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CurriculumsBritish, International, and Jewish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 16
Reviews: 4.9
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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 16 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: SGD $14,850
to: SGD $24,015
Address: 3 Jalan Ulu Sembawang Singapore 758932
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Number of students

200

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 23 nationalities are represented at SMMIS.

Most common nationality

Israeli; Singaporean; Indian; American

Ratio of local students to international students

12% Local; 88% International

Max. number of students per class

We keep student numbers to a maximum of 24 per class, with at least two teachers present up to Grade 2.

Average number of students per class

The average number of students in each classroom is 16.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

At SMMIS we have a trained team of teaching assistants who are trained to support student learning.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes. All of our teachers are native speakers of the language in which they instruct.

Language support for students not fluent in English

We have a designated teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) who works with students to enable them to access all aspects of the curriculum.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin or Modern Hebrew.

Use of technology in the classroom

All of our classrooms have interactive whiteboards. Primary students from K2 have access to iPads. Secondary students bring their own device. SMMIS has a designated Maker Space (MicroBits, Robotics).

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)

SMMIS@Home is our online learning platform. We use the Microsoft 365 suite plus Seesaw and a variety of other apps such as Purple Mash, Flipgrid, Nearpod and Kahoot!

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is an important part of our student's learning journeys. It encourages independent learning and develops parent partnership.

Approximate hours of homework given

The suggested time is dependent on the age of the students and the type of homework set. On average students are expected to spend 15-30 minutes on homework per evening.

Uniform required

Yes. School uniform is a polo shirt and khaki shorts/skort. PE uniform is dry fit T-shirt and shorts.

Waiting list

Some of our classes have waiting lists.

Entry evaluation for students

All students complete a Literacy and Numeracy assessment to enable us to put in place any support a new student might require.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

As part of the Admissions process parents are asked to share previous school reports and any educational assessments that the child might have undergone. This enables us to ensure the child can be fully supported in our school.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

N/A

Students can join after academic year begins

The transient context of expatriate life in Singapore means that we welcome students throughout the year.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We look forward to our first cohort of Grade 10s taking their iGCSEs in 2021.

External examinations or assessments available

We currently offer the iGCSE for students in Grades 9-10 and in the future will be offering A Levels for Grades 11-12.

Results in these examinations

August 2021 will see our first set of iGCSE results.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a Jewish school that welcomes students of all faiths. We have a number of students of the Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian faiths and students of no faith.

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

We welcome students of all faiths and teach a course in World Religions. All students are expected to participate in Interfaith Activities to promote racial harmony, mutual tolerance and respect.

School bus service available

We have an independent bus service that transports our students from all areas of the Island.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

SMMIS can support children with mild/low spectrum SEN requirements.

Learning support offered

SMISS has a dedicated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and a counsellor.

Student access to education psychologist

No.

School start time

The day starts at 8:20am

School finish time

School finishes at 3:40pm on Monday-Thursday and 2.50pm on Fridays.

Supervised care before/after school

Before school children can play on the school playground supervised by our staff from 8am.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer swimming, football, basketball, robotics, ballet, choir, chess and martial arts.

School provided lunches

Our chef and his team prepare freshly made, home cooked food for all students and staff. A hot, meat or vegetarian lunch is provided plus a soup, salad bar and fresh fruit. A freshly baked afternoon snack is also provided.

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

Yes. There are a wide variety of food options including kosher and vegetarian. We are nut free and we cater for all allergies.

Sports activities included

All students enjoy one PE lesson and one Swimming lesson per week.

Sports facilities at the school

At SMMIS we have a full size football pitch, an indoor basketball court and a 25 metre swimming pool.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

At SMMIS we have a strong swimming, football and basketball teams .

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Sir Manasseh Meyer International School (SMMIS) is a not for profit, child centred school that offers a rigorous International Education, imbued with the vibrancy of Jewish values, tradition and culture. We are a diverse community that welcomes students of all denominations and those of other faiths. Our educational philosophy is one that teaches resilience, collaboration, independence and perseverance. We are a smaller school by design which allows us to tailor learning to each child, enabling each child to flourish and reach their full potential. Skills acquisition, knowledge and understanding, is at the heart of our teaching, giving the children the best possible start in life. At SMMIS we have a strong ethical foundation and engender a commitment to social action, healing the world. Our children are encouraged to see themselves as global citizens, with charity and volunteering a strong aspect of school life. We are a school with a strong internationally trained staff body, who ignite a passion for lifelong learning, creative thinking and inspire a curiosity in the world around us.

Teaching approach of the school

SMMIS seeks to inculcate not just the knowledge that your child will need but also the learning habits, values and attitudes that will guide them as they journey towards becoming responsible young men and women with something to give back to our world. This begins with our progressive IPC/ IMYC based curriculum, which emphasises academic rigour across a comprehensive number of teaching subjects, balanced by thoughtful and empathetic instruction that values character-building, emotional growth and creative collaboration.

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