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Ages 3 to 18

Hillside World Academy

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Total first year fees: SGD $34,578
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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School's webpage:
Yearly fees: SGD $32,224

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Number of students

About 300 students are enrolled in the school.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

More than 25 different nationalities are represented at Hillside World Academy (HWA).

Most common nationality

Chinese followed by British.

Ratio of local students to international students

Low, since in Singapore, we can only accept local students until age 6 and beyond age 16.

Max. number of students per class

Maximum number of students 24.

Average number of students per class

About 20.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers

Mandarin, French, Korean, Armenian and English teachers are native speakers. However, Hillside World Academy is an international school with both staff and students from a variety of different countries, many of which are not English speaking.

Language support for students not fluent in English

The school offers learning support in English and Mandarin.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, Korean, French, and Armenian.

Use of technology in the classroom

Projectors, wifi, power point presentations and laptops are used in the classroom.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

That depends on the type of homework of project, as well as the ability of the students.

Uniform required


Waiting list

In some classes.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

English and Mathematics and an interview.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The school accepts enrollment throughout the academic year.

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate and SATs.

Results in these examinations

In recent years, the Diploma Programme average has been about 34 out of 45, which is higher than the regional and global averages.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We have English, Mandarin and Mathematics support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We don't have a programme specifically for gifted students. All students are supported in the classroom and within school community.

Student access to education psychologist


School start time

8.00 a.m.

School finish time

14.45 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, basketball, acrobatics, yoga, mixed martial arts, piano, ballet, swimming etc.

School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

There are many options in the cafeteria.

Sports activities included

Physical Education.

Sports facilities at the school

Physical Education hall, basketball court, netball, volley ball, badminton, futsal/soccer.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The school participates in the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Hillside World Academy is a small international school that offers individual attention to your child. It is also a truly bilingual school and has one of the best Mandarin programmes in international schools in Singapore.

Teaching approach of the school

Hillside World Academy is an IB certified school, and teaches according to the International Baccalaureate philosophy from K - G12, namely the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP).