
1 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556818

What the Parents Say:

“We love AIS! The teachers are wonderful and supportive and have brought the very best out of our kids.” – Andrew A.

Singapore American School

MOST SUITABLE FOR AMERICANS

Singapore American School

40 Woodlands Street 41, Woodlands 738547

What the Parents Say:

“SAS is an amazing “one of a kind” school. The true measure of excellence is in the detail and their ability to address the needs of every child. This is not a school that addresses only the exceptional and problem children, they manage to reach all of the children. Amazing.”
– Tobin B.

Canadian International School (Singapore) (CISS)

MOST NURTURING FOR BILINGUAL STUDENTS

Map of canadian international school (singapore) (ciss)

A. Tanjong Katong Campus: Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore.
B. Lakeside Campus: 7 Jurong West 41, Singapore

What the Parents Say:

“There are two qualified teachers for every class, one native English teacher and one native Chinese teacher. This is unlike many other schools where the English teacher takes the lead and a Chinese assistant supports them. All Units of Inquiry are taught in both languages. For example, in Hudson’s G1 class they are just about to start a Unit Of Inquiry called ‘Who we are’ where they will learn the different parts of the body in Chinese, and then how the brain functions in English.” – Kim K.

German European School (Singapore)

MOST SUITABLE FOR GERMANS

German European School (Singapore)
2 Dairy Farm Lane, Singapore 677621

What the Parents Say:

“GESS is a world-class school in SG! A great environment to teach German and European values and thinking outside the box.” – The Sil Family.

Conclusion

Researching what school to refer your children to is one of the key causes for relocating stress. Other sources of stress include choosing a relocation company that will not rip you off. If you have a pet to relocate, that might complicate the process too. Lastly, ensure that you pack smart, there are many tips that could save you from relocation stress later on when you unpack.

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