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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||20 students / class|
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
|Most common nationality||
As a local international school, half of the students are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents, a requirement of the Ministry of Education (Singapore). The rest of the student body comprises of international students from over 20 countries.
|Average number of students per class||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Entry evaluation for students||
Students are required to sit for an admission test and one-to-one interview.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
All applicants are required to complete the following before admission to Hwa Chong International School:
1) Admission to Year 1 to Year 3 – English & Mathematics Test
2) A one-to-one interview between a teacher and applicant
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
Enrolment is open to local and foreign students throughout the academic year.
|External examinations or assessments available||
IB Diploma, IGCSE
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
The school's programme emphasises on participation and engagement in activities leading to a more holistic development of the individual. In HCIS, a wide range of activities are offered under four categories: clubs and societies, leadership and interest groups, sport, and performing arts.
|School provided lunches||
|Sports activities included||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Outdoor sports complex, gym, swimming pool.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Founded in 2005, Hwa Chong International School (HCIS) is a member of the Hwa Chong family of schools. The school's mission is to develop internationalism, innovation and independence in students.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Anchoring on Asian values, students of HCIS receive a holistic education where academic achievements are emphasized alongside character development. This is achieved through a diverse range of activities that broaden and enrich students’ learning across cognitive and affective domains. These activities include overseas trips, outdoor activities, student-led initiatives as well as community services.For international students, their learning is also highly enriched with the understanding and appreciation of Singapore’s social, cultural and economic makeup, thereby strengthening their sense of internationalism.