How to Get a Place at a Singapore Local School

Places are in short supply for expats at Singapore’s local, government-run primary and secondary schools, so we’ve rounded up a shortlist of the best Ministry of Education (MOE) schools to apply to.
How to Get a Place at a Singapore Local School
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Opera Estate Primary School (OEPS)

Opera Estate Primary School is in one of Singapore's largest districts, Bedok

Location: Bedok district
Type: Local (primary)
Curriculum: MOE (PSLE)
Annual tuition fees: $7,800

Another school with a larger international student population is Opera Estate Primary School in Singapore’s eastern district of Bedok. The school’s holistic curriculum combines the MOE syllabus with the Ignite D’Arts arts and music programme. The school achieved a 99% pass rate in the Primary 6 mainstream programme.

Learning support at the school includes a two-year programme in Primary 3 and 4 for dyslexia, and a reading remediation programme. There’s a small choice of co-curricular activities including chess, IT, art, robotics, and maths and science. Also, OEPS has a Student Care Centre that offers after-school care including meals, homework supervision, games and tuition.

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