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Learn more than just arts and crafts at Arts Kidz PreSchool, Arts Kidz International and Arts Haus International. With an open-plan concept, the school environment includes dedicated learning spaces for nature, science, technology and tinkering. Students get to enjoy outdoor play spaces and have plenty of opportunities to connect with nature!
Read more about Arts Kidz schools here.
The Australian International School (AIS) offers the best of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and the Australian Curriculum. The school prides itself on being globally focused while remaining distinctly Australian in its culture and attitude. With a friendly community of students, parents and staff, AIS provides a welcoming environment that offers opportunities for collaboration, learning and, most importantly, enjoyment.
Read more about AIS here.
Blue House Nursery & International Preschool provides an environment that ignites curiosity and invites children into an active learning process. Time for creativity and exploring the natural environment is abundant, and children are surrounded by an intimate, engaged school community. The school welcomes children from 18 months to 6 years old through a two, three or five half or full day programme, inspired by Reggio Emilia approach.
Read more about Blue House Nursery & International Preschool here.
Dulwich College (Singapore) balances traditional academic rigour with a love of learning through a structured and challenging learning environment. Not only are students placed at the heart of the learning process, they are always encouraged to take pride in their achievements inside and outside of the classroom.
Read more about Dulwich College (Singapore) here.
This highly awarded preschool provides a stronger foundation in Mandarin. ELFA Preschool‘s centres have spacious classrooms, and an art studio and indoor activity area for children from 18 months to 6 years of age. In its Pandan Valley Chinese Preschool, Nursery students get 100-percent Mandarin contact time and, once in Kindergarten 1 and 2, both English and Mandarin are incorporated equally into the curriculum.
Read more about ELFA here.
With four international schools and 10 preschools, EtonHouse‘s wide range of offerings gives families a range of choices in terms of locations and the pathway to fulfil their child’s educational journey within the EtonHouse community.
Despite having only launched in 2018, its newest school, EtonHouse International School @ Orchard, has already delivered its first Cambridge IGCSE A* grade from a Year 9 student who was ranked in the top 3 percent globally.
Read more about EtonHouse Orchard here.
GEMS World Academy (Singapore)‘s students are from around the world – there’s no dominant nationality, and the GWA teachers are recruited from a wide variety of countries. More importantly, the international curriculum allows students from all nationalities to learn while here and then progress their education when they return to their home countries.
Read more GEMS World Academy here.
Home to 1,500 students, GESS believes that an education rooted in European and German foundations equips students with the essential skills to spread their wings. Students can choose to study either the German curriculum or the English-speaking International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Its students have repeatedly received IB and Germany’s Arbitur scores above world average.
Read more about GESS here.
Expect loads of hands-on eco/sustainable projects at The Grange Institution. Along with a mix of Cambridge International Primary Curriculum and Australian Curriculum, the school integrates the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals within the curriculum and teachers deliver a unique learning experience that benefits the environment.
Read more about The Grange here.
HSK Centre (Crestar) is the sole authorised administrator for HSK Test (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi or Chinese Proficiency Test) and YCT (Youth Chinese Test) in Singapore. These tests provide international benchmarking of Chinese proficiency for non-native speakers. They are designed by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), China’s language authority, and are are available in over 130 countries globally.
Read more about HSK Centre (Crestar) here.
Since its founding in 1981, ISS International School has grown to two campuses and is Singapore’s longest-established authorised three-programme International Baccalaureate (IB) school. It has an inclusive learning culture that empowers students with the range of competencies and characteristics needed for them to become fulfilled global citizens.
Read more about this family-owned school here.
Kinderland provides quality infant care and offers a bilingual preschool and kindergarten education. Its success over the last few decades has led to an extensive regional preschool network of more than 60 centres – present across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, China and Cambodia, which nurture more than 20,000 children annually.
Read more about Kinderland here.
Nexus ensures that its child-centered philosophy is echoed by every teacher, in every class and in every extra-curricular activity. Catering to 900 learners aged three to 18 years from more than 50 countries, the school aims to create an innovative and respectful learning environment.
Read more about Nexus here.
Overseas Family School (OFS) prides itself as a family-oriented school that greatly values its bonds with parents and students and provides a well-rounded education for each of its students. Its admissions are open all year round to accommodate families who are on the move.
Read more about OFS here.
As one of the leading international schools in Singapore, Stamford American International School values every student as a unique individual. Each of its offerings are designed to equip students with the knowledge and experience needed to face the tests of adult life ahead.
By Mizah Salik, March 2019
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