With 16 schools throughout Singapore, EtonHouse is known for its trusted educational record since its establishment in 1995 and its warm learning communities.
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.
The school emphasises 22nd Century Education: nurturing individuals with a growth mindset that prepares them for life beyond school. The learning spaces in the campus are created for student collaborations and innovation. Designed by students, the classrooms have interesting names such as Boardroom, Campfire and Mountain Top.
As a city campus, the school is intentionally kept small. With a smaller student population, the school is able to curate lessons based on the students’ needs.
EtonHouse offers a SMART programme focusing on the subjects of Science, Maths, Art, Research and Technology. Students have access to programmes revolving around entrepreneurship, design thinking, sports science and action adventure, as well as a robust music, drama and visual arts programme.
Inspired by Google’s “20% Time” concept (working on ideas and projects that interest employees), students are tasked to curate their own SMART projects, with guidance from their mentors.
Taught over three years, the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum uses a project-based approach. Students can prioritise subjects and take their examinations earlier, and at the same time, have more time to focus on other subjects.
“We like the programmes offered by the school as both IGCSE and IB are internationally recognised. The teachers in Secondary are internationally experienced and well-qualified. Not only do they get the students ready for their IGCSE exams, they also prepare them for IB at the same time. The school offers advice and mentoring in regard to future careers whilst staying open-minded.” – Robert and Beatrice Stirrup, parents to Maël (Year 10), Camille (Year 7), Noé (Year 3) and Oscar (Year 3)
Ages Taught: 5 to 18 years
School Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Primary); 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m (Secondary)
Term Times:13 Aug. – 5 Oct. 2018 (Term 1); 15 Oct. – 13 Dec. 2018 (Term 2); 7 Jan. – 22 Mar. 2019 (Term 3); 8 Apr. – 14 Jun. 2019 (Term 4)
Holidays: 25 Mar. – 5 Apr. 2019 (Easter Break); 17 Jun. –12 Aug. 2019 (Summer Break)
Admissions: Email orchard@etonhouse. edu.sg or call 6513 1155 to arrange for a school visit.
By Mizah Salik, The Finder Kids, Vol. 26
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