How To Choose An International School

What's the best way to choose an international school in Singapore? The application cycle for the 2020-21 academic year is now open at most schools. So, here's everything you need to make an informed decision about the right primary or secondary school for your child.
How To Choose An International School
By Carli Allan
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School Open Days

You’ve done your online research, taken tips from other parents and now have your shortlist of schools ready. But this research only provides a glimpse of what a school is really like. Only by visiting the school and meeting staff and students can you can really make an informed decision about your child’s future.

The best way to get an accurate impression of the school ‘at work’ is to visit during school hours, and a good school should be more than happy to show a prospective parent around the facilities. If they aren’t, you should question whether they are proud of their school and students, or are more interested in impressing parents out of hours? However, schools will also often offer Saturday open houses to meet the needs of working parents.

Click here if you are looking for a round up of Singapore’s international primary and secondary school open house dates for autumn 2019? 

Most schools will advertise their scheduled open days or school visits on their website; you may need to register for a place in advance. Alternatively, contact the school directly to arrange a personal tour.

Before or after visiting a campus, read our independent review of the school by searching here. Also, read our round up of Singapore’s top 20 schools, where to find a scholarship, and Singapore’s top affordable schools.

Next page: Where can I view the school's academic results?

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