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Hillside World Academy (HWA) Review

This all-through school offers a solid IB education that’s rooted in Chinese language and tradition.
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School type
International
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2022/23
No data
Availability 2023/24
No data
Annual fee average
SGD 30,000
Annual fees
SGD 18,500–33,900
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2006
School year
Aug to Jul
Principal
Clarissa Lim
Owner
Huijia Education Organization

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Hillside World Academy (HWA)
School type
International
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2022/23
No data
Availability 2023/24
No data
Annual fee average
SGD 30,000
Annual fees
SGD 18,500–33,900
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2006
School year
Aug to Jul
Principal
Clarissa Lim
Owner
Huijia Education Organization
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This all-through school offers a solid IB education that’s rooted in Chinese language and tradition.

Established in 2006 as the Chinese International School, Hillside World Academy (HWA) is perhaps best known in Singapore for its dual language programme in English and Mandarin. This is the first international branch of Beijing Huijia Private School, which has kindergartens and IB schools across China. In line with all Beijing Huijia schools, HWA focuses on delivering a “Bilingual Bicultural education” and teaches the IB’s Primary Years Programme bilingually.

Here’s a school where students from kindergarten through to Grade 6 are encouraged to switch between PuTongHua, Mandarin, and English in the classroom. Half the teachers speak both English and Mandarin, and the bicultural system continues into the IB's Middle Years Programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The school also runs a Beijing student exchange programme with its sister school.

HWA is moving to a new city campus located in Marina Square. The school's owner China Maple Leaf Educational Systems, which also owns Canadian International School, sold its previous Hillside Drive site in Hougang to NPS International School. HWA's new campus has 11 classrooms and one multi-purpose room.

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