International Schools in Singapore: What's New?

The latest education news in Singapore includes the opening of a new school, IBCP courses in sport, engineering, the arts and more, and a huge new outdoor discovery centre.
International Schools in Singapore: What's New?
By Carli Allan
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What's new in Singapore's international schools? There's a new school opening this month, new IB courses launching in August, and a new outdoor discovery centre and much more opening in January 2023. 

Canadian International School: New Junior Wing

Classrooms in the new Junior Wing at CIS (Lakeside)

Canadian International School (CIS) is opening a new Junior Wing in January 2023 at its Lakeside campus (pictured above). This will include a huge 2,600 sqm Outdoor Discovery Centre with sound and art gardens, a mud kitchen and eco pond, as well as nature tunnels, a play fort and yoga lawn. The new wing, designed for students in Kindergarten through to Grade 6, will also include an indoor swimming complex which consists of a 25-metre and learn to swim pool, a new indoor gymnasium, learning bakery and a 200-seat black-box theatre. 

New School: Middleton International School (West Coast)

Middleton International School is opening a third campus in western Singapore this month

Middleton International School (West Coast) campus opens next Monday, April 18. Located in western Singapore, this standalone pre-school and primary school will have annual fees of less than $20,000 and there are early bird offers for Founding Families in the school's first year.

MIS West Coast is the third Middleton International School campus to be opened by the EtonHouse education group. It is a small school for up to 500 students from Nursery 2 through to Grade 5 (four to 11 years). Fees at MIS (West Coast) range from $18,800 for pre-school to $19,300 in Grades 1-5, and the school will follow a January to December academic year.


Facilities in this three-storey campus, which is conveniently located next to the Haw Par Villa MRT station, will include an indoor play area, library and specialist teaching rooms for the arts and languages.

Dulwich College (Singapore): New IBCP courses

Dulwich Singapore
Students aged 16-19 can choose one of six IBCP courses at Dulwich College (Singapore)

In August, Dulwich College (Singapore) will launch the IB Career-related Programme, which offers students a vocational alternative to the two-year IBDP currently offered in the College's sixth form.

The IBCP is run in partnership with an external study provider, who offers industry expertise and mentoring. Other elements of the IBCP include Higher Level and Standard Level Diploma Courses, a language, and service activities that are very similar to the Creativity, Action and Service part of the IBDP.

The College will offer six different options in the IBCP, making it the largest IBCP programme in Singapore in terms of choice.

Business and Sustainability. Offered in partnership with the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS), an accredited business school in Switzerland. The business programme will be delivered via eLearning from the faculty at SUMAS. Students will learn alongside other IBCP students from around the world, and be mentored by teachers at Dulwich College (Singapore).

Performance and Production Arts. This course will be delivered in partnership with the University of the Arts London (UAL), and the school will build on its links with the RSC and ISTA (International Schools Theatre Association), as well as local theatre companies such as the SRT (Singapore Repertory Theatre).

Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication. This course will be delivered in partnership with the University of the Arts London (UAL).

Sports: This course will include a BTEC International Level 3 Diploma in Sport and explore areas such as the sport and active leisure industry in Singapore, health and wellbeing, and sports anatomy and physiology.

Engineering: This course will include a BTEC International Level 3 Diploma and explore areas such as engineering product design, computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing processes.

Digital Technology. This course includes a digital skills programme which is delivered through eLearning from faculty at technology education company, BSD.

In Singapore, there are now three schools authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to offer the IBCP, the other two are XCL World Academy (Singapore) and School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA).

White Lodge International Pre-school


White Lodge International Pre-school has been rebranded as Invictus International Preschool as it becomes part of the Invictus family of schools. The pre-school has joined the Sing-Ed Global Schoolhouse, which also owns the two Invictus campuses in Singapore (Dempsey and Centrium), as well as The Perse School Singapore.

White Lodge enrols more than 500+ students aged 18 months to six years across its five pre-schools and three childcare centres in Singapore.

In line with the more affordable model of education offered at Invictus and The Perse, Invictus International Preschool will keep fees at the lower end of the scale.  Students at the pre-school will be offered direct admission to The Perse School Singapore, Invictus (Dempsey) and Invictus (Centrium).

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