Curriculum: Singapore primary curriculum
Years: Primary 1-6
Fees: Annual tuition fees for the English programme are $6,780
Highlights: No external exams, small class sizes of nine students, strong academic focus, shorter school day running from 8am to 1pm
The Open Primary offers a far less traditional form of education. There are currently 15 campuses across Singapore, each with a private teacher and classroom of just nine students. The school connects groups of parents living in the same area with children aged between five and 11 years to a campus. The school follows the Singapore primary school curriculum, which includes English, maths, science and social studies, as well as the arts, Mandarin and PE.
While The Open Primary is a very affordable schooling option, parents should consider that it doesn’t follow an international curriculum, offer external exams, or have the facilities for sport and co-curricular activities. The school does, however, offer parents an ‘easier’ route into local education, which is notoriously difficult for expats to get into. Read more about the pros and cons of a local education here.
What the school says:
“The Open Primary is here to support parents with an educational path that not only follows the Singapore MOE curriculum but also offers a unique low student to teacher environment with affordable annual fees.”