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 50 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 60 International Schools in Singapore.

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

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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 - 2020/2021
from: SGD $21,338
to: SGD $21,338
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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 - 2020/2021
from: SGD $24,406
to: SGD $43,660
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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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(1 review)
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St. Joseph's Institution International

With children from 40 nationalities at the school, SJI International's community includes families from many different cultures, faiths and traditions. SJI International is a school where the culture, faith and traditions of each child are respected and celebrated.
Curriculum
IB, British, Catholic, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: SGD $31,844
to: SGD $39,734
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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 - 2020/2021
from: SGD $23,310
to: SGD $35,355
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(1 review)
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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 - 2020/2021
from: SGD $17,793
to: SGD $20,457
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Other Top Schools

International Community School

With a low student-teacher ratio and students from over 30 nations, ICS is a fully accredited K-12 international school teaching 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 - 2020/2021
from: SGD $24,405
to: SGD $35,890
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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 - 2020/2021
from: SGD $26,066
to: SGD $35,036
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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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The Perse School Singapore

The Perse School Singapore takes in children aged 5-11. Our vision is to have confident, all rounded learners who embrace challenges and being outside their comfort zone.
PSS offers a high quality and high value education that embodies the spirit and traditions of The Perse School Cambridge in a modern, technologically enabled classroom.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 11
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: SGD $19,250
to: SGD $19,250
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