Overseas Family School (OFS) prides itself as a family-oriented school that greatly values its bonds with parents and students.
This vibrant school provides a well-rounded education for each of its students. The students of 70 nationalities are taught to be internationally minded life-long learners and, as a family, the staff works tirelessly towards maintaining a happy, safe and effective school for overseas families living in Singapore. Its admissions are open all year round to accommodate families who are on the move.
The OFS Study Preparation Program is an intensive, highly successful and widely acclaimed programme for students who want to learn academic English at a faster pace.
OFS offers Mother Tongue classes in 14 different languages, from at least Pre-Kindergarten 2 to Grade 5. These classes are integrated into the main curriculum at no additional cost.
OFS Intellectual Development Program consists of Math Coding for Kindergarten to Grade 8, as well as the Chess Program for as the Chess Program for Kindergarten 2 to Grade 5, which helps to boost academic performance in all areas. Learning basic Coding also improves the students’ problem-solving skills, trains their minds to follow programming logic and helps them think in a more analytical manner.
OFS Model United Nations Program promotes students’ development of skills in communications, critical and creative thinking, and cultural literacy and collaboration. This programme has even attracted the attention of the Department of Public Information – Outreach Division of the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
“Our highly experienced, fully trained teachers come from more than 30 countries, reflecting the diversity of our student population from over 70 countries. I know that they never give up on any child. I feel very proud of all our OFS students and alumni – young people who celebrate the OFS ethos of respect for all cultures.” – Suzanne Bentin, Head of School
Year Established 1991
Ages Taught: 2 to 18 years
School Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Term Times: 7 Aug. ‒ 1 Dec. 2018 (Semester 1); 7 Jan. ‒ 7 Jun. 2019 (Semester 2)
Holidays: 12‒18 Apr. 2019 (Easter Break); 10 Jun. ‒ 6 Aug. 2019 (Summer Break)
Admissions: OFS offers an open entry admission policy and has no entrance examinations for school enrollment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 67380211 for enquiries.
By Mizah Salik,The Finder Kids Vol. 26
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