Tucked in a lush, greenery-filled oasis away from the busy roads of Bukit Timah is the Swiss School in Singapore, founded in 1967 and a well-established international school in Singapore.
SSiS caters to students aged from two to 12 with a Swiss-based but internationally oriented curriculum in both German and English. While most of the school’s students come mainly from Swiss and German families working in Singapore, the school also welcomes children of other ethnic backgrounds.
Officially recognised as a “Swiss Government Approved School”, SSiS encourages individual and independent learning skills and provides an education according to high Swiss standards.
The school is proud of being a family-oriented, intimate school with just 250 students of more than 15 nationalities. At SSiS, students are made to feel safe and at home. It values diversity and creativity as well as opportunities to learn from each other. As a small, intimate school, SSiS offers many events and gatherings to create strong bonds between students, teachers and parents.
Upon completing primary school, students can expect to make a smooth transition to our affiliated leading international school, the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), where there is access to a German language programme and an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.
“We chose SSiS because it focuses on standard German and English, which we speak at home. Its non-intimidating buildings are surrounded by lush greenery and the fact that it is a small school made us feel welcomed from day one. All our children have flourished at SSiS, and have become less shy, more social and more comfortable doing group activities; they happily get on the bus each morning to go to school. The school is truly a happy place for our children!” – Sarah Schneider, mum to Leo, 2, Little Tots, Rebecca, 4, Playgroup I and Nico, 7, P1
38 Swiss Club Rd, 288140
Ages Taught: 2 to 12 years
School Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 1:50 p.m (Early Childhood & Kindergarten – optional Afternon Extension classes until 3:20 p.m. for children aged 5-6); 8:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. (Primary School);
Term Times: Jan. 29 – June 21, 2018 (Term 2); Aug. 13, 2018 – Jan. 25, 2019 (Term 1 – 2018-2019);
Holidays: Mar. 30 – Apr. 15, 2018; June 22 – Aug. 12, 2018; Dec. 14, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019
Admissions: Visit www.swiss-school.edu.sg/en to fill out the application form, submit the necessary original documents and pay the registration fee. Parents may arrange for a school visit, where they will be guided through the registration process.
By Hazel Vincent De Paul, The Finder Kids Vol. 22
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