Singapore
American, Christian curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

International Community School

27A Jubilee Road, Singapore 128575
Verified
CurriculumAmerican, Christian
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 22
First year fees: SGD $28,460

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in SGD

Yearly fees: SGD $26,460
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: SGD $2,000
Total first year fees: SGD $28,460
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

440

Number of nationalities represented in the school

27

Most common nationality

USA

Ratio of local students to international students

1-5% of local students.

Max. number of students per class

Junior Kindergarten (Age 4): Class size is ten students for one teacher; above ten students requires an additional teacher aid. Maximum class size is 16.
K5: When class size exceeds 18 students, the school will provide additional teacher support personnel. Maximum class size is 22.
Grade 1: When class size exceeds 22 students, the school will provide additional teacher support personnel. Maximum class size is 24.
Grades 2 and 3: Maximum class size is 24.
Grades 4-8: Maximum class size is 25.
Grades 9-12: No specific class size limit is needed. As required classes get too large, extra sections may be added.

Average number of students per class

See above question.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes. English is our school's common language.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes, we offer English as Second Language courses.

Additional language classes offered by the school

World Language instructors are Mandarin and Spanish.

Use of technology in the classroom

Yes. The Middle School has 1:1 chromebooks, and the High School has 1:1 laptops.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

See Middle School and High School Program for more details on homework load.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Contact the admissions office at info@ics.edu.sg for more information.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For 1st - 12th grade applicants, Math and Reading assessments must be taken.
For 9th -12th grade applicants, a writing test is also to be taken.
For non-native English speakers, a language assessment skill test must be taken.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

For K4 - 8th grade applicants, ICS will accept applications throughout the school year to be considered.
For 9th - 12th grade applicants, ICS will accept applications twice a year before the beginning of each semester (August and January).

Students can join after academic year begins

See above question.

External examinations/assessments available

MAP testing (1st-8th grade)
AP (9th-12th)
SAT (9th-12th)
ACT (9th-12th)

Results in these examinations

See ICS Rank Profile.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes. Christianity.

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

ICS is committed to providing your children with an excellent education and a supportive learning environment, in a caring and positive school community. We are a mid-sized school offering an American curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 12, with a Christian ethos open to students of differing nationalities, races and faiths. ICS does not discriminate in its admissions on the basis of national, ethnic or racial origin. The school respects the religious preferences of parents and students. However, parents should understand that the school operates within the framework of Christian principles. The school maintains the right to refuse admission to students not meeting its academic requirements or to students displaying a lack of willingness to abide by its rules and regulations.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. Resource Support.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes. Guidance Counselor.

School start time

8:05am

School finish time

3:10pm

Supervised care before/after school

Arrival: Students are asked to arrive between 7:45am and 8:00am (and not before 7:45am). Students are asked not to go to their lockers, classrooms or other parts of the school but should proceed directly to designated areas until they are dismissed.

Departure: All students who do not ride the school bus must be picked up by 3:20pm or should depart the school when dismissed to walk home or board their designated bus/ MRT for transportation home. As much as we would like to be able to allow children to stay after school, they must be supervised while on school grounds as their teachers often have additional classroom work and meetings to attend. If students are waiting for a parent, they must be sitting in the canteen.

ICS sponsors several Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs) after school and students may sign up for these activities at the beginning of each semester. Parents are advised to make sure they know where the ECAs are being held and to make arrangements to collect them when the ECA is completed or by 4:30pm. Students who ride private buses home must go immediately to the private bus. Parents of students participating in an ECA, who would normally ride a school bus, must make arrangements for alternate transportation on the days that their child’s ECAs are held. If an ECA is cancelled, at least one day’s notice, if possible, will be given via email or the daily announcements. Parents will be contacted should there be any last minute changes.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ECAs and Sports Clubs offerings vary depending on the seasons. Below are some examples of ECAs and Sports Clubs that ICS has offered in the past:
Lego Club, Lego Robotics, Ceramics, Creation Dance, Crochet, Cello, Ukulele Club, Percussion Club, Typography, Treble Choir, Taekwondo, Dance, Simply Science, Film and Theology, Story Nook, Writers' Club, T-Ball Club, 3-on-3 Basketball, Basketball Club, Bowling, etc.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Vegetarian

Sports activities included

Physical Education classes for K4-12, sports clubs, and varsity sports teams.

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball courts (indoor/outdoor), soccer field, volleyball court (indoor)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Season One: August – early November
Elementary School and Middle School Sport Club (co-ed)
Elementary School ACSIS League Sports
Middle School ACSIS League Sports
High School ACSIS League Sports
JK and K- Soccer Club
G1 and 2 - Basketball Club
Middle School 3-On-3 Basketball Club
Middle School Soccer Club
9 and Under Boys and Girls Soccer
11 and Under Boys Basketball
11 and Under Girls Basketball
G2-5 Cross Country
14 and Under Cross Country
19 and Under Cross Country
19 and Under Boys Volleyball
19 and Under Girls Volleyball
19 and Under Boys Soccer

Season Two: mid-November – early/mid-February
Elementary School and Middle School Sport Club (co-ed)
Elementary School ACSIS League Sports
Middle School ACSIS League Sports
High School ACSIS League Sports
G 1 and 2 and 3 Soccer Club (Saturdays)
Grade JK/K Bowling Club
10 and Under Boys and Girls Soccer
11 and Under Boys and Girls Soccer
12 and Under Boys Basketball
12 and Under Girls Basketball
14 and Under Girls Volleyball
14 and Under Boys Volleyball
14 and Under Boys Soccer
19 and Under Girls Varsity Basketball
16 and Under Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
19 and Under Boys Varsity Basketball
16 and Under Boys Junior Varsity Basketball

Season Three: February – mid-May (Note: High School ends in April)
Elementary School and Middle School Sport Club (co-ed)
Elementary School ACSIS League Sports
Middle School ACSIS League Sports
High School ACSIS League Sports
JK and K- Kickball Club
G1 and2 T-Ball Club
G2 and 3 Badminton Club
G3 and 4 - Basketball Club
G3 and 4 Volleyball Club
G5 and 6 Volleyball Club
G2-5 Track and Field
8 and Under Boys Soccer

SPORT CLUB
G6 - Volleyball
12 and Under Boys Soccer
14 and Under Boys Basketball
14 and Under Girls Basketball
Ultimate Frisbee

*Availability of sports depends on participation of students and securing coaches.
*For ACSIS sports, the athlete is eligible if they turned the required aged that year by June 2015. I.E. For U12, you can be 12 and participate if you turned 12 after June 1.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Biblical worldview, caring community, holistic education, personal excellence.

Teaching approach of the school

Our mission is to educate minds and transform lives to impact the world for the glory of God. ICS endeavors to partner with parents in their role to instruct their children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6). In this partnership, ICS commits to providing a dynamic, challenging, and holistic education that recognizes the personal uniqueness of each student and develops them into the person they were created to be. To reach one's God-given potential, there must be an inner transformation that takes place. When that happens, boys and girls, young men and women are not only transformed, but they begin to impact the world around them. Nothing gives us more pleasure and fulfillment than when God receives glory in and through students' lives.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: info@ics.edu.sg
School's webpage: www.ics.edu.sg
School's Fees webpage: www.ics.edu.sg/page.cfm?p=513
Address: 27A Jubilee Road, Singapore 128575