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IB and British curriculums
Ages 2 to 18

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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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GEMS World Academy Singapore changed its name to XCL World Academy in June 2021.

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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 17 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: SGD $22,330
to: SGD $41,860
Address: 2 Yishun Street 42 Singapore 768039
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Number of students

900+

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 60 nationalities

Most common nationality

We have no dominant nationality.

Ratio of local students to international students

NA

Max. number of students per class

This varies according to grade level:

Nursery, a maximum of 14 children
Early Years (Pre-K-KG2): a maximum of 16 students
Primary & Secondary Years (G1 - G12) : a maximum of 24 students

Average number of students per class

17

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

With students joining the school from all over the world, our English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme provides outstanding language teaching and learning opportunities, to ensure that all our students are equipped with the necessary language tools to enable them to make the most of their time here at XCL World Academy.

We offer an Enhanced EAL programme for students from Grade 1 to Grade 8 and a Standard EAL programme for students in Grade 9 and 10.

If your child requires additional language support, they will be assessed during the admissions process to ascertain their current level of English.

Students entering Grade 11-12 must have fluent English, both spoken and written.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese (DP Japanese A Language & Literature)

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology and design are incorporated into the school's curriculum to enhance learning and support the development of creative thinking and problem-solving skills

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)

The school is prepared for remote teaching (if needed)

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is assigned to Secondary Years students (Grade 6 and above)

Approximate hours of homework given

Grade 6 - 8: 60- 80 mins
Grade 9-10: 90 -120 mins
Grade 11-12: as required

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No. However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible due to the limited availability of places.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students entering Grade 1 and above whose first language is not English, or who are coming from a school where the language of instruction is not English, may be required to sit for an English proficiency assessment to determine whether the candidate can access the English-based curriculum and if additional language support is required.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

XCL World Academy welcomes applications from Nursery through to Grade 8 throughout the academic year. Your child may start school at any point in the academic year.
However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible due to the limited availability of places. Entry to Grade 9 through to Grade 11 is open until the first Monday after the October school holiday each school year. All applications submitted after the cut-off date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Secondary Years Principal.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IB Courses, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

100% IB DP pass rate
Class of 2020 surpassed the global average with a 34 point score
Highest score - 44 out of 45

School bus service available

Yes. We provide door-to-door bus services for all students. We also have post ECA strategic drop off locations.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

At XCL World Academy, we provide learning support opportunities for a wide range of learning needs across the school in an inclusive setting. We believe in fostering positive working relationships with students in a nurturing and inclusive learning environment.

The learning support staff are highly trained and experienced educators who provide a holistic approach that involves teachers, parents and students in their learning journey. Through the use of diagnostic assessments and observations, we identify, plan, implement and monitor support for learners with a specific learning need, difficulty or disability. Depending on the need, we are able to work with students in small groups, one-to-one or push-in support in the classroom. We believe these learners can be successful and become autonomous, lifelong learners.

Students enrolled at XCL World Academy must be able to function independently or with minimal support due to our limited learning support services. If your child requires any form of support, we encourage you to contact our Admissions Team ahead of the admission date and we will guide you through the application process. You will be asked to submit your child’s records and reports so that we can determine if we are able to provide the support that your child needs. Each application is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Student access to education psychologist

As a school, it is important that we know each student in terms of their social, emotional, and academic development. It is also important to know their strengths and areas for improvement so that their education can be tailored for greater levels of personalised learning. Our caring and dedicated Counselling team is here to address the individual needs of our diverse learning community.

School counselling services promote the personal, social, emotional and educational development of students through proactive programmes, curriculum input and personal counselling for students.

School counselling is a short-term solution-focused solution that supports students through the types of social and emotional issues regularly navigated in school years. It can also serve as the first step for students who would benefit from additional professional services outside of school. Working collaboratively with students, our team of counsellors build strong relationships and confidential bonds, helping them to process new experiences, understand their feelings, develop resilience and learn various skills to manage personal and interpersonal difficulties.

School start time

8:45 am

School finish time

3:30 pm

Supervised care before/after school

We are planning a new extended care programme starting with our Nursery and Pre-K students enrolled for a full-day programme. The programme will run from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at no additional cost for the first year.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The School provides diverse extra-curricular activities (ECA) in academics, sports and the arts throughout the year for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our goal is to have a balanced ECA programme that allows your child to develop their character, acquire new skills and discover new passions. These ECAs are run by our own excellent faculty members and provided free of charge.

In addition, we offer various activities as part of our Enrichment Programme at an additional charge. These activities are led by professional instructors from external providers that work under The School's regulations and standards.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Vegetarian meals
Allergy-free meals
Nut-free meals
No pork/no lard meals
Pre-ordered and a-la-carte meals

Sports activities included

Swimming and almost all sports (basketball, netball, badminton, climbing, running, fitness gym, etc).

Sports facilities at the school

All-weather Rugby/Soccer Pitch, Olympic-sized Swimming Pool, Early Years Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, 15-meter tall Rock-climbing Wall, Indoor Playroom, Basketball Court, Gym, Cycling Area, Weights

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes (Rugby 7s, Swimming, Triathlon, Track & Field, Cross Country, Running, Netball, Basketball, Football, Girls Touch)

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

XCL World Academy is a family-orientated international school in Singapore for students aged 2 to 18. We equip children with the academic and lifelong learning skills to be agents of their own success – helping to prepare them for further education, future careers or navigating the opportunities and challenges they will encounter in their lives.

To prepare students for an increasingly global world, we prize diversity and are proud to host students from over 60 nationalities, with no one dominant culture or background. Our world-class teachers are trained to identify each student’s special strengths, so we can create personalized pathways that recognize each student’s unique strengths. All this makes XCL World Academy a truly international school that prepares students to stay a few steps ahead of the future.

Teaching approach of the school

We place an emphasis on the holistic development of every child. Academic development is as important as character development and we strive to build qualities like confidence, resilience and leadership in every student. EQ is as much sought after as IQ. XCL World Academy believes that some of life’s most important lessons can be learned outside textbooks. That’s why we have created a vibrant environment through countless opportunities in technology, sports, arts, innovation, community service and extracurricular activities.

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