Curriculum: IB (PYP), MYP and IBDP)
Student body: 300 (Paterson); 250 (Preston)
Tuition fees (Year 1-13): $28,950-37,520
Key facilities: Music and art rooms, iMac lab, basketball courts, outdoor study area
Latest exam results: IBDP average score of 33 (2018)
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Location: Central, Tanglin
Bigger is not necessarily better, and smaller schools such as ISS International School offer a certain community spirit that can sometimes be lacking at sprawling campuses in Singapore. One of Singapore’s oldest and most well-established international schools, ISS has two central campuses: Paterson serving the elementary and middle schools (Kindergarten 1 to Grade 8, PYP and MYP) and the high school Preston campus (Grades 9 to 12, MYP and IBDP).
As a small school, ISS can more opportunities for every student to take part in extra-curricular and leadership activities and closer student-teacher interaction. It also has small class sizes, many years’ experience in offering the IB programme, and a strong EAL programme. As well as being very traditional school, this family-owned, not-for-profit school has close-knit community that can be so appealing to expat families.
What the school says: “We are fully committed to ensuring that each and every student at ISS realises their full potential and that we are there to guide them to reach that goal. This is what makes ISS International School.”
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