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Overseas Family School Review

The Overseas Family School (OFS) is a very well-equipped all-through school in Eastern Singapore with a student population representing more than 70 different nationalities.
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School phase
All through
Inspection rating
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Curricula taught
Availability 2022/23
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Annual fee average
SGD 34,500
Annual fees
SGD 26,000–41,000
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Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
1991
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Suzanne Bentin
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Overseas Family School
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2022/23
No data
Availability 2023/24
No data
Annual fee average
SGD 34,500
Annual fees
SGD 26,000–41,000
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
1991
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Suzanne Bentin
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The Overseas Family School (OFS) is a very well-equipped all-through school in Eastern Singapore with a student population representing more than 70 different nationalities.

The Overseas Family School (OFS) has built up a reputation for offering a global education that will appeal to expats from many different countries. Located in Pasir Ris, in the Eastern part of Singapore, the OFS follows the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) at nursery level, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for Grades 1 to 5, the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme for Grades 6 to 12, and IGCSEs in Grades 9 to 10.  Students are well-prepared to leave the school with an IBDP qualification.

As well as offering study in the multiple languages – French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish – there are mother tongue classes in Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Other standout features here include chess lessons to encourage strategic thinking, a math coding programme, a Model United Nations programme, and a very broad enrichment programme.

Founded in 1991, the school moved to a new campus in 2015 where it has capacity for 4,800 students, although the current intake is closer to 2,500. The school boasts some impressive facilities including technology, science, and computer labs, four libraries, multipurpose courts, football field, studios for gymnastic and dance, an outdoor Olympic sized swimming pool and a junior pool, and a black box theatre.

Academic results

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus Bilingual diploma
37 96.8% 45 3 34.6% 37.8%

The IB Diploma 2022 cohort at Overseas Family School (OFS) celebrated an average score of 37 and had five top scorers. 

The school said:

"Notably, despite being one of the few international schools worldwide that do not preselect students into the IB Diploma Programme, OFS achieved a world-leading 96.8% pass rate, with a phenomenal 37.8% earning prestigious IB Bilingual Diplomas. This is also the 8th year running that OFS has produced IB perfect scorers. Please join us in extending a very special congratulations to our thee top scorers with a perfect 45 points: Sung Bin Lee, Aditya Sil, and Nivedita Sridhar."

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