First Look: New Schools Opening From 2021!

WhichSchoolAdvisor rounds up which new international schools in Singapore are opening for the 2021-22 academic year and beyond...
First Look: New Schools Opening From 2021!
By Carli Allan
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There’s good news for parents as more primary and secondary places are now available in Singapore for the new 2021-22 academic year. A new standalone primary in Sentosa and an all-through school in central Singapore are opening this month (August), followed by an all-through school in the Punggol Digital District (PDD).

Whether you're moving to Singapore or looking at changing schools, these 'new kids on the block'  offer you more choice in terms of curricula, tuition fees, and location.

Knightsbridge House International School (KBH)


Opened in August 2021, Knightsbridge House International School (KBH) offers a stripped-back version of an international education to children aged six to 12 years old. With an annual fee of $12,000, this new standalone primary school offers parents a much cheaper alternative to some of the top international schools in Singapore, where fees can reach upwards of $40,000.

Located in Sentosa, the school will be only the second international school on Sentosa island; the other one is EtonHouse International School Sentosa. Teaching will follow the International Primary School Curriculum, as well as the rigorous Singapore curriculum for maths, and daily lessons in Mandarin as a second language.

The school promises to offer daily extra-curricular activities ranging from sport (football, basketball, yoga and cricket) to academic courses (STEM robotics, coding, Mandarin enrichments, additional languages, science and sustainability, and art) at the KBH Academy in Tanglin.

One World International School (Suntec City)


One World International School opened its third campus today (August 23, 2021) – an all-through school with annual fees of $17,970. Located in the Suntec Convention Centre, the OWIS Suntec campus opens for Kindergarten through to Grade 8, and Grades 9-12 will open in subsequent years.

Teaching in the early years and primary years will follow a play-based and inquiry-led curriculum based on the IB Primary Years Programme and National Curriculum for England. For the first academic year, the school will offer more than 12 different free co-curricular activities, including swimming, dance and drama, at locations within Suntec City and Marina Square.

OWIS Suntec's campus is spread across 20,000 sq ft on Level 3 of the Suntec Centre, a vast mixed-use development with a mall, an exhibition and conference centre, and office tower blocks.

One World International School (Punggol)


An all-through school for 1,500 students, One World International School (Punggol) is due to open in August 2023.

Opening from Kindergarten through to Grade 12, OWIS Punggol describes itself as a “new-age school” which will be “guided by kindness driven education programmes that promote compassion and a culture of inclusion”. The school will offer blended learning to give students the choice of in-classroom learning or virtual lessons. It will be a technology-driven school with digital lockers, CCTV and facial recognition systems for student attendance, Smartboards in every classroom, and Smart bus terminals.

This is the latest addition to the growing OWIS family of schools in Singapore, which includes the Nanyang campus in Jurong and the Mountbatten campus in the East Coast. OWIS is owned by the Global Schools Foundation (GSF), which is headquartered in Singapore. GSF manages the all-through GIIS SMART Campus, also located in the Punggol District, which is Singapore's largest SMART school for students aged 3 through to 18 years.

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