The Open Primary Review

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.
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School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
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Availability 2020/21
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Annual fee average
SGD 8,000
Price band help
Value
Status
Open
Opening year
2016
School year
Jan to Nov
Main teacher nationality
Singaporean
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities

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1km • IB PYP curriculum
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The Open Primary
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
radio_button_unchecked No data
Availability 2020/21
radio_button_unchecked No data
Annual fee average
SGD 8,000
Price band help
Value
Status
Open
Opening year
2016
School year
Jan to Nov
Main teacher nationality
Singaporean
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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First Published:
Thursday 18 January, 2018

Updated:
Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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.

A full review will be posted shortly.

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