Best 10 International Schools in Singapore

International Education in Singapore

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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 our top 10 international schools in Singapore. However, there are another 48 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.

Best 10 International Schools in Singapore

Out of a total of 58 International Schools in Singapore.

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

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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
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: SGD $24,500
to: SGD $41,750
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Stamford American International School

We inspire students to create their unique future… academically, socially and as ecologically literate citizens in our culturally diverse world. We offer the full International Baccalaureate Programme integrated with US Standards , combined with AP courses.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: SGD $24,406
to: SGD $42,590
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The Grange Institution

Inspiring a generation of global citizens through our future-focused Cre8tors-in-Action educational philosophy.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 12
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: SGD $19,809
to: SGD $19,809
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5 Steps Academy

The 5 Steps Academy is the only international school in Singapore focusing on Mathematics whilst providing a world-class multilingual well-rounded education founded on academic rigour and complemented by rich co-curricular programmes.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 16
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: SGD $15,000
to: SGD $18,000
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Razum International School Singapore

We are an IPC school with 4 hours school day, small class size (max. 18 students), academically strong curriculum, individualized education, Singapore math curriculum.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
6 to 12
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: SGD $15,000
to: SGD $15,000
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The Winstedt School

Exceptionally small class size (15:2), customised approach to learning for each child, integrated support, inclusive community.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 16
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: SGD $39,000
to: SGD $54,891
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EtonHouse International School Orchard

Innovative, Boutique, Family Oriented
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: SGD $30,435
to: SGD $36,380
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Chatsworth International School

Chatsworth is a mid-sized and internationally minded school that caters to students of approximately 50 nationalities from Kindergarten to Year 13 (Grade 12). Established in 1995, the Chatsworth mission to inspire, educate and enlighten forms the core pillars and education philosophy. Our strong, supportive, close-knit community of students, teachers, parents and school administrators, is the foundation of Chatsworth’s education experience. Since its establishment, Chatsworth has built and maintained a small school ethos and we take pride in providing a nurturing and trusting environment where students are given the space to explore, learn and grow.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: SGD $26,066
to: SGD $35,036
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Sir Manasseh Meyer International 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.
Curriculum
British, International, Jewish
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 16
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: SGD $14,850
to: SGD $24,015
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Hillside World Academy

Hillside World Academy 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
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: SGD $18,500
to: SGD $33,900
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