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
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St. Joseph's Institution International

Type: All-through
Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum (IPC); IGCSE; IB (IBDP)
Student body: 1,800
Tuition fees (Year 1-13): $32,978-41,671
Key facilities: Chapel, all elementary classes have a Maths Centre, science labs, IT and music technology resources, a drama black box space, IB student centre, four-storey sports hall with swimming pool and climbing wall and FIFA-approved astroturf football field
Latest exam results: In 2022, the average IBDP score was 39.3
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Location: Central, Toa Payoh

St. Joseph's Institution (SJI) International is a Lasallian Catholic school with a strong academic record in IGCSEs and the IBDP. As a local international school, SJI International is managed by the MOE, but privately funded and has the freedom to set its own curricula and fees. While at least half of the students in the High School must be Singaporean, the Elementary School only accepts children holding a Dependant's Pass, Permanent Resident Pass, or a Diplomatic Passport, balancing the school's international student community.

A local international school like SJI International appeals to expat students for many reasons: it is easier to get a place than at a local school; teaching combines the MOE and international curricula such as the IB programme and A Levels; fees are lower than many international schools; and academic standards are high. Opened just 13 years ago, the school has a large, green campus which features a four-storey sports complex and a Catholic chapel.

The academic year runs from January to December, which is an advantage for parents with other children in the local education system. It means that students sit their IBDP in November, with results being published in December.

St Joseph's Institution International has a reputation for its impressive exam results, pastoral care and rigorous approach to teaching maths at elementary level.

Click here to read the review of SJI International.

Next: Stamford American International School

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