New International Schools in Singapore

Once upon a time, it used to be easy to pick a school… This article is a continuation of a recent SCHOOL IN post about the increase of international schools worldwide. In the last 20 years, the amount of schools has quadrupled