International Schools in Singapore

In Singapore there’s a wide choice of international schools, most of which offer a multicultural environment, with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and countries.

Finding the right international schools for your children is always a challenge that expat parents face.

The rising cost of International School Fees in Singapore

Statistics from Fry Group shows that international school fees in Singapore tops S$590,000 from reception to graduation, making school fees in the Lion City the most expensive of the Southeast Asian countries polled.

In 2015 the average annual tuition fee at a Singapore-based international school was SGD 27,300, SGD 30,300 and SGD 35,100 for pre-preparatory, preparatory and senior school respectively. This compares to SGD 22,000, SGD 24,500 and SGD 28,800 in 2010 meaning that the average rise in the cost of international school tuition fees in the five years from 2010 to 2015 was 23.2%.

In the five years to 2020 fees across all three school levels will increase at an even faster rate; the average annual tuition fee in 2020 will stand at SGD 34,000, SGD 37,600 and SGD 42,900 for pre-prep, prep and senior school respectively. This means that in 2020 a year of international school education in Singapore will cost on average 52.3% more than it did in 2010.

A student that starts reception1 at an international school in Singapore in 2015 and remains in the international school system all the way to Year 13 will pay an average of SGD 589,900 in total tuition fees. This compares to SGD 479,100 for a student that started reception in 2010.


There are 43 Internationals Schools in Singapore (as of March 2016) (Source: Wikipedia and Google)

Popular International Schools in Singapore

  • Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore (ACS International)
  • Australian International School Singapore (AISS)
  • Avondale Grammar School Singapore (AGS)
  • Canadian International School (Singapore) (CISS)
  • Center for American Education- The CAE School
  • Chatsworth International School
  • Dover Court International School (DCIS)
  • DPS International School Singapore
  • Dulwich College (Singapore)
  • Eton House International Primary School and Preschool
  • French School of Singapore (Lycée Français de Singapour) (LFS)
  • GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
  • GESS – German European School Singapore
  • Global Indian International School Singapore (GIIS)
  • Hillside World Academy (HWA)
  • Hollandse School
  • Hwa Chong International School (HCIS)
  • Insworld
  • International Community School (Singapore)
  • International Invar School Preschool (IISP)
  • International School Singapore (ISS)
  • Manasseh Meyer School
  • Melbourne Specialist International School
  • Nexus International School Singapore (NISS)
  • NPS International
  • One World International School Singapore- (OWIS)
  • Overseas Family College
  • Overseas Family School (OFS)
  • Rosemount International School
  • San Yu Adventist School
  • Sekolah Indonesia
  • Singapore American School (SAS)
  • Singapore Japanese School(Nihonjin gakko (SJS)
  • Singapore Korean School (SKS)
  • St Francis Methodist School
  • St. Joseph’s Institution International (SJII)
  • Stamford American International School
  • Swiss School in Singapore (SSiS)
  • Tanglin Trust School (TTS)
  • United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA)
  • Waseda Shibuya Senior High School in Singapore
  • Winstedt School
  • Yuvabharathi International School

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