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Singapore is one of the most popular cities among would-be expats for many reasons. Singaporeans enjoy an excellent quality of life, extensive and efficient public transport, a never failing economy, a very low crime rate, and a unique culture that’s part Chinese, Malay, Indian and more.

There’s only one real drawback - the high cost of living. Expat life in Singapore does not come cheap, and especially not when education is concerned. Singapore’s international schools are amongst the most expensive in the world. But while they may not be budget-friendly for everyone, they are very well established. Singapore’s schools have a reputation internationally for producing high-achieving, Ivy League calibre students.

The good news is that along with the price tag, the standard of education in international schools in Singapore is among the highest in the world too. The vast majority of schools go above and beyond merely teaching children their curriculum - expect perks like free transport and meals for your child, a wide choice of extra curricular activities and a whole lot more.

As a result of the above, places in international schools are limited. Even in the public school system in Singapore competition is high. Either way you’ll have to contend with waiting lists, so apply as early as possible. If you do go down the public school route, be warned that citizens and permanent residents take precedence over new arrivals to the country.

Since Singapore is a multicultural city with a large expat community, you’ll find a full spectrum of international schools and curricula here. International Baccalaureate, European, American, Indian, Australian, even Japanese - whatever type of education you want for your child, you’ll find it here.

If you’d rather keep your options open, some Singaporean schools even offer ‘hybrid’ curricula. This means they’ll teach more than one curriculum within the school, which you can choose between. In some cases they may even teach elements of two curricula concurrently to the same class. An international curriculum plus a national curriculum is the usual model for this.

Below, we have compiled the top 10 international schools in Singapore according to our users. However, there are another 56 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Singapore based on your requirements.

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The Grange Institution and International Preschool

Inspiring a generation of global citizens through our future-focused Cre8tors-in-Action educational philosophy.
Curriculum
British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 12
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $17,000
to: SGD $20,700

Dover Court International School

Established since 1972, Dover Court International School in Singapore is one of the leading inclusive British international schools in South East Asia.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $28,548
to: SGD $42,903
Reviews
(5 reviews)

Global Indian International School Singapore

GIIS welcomes students from ages 2.5 to 18 from all over the world. We have various international curricula options for Grades 1 to 12. Our dedicated teachers and collaborative learning environment creates an atmosphere where students are happy to learn!
Curriculum
IB, British, Indian, Montessori
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $13,686
to: SGD $28,227

Canadian International School

At CIS, we celebrate both our internationalism and the uniqueness of the 80 plus nationalities represented among our students and staff.
Curriculum
IB, Canadian
Languages of instruction
English, Chinese, French
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $26,790
to: SGD $47,070

Stamford American International School

Stamford American International School offers an holistic education for students from 2 months to 18 years, being the first and only school in Singapore to offer AP, IBDP and BTEC Diploma curricula, together with a US-accredited High School Diploma.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $28,324
to: SGD $49,327

One World International School

One World International School is a non-denominational school that welcomes students of all cultures, ethnicities and religion.
Curriculum
IB, British
Languages of instruction
English, Chinese
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $19,881
to: SGD $22,857
Reviews
(12 reviews)

Best 10 International Schools in Singapore

Out of a total of 66 International Schools in Singapore.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Knightsbridge House International School

Community, Empathy and Ambition
Curriculum
British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 14
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $13,759
to: SGD $13,759

5 Steps Academy

5 Steps Academy is a University of Cambridge approved school and a US College Board approved level II (highest) K-12 school entitled to administer Cambridge IGCSE, A-level, US College Board SAT, ACT and AP tests and the only international school in Singapore with both Cambridge and US College Board paths, focusing on Mathematics whilst providing a world-class multilingual well-rounded education founded on academic rigour, small classes with the highest teacher/student ratio, and complemented by rich co-curricular programmes.
Curriculum
American, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $17,971
to: SGD $24,960
Reviews
(3 reviews)

HWA International School

HWA International School is a small international school that offers individual attention to your child. It is also a truly bilingual school and has one of the best Mandarin programmes in international schools in Singapore.
Curriculum
IB
Languages of instruction
English, Chinese
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $20,400
to: SGD $36,600

International Community School

With a low student-teacher ratio and students from 30 nations, ICS is a fully accredited, K-12 international school that teaches 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.
Curriculum
American, Christian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $27,022
to: SGD $38,420
Reviews
(2 reviews)

Swiss School in Singapore

We are a family-oriented boutique school which emphasises on a high quality Swiss education for our students.
Curriculum
International, Swiss, French
Languages of instruction
English, French, German
Ages
2 to 12
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $28,923
to: SGD $27,145

EtonHouse International School Orchard

Innovative, Boutique, Family Oriented
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $30,693
to: SGD $36,690

Heritage Academy Singapore

Heritage Academy chooses to be in the heartlands to bring convenience to our parents and students. We aim to provide holistic education, keep our fees affordable, and maintain a high quality of education as certified under the EduTrust Framework and achieving Quality Status from ACE.
Curriculum
American, Christian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
6 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $7,854
to: SGD $8,835

The Winstedt School

Exceptionally small class size (15:2), customised approach to learning for each child, integrated support, inclusive community.
Curriculum
British, International, Special Educational Needs
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $73,306
to: SGD $58,152
Curriculum
Montessori
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 12
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $10,400
to: SGD $22,100

The Grange Institution and International Preschool

Inspiring a generation of global citizens through our future-focused Cre8tors-in-Action educational philosophy.
Curriculum
British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 12
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: SGD $17,000
to: SGD $20,700

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