International Schools in Singapore

Expat parents searching for the best international schools in Singapore will be pleased to know that there are plenty of high-quality options. Many of the world's most well-respected curricula are offered in Singapore, including the British, American and International Baccalaureate curricula. This makes for easy transition to and from other schools worldwide. Most international schools teach in the language of their country of origin (usually English). Certain schools offer bilingual instruction.

A large portion of the student body at international schools tends to be the same nationality as the school's country of origin. The rest of the school's population is typically made up of dozens of nationalities, so expat children can experience a mix of familiar surroundings and exposure to other cultures.

While spaces at the best schools are limited, the standard of education is top-tier and it's well worth applying early to secure a place. The best international schools will also offer additional perks like well-rounded extra-curricular offerings, bus services and healthy lunches served on-site.

Below is a list of recommended international schools in Singapore.


International schools in Singapore

Canadian-Singapore-Primary-student-in-class.jpgCanadian International School

CIS opened its doors in 1990 and has since grown to be a respected, state-of-the-art Canadian-curriculum school for 3,000 pupils, spread over two campuses. While the primary language of instruction is English, Canadian International School also has Chinese/English and French/English bilingual programmes available. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, Canadian
Ages: 2 to 18

Chatsworth International School

Chatsworth International School is a diverse, internationally minded school that caters to students from Kindergarten to Year 13. Established in 1995, the Chatsworth mission to inspire, educate and enlighten forms the core pillars and education philosophy. Read more

GenderCo-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 18

Fairview International School

Fairview International School has operations in Malaysia, close to the Singapore border. It is a proudly IB-curriculum school, offering the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

GEMS World Academy (Singapore) provides outstanding learning opportunities to the international student community, strengthened by more than 50 years’ experience from the global network of leading GEMS Education Schools. The school's students, representing more than 60 nationalities, are taught in an environment of mutual respect, transparency and engagement across academics, arts and sports. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE
Age: 2 to 18

German European School Singapore

Founded in 1971, German European School Singapore has grown from being a modest German school to an international school serving students of over 65 nationalities. Students have the option of pursuing either the English-language International Baccalaureate or the German Abitur. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and German
Ages: 1.5 to 18

Global Indian International School

Global Indian International School is a complete international school that offers the choice of various international curricula from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The school has three campuses in Singapore, including their high-tech SMART Campus. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Montessori, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE, and CBSE
Ages: 2.5 to 18

Integrated International School

Nestled in the west of Singapore, Integrated International School provides its students the personalised attention and support they need while challenging them academically with an Australian-based curriculum. The school offers both a Mainstream and Support approach in an inclusive setting. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Australian
Ages: 1.5 to 18

ISS International School

This dedicated IB World School in central Singapore has over 50 nationalities represented in its student body of 600 pupils and is spread across two campuses. ISS is the only school in Singapore to completely specialise in and follow the entire International Baccalaureate curriculum from the Early Years to Grade 12. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 4 to 18

Lycée Français de Singapour

This popular school was established in 1967. The school follows two streams – French with English as a second language, and a French and English bilingual programme – and is supervised by the French Foreign Ministry. Sports facilities are good and there is a range of extra-curricular sports and cultural activities on offer. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 2 to 18

Nexus International School Singapore

Nexus International School Singapore opened its doors in 2007 with a capacity for 1,200 students. The excellent co-curricular programmes and field trips throughout the year, as well as the school's international student exchange programme, enhance the atmosphere of mutual cultural respect. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 3 to 18

One World International School

One World International School offers high-quality international education in a nurturing multi-cultural environment at a moderate fee point. One World International School's brand new campus in Nanyang is well equipped with excellent facilities. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 3 to 16

Singapore American School

The Singapore American School was established by expat parents in 1956 to meet the needs of the growing expat community. Today the school is an excellent non-profit American-curriculum school from pre-Kindergarten up to Grade 12. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American
Ages: 3 to 18

Stamford American International School

A multi-cultural school in Upper Serangoon Road, this school has 2,500 pupils and is set on a brand new, custom-built campus with excellent facilities. Stamford employs a holistic approach to educating children through a combination of American and international curricula. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 18 months to 18 years

Swiss School in Singapore

This small, family-oriented school teaches in both German and English. With creativity, innovation and highly qualified teachers, Swiss School in Singapore not only supports and challenges students’ cognitive skills but also their independence, self-confidence and self-responsibility. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Swiss
Ages: 2 to 12

Tanglin Trust School

Considered one of the best schools in the world, Tanglin opened in 1925 and has a student body of over 2,700. Assessed by the British Schools Overseas (BSO) framework, all three schools (Infant, Junior and Senior) have been awarded ‘outstanding’, the highest grade possible. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, National Curriculum for England and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 3 to 18

United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA)

UWCSEA is a favourite with expat parents for its stellar reputation, high academic, sporting and community involvement standards and excellent facilities. The school is represented by over 200 sporting teams and has an extensive extra-curricular programme including a variety of sports, arts and cultural activities. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 4 to 18

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