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10 Best International Schools in Singapore [2023]

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Best International Schools Singapore
Best International Schools Singapore

Singapore is a great international destination for international schools. There are many international schools in Singapore that offer international curriculums and international qualifications. These international schools also help students with their application process to universities around the globe. Here we have compiled a list of the 10 best international schools Singapore [2022].

1) Brighton College Singapore

Brighton College Singapore - International Schools Singapore (Credit: Brighton College Singapore)
Brighton College Singapore – International Schools Singapore (Credit: Brighton College Singapore)
Address1 Chuan Lane, Singapore 554299
Websitehttps://www.brightoncollege.edu.sg/
Phone65 6505 9790
EmailGeneral enquiries: info@brightoncollege.edu.sg

Admissions: admissions@brightoncollege.edu.sg
CurriculumPre-Prep and Prep curriculum (increased emphasis on Mandarin)
School LevelsPre – Nursery, Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & Year 2, Year 3 to Year 6
Languages OfferedMandarin, English, French
Application Fee$1,000 SGD
Annual Tuition FeePre – Nursery: $14,650 – $22,600 SGD
Nursery: $18,920 – $28,780 SGD
Reception, Year 1 & Year 2: $35,350SGD
Year 3 to Year 6: $36,350 SGD

Brighton College Singapore is a fantastic school to enrol your kid in. They provide education for children aged 18 months to 11 years old, and they are able to do so because of the excellent base they have obtained through enrolment.

Brighton College Singapore is the first collaboration between Cognita and Brighton College. The deal sees Brighton College take charge of the educational philosophy, school ethos, and curriculum, while Cognita takes care of the day-to-day operations of the new school with governance by a joint board.

Key Differentiators:

  • English National Curriculum
  • School Bus Transportation Services
  • A bespoke learning environment

2) Hillside World Academy

Hillside World Academy - International Schools Singapore (Credit: Hillside World Academy)
Hillside World Academy – International Schools Singapore (Credit: Hillside World Academy)
Address11 Hillside Drive, Singapore 548926
Websitehttps://www.hwa.edu.sg/
Phone+65 6254 0200 (admission enquiries)
+65 6254 0500 (student support)
Emailenquiries@hwa.edu.sg
CurriculumInternational Baccalaureate
School LevelsPreschool to Grade 12
Languages OfferedEnglish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, and Italian
Application FeePreschool to Grade 6: S$165
Grade 7 to 12: S$330
Annual Tuition FeePreschool: S$18,000
Grade 1 to 6: S$31,000
Grade 7 to 10: S$32,000
Grade 11 to 12: S$33,000

The Hillside World Academy (HWA) is also regarded as Singapore’s best international school for placing a high premium on multilingualism. They provide students with a variety of language programs from kindergarten to high school. They accomplish this by using English and Chinese as the instructional language and offering after-school foreign language lessons.

They also have a wide variety of co-curricular activities, including sports, arts, cultural immersion, science, and more. HWA is also a member of the Singapore International Schools Athletic Conference (ACSIS), allowing its students to compete against other international schools in competitive sports.

Key Differentiators:

  • Emphasis on the bilingual mode of education
  • Private shuttle service
  • School-provided iPads are available for students; Middle school and high school students are allowed to use their personal laptops in school

3) Tanglin Trust School

Tanglin Trust School - International Schools Singapore (Credit: Tanglin Trust School)
Tanglin Trust School – International Schools Singapore (Credit: Tanglin Trust School)
Address95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299
Websitehttps://www.tts.edu.sg/
Phone+65 6778 0771 (general enquiries)
+65 6770 3583 / +65 6770 3480 (admissions)
Emailadmissions@tts.edu.sg
CurriculumEnglish National Curriculum
School LevelsNursery to Year 14
Languages OfferedEnglish, Mandarin, Chinese, French, and Spanish
Application Fee$535
Annual Tuition FeeNursery to Year 2: S$27,000 – S$34,000
Year 3 to 6: S$36,000
Year 7 to 11: S$39,000 – S$41,000
Year 12 to 14: S$45,000

Tanglin Trust School (TTS) is a British international school in Singapore, founded in 1925 and following the English National Curriculum. Students aged 3 to 18 are accepted at the school, starting with infant school and progressing through senior school. For Years 12 and 13, students and their parents may choose to enrol in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program or the A-Level program.

