There are a large number of International Schools in Singapore to choose from. Foreign students intending to study in Singapore are required to obtain a student pass from the Immigration Department. The list of International Schools is listed below:-
1. Emaar International School
Emaar was previously known as E R International School (ERIS). The school opened in January 2007 under the guardianship of Raffles Campus educational centre which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emaar Education. Emaar educates students from Pre School to High School levels.
Emaar Pre School is a learning centre with child centered programmes that focus on academic achievements, physical, emotional as well as social development needs. It caters to children from 3 to 6 years of age. This school allows its students to prepare for the transition into Emaar Junior School. For students in Middle School, they are prepared for the University of Cambridge curriculum leading to the Cambridge IGCSE examinations and thereafter for the Cambridge International A-level examinations in High School. Alternatively, students who are interested may pursue the IB Diploma.
201 Ulu Pandan Road
(65) 6536 6566
2. Insworld School
This school operates in tandem with the British Education System and offers London University Edexcel ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level Examinations. Students are accepted from Year 10 through to university entry on completion of their ‘A’ Levels. The school is modeled on the British tutorial college model with class sizes ranging from 5 to 10 students. Each class offers personal tutorial support, marked homework and regular tests and assessments. Insworld school also offers full boarding and supervised accommodation.
141 Cecil Street #01-01
Tung Ann Association Building
(65) 6732 1728
3. Chinese International School Singapore (CNIS)
This school is a multicultural international school taking in students from pre-kindergarten to high school and is established on the foundations of the IB Programme. With a combination of Eastern and Western philosophies of education and the spirit of open-mindedness, the school caters to the educational needs of toddlers, young children and young adults.
The school is located in the picturesque neighborhood along Bukit Timah Road, with a 5 hectare campus boasting state-of-the- art computer facilities, science laboratories, gymnasiums, play area for children, football field, Squash court, basketball court, and cafeteria. It also offers dormitories for boarding students with campus wide wireless internet, cleaning and laundry services; complete with 24 hour adult supervision as well as security staff.
Address: 60 Dunearn Road S309434
Phone No: (65) 6254 0200
Fax No: (65) 6252 5120
4. The International Community School (ICS)
The International Community School (ICS) is the only Christian international school in Singapore and it offers an American-based College Preparatory curriculum and ESL programme. This school caters to students from ages 3 through 18. With the school's small class size, students are ensured the individual attention he/she needs.
While the school respects the religious preferences of parents and students, parents should understand that the school operates within the framework of Christian principles. As such, each student takes part in daily bible study and weekly, non-denominational chapel services.
27A Jubilee Road, Singapore 128574
(65) 6776 7435
5. Australian International School
This school offers primary and secondary education which incorporates the New South Wales curriculum from kindergarten to year twelve. It allows students to sit for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the school system is fully accredited by the New South Wales Board of Studies. This school also has a pre-school for children aged between 3 to 4 years of age.
1 Lorong Chuan Singapore 556818
(65) 6883 5155
6. Canadian International School
The Canadian International School is a privately-owned co-educational day school. It offers an Ontario-based university preparatory curriculum for pre-school aged children through Grade 12/OAC (ages 3 to 19). It also offers an internationally-recognized Ontario Secondary School Diploma, which is acceptable for university enrollment worldwide. The Canadian International school also offers an extensive ESL programme and has an Academic Resource department which provides students with enrichment and remedial activities.
Tanjong Katong East Campus (Early Childhood to Grade 8)
371 Tanjong Katong Road
(65) 6345 1573
Elementary Campus (Early Childhood to Grade 3)
5 Toh Tuck Road
(65) 6467 1732
Middle School Campus (Grades 4 to 8)
71 Bukit Tinggi Road
(65) 6875 1519
High School Campus (Grades 9 to 12)
514 Kampong Bahru Road
(65) 6323 0208
7. Chatsworth International School
Chatsworth International School started in January 1995 and now has three campuses: Chatsworth Kindergarten in Jalan Kayu, an international Kindergarten and Elementary School in Jalan Tembusu, Katong, and a full Kindergarten to High School campus in Emerald Hill, which offers an international curriculum.
37 Emerald Hill Road
(65) 6737 5955
The Orchard Campus offers Kindergarten, Elementary and Secondary School classes.
25 Jalan Tembusu
(65) 6344 5955
Chatsworth East Campus offers classes for students aged 3 to 11 years and implements a curriculum based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
Jalan Kayu Campus
1 Jalan Kayu
(65) 6481 5585
Chatsworth Kindergarten is registered as a local kindergarten with the Singapore Ministry of Education
8. Dover Court Preparatory School
Dover Court Preparatory School is an international school for children aged between 3 to 15 years of age. It offers a British based curriculum specifically adapted to the needs of international students. The school also offers English as a Second Language and there are specially organized groups for children who cannot speak English and for those whose command of English is limited.
This school also offers a Centre for Special Education that caters to handicapped children. Individual programmes are conducted by specially trained teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists.
301 Dover Road Singapore 139644
9. German European School Singapore
This school is a non-profit establishment with over forty years of successful history in Singapore. It provides an excellent, well-rounded education syllabus in the German language and also features a European global education system using English as the language of choice. Students in the German section are taught based on the German national curriculum whilst students in the European section uses the International Baccalaureate programme at all levels.
72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760
(65) 6469 1131
10. Hollandse School
The Hollandse School teaches children from age 4 to 12 and the medium of instruction used is Dutch. The teachers in this school are trained in Holland.
65 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289757
11. ISS International School
This school is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering a multicultural environment. It educates students from Kindergarten through to Grade 12 using the IB curriculum. Other international curriculum including IGCSE and the American High School Diploma are also taught by qualified teachers.
21 Preston Rd, Singapore 109355
(65) 6470 0113/4
Elementary and Middle School
25 Paterson Rd, Singapore 238510
(65) 6235 5844
12. The Japanese School
This school provides academic courses at its 3 campuses in Clementi, Changi and West Coast Road. The school has an open admission policy with no restrictions on intake of students and teaches primary and secondary courses. The academic staff are mostly Japanese teachers sent by the Japanese government on a three-year tour of duty while some are recruited from Singapore.
201 West Coast Road Singapore 127383
13. Lycée Français de Singapour
Also known as the Ecole Francais de Singapour, this school offers education programmes drawn-up by the French Ministry of Education. The school is opened to all French nationals or French-speaking students and provides kindergarten to Baccalaureate level (pre-university) courses. The teachers are certified in France and the medium of instruction are in French with English, German or Spanish taught as a second language.
3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569928
(65) 6488 1160
14. Overseas Family School (OFS)
OFS provides a modern education system with classes from kindergarten to high school level. It is taught in the English language and offers the International Baccalaureate programme. The school is also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, California, USA.
25F Paterson Road Singapore 238515
15. Sekolah Indonesia
The Indonesian School’s curriculum is based on the education programme provided by the Indonesian Ministry of Education. It is opened to students whose parents are Indonesian nationals, staffs of the Indonesian embassy, and Indonesian state-owned enterprises based in Singapore. The academic courses are up to pre-university level and the medium of instruction is Bahasa Indonesia with English as a second language.
20A Siglap Road Singapore 455859
16. Tanglin Trust School
Tanglin Trust School started in 1925 and provides a British-based education system for expatriate students aged between 3 to 18. Among the entry requirements of this school is that prospective students must be proficient English speakers and displays the intellectual capacity to fully participate in and benefit from the School's curriculum. Tanglin Trust School accepts students aged between 3 and 18 and offers an English-based curriculum in the Infant, Junior and Senior Schools.
17. The Singapore American School (SAS)
SAS offers an American Education Curriculum for expatriate students living in Singapore and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. SAS’s high school programme fulfills the entry requirements for most American universities and colleges. It’s elementary and middle school caters to pre-school students up to grade eight. ESL is also provided to non-English-speaking students.
40 Woodlands Street 41 Singapore 738547
18. The Swiss School Singapore
This school offers programmes for children aged 3 1/2 to 16 years old. The medium of instruction is in German and the teachers are trained in either Switzerland or Germany. Religious classes are also conducted for the students.
38 Swiss Club Road Singapore 288140
19. United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA)
UWCSEA is a member of the United World College (UWC) Movement. It comprises ten non-profit making colleges around the world with emphasis on service, cultural and political sensitivity and focuses on all round achievements in both the academic and activity areas.
1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654
(65) 6775 5344
A comprehensive list of Local Schools may be found at Singapore’s Ministry of Education’s website: