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Chatsworth International School (Bukit Timah) Review

This all-through school offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes within a close-knit community of international students at a modern, well-equipped campus.
At a glance
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
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Availability 2020/21
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Annual fee average
SGD 28,000
Annual fees
SGD 23,820 - 32,789
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2018
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Tyler Sherwood
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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Chatsworth International School (Bukit Timah)
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
fiber_manual_record All grades
Availability 2020/21
fiber_manual_record All grades
Annual fee average
SGD 28,000
Annual fees
SGD 23,820 - 32,789
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2018
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Tyler Sherwood
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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First Published:
Sunday 14 January, 2018

Updated:
Tuesday 10 December, 2019

This all-through school offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes within a close-knit community of international students at a modern, well-equipped campus.

The well-established Chatsworth family of schools opened a new all-through campus in August 2018 in Bukit Timah, on the former site of the German European School Singapore. Open for KG through to Year 13, Chatsworth Bukit Timah is one of only seven international schools in Singapore to offer all three IB programmes – the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) .

Students can currently transition to the secondary school from Chatsworth's Orchard campus, which is home to a primary school for kindergarten through to Year 6 (Grade 5). Chatsworth has a total student body of 800 students aged three to 18; students represent around 50 nationalities, and there is no one dominant nationality.

Chatsworth will close its Orchard campus in June 2020 and move students to Bukit Timah; the Orchard campus is included in a heritage project by the Urban Redevelopment Authority to conserve three buildings on the site of the former Singapore Chinese' Girls School (SCGS) in Emerald Hill.

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Curriculum
Teaching at the Bukit Timah campus follows the Primary Years Programme (PYP)Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The curriculum includes core subjects, art, music, PE, Mandarin and French. Chatsworth also offers 14 mother tongue languages, including Arabic, French, Hindi, Italian and Korean.

There’s a 1:1 MacBook programme for all students from Year 3 upwards. The teacher to student ratio is 2:22 (K1 & K2); 2:24 (Y1 & Y2); and 1:24 in (Y3-13); the average number of students in each classroom is about 15. 

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Sport and the arts

The school has a strong focus on the arts with its offering of timetabled activities, after-school clubs, concerts and exhibitions. Students are encouraged to get involved with arts nights and participate in the IN Art Exhibition at the Australian High Commission, the IB Diploma Visual Arts Exhibition, various school productions and dance competitions etc. Art gallery visits and music field-trips are also organised to further broaden students’ learning.  

In sport, all students have the opportunity to compete in basketball, badminton, soccer, cross country running, swimming, ultimate frisbee, touch rugby and netball. Chatsworth Bukit Timah is an active member of the Athletics Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS), and it has more than 20 teams consisting of nearly 150 students playing close to 100 games.

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Academic results
The Class of 2019 celebrated a high average score of 36 in the IBDP, which is above the world average of 29.63 points by 6.37 points. The top score was 44 points followed by 41 points, attained by Melody Song and Katherina Huynh respectively, and there was a 100% pass rate amongst students who sat for the Bilingual Diploma.

• Average score: 36
• Pass rate: 100%
• Top score: 44
• No. students scored 35 points and above: 33%

In the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), Chatsworth students obtained an average score of 41, compared to the world average of 32.65 points. The top scoring student obtained 54 points (out of a maximum 56) followed by the next highest scores of 53 and 51.

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Campus and facilities
Opened in 2018, the modern Bukit Timah campus is located next to Singapore’s nature reserve, and is just a short ride on the school's shuttle bus from the nearby Sixth Avenue MRT station.

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