Singapore Indian Schools: ICSE, CBSE Options

Are you looking for information on Indian curriculum schools in Singapore? We round up the international primary and secondary schools that offer the CBSE or ICSE syllabus.
Singapore Indian Schools: ICSE, CBSE Options
By Carli Allan
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Curriculum: CBSE/UK/IB
Age: Nursery to Grade 12
Number of Students: 3,200
Teacher Student Ratio: 1:30
External Tests/Examinations: AISSE
Fees: $10,062 to $13,365
Facilities: Radio studio, speech and drama studio, student group rooms for collaborative learning, student lounge for studying and socialising, special interest zones, multi-purpose halls, outdoor class equipped with mist-generating machines
Academic Calendar: April to March
Location: Punggol Digital District

Owned by the not-for-profit Global Schools Foundation (GSF), GIIS SMART Campus opened in 2018 to offer a very progressive alternative to other Indian schools in Singapore. Describing itself as a “school of the future”, GIIS SMART Campus is focused on delivering a virtual approach to learning and a strong focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, robotics and artificial intelligence, and design technology. While SMART has a large modern campus with several specialist facilities such as a ceramics studio and recording studio, it is still a ‘school in the making’; it will be interesting to see how this school develops once all the facilities are completed.

With average class sizes of 30-35 students, SMART has a higher teacher:student ratio than some other Indian schools here. And, although its fees are also slightly higher, it does have a considerable advantage of being able to offer more modern, specialist and well-equipped facilities.

In line with other GIIS schools in Singapore, SMART offers Global Montessori Plus (GMP) at nursery levels and CBSE from Grades 1-7, and then IGCSEs or CBSE from Grades 8-10; and CBSE or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) from Grades 11-12. The school introduced the IB’s Primary Years Programme in April 2019.

Read our review of GIIS SMART here.

Next: Global Indian International School (East Coast)

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