For more than 20 years, EtonHouse’s highly qualified educators have delivered a curriculum that not only focuses on academics, but helps children develop life skills – from pre-school on up to high school.
EtonHouse schools offer a through-train programme from pre-school to high school. After pre-school, students can transition to its primary and K12 campuses for their IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), Cambridge-approved International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and IB Diploma. The IGCSE is taught over 3 years instead of 2, giving students depth and rigour in each subject while preparing them for the challenges of high school.
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, the EtonHouse pre-schools encourage children to develop critical and creative thinking skills in their interactions with their peers, adults and community, and the ability to negotiate and collaborate with others. Educators personalise and plan better learning experiences for children by developing a profile of their unique learning style through intentional observation and assessment. Besides a robust music, drama and visual arts programme, students at the Primary and Secondary level have access to entrepreneurship, design thinking, sports science and action adventure programmes, too. And in High School, EtonHouse offers a SMART programme that focuses on Science, Maths, Art, Research and Technology.
EtonHouse schools seamlessly integrate classrooms with common areas, and feature beautifully designed studios including storytelling studios, tinkering studios, art studios, light studios and more. These spaces give children open-ended resources to explore the world around them and challenge their thinking. The International K12 school at Orchard is designed by students and staff, and features classroom names like ‘Boardroom’, ‘Mountain Top’, ‘Campfire’ and more!
EtonHouse incorporates nature education into projects to help children develop a strong understanding of and appreciation for environmental sustainability. In school, children have multiple opportunities in a day to learn and play outdoors. Natural elements and materials are also brought indoors, in the forms of vertical gardens, indoor plants and more.
Following its inquiry-based curriculum, EtonHouse has developed a second-language programme in Mandarin through cultural immersion. This is critical in building children’s interests, spontaneity and enjoyment in learning the language. Part of the programme includes Chinese performing arts, abacus learning and other activities. Several EtonHouse schools offer other second-language options such as Japanese and Hindi.
Year Established: 1995
EtonHouse Pre-Schools – 13 locations located in Orchard, Robertson Quay, Bukit Timah, Sentosa, Thomson, East Coast
International schools – Orchard, Thomson, Sentosa, Broadrick
International schools that welcome pre-schoolers – Thomson, Sentosa, Broadrick
Ages Taught: 18 months to 6 years
School Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. / 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
EtonHouse Pre-Schools with childcare services follow the Jan.-Dec. calendar.
EtonHouse International Pre-Schools adopt the following –
October (Term 1); Dec. – Jan. (Term 2); Mar. – Apr. (Term 3); Jun. – Aug. (Term 4)
(For International Pre-Schools)
Term 1: 1-week break
Term 2: 3-week break
Term 3: 2-week break
Term 4: 2-month break
Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org, call 6746 3333, or book a tour at info.etonhouse.com.sg/preschools-book-a-school-tour
By Melodi Ghui, The Finder Kids Vol. 27
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