Winner of the WhichSchool Advisor (Singapore) Best Schools Award 2022 for Best New School (Opened 2020-21). Click here to read why.
Type: All-through, FS1 to Year 13
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate (IB)
Student body: 800
Tuition fees: $32,175 – 45,765
Key facilities: Six-lane 50m swimming pool; gym, football field, and tennis and basketball courts; separate junior and senior libraries; 1,100 sqm outdoor plaza play area; roof gardens; and a sixth form centre
Latest exam results: The school's first IB cohort will sit their exams in May 2023
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Location: Central, Queenstown
The highly regarded and unashamedly academic British independent school, North London Collegiate School (NLCS), opened a campus in Singapore in August 2020. The all-through school enters the Singapore market as one of the few British schools to offer an inquiry-based IB education, believing that there is room for a high performing IB school founded on British traditions. The school says it is "for the academically ambitious”.
Clearly the school is niche. For many, it will be the high annual tuition fees of up to $45,885 that will rule the school out as an option. For others, it will be the strict selection process. But, with its central location in Queenstown, purpose-built campus, strong links to its UK mother school, and a very experienced and convincing founding head, there is no doubt that NLCS has entered the competitive Singapore schools market with a unique offering.
NLCS (Singapore) has impressed the WSA team with its impressive growth, great recommendation rate, and clear vision; it has targeted Singapore’s most academic students, maintained its selective admissions policy and kept in line with the NLCS brand that is so well-established in the UK. Parental feedback suggests it has done a very good job of meeting the needs of those parents and their students.
Read our full review of NLCS (Singapore) here.
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