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American and Christian curriculums
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CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
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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 9 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: SGD $25,200
to: SGD $35,800
Address: 27A Jubilee Road, Singapore 128575
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

350

Number of nationalities represented in the school

26

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

Elementary School: 9 to 1
Middle School: 5 to 1
High School: 6 to 1

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes - in K4 and K5

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, all of our teachers' native language is English.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, English Language Learners Program.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Our tuition and fees include a 1:1 device for Grades 1 to 12. Smart technology usage is embedded in our curriculum preparing future-ready students for the real world.

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 offer home-based learning or online learning, as needed.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

See Middle School and High School Course Catalogs 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 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 (rolling admissions).
For 9th - 12th grade applicants, ICS will accept applications twice a year before the beginning of each semester (August & January).

Students can join after academic year begins

See above question.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

The majority of our high school graduates attend university upon graduation. A small percentage will serve National Service requirements or other military requirements upon graduation or may take a gap year.

External examinations or assessments available

The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is used for students in Grades 1 to 11.
Students in High School (Grades 9-12) are eligible for the Advanced Placement program at ICS, which involves end-of-year AP exams. The SAT and ACT are globally-recognized exams for university admissions and is also widely taken at our school.

Results in these examinations

View our school's High School Profile on our website.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

ICS is a Christian school and Bible classes are taught at all grade levels. However, students of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to the school.

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, we offer Student Support Services.

Learning support offered

Learning Support is offered as well as English Language Learners.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Through our 1:1 Academic Counseling services, access to rigorous Advanced Placement courses, and external examinations and competitions.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we have a designated Elementary School Counselor and a Social-Emotional Counselor for the Middle & High Schools.

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

3:00 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Due to COVID-19, students are not allowed on campus before or after school hours unless they have school permissions for a club, sport, or extracurricular activity.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ICS sponsors several Extracurricular Activities (ECAs) after school and students may sign up for these activities at the beginning of each semester.
ECAs & Sports Clubs offerings vary depending on the seasons. Below are some examples of ECAs & 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 & 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), outdoor playgrounds (2).

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.

Other facilities at the school

Library, Multipurpose Room, science labs

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

With a low student-teacher ratio and students from over 30 nations, ICS is a fully accredited K-12 international school teaching an American college-preparatory curriculum with a Biblical worldview. Founded in 1993, ICS fosters a caring community committed to providing each student with a quality, holistic education within and beyond the classroom. Alongside academics, ICS instills in each student a love and respect for people of all cultures, a zeal for lifelong learning, and a passion for personal excellence.

Teaching approach of the school

Our mission: Educating Minds and Transforming Lives to Impact the World for the Glory of God. We educate minds because we believe that God has a plan for each of our students and has created them with unique gifts and abilities. We believe that transformation occurs holistically so we actively invest in the personal growth and academic development of all learners. We believe that our students are global learners with the ability to lead positive change, impacting the world for God’s glory through their individual skills, talents, and purpose.

Our vision: Our authentic international educational community will serve as a gateway to purpose, empowering and equipping global learners to lead positive change. This vision serves as a guide for the future of International Community School (Singapore) for the current school year and beyond. It highlights our understanding that our purpose as an educational community is to support our team members, partner with our parents, and prepare our students for success. With this goal in mind, we remain committed to serving every student, every family, every day for Christ.

At International Community School (Singapore), we base our educational program on the American model of education, beginning our school year in mid-August and concluding in late May. When approving course objectives and goals, we utilize the recommendations of US-based professional organizations such as National Council of Teaching of English (NCTE), International Literacy Association (ILA), National Council on Teaching Mathematics (NCTM), National Council of Social Studies (NCSS), National Standards for Art Education (NSAE).

Our college preparatory High School is conducted in English and students who graduate from our program receive a globally recognized High School Diploma. Our school consistently celebrates a number of National Merit Commended Scholars and Advanced Placement (AP) scholars in the student body. At all High School levels, we offer both honors and AP courses to best prepare our students for the demands of university education. All students enrolled in AP classes are required to take the corresponding AP exam at the end of the school year. Students in Grades 10 and 11 are required to take the PSAT.

The High School experience at International Community School (Singapore) culminates in a senior thesis project. This semester-long course requires students to write a research paper, evaluating and creating knowledge about a topic of personal interest that is often related to a future career or intended area of study.

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