The extensive library at Tanglin Trust School is one of its most notable attributes. With over 70,000 volumes available for check-out, it’s one of the largest in Singapore. iPads and Chromebooks are also available for student use, as well as e-books, audiobooks, and online learning tools.

Key Differentiators:

  • Has dedicated arts programs with specialist teachers for students to develop their skills in art, design, drama, music, and film
  • Supports students in local and international competitions
  • No application fees

4) Invictus International School

Invictus International School - International Schools Singapore (Credit: Invictus International School)
Invictus International School – International Schools Singapore (Credit: Invictus International School)
AddressDempsey Campus:
73 Loewen Road, #01-21, Singapore 248843

Sentosa Campus:
31 Ocean Way, #01-15, Singapore 098375

Centrium Campus:
320 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218108
Websitehttps://www.invictus.school/
PhoneDempsey Campus (Grade 1 to 6):
+65-6259 3877

Sentosa Campus (Grade 1 to 2):
+65-6694 5088

Centrium Campus (Grade 1 to 12):
+65-6271 6088
EmailDempsey Campus (Grade 1 to 6):
info@invictus.edu.sg

Sentosa Campus (Grade 1 to 2):
sentosa@invictus.edu.sg

Centrium Campus (Grade 1 to 12):
centrium@invictus.edu.sg
CurriculumIB for Grade 1 to 10, Cambridge International A-levels for Grade 11 to 12
School LevelsGrade 1 to 12
Languages OfferedEnglish and Chinese
Application Fee$200
Annual Tuition FeeGrade 1 to 6: S$15,000 – S$17,000
Grade 7 to 12: S$18,000

Around the world, the Invictus International School has seven campuses: three in Singapore: Dempsey, Sentosa, and Centrium. The Centrium campus is scheduled to begin operations at the beginning of 2021 and will serve students from 1st to 12th grade.

According to the school, their curriculum is holistic and future-proof, emphasizing global awareness. The institution also has a Chinese-English bilingual program from Grades 1 through 6 and an English-medium program from grades 7 through 12.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers a private transportation service catered to a student’s needs  (car, MPV, or bus)
  • Chinese-English bilingual programme
  • Teacher-student ratio is 1:25

5) International French School (Singapore)

International French School (Singapore) - International Schools Singapore (Credit: International French School)
International French School (Singapore) – International Schools Singapore (Credit: International French School)
Address3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569928
Websitehttps://www.ifs.edu.sg/
Phoneadministration@ifs.edu.sg
+65 6805 0000

For non-French speaking students:
+65 6805 0001
EmailFor non-French speaking students:
welcome@ifs.edu.sg
CurriculumGeneral Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
School LevelsEnglish, Mandarin, French, Spanish, German, and Latin
Languages Offered
Application FeeInfant Care: S$500
Nursery to Year 12: S$800
Annual Tuition FeeKindergarten: S$10,000 – S$18,000
Elementary: S$18,000 – S$20,000
Middle School: S$21,000 – S$22,000
High School: S$26,000

The International French School (IFS) is a member of the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE), which guarantees that the curriculum is entirely in line with the French national curriculum.

IFS has a student/teacher ratio of 1:9 to 1:15, making it possible to keep track of each student individually. They also provide French and English bilingual education. Non-French-speaking children may attend IFS, which features a multiethnic student body with 67 nationalities among its students.

