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International schools in Singapore

Search for the best international schools in Singapore; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.

A leading centre for multinational corporations operating in Asia, Singapore has one the continent’s largest expatriate communities. In 2015, 39 per cent of the city’s 5.5 million residents were foreign nationals.

Education is at the heart of Singapore’s success as an Asian tiger economy and the country has won plaudits for its high educational standards. The city’s 15-year-olds swept the board in the OECD’s Pisa tests of performance in science, maths and reading across more than 70 countries in 2015, coming top in all categories.

There are more than 80 English-medium international schools in Singapore, including 31 IB World Schools, with 24 authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma and seven, including ISS International School Singapore, teaching all three IB programmes.

The Tanglin Trust School Singapore combines the IB Diploma with the English national curriculum, while other schools offer it alongside Canadian, Australian, American or German programmes. There are two campuses of United World College of South East Asia, part of an educational movement to promote world peace.

Dulwich College Singapore was launched in 2014 by Dulwich College Management International under charter from the prestigious London independent school and now has 1,900 students aged two to 16. The largest of the seven Dulwich international schools across East Asia, it will offer the IB Diploma programme from August 2018.

Two schools that aim to offer an affordable model of international education to a wider range of families are opening second campuses in Singapore. One World International School opened a new campus in Jurong West in January 2018, while Middleton International School, which is part of the Singapore-based EtonHouse International Education Group, is planning to open a campus in Tampines. 

Parents are advised to check schools’ accreditation arrangements with recognised bodies such as the Council of International Schools, which has eight accredited member schools in Singapore. 

International schools mainly admit the children of foreign nationals, as local students cannot attend without special permission. State schools teach in English and do admit expatriate children, who pay higher fees and get lower priority in admissions than local students. They must also pass a special admission test.

Education is compulsory from age six to 15. The state system involves six years of primary school, four years of secondary school and three years of pre-university study. Students are allocated places in the selective, four-tier secondary system based on their test results. 

The government has bold plans to attract more international students to Singapore under its Global Schoolhouse policy, which funds foreign universities to set up campuses in the city. Yale and Johns Hopkins are among those that have set up shop. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Singapore, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org.





GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

2 Yishun Street 42,
Singapore,
768039

www.gwa.edu.sg

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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SIM International Academy

461 Clementi Road,
Singapore,
599491

www.simacademy.edu.sg

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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ACS (International), Singapore

61 Jalan Hitam Manis,
Singapore,
278475

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

121 Dover Road,
Singapore,
139650

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Australian International School, Singapore

1 Lorong Chuan,
556818,
Singapore

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Avondale Grammar School

Phoenix Park,
304 Tanglin Road,
247972,
Singapore

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Canadian International School, Lakeside Campus

7 Jurong West Street 41,
Singapore,
659414

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Canadian International School, Tanjong Katong Campus

371 Tanjong Katong Road,
Singapore,
437128

Co-educational, Day.

Chatsworth International School

37 Emerald Hill Road,
Singapore,
229313

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Chatsworth International School - East Campus

25 Jalan Tembusu,
Singapore,
438234

Co-educational, Day.

Dover Court International School Singapore

301 Dover Road,
Singapore,
139644

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

DPS International School

36 Aroozoo Avenue,
Singapore,
539842

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Dulwich College (Singapore)

71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8,
Singapore,
658966

Co-educational, Day.

EtonHouse International Pre-School, Mountbatten 718

718 Mountbatten Road,
Singapore,
437738

Co-educational, Day.

EtonHouse International Pre-School, Newton

39 Newton Road,
Singapore,
307966

Co-educational, Day.

Etonhouse International Pre-School, Thomson

8 Thomson Lane,
Singapore,
297743

Co-educational, Day.

EtonHouse International School, Broadrick

51 Broadrick Road,
Singapore,
439501

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

German European School, Singapore

72 Bukit Tinggi Road,
Singapore,
289760

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Global Indian International School - East Coast

82 Cheviot Hill,
Singapore,
459663

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Global Indian International School Pte Ltd

27, Punggol Field Walk,
828649,
Singapore

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hillside World Academy

11 Hillside Drive,
548926,
Singapore

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hollandse School Singapore

65 Bukit Tinggi Road,
Singapore,
289757

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Hwa Chong International School

663 Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore,
269783

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Insworld Institute

100 Beach Road, #19-06/07,
Shaw Tower,
Singapore,
189702

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

International Community School

27A Jubilee Road,
Singapore,
128575

Co-educational, Day.

ISS International School

21 Preston Road,
109355,
Singapore

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Nexus International School

201 Ulu Pandan Road,
Singapore,
596468

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

NPS International School

10-12 Chai Chee Lane,
Singapore,
469021

Co-educational, Day.

Odyssey The Global Preschool

101 Wilkinson Road,
436559,
Singapore

Co-educational, Day.

One World International School

21 Jurong West Street 81,
Singapore,
649075

Co-educational, Day.

Overseas Family School

25F Paterson Road,
Singapore,
238515

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Rosemount International School

25 Ettrick Terrace,
Siglap,
458588,
Singapore

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

School of the Arts, Singapore

1 Zubir Said Drive,
Administration Office #05-01,
Singapore,
227968

Co-educational, Day.

Singapore American School

40 Woodlands Street 41,
Singapore,
738547

Co-educational, .

Singapore Chinese Girls School

190 Dunearn Road,
309437,
Singapore

Girls, Day, Senior.

Singapore Korean School

71 Bukit Tinggi Road,
Singapore,
289759

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Sir Manasseh Meyer International School

3 Jalan Ulu Sembawang,
Singapore,
758932

Co-educational, Day.

St Francis Methodist School

492 Upper Bukit Timah Road,
678095,
Singapore

Co-educational, Day.

St Joseph's Institution International

490 Thomson Road,
Singapore,
298191

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Stamford American International School

1 Woodleigh Lane,
357684,
Singapore

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Swiss School in Singapore

38 Swiss Club Road,
Singapore,
288140

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

95 Portsdown Road,
139299,
Singapore

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Little Skool-House International (By-the-Vista)

170 Ghim Moh Road,
Ulu Pandan Community Club, #03-01,
Singapore,
279621

Co-educational, Day.

UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus

1207 Dover Road,
139654,
Singapore

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

UWC South East Asia, East Campus

1 Tampines Street 73,
528704,
Singapore

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.