Which new schools are opening in Singapore in 2017-18?

Which well-established international schools in Singapore are moving to new campuses within the next 12 months? WhichSchoolAdvisor.com finds out...
Which new schools are opening in Singapore in 2017-18?
By Carli Allan
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A number of Singapore's top international schools have announced expansion plans for 2017/18, either expanding in their current location, or moving to completely new grounds for more space.

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com reveals who's on the move....


Stamford American International School (SAIS)

SAIS Early Learning Village

SAIS will open a new Early Learning Village for children aged from 18 months to 6 years old in August 2017. Located less than 3km from Stamford’s Woodleigh Lane Campus, this purpose-built new facility is one of Singapore’s largest and most creative early learning centres.

Inside, you’ll find an undercover swimming pool, library and enquiry centre, mini library, teaching kitchen, child-friendly science lab, The Hive arena, medical centre and parent cafe. There are shaded, themed outdoor play areas including The Village Green, The Shipyard and the Discovery Cove, and all classrooms have pint-sized doors for little learners to walk through into indoor discovery zones.

For more, click for the full review here.


Invictus Private School
It only opened in August 2016, but Invictus Private School is already on the move. Due to growing demand for places, this ‘no frills’ primary school – with annual fees set at just $15,000 – is moving to a larger campus on Loewen Road, Dempsey Hill. Invictus currently has 75 places for children in Grades 1 and 2 at its Bukit Merah Central-based campus. It will start the new academic year in August 2017 with a slightly larger and much greener campus in the neighbouring community. This will have a playground, playing field, school hall and swimming pool, and facilities for around 220 students.

For more, click for the full review here.


EtonHouse Orchard

EtonHouse has applied to open a new all-through school in Tanglin Road, Orchard – its fifth campus in Singapore. Described as a "boutique school", it will enrol 300 students and prepare them for IGCSEs and the IBDP. The school, which will also have a strong focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, English, Arts and Maths), will start tuition fees for Year 1 at $27,480.


EtonHouse Sentosa

EtonHouse Sentosa Primary will open on the existing pre-school campus

Sentosa residents may welcome the opening of a new primary school in August 2017.  Described by EtonHouse as a "boutique" school with small class sizes and dedicated English and Mandarin teachers in each class, Sentosa will open with Years 1 through to 3. It will open on the campus of the existing EtonHouse pre-school for children from 18 months.

The primary school will offer an IB programme. Students will then have the option of transferring to EtonHouse's Thomson and Broadrick campuses for upper primary and secondary years.


German European School Singapore (GESS)

German European School Singapore new campus

GESS, an IB World school for students from 18 months to 18 years, is moving to a new custom-built campus on Dairy Farm Road, Bukit Panjang in August 2018. The school is making the move from Bukit Tinggi Road, Bukit Timah where it has been since 1985. It aims to increase its school community from 1,500 to 2,000 students.

The $135 million campus will be home to a sports field and hall, swimming pool, music and drama facilities, age and subject-specific classrooms, canteen, specialist rooms, a design technology studio, library, an auditorium and a black box theatre. Located opposite the Dairy Farm Nature Park, the new campus will have plenty of environmentally-friendly features such as vertical greenery and a rainwater-harvesting system.


Chatsworth International School
The IB World school Chatsworth hopes to meet the rising demand for school places with its move in 2018 to Bukit Tinggi Road, Bukit Timah, which is the current campus of the German European School Singapore (GESS). Facilities will include a sports complex, swimming pool, basketball court, football pitch, performing arts hall, art and music rooms, science labs, a library and a canteen.

The Secondary School (Years 7 to 13) will move to Bukit Timah, and the existing Orchard Campus will become an expanded primary school for students from Kindergarten through to Year 6. Chatsworth’s East Road campus in Marine Parade will be closed and redeveloped by the government.


Nexus International School (Singapore)

Nexus International School (Singapore) new campus

You’ll have wait until 2020 to see this one, but Nexus International School (Singapore) (NISS) will be moving to a new $232 million campus in Aljunied, Geylang. The all-through IB school for 2,000 students aged three to 18 year plans to relocate from its Bukit Timah site to a new ‘vertical campus’. The primary school will be based on the lower floors; a double-storey library, sports halls, play deck and other communal areas in the middle floors; and the secondary school on the upper floors. New facilities will include Facilities at the campus will include a 50m swimming pool, a full size Astroturf sports field, recording studios, auditorium, sports halls and fitness gym. 

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