Singapore
British curriculum
Ages 11 to 15

SIM International Academy

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CurriculumBritish
Age RangeAges 11 to 15
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 15
Max. students per class 25
First year fees: SGD $29,550

Fees / Price

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

Yearly fees: SGD $29,000
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: SGD $550
Total first year fees: SGD $29,550
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

The SIM International Academy starts running classes in 2017.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We have a diverse group of students from China, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and many more.

Most common nationality

We have an even mix of nationalities the countries mentioned above.

Ratio of local students to international students

Non-Singapore citizens, whether residing in or outside of Singapore, are eligible for enrollment at SIM International Academy. If residing in Singapore, applicants should hold one of the following immigration statuses: Permanent residents, Dependent's Pass Holders, Long-Term Visit Pass Holders, Student's Pass Holders
Approval from the Ministry of Education has to be sought prior to admitting any Singapore citizen as a student at SIM International Academy.

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Not at the moment.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes.

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

For students who need additional support in English, there is an English Support Programme. Teachers also conduct small group and individual consultation outside of class hours for students who need additional help in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

The school offers Chinese (Mandarin) classes.

Use of technology in the classroom

Use of technology for learning is an integral part to learning in SIM International Academy. The school has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme and students are taught how to harness technology for learning.
Students will start Years 7 and 8 with the introduction of ICT tools which will enable them to perform data collection and analysis, communication and information search. Students’ ICT skills will be put into practice and enhanced through ICT-facilitated lessons in the different subjects of their study.
As they progress to Years 9 and 10, students will learn how to leverage the affordances of the ICT tools for collaborative and self-directed learning. The students will be involved in project-based and problem-based learning where ICT will be an integrative part in the ideation and implementation of their project.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, homework is given to students to supplement their learning in classrooms.

Approximate hours of homework given

Special study time is given to students who are in boarding school to complete their homework, with assistance given by in-residence boarding teachers.

Uniform required

Yes.

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes. Entrance Exam includes an English test, a Mathematics test and a 15-minute interview with a teacher or senior staff.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

To demonstrate their academic level and English language proficiency, applicants must
1. Provide academic reports from the last three years, and
2. Sit and pass an English test, Mathematics test and an oral interview conducted by SIM IA

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

For 2017, our registration will close on 15 July.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Not applicable yet.

External examinations/assessments available

Cambridge IGCSE examinations

Results in these examinations

Not applicable yet.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes. The boarding fees includes daily return bus service from the boarding school to the SIM campus.

School start time

8 am

School finish time

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Supervised care before/after school

Admitted students are recommended to board wherever possible in order to experience the full range of programmes offered by SIM International Academy.The Boarding Programme offers students the unique experience of interdisciplinary learning through living and studying within a community. Designed to complement the formal school curriculum, the educational support programmes, social and sporting activities offered through the boarding curriculum help our boarders acquire life skills and develop self-discipline and independence.

School provided lunches

Yes. The enrolment fee is inclusive of daily recess and lunch on school days.

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

Yes. Special diets can be arranged upon request submitted.

Sports facilities at the school

There is a gym, sports and multi-purpose halls, a wellness centre and two rooftop tennis courts.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Students at SIM International Academy can expect a rigorous, inquiry-based academic programme designed and taught by faculty with extensive experience in local and international curricula. The faculty has also designed co-curricular, service-learning and boarding programmes to complement the academic programme.

Boarding facilities and a dedicated boarding programme will be offered to all students, especially those who are joining us from overseas. Students from the region who require additional help in the English language will receive ample support. SIM International Academy will prepare students for success in tertiary education, with SIM’s partner universities or other international universities, as well as engagement with and contribution to regional communities.

Teaching approach of the school

SIM International Academy offers a 4-year IGCSE curriculum that engenders inquiry, communication and an enterprise mindset. Designed to focus on applied learning in STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics) and the Social Sciences, our learners will be exposed to authentic scenarios to deepen their understanding and appreciation of these academic disciplines in an applied context. Upon successful completion of the IGCSE, our students will be able to continue their academic journey towards a Cambridge A Level certificate in Years 11 and 12 or an SIM Diploma (leading to an undergraduate programme with one of SIM’s partner universities).

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: academy@sim.edu.sg
School's webpage: www.simacademy.edu.sg
School's Fees webpage: www.simacademy.edu.sg/fees-structure
Address: 461 Clementi Road, Singapore 599491