Key Differentiators:

  • Students with special needs, learning challenges, and even gifted students can enrol in the IFS GAIN program
  • 60 extra-curricular activities in arts, culture, education, language, and sports
  • Follows French national curriculum

6) Australian International School

Australian International School - International Schools Singapore (Credit: Australian International School)
Australian International School – International Schools Singapore (Credit: Australian International School)
Address1 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556 818
Websitehttps://www.ais.com.sg/
Phone+65 6653 2958 (admissions)
+65 6664 8127 (general enquiries)
Emailadmissions@ais.com.sg
CurriculumNational Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)
School LevelsPre-K to Year 12
Languages OfferedEnglish, Chinese, Indonesian, and French
Application FeeInfant Care: S$500
Nursery to Year 12: S$800
Annual Tuition FeeInfant Care: S$1,200 – S$2,500
Elementary School (Prep to Year 5): S$35,868
Secondary School (Year 6 to 9): S$41,232
Secondary School (Year 10 to 12): S$42,852

The Australian International School (AIS) is a CIS-approved (Council of International Schools) institution that uses an Australian curriculum to educate students. AIS serves infants from the age of two months to adults.

They accept children as young as two months old for their Special Infant Care program for toddlers 2 months to 18 months old. It is never too soon to get your kid enrolled in Singapore’s top international schools, and the Australian International School is without a doubt one of the finest early learning institutions.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers a private bus service for students ages 2 years old and above
  • Australian educational system-centric curriculum
  • Specialised programs for infant care

7) Global Indian International School

Global Indian International School - International Schools Singapore (Credit: Global Indian International School)
Global Indian International School – International Schools Singapore (Credit: Global Indian International School)
Address27 Punggol Field Walk, Singapore – 828649 (Smart Campus)

82 Cheviot Hill, Singapore – 459663 (East Coast Campus)
Websitehttps://singapore.globalindianschool.org
PhoneSmart Campus
+65-9631 6000
+65-69147100 (International)
+86-21603-14561 (Call from China)
1800-5722-810
(Toll-free–Call from India)

East Coast Campus
+65-9631 6000
+65-69147100 (International)
+86-21603-14561 (Call from China)
1800-5722-810
Emailadmissions.sg@globalindianschool.org
CurriculumInternational Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Cambridge (CLSP)
IB Primar Years (PYP)
Global Montessori (GMP)
School LevelsKindergarten (Nursery-K2)
Primary School (Grades 1-5)
Secondary School (Grades 6-10)
High School (Grades 11-12)
Languages OfferedEnglish, Hindi, Tamil, French, Mandarin and Spanish
Application Fee$416.00
Annual Tuition FeeNursery, KG1 And KG2: $ 4713.00
Class 1 to 2: $ 1263.00
Class 3 to 5: $ 6059.00
Class 6 to 8: $ 6393.00
Class 9 to 10: $ 7063.00
Class 11: $ 661.00
Class 12: $ 7836.00

Global Indian International School, or GIIS, was founded in 2002 as one of Singapore’s most prominent international schools, where students from a wide range of backgrounds attend. One of the things we appreciate about GIIS is its flexibility in adapting to a constantly changing environment with the aim of providing a world-class education to students from all across the globe.

Global Indian International School presently strives to accomplish this goal through kindergarten, primary school, secondary school, and higher education. Their courses are based on Global Montessori, Cambridge, and the CBSE curriculum.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers a bilingual programme for English and Mandarin
  • Accommodates students from kindergarten to high school
  • Holistic education

8) United World College of South East Asia

United World College of South East Asia - International Schools Singapore (Credit: United World College of South East Asia)
United World College of South East Asia – International Schools Singapore (Credit: United World College of South East Asia)
AddressDover Campus:
1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654

East Campus:
1 Tampines Street 73, Singapore 528704
Websitehttps://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/
PhoneDover Campus:
+65 6775 5344
+65 6419 9326 (24-hour security desk)  

East Campus:
+65 6305 5344
+65 6260 0602 (24-hour security desk)
EmailDover Campus:
uwcseadover@uwcsea.edu.sg

East Campus:
uwcseaeast@uwcsea.edu.sg
CurriculumGCSE, IB
School LevelsKinder to Grade 12
Languages OfferedEnglish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Danish, Bahasa Indonesian, Bengali, Cantonese, Tamil, Thai, Urdu, Malay, Hebrew, and Russian
Application Fee S$615 – S$1,230
Annual Tuition FeeKinder 1 to Grade 1: S$39,000
Grade 2 to 5: S$40,000
Grade 6 to 10: S$45,000
Grade 11 to 12: S$47,000

The Singapore American International School is one of the top international schools in Singapore. It includes academics, out-of-classroom activities, outdoor education, personal and social education, and service as part of its holistic learning curriculum.

