The education system in Singapore stands out one among the best education systems in the world and is widely recognized in the world. Particularly private schools in Singapore are widely considered to have the best standards in terms of education quality in and outside Singapore. Unfortunately, most parents and even students are unsure as to which schools they need to choose to receive the best education taking economic and financial factors into consideration. FamilyTutor, a leading home tuition agency in Singapore would like to give suggestions on which private school you should consider for the best education for your child.
United World College of South East Asia
The United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) in an international school opened in Singapore in 1971. The courses offered by the school are the IGCSE and IB Diploma. Students between the ages of 4 to 19 are accepted in the school. The school encourages students to have a positive approach towards learning, improve confidence level and promote collaborative classroom behaviour with an emphasis on the English language. While accepting eligible applicants, the school focuses on personality, experience, interests, involvement in classroom activities, community life and similar qualities. The student is also required to take an eligibility examination or an interview. During the academic year 2019/ 2020, the fees for the first year range from S$39000 to S$47000 depending on the grade they were studying.The UWCSEA is known not only for excellent education standards but also for pushing external life and activities outside the classroom.
St. Joseph Institution International
St. Joseph Institution International high school was opened in 2007 followed by the opening of the elementary school in 2008. The courses offered by the school are O Level, Integrated Program and the IB Diploma. For the O Level and IP, students are admitted based on their PSLE score or through direct admissions. The IP programme also allows Secondary 2 students to apply via DSA to get admitted into Secondary 3. This can also be done through an entrance test. Students can also apply for IB programmes through O Level score or DSA. For the O Level, the monthly fees are S$340, S$720, S$1150 and S$1520 depending on whether the students are Singaporean citizens, permanent residents, international ASEAN students or non-ASEAN students respectively.
Overseas Family School
The Overseas Family School (OFS) was established in 1991 and follows the IGCSE and IB course curriculum. OFS does not have any entrance examination for aspiring students to enrol and moreover, admissions are accepted at any time in the year. The annual fee for OFS range from S$15000 to S$20500 depending on the grade the student is enrolling for. The grades accepted in the school are between grade K1 to grade 12. There is also a non refundable fee of S$2000 for admission regardless of the grade. The school offers world-class education and a rigorous academic program. The school is also well known for its diverse culture.
The choosing the right school for your child establishes a strong foundation for the career path for your child. So, it is very important to thoroughly explore the type of school you want your child to get admitted. We hope that this article gave you an understanding on how the programs and admission in the best school take place.