International Schools in Singapore

Due to the high number of expats in the city-state, there are plenty of high-quality international schools in Singapore for expat parents to choose from.

However, it's important to be aware that, by law, Singaporean nationals generally aren't allowed to attend these schools, meaning that there isn't much chance for children at international schools to mingle with the locals. That said, most international schools are nevertheless extremely diverse, with the student body being made up of dozens of nationalities.

Below is a list of recommended international schools in Singapore.


International schools in Singapore

Canadian International School

CIS opened its doors in 1990 and has since grown to be a respected, state-of-the-art Canadian-curriculum school for 2,500 pupils, spread over two campuses. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, Canadian
Age: 2 to 18
Websitewww.cis.edu.sg

Chatsworth International School

Chatsworth International School is a diverse, internationally minded school that caters to students 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. Read more

GenderCo-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 18
Websitewww.chatsworth.com.sg

EtonHouse International School

EtonHouse International School in Broadrick Road is a small IB World School with less than 600 pupils. It follows the British curriculum with international elements. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 3 to 13
Websitewww.ehis.edu.sg

Fairview International School

Fairview International School has operations in Malaysia. It follows the IB curriculum with elements from the British national curriculum. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18
Websitewww.fairview.edu.my

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 our global network of leading GEMS Education Schools. Our 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, Cambridge IGCSE
Age: 3 to 18
Websitewww.gwa.edu.sg

German European School Singapore (GESS)

Founded in 1971, GESS has grown from being a modest German school to an international school serving students of over 65 nationalities. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and German
Ages: 18 months to 18 years
Websitewww.gess.sg

Integrated International School (IIS)

Nestled in the West of Singapore, IIS provides its students the personalised attention and support they need while challenging them academically with an Australian-based curriculum. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Australian
Ages: 1.5 to 18 years
Websitewww.iis.com.sg

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. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 4 to 18
Websitewww.iss.edu.sg

Lycée Français de Singapour (The French School of Singapore)

This popular school was established in 1967 and has both French and bilingual English/French streams. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 2 to 18
Websitewww.lfs.edu.sg

Nexus International School Singapore (NISS)

NISS opened its doors in 2007 with a capacity for 1,200 students. It has modern, state-of-the-art facilities and encourages parent participation and two-way communication. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 3 to 18
Websitewww.nexus.edu.sg

One World International School

One World International School's brand new campus in Nanyang is well equipped with excellent facilities. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 3 to 16
Website: www.owis.org

Singapore American School

The Singapore American School (SAS) 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
Website: www.sas.edu.sg

Stamford American International School

A multi-cultural school in Upper Serangoon Road, this school has 2,500 pupils and a brand new, custom-built campus with excellent facilities. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American, IB
Ages: 18 months to 18 years
Website: www.sais.edu.sg

Swiss School in Singapore (SSiS)

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

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Swiss
Ages: 2 to 12
Website: www.swiss-school.edu.sg

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. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, National Curriculum for England, Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.tts.edu.sg

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. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 4 to 18
Website: www.uwcsea.edu.sg