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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EtonHouse International School (Orchard)

Type: All-through
Curriculum: IB (PYP); IBDP (from August 2020); UK (IGCSE)
Student body: 600
Tuition fees (Year 1-13): $30,187-36,298
Key facilities: Innovative areas such as The Campfire with beanbags arranged in a circle on the floor, a workshop-style Makerspace, and an open-plan Piazza equipped with musical instruments, a small black box theatre and 'designer' seating and desks.
Latest exam results: In 2022, the school has its first IB cohort and the average score was 32.
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Location: Central, Orchard

EtonHouse has a well-established family of schools across Singapore and a reputation for its family-oriented brand of education. The centrally located Orchard campus opened in 2018. Teaching follows the IB’s Primary Years Programme in the primary years, and a middle years’ curriculum that is based on the IB’s approach to learning, IGCSEs in Years 9-11, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Years 12-13. 

It offers a very hands-on, inquiry-based learning path, with standout features including a focus on project time based on Google 20% Time, enterprise and social responsibility, and STEAM. EtonHouse Orchard also differs from the norm by teaching IGCSEs across three years rather than two.

This is a boutique campus and an exciting learning hub that reimagines the classroom and has big ideas for small spaces. Don’t expect to see teachers standing at the front of the classroom with students sitting in rows behind desks. Instead, students move between The Mountaintop, which has been designed for Dragon’s Den-style presentations and feedback; The Boardroom, where students can move between the sofa, beanbags and a conference table; and The Campfire, complete with beanbags arranged in a circle, designed for discussion, sharing ideas, analysing literature and problems.

What the school says: “By teaching IGCES over three years, we can focus on deep learning rather than exam-driven courses – and this better prepares students for the IBDP as they are covering the depth of subjects required to do the IBDP.”

Click here to read the review of the Orchard campus.

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