Curriculum: IB (PYP); Australian Curriculum in Years 6-8; IGCSE in Years 9-10; Higher School Certificate (HSC) or IBDP in Years 11-12.
Student body: 2,600
Tuition fees (Year 1-13): $34,824-42,432
Key facilities: Large sports fields, outdoor workshop, well-equipped science labs, ICT suites and libraries, and professional performance hall, new standalone early learning village
Latest exam results: IB average score of 34.5 (2017); in the HSC, 94% of students achieved an ATAR of 80+; more than half of all IGCSE grades achieved were A*-B
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Location: North East, Serangoon
The non-selective Australian International School is the only school in Singapore to offer both the IBDP and the HSC curricula; the latter includes Vocational Education and Training (VET) in construction and hospitality. Unsurprising for an Australian school, sport and physical education are an important part of life at AIS, and it runs an Athlete Development Programme to develop secondary students for university scholarships and competitive sport.
AIS offers a well-rounded education where visual arts, music and drama are nurtured as much as academic learning. This is achieved through the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) Speech and Drama and the Orff Music Literacy programmes, which both start at just 18 months. The school has a large purpose-built campus, which includes a new Reggio Emilia-inspired Early Learning Village for two to six-year-olds that claims to be the largest pre-school in the world.
What the school says: “We are globally focused and distinctly Australian.”
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