Welcome to XCL World Academy (XWA), the School of the Future. Through our world-class curriculum and progressive approach, we empower a community of happy learners who aspire to positively impact others.
XCL World Academy is a school offering the continuum of learning through the International Baccalaureate (IB) and other frameworks of learning. Inspired by a unique mission statement focused on lifelong learning, the IB aims to advance students through the attributes of a defined learner profile. The teaching approach is based on fostering inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. The IB programme gives students distinct advantages by building their critical thinking skills, nurturing their curiosity and their ability to solve complex problems. Students transition through the stages of personal and academic improvement with consistent, coherent teaching experiences.
Our teachers and staff are focused on the intellectual and personal growth of each student.
We are also proud to celebrate our diversity, innovation and continuous growth. We are fortunate to have a community of caring parents that support our school and their children. This community is multicultural, multinational and multilingual.
I hope that you and your family will consider joining this community. We are here to help you through your decision on your child’s education.
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
Does the school employ teaching assistants?
Native English speaking teachers
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, Chinese (Mandarin), English - Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Programme, 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
No. However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible due to the limited availability of places.
Entry evaluation for students
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
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
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.
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. We are excited to partner with a new canteen operator, the MyCelium Catering Pte Ltd, headed by a Michelin-star chef, Emmanuel Stroobant. Emmanuel is truly passionate about serving healthy, delicious and nutritious meals for our students.
Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)
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 (heated), Sports Hall, 15-meter tall Rock-climbing Wall, Indoor Playroom, Basketball Court, Gym, Cycling Area, Weights, Tennis Courts, Batting Cages.
Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
Library, Science Labs, Arts Rooms, Music Rooms, Theatre, Esports Facilities - The Garage, Design Centre, STEM room, DP Student Lounge (G11 and 12), Parent Care, Canteen, Health Office, Guards House, Free Parking Space.
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.
As an international school with a diverse student population, XWA understands how important it is for students to have globally recognised qualifications that enable families to move with ease around the world. To support this, XWA students undertake International Baccalaureate authorised study in the Primary Years, Middle Years, Career-Related and Diploma Programmes.
Additionally, as a certified Cambridge International School, our Grade 9 and 10 students have an opportunity to sit for the Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE examinations, should they wish to gain an IGCSE certification in the subjects that they have studied over the two years. This externally examined programme of study greatly enhances our Secondary Years Programme and ensures that students are being provided with extensive, globally recognised pathways.
Thank you for considering XCL World Academy Singapore for your child. We understand that starting or switching schools can be a challenging and stressful task. So we encourage you to ask questions, explore the campus, and speak to our educators to see if XCL World Academy is the right choice for you.
Our friendly Admissions Team can assist with any questions you may have, ranging from general questions about life in Singapore or how to choose an international school that suits your requirements.