The United World Colleges Education Association (UWCSEA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity, with 500+ employees and 5,000+ students from all around the world. When it comes to Singapore’s ranking of international schools, they are among the most culturally diverse.

A large portion of their commitment to inclusivity is motivating students to enhance and develop their native language through a wide range of languages courses. This is in addition to the EAL curriculum.

Key Differentiators:

  • One of the best boarding schools in Singapore
  • Teaches sustainability and social impact
  • Wellness and counselling services offered

9) Melbourne Specialist International School

Melbourne Specialist International School - International Schools Singapore (Credit: Melbourne Specialist International School)
Melbourne Specialist International School – International Schools Singapore (Credit: Melbourne Specialist International School)
Address75C Loewen Road, Singapore 248853
Websitehttps://msis.edu.sg/
Phone+65 6634 8891
Emailadmissions@msis.edu.sg
CurriculumYear 10 Australian curriculum framework
School LevelsPre-Kinder to Year 6
Languages OfferedEnglish
Application Fee$1,200
Annual Tuition FeePre-Kinder to Kinder: S$23,000 – S$25,000
Year 1 to 2: S$22,000
Year 3 to 6: S$29,000 – S$31,000

Melbourne Specialist International School (MSIS) promotes specialized education for students with special needs. This includes a tailored curriculum, dedicated resources, and specially trained educators and staff.

Melbourne Specialist International School has included a model of education that combines instructional and therapeutic services. Occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, art therapy, music therapy, and psychology are among the many therapies available. Aside from academics, the institution assists and encourages pupils to engage in a variety of recreational activities to enhance their personal and social-emotional abilities.

Key Differentiators:

  • Curriculum is tailored to special needs students’ requirements
  • Accepts students ages 3 to 21 years old
  • Specialized facilities for special education

10) Chatsworth International School

Chatsworth International School - International Schools Singapore (Credit: Chatsworth International School)
Chatsworth International School – International Schools Singapore (Credit: Chatsworth International School)
AddressPiccadilly Campus (Preschool):
3 Piccadilly Circus, Singapore 797641  

Bukit Timah Campus (K-13):
72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760
Websitehttps://www.chatsworth.com.sg/
PhonePiccadilly Campus (Preschool):
+65 6481 5585

Bukit Timah Campus (K-13):
+65 6463 3201
EmailPiccadilly Campus (Preschool):
information.piccadilly@chatsworth.com.sg


Bukit Timah Campus (K-13):
information.bt@chatsworth.com.sg
CurriculumIBDP
School LevelsKinder to Year 13
Languages OfferedEnglish, Mandarin, Japanese, and French
Application Fee$250
Annual Tuition FeeKinder 1 & 2: S$23,000
Year 1 to 6: S$27,000
Year 7 to 9: S$28,000
Year 10 to 11: S$29,000
Year 12 to 13: S$32,000

Chatsworth International School offers the IB curriculum for children aged 3 to 18. It aims to educate students in a holistic manner, with the arts as an important component of their caring environment. On their website, parents can schedule a virtual and on-site campus tour. On-site visits are also available to parents who want to see the school surroundings and facilities up close.

The Chatsworth Preschool, which is located on the same campus as the primary school, offers daycare for children 18 months old to 6 years old. The Singapore Early Child Development Agency (ECDA) has granted registration to the Chatsworth Preschool, ensuring that it meets high standards of care and education.

Key Differentiators:

  • Yearly local and international excursions and camps for students
  • Private bus service
  • University advising for graduating students

International Schools Singapore

Choosing the right international school for your child can be a daunting task. With so many schools to choose from, how do you know which one is the best fit? We’ve provided a list of 10 of the best international schools Singapore, based on their key differentiators. Whether you’re looking for a school that offers a bilingual programme or specializes in special needs education, we’ve got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Start exploring today!

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