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CitySingapore
CurriculumIB
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 18 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: SGD $29,972
to: SGD $49,526
Address: 21 Preston Road Singapore 109355
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

250 -280

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 30 nationalities

Most common nationality

Japanese, Chinese and Korean

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer English Language Supported (EAL) classes for students who are not fluent in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Language & Literature (Japanese, Korean, Chinese)

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

We nurture a community that is adaptable in its approach to information literacy and one that endeavours to remain current in the application of technology in teaching and learning. All learners with skills and knowledge that empower them to be leaders in their future careers. We leverage technology as a personal organisational tool for individuals to create their own path of learning.

K1 to Grade 5 students are provided with access to MacBooks, Chrome Books and iPads to support their learning. Grade 6 to 12 have a 1:1 MacBook programme. Students are required to purchase their own MacBooks.

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)

Our teachers are trained to conduct virtual lessons and facilitate home-based learning should the need arise. Training sessions are held on a regularly basis to ensure that they are kept up to date with virtual classroom technologies. We have a home based learning day every term so that the whole community is well-prepared to switch to home based learning in times of emergencies.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We have no religious inclinations.

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

Not applicable.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, High School Diploma, IB Certificate, International Schools Assessment (ISA), IBMYP e-Assessment

Results in these examinations

100% of our HSD students achieved a pass rate and university acceptance, 90% of our IB students achieved bilingual diplomas and the IB class of 2023 scored above global averages in seven IB subjects this year.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Age dependant

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

90-100 %

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

If a students presents with special learning needs, they are referred to an external specialist for a professional diagnosis. Based on that diagnosis, the Head of Learning Support and Wellness (or their designated proxy) consults with all relevant parties and determines the level of support the student needs, from 1 (basic support) to 5 (shadow teacher needed).

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students that demonstrate exceptional talents and skills are supported by our heads of programme to receive additional opportunities to to further develop and challenge their individual areas of interest. These opportunities are offered to students that display particular interest and ability in a variety of academic, artistic, social, and service orientated activities. Goals are managed through a three way collaboration, led by the student and monitored and supported by faculty and parents.

Student access to education psychologist

We have a K-12 School Counsellor

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Proficiency and placement testing applies primarily to High School students. In the Primary School, proficiency testing may be required for non-native speakers of English. Places in ISS are awarded based on a thorough review of each student's profile, educational history and background, and whether the school can support the student to ensure the student for future success.

Waiting list

Grade dependant and based on existing quota of class sizes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Our academic year is from August to June. Semester 1: August to December. Semester 2: January to June. Students are allowed to enrol at anytime of the year as long as they fulfil the admissions criteria.

Students can join after academic year begins

We accept applications throughout the year and practise rolling enrolment to accommodate families who may be relocating to Singapore at various times of the year. Places are subject to availability and all application requirements.

School start time

8.00 a.m.

School finish time

3.00 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

No.

School bus service available

Two-way transport is available. More information can be found in the school website under admissions.

School provided lunches

Students can purchase their lunch from the school canteen. There is a choice of an Asian, Western or sandwich set daily. Alternatively, students can bring their own packed lunch. There is a fridge in every classroom and students are welcome to use the fridge for food that requires refrigeration.

Uniform required

All students are required to wear the official school uniform. The school uniform may be purchased directly from Bibi & Baba Pte Ltd.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer a wide range of ECAs, from sports like badminton and football to arts and crafts, gardening, and Model United Nations (MUN). We also have an array of clubs and societies to cater to diverse interests.

Sports activities included

We offer football, basketball, badminton, table tennis, and volleyball. These are run by the faculty members and are revised each semester based on interest.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

ISS participates in the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS) league for varsity sports competing in basketball, cross country, and volleyball.

This season, our volleyball team has made us proud, winning the first three games of the season. While we may not boast full-fledged gym facilities, state-of-the-art training resources, or professional coaches, what we lack in infrastructure, we make up for with sheer passion and heart.

Facilities at the school

Air-conditioned classrooms, multipurpose & event halls, music rooms, drama room, art studios, science labs, high school library, primary village library, and a cafeteria

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor turf pitch, primary village play areas, sand-pitch playground, and an indoor basketball court

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Within today's global education landscape, ISS International School stands as a beacon of educational innovation, providing a comprehensive and inclusive education that has made a real difference in students' lives for over four decades. Our unwavering commitment to "Educating to Make a Difference" is deeply embedded in the fabric of our institution.

Nestled in a serene heritage hilltop campus surrounded by nature, ISS is more than a school; it's a community fostering open-minded learners and dedicated educators.

As an authorised K-12 International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, ISS offers the complete IB curriculum, including the IB Certificate and an American-styled High School Diploma for G11 and G12 students. Our school's personalised learning programme, supported by a robust student achievement database, tailors education to diverse student needs and backgrounds.

Central to ISS is "Our Kampong Spirit," embodying a commitment to community togetherness. With intentionally maintained small class sizes, academic excellence is not merely a goal but a journey facilitated by a personalised approach to learning and a nurturing environment.

Teaching approach of the school

ISS takes pride in its robust English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme, consistently guiding students from low WIDA scores to success in IBDP and HSD exams. The success is attributed to individualised support, a dedicated team of educators, and a caring culture that cultivates English proficiency, laying the foundation for student success and future pathways.

Students actively participate in developing personalised learning plans in a safe and inclusive environment where confidence thrives. As a school committed to inclusion we believe in being non selective. Notwithstanding, 100% of our HSD students achieved a pass rate and university acceptance, 90% of our IB students achieved bilingual diplomas and the IB class of 2023 scored above global averages in seven IB subjects this year. These achievements underscore our commitment to holistic education and student well-being.

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