Best Schools December 8, 2016

Best International Schools in Singapore

Discover our selection of the best international schools in Singapore.

Why Study in Singapore?

Singapore is an efficient and clean Asian city that retains much of the charm from its British colonial days whilst also offering a cutting edge, well-developed environment. Singapore has developed into one of the most important trade and finance centers in Asia and today it is among the top five wealthiest countries in the world based on GDP.

Weather and Climate

Singapore enjoys a tropical climate with no sharply divided seasons. It has a year-round high temperature as well as high humidity and large amounts of rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 21°C-34 °C (72°-93 °F).

Language

The four official languages of Singapore are Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, and English. However, English is regarded as the main language in Singapore, and is officially the main language of instruction in almost all school subjects. It is also the common language of the administration, and is an important language for international business.

International Education

Singapore attracts large expat populations and there are exceptional international schools to fulfil their demand. International schools in Singapore typically have very international student populations and you can find many different international curricula of the UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, the International Baccalaureate and more.

Parents need to be sure they are considering top tier schools with valid and current accreditation from recognised international authorities.

Our Selection of the Best International Schools in Singapore

Schools in alphabetical order, no ranking:

Engage. Enlighten. Empower. These words are the cornerstones of the Canadian International School’s (CIS) mission and educational philosophy, and eloquently define our commitment to education and represent the aspirations we have for all student learning experiences, be it in the classroom or beyond. At CIS, we celebrate both our internationalism and the uniqueness of each…

  • 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 3000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) :
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) :

Chatsworth is a mid-sized and internationally minded school that caters to students of approximately 50 nationalities from Kindergarten to Year 13 (Grade 12). Established in 1995, the Chatsworth mission to inspire, educate and enlighten forms the core pillars and education philosophy. As a three programme IB world school, we offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP,…

  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: >800
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : SGD25,710.90 (for 2018-19 academic year)
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : SGD34,550.72 for 2018-19 academic year)

GEMS Education, is today an international company with schools and education services in 14 countries. As an international school group, we educate over 250,000 students from 151 countries and employ 20,000 education professionals, specialists and staff from over 80 countries. We share a mission – to provide a quality education to everyone. GEMS World Academy…

  • 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 900
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : S$12,600
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : S$39,113

GESS has strong European foundations and believes in developing confident, forward-looking students through a celebration of respect, openness and inclusiveness. GESS is recognised for its languages and offers a choice between two main curricula: the German Curriculum or the English-speaking International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Many other languages are offered as part of the unique ‘mother…

  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 1550
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : SGD 18,000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : SGD 34,000

The Lycée Français de Singapour is a private Ministry of Education (MOE)–registered school, accredited by the French Ministry of Education and belongs to the network of overseas French schools (AEFE). It provides education to all children who wish to follow the French curriculum. Established in 1967, it has a current enrolment of 2820 students who…

  • 3000 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 569928
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 2820
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : SGD 10'000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : SGD 29'500

Singapore American School (SAS) is a non-profit, independent, co-educational day school located in the Woodlands area of Singapore. SAS offers an American-based curriculum for students in preschool through high school. One of Singapore’s first international schools, SAS was founded in 1956, and started with a hundred students in a colonial house. It has since developed…

  • 40 Woodlands Street 41, Singapore 738547
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 3976
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) :
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American Standards As one of the leading US-centric schools, Stamford American integrates the rigorous American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards with the IB Programme, and Advanced Placement (AP) credits. From 18 months, Stamford students begin their learning journey through the use of Teaching Strategies Gold Tracking which is aligned to the USA Head Start Early…

  • 1 Woodleigh Lane, Singapore 357684
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 3000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : $14,954
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : $34,606

Tanglin Trust School (TTS) is an international school in Singapore run as a not-for-profit organisation. Established in 1925, Tanglin Trust School provides British-based learning with an international perspective for students aged 3_18. There are approximately 2,720 students at Tanglin, with 740 in the Infant School, 770 in the Junior School and 1190 in the Senior…

  • 95 Portsdown Rd, Singapore 139299
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 2720
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) :
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UWC South East Asia (UWCSEA) in Singapore is a not-for-profit IB World School. The K–12 academic curriculum is shaped by the UWC mission and guided by the UWCSEA profile and learning principles. A member of the global UWC movement, UWCSEA has been offering a mission-driven, values-based international education to students from more than 70 nationalities since 1971. The learning programme…

  • 1207 Dover Rd, Singapore 139654
  • Co-Educational
  • Boarding, Day School
  • Number of students: 5525
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : SGD35000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : SGD43000




Apply early! Send your request to those schools

The demand is very high and the popular schools have long waiting lists. We advise you to apply early in order to secure places, so make sure, that you start investigating well in advance. Then start approaching the schools’ admissions offices or use the world schools request function.