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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Stamford American International School

Type: All-through
Curriculum: US (AP); IB (IBDP)
Student body: 2,600
Tuition fees (KG-Grade 12): $34,090-46,5324
Key facilities: State of the art technology centre and professional theatre through to putting greens and a swing studio at the golf academy
Latest exam results: In 2022, the average IBDP score was 35.2
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Location: Central,Toa Payoh

Stamford American International School (SAIS) is one of seven international schools in Singapore to offer the IB continuum; teaching all three IB programmes can really help students to develop the skills and knowledge base needed to meet the demands of the IBDP. It is also the first and only school in Singapore to offer students a choice of the IB Diploma or Advanced Placement (AP) programme. And, by following a curriculum that’s based on the AERO and Common Core Plus frameworks, you can expect a strong focus on the arts, language, maths, science, PE and social studies here. It also means that an SAIS education is consistent with American stateside schools.

SAIS enrols children aged 18 months through to 18 years across its two campuses – the Early Learning Village in Serangoon and the main campus for Grades 1-12. There are more than 75 nationalities in the school but it’s unsurprising that the highest percentage of students are from the US; it’s also popular with British expats, as well as students from Asia, Australia and Europe.

SAIS offers some impressive facilities – from a well-equipped Google-esque style makerspace and Innovation Centre through to a golf academy swing studio. Another standout feature of SAIS' curriculum is its World Language Programme. Elementary students have daily Mandarin or Spanish lessons, and there's the option of signing up to a bilingual programme in Mandarin and English for KG to Grade 5.

Click here to read the review of SAIS.

Next: Tanglin Trust School

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