What Are International Schools In Singapore Like?

Singapore international schools

The well-developed island of Singapore leads in terms of educational facilities with huge career opportunities. This is what draws the majority of non-native crowds to work in Singapore.

Due to this increasing growth of expat families in the past 5 to 6 years, the demand for international schools has increased in Singapore. International Baccalaureate world schools, in particular, have been very much in demand since it allows for ease of further education—virtually anywhere in the world.


Growth of international schools in Singapore

Pretty much every international school in Singapore has seen rapid growth in the period of 2017 to 2018. The island introduced six new schools with an aim of further expansion by the year 2020.

From oversized luxury schools to moderate ones, you have various options for choosing international schools in Singapore. There are approximately 110 international schools currently in Singapore. The international student population is currently more than 63,000.


School curriculum

6% of the Singapore international schools follow the US curriculum, 33% follows the UK curriculum and 29% general International Curriculum. The British teaching approach is given a lot of importance in Singapore.

IB world schools, on the other hand, offer the IB diploma programme/IB Career-related programme(16-19), the IB middle years programme(11-16) or the IB primary years programme(3-12)—all internationally recognized qualifications accepted by universities around the world.

Fee structure

International schools in Singapore are quite expensive. The average fee structure annually ranges approximately from $14,000 to $47,000 in Singapore currency.

The breakdown of fees varies depending on the following criteria for different international schools:

  • Application Fees
  • Confirmation fees
  • Semester fees based on different educational levels like
    • Nursery
    • Preschool
    • Primary (Grade 1 to 5)
    • Lower Secondary (Grade 6 to 9)
    • Upper Secondary (Grade 10 to 12)



The international schools provide a range of facilities like:

  • Digitalized classrooms
  • Robotic Labs
  • Smart Campus
  • Music Studios
  • Yoga studio
  • Adventure activity centers
  • Table tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball courts
  • Auditorium
  • Toy Library
  • Art Studio
  • Full equipped Montessori Lab
  • High-end Audio-video rooms
  • Play area for kids

Moreover, plenty of other facilities are available for student’s holistic development.

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