Singapore's Most Affordable International Schools

Here’s our roundup of budget international schools in Singapore with annual tuition fees of under $20,000 - half the price of the city's most expensive schools. We have divided up the schools into the main areas of Singapore, so if distance is a consideration, you can also ensure your chosen school is close to home.
Singapore's Most Affordable International Schools
By Carli Allan
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Singapore North East

International French School (IFS)



Curriculum: French
CP to CM2 (Grades 1-5): $18,240 (French stream); $19,650 (English stream)
Middle: $20,795 (French stream); $22,110 (English stream)
High school: $26 510 (all streams)
Location: Serangoon Gardens 
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Highlights: Only French school to offer the French curriculum, bilingual education for students of all nationalities, large well-equipped campus

International French School (IFS) is a well-established all-through school that delivers a French education to students of all nationalities at its campus in the North-East region of Singapore. Here’s a school that follows the guidelines of the French national curriculum and is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. As a bilingual school, its curriculum is taught in English and includes the teaching of English. And, as a school with more 60 different nationalities it is culturally diverse. 

GIIS SMART



Curriculum: Global Montessori Plus, CBSE
Class 1-5: $10,063 (plus GST), payable in three instalments
Class 6-8: $10,743 (plus GST), payable in three instalments
Class 9-12: $11,607-12,492 (plus GST), payable in three instalments
Location: Punggol
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Highlights: Choice of Indian or IB programmes, bilingual English-Mandarin programme, technology-driven campus

SMART is an all-through school for children aged three through to 18 years that offers a choice of an Indian or IB education under one (very large) roof. SMART promises to be a school of future where lessons are held in virtual classrooms, sports lessons are analysed using digital technology, and robots will move around campus. The school is dedicated to learning through technology using facilities including skills labs, Smart classrooms and innovation rooms.

DPS International School



Curriculum: ICSE/ICS, IGCSEs, A Levels
Grades 1-8: $9,900-11,400 (plus GST), payable over four instalments
Grades 9-12: $12,600-14,400 (plus GST), payable over four instalments; fees for IGCSE and A Level students are slightly higher
Location: Hougang 
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Highlights: Well-equipped library, sports field and cricket pitches, student exchange programmes with other DPS schools, and teacher to student ratio of 1:19

DPS International School opened in 2004 and provides an education for mainly Indian expats from kindergarten through to Grade 12. The school has a well-equipped campus with basic sports facilities and follows the ICSE curriculum; from Grade 8, students can choose to study IGCSEs and then A Levels, or continue with the ICSE. The school is a branch of the Delhi Public School Society in New Delhi, which is widely acknowledged to be one of the best schools in India.

The Grange Institution



Curriculum: Cambridge International Primary Curriculum
Classes 1-6: $16,983 (this introductory fee is applicable only for a limited period)
Location: Ang Mo Kio
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Highlights: One class per year group, focus on creativity, gardens for outdoor learning, Jan ti Dec academic year

Since opening in August 2018, the school has grown very slowly to a small community of less than 50 students. Some families may be put off by the lack of facilities, small campus, north-east location, and non-IB curriculum. Others, however, will see the appeal of a school that follows a January to December academic year, has a close-knit community, and all the characteristics of a village school. There’s a strong creative focus in The Grange curriculum, and it offers a more relaxed alternative to the very rigorous academic nature of some international and local schools in Singapore.

Dimensions High School

Curriculum: Preparatory courses for Cambridge Primary, Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCEs) and Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE A-Level)
Primary: $12,600
Secondary: $13,600-17,600
Location: Serangoon 
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Lodestar Montessori School

Curriculum: Montessori
Montessori Elementary 1-6: $18,000, payable over six instalments
Location: Yio Chu Kang
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