Curriculum: IB (PYP), IBDP); UK (IGCSE)
Student body: 800
Tuition fees (FS1-Year 13): $30,520-40,760
Key facilities: Auditorium, art and music rooms, outdoor fields, swimming pool, multimedia studio, library
Latest exam results: In 2022, the average IB score was 36
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Location: Central, Bukit Timah
An education at Nexus International School (Singapore) promises to be personalised, digital and inclusive. As well as having a strong focus on technology and offering a 1:1 laptop programme from Year 6, this very child-centred school uses open-plan, Google-style classrooms, flexible learning spaces and team teaching to deliver personalised learning, and it has an inclusive admissions policy that welcome students of all abilities.
This is a school very much in a progressive mould, where lessons are held in open plan classrooms by teachers who do not ‘lead from the front’. As one of the smaller all-through schools in Singapore, Nexus has developed a strong parent community and it has a friendly and nurturing learning environment.
The school moved to a purpose-built campus in Aljunied in 2020; it features an outdoor double-storey treehouse to support play-based learning in the early years, a ‘mega’ 74m, open-plan science lab, makerspaces and a 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool. As well as giving Nexus the capacity to increase its student body from 900 to 2,000, this new vertical campus has been designed to further develop the school’s strong focus on flexible learning.
Nexus has an impressive swim programme – and its squad is well-known on the Singapore swimming circuit. The school also offers two-year swimming scholarships to its Elite Swimming Programme, which entitles students to up to a 50% reduction in their tuition fees, free swim training sessions, and a dedicated mentor to advise them on diet and nutrition.
What the school says: “We recognise that everybody is different. Every learners journey is personal to them, and as educators our challenge is to identify what it is about each individual learner that helps them learn better and then tailor our teaching to that learner.”
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