Best International Schools In Singapore, & Why

Are you looking for a place at an international primary or secondary school in Singapore for 2023 or beyond? WhichSchoolAdvisor rounds up the best schools for expats.
Best International Schools In Singapore, & Why
By Carli Allan
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One World International School (OWIS)


Highly Commended in the WhichSchoolAdvisor (Singapore) Best Schools Award 2022 for Best School with Fees Below $25,000. Click here to read why.

Type: EC1 to Grade 12
Curriculum: IB (PYP)IBDP); UK (IGCSE)
Student body: 1,200
Tuition fees (KG-Grade 12): $18,564-21,342
Key facilities: Sports pitch with running track, outdoor art classroom, small rainforest, large multi-purpose hall, large classrooms, dedicated early years building
Latest exam results: In 2022, the average IB score was 34
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Location: West, Jurong

One World International School (OWIS) is one of Singapore's most affordable schools, where students in EC1 to Grade 8 receive an IB and British-based education on a modern campus with large classrooms. With at least 40 nationalities, OWIS Nanyang has a very international student body – something the school planned for by placing a 30% cap on any one nationality.

Since opening in 2017, the school has become a popular choice with families looking for lower tuition fees and international schooling in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Jurong. Although the school does not offer state of the art facilities, it does deliver a solid education that incorporates technology and innovation in spacious, well-equipped learning areas.

OWIS has recently launched a Chinese-English Bilingual Programme, which certainly broadens its appeal and meets a growing demand for bilingual education, although fees for this are slightly higher than the standard tuition fees.

OWIS may be a cheaper school in terms of fees, but is that at the cost of a quality education? We think not. Yes, the campus does not have the glitzy shiny facilities of some other international schools, but it does have huge amounts of outdoor space, large well-lit classrooms, a self-contained area for early years, and specialist areas for sport, music, art and science. It also offers a solid academic curriculum that gives students the popular option of taking IGCSEs and then the IB Diploma Programme; there's a small but broad enough choice of IGCSE subjects.

Click here to read the review of OWIS (Nanyang).

Next: Singapore American School

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