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CurriculumsIB and British
Leaving qualificationsIGCSE and IB Diploma
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 12 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IGCSE and IB Diploma
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: SGD $26,000
to: SGD $30,000
Address: 663 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269783
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Number of students

1000 students.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

More than 20 different nationalities.

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 international students from over 20 countries.

Ratio of local students to international students

Approximately half-half.

Native English speaking teachers


Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese and others

Average number of students per class

20 students

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes we do conduct occasional online classes.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, students are given assignments and project work.

Student access to education psychologist

We have our own team of school counsellors and academic counsellors.

Entry evaluation for students

Students are required to sit for an admission test and a 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
Admission to Year 4, IBF and IB1 – English, Mathematics & Physics Test

2) A one-to-one interview between a teacher and applicant
Interview will be conducted in English, and will last approximately 15 minutes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Enrolment is open to local and foreign students throughout the academic year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

Depends on the level of study.

School provided lunches

Yes, for those at the Boarding Residence.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school's programme emphasizes 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, sports, and performing arts.

Sports activities included

Physical education which includes a variety of sports activities.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Science laboratories, library, theater, student hub with project discussion cubicles.

Sports facilities at the school

An outdoor sports complex, gym, swimming pool and indoor sports hall.

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.
The school currently offers an integrated six-year programme which prepares students for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) at Year 4 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) at Year 6.

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.

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