In The Finder‘s latest kids volume Little Learners, we ventured into exploring 11 of Singapore’s most-loved international schools offering quality Early Learning education.
We dig into what makes these top international schools in Singapore special, annual school fees, school terms and more. Finding an international school in this island may be tricky, given the multitude of options available. But we’ve hunkered down and filtered a list of some you definitely do not want to miss.
1. Australian International School
Australian International School (AIS) endeavours to partner parents on the meaningful journey of nurturing inquisitive kids.
With its “Globally Focused, Distinctively Australian” philosophy, AIS is committed to a holistic education that integrates arts, sports and academics into each student’s education. This results in educational excellence in all aspects of its operation – and this is done within a nurturing community that equips them with necessary skills and knowledge.
Read all about Australian International School here!
2. Chatsworth International School
For 26 years, Chatsworth has remained committed to providing top-class education that shapes the young into globalised future leaders.
Although Chatsworth now resides at a new campus in Bukit Timah, the aim of delivering quality education to children and young adults remains constant. The Chatsworth Early Childhood Centre was opened at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year, realising a long-held dream of the school. This purpose-built centre is catered for younger learners aged 3 to 5 (K1 and K2), and is equipped with stimulating classrooms and facilities for learning and playing.
Read all about Chatsworth International School here!
3. Dover Court International School
Dover Court International School (DCIS) is one of the leading inclusive British international schools in Southeast Asia.
It offers a broad, balanced and differentiated programme within the framework of the English National Curriculum. It is also part of the Nord Anglia Education family with over 70 schools worldwide.
Read all about Dover Court International School here!
4. Dulwich College (Singapore)
Known as “DUCKS”, the Dulwich College Kindergarten and Infants’ School – the school’s Early Years Centre for children aged 2 to 7 – adopts an inquiry-based learning model.
This teaches children how to communicate their ideas, listen to others, solve problems and persevere with relevant tasks.
Read more about Dulwich College (Singapore) here!
5. EtonHouse International School
EtonHouse International School has been trusted worldwide by parents for more than two decades.
Founded in 1995, EtonHouse has more than 20,000 students at 120-plus schools in 12 countries, with 14 EtonHouse campus locations and two Middleton campuses in Singapore. Known for its boutique nature and personalised approach to education, EtonHouse has a nurturing environment where your child is at the centre of all decision making. It is a family-oriented school, where every teacher knows every child.
Read all about EtonHouse International School here!
6. International French School
For more than 50 years, the International French School (Singapore) (IFS) has celebrated diversity and bilingual education.
Kids can master bilingualism in French and English through tailor-made language support programmes included in the tuition fees. IFS is Singapore’s only school that offers the French Baccalaureate (Bac) and French Baccalaureate International Option (IOB), designed to engage students in critical thinking and provide them with research and analytical tools.
Read all about the International French School here!
7. NEXUS International School (Singapore)
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, NEXUS International School (Singapore) relocated from its old site in Ulu Pandan to a new purpose-built campus located in Aljunied in January 2020.
Its new location offers state-of-the-art facilities such as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, two sports halls and specialist music and art studios.
NEXUS takes in children from their early years to pre-university level. As such, it offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) for children in Nursery to Year 6; the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme* (IB MYP) or English National Curriculum for learners in Year 7 to 9; IGCSE for those in Years 10 and 11; and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) for Year 12 and 13 learners.
Read all about NEXUS International School (Singapore) here!
8. Sir Manasseh Meyer International School
Sir Manasseh Meyer International School (SMMIS) places a strong focus on the process of childhood by inculcating a respect for self, others and the environment in all its students.
It strives to create a “home away from home” environment where children, teachers and families learn new things together.
Specifically, the SMMIS Preschool offers an exceptional learning programme designed to nurture and support the youngest pupils in their formative years. Forming positive relationships, strengthening the processes of learning, and developing positive dispositions to learning are the three aspects that SMMIS Preschool is focused on.
Read all about Sir Manasseh Meyer International School here!
9. Stamford American International School
Step inside the Stamford American Early Learning Village (ELV), and you’ll witness children aged 2 months to 6 years experiencing ample opportunities for growth and learning in a secure and comfortable space.
Babies and toddlers aged 2 to 18 months also enjoy an extra special level of care under its Infant Care Program – always under the thoughtful supervision of experienced Early Childhood carers and educators.
Read all about Stamford American International School here!
10. St. Joseph’s Institution International Elementary School
With more than 2,000 students from over 40 nationalities, St. Joseph’s Institution International (SJII) believes in offering a comprehensive, well rounded education that shapes little ones into capable global citizens.
The school has both an Elementary and a High School side, educating children from 4 up to 18 years old. As a Catholic institution with roots in Lasallian education in Singapore dating back to 1852, SJI International is committed to nurturing students to become people of integrity and compassion.
Read all about St. Joseph’s Institution International Elementary School here!
11. Tanglin Trust School
Established in 1925, Tanglin Trust School offers excellence in education to children aged 3 to 18 through an enhanced English national curriculum and innovative staff.
Each child’s individual strengths and interests are nurtured through creative and integrated experiences. Classrooms, outdoor areas and the curriculum are designed to capture children’s imagination and cultivate a lifelong love for learning. This is underpinned by a commitment to support their social, emotional, spiritual and cultural awareness.
Read all about Tanglin Trust School here!
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