The Open Primary offers an affordable education that follows Singapore’s primary school curriculum. It connects classes of just nine students from Primary 1 to Primary 6 with MOE-certified teachers at close-to-home campuses.
The Open Primary offers a far less traditional form of education. There are currently 15 campuses across Singapore, each with a private teacher and classroom of just nine students; locations include Lakeside, Bukit Gombak, Woodlands, Braddell, Pasir Ris/Tampines, Kembangan, Holland Village.
The school connects groups of parents living in the same area with children aged between five and 11 years to a campus. The school follows the Singapore primary school curriculum, which includes English, maths, science and social studies, as well as the arts, Mandarin and PE. Campuses run from Primary 1-6, and there is a choice of an English or Mandarin-based programme. Fees are much lower than most international schools in Singapore, and start from as low as $1,750 for the Mandarin programme; the English programme is more expensive and starts at $6,680.
While The Open Primary is a very affordable schooling option, parents should consider that it doesn’t follow an international curriculum, offer external exams, or have the facilities for sport and co-curricular activities. (Parents can apply independently for their child to sit exams such as the PSLE.) The school does, however, offer parents an ‘easier’ route into local education, which is notoriously difficult for expats to get into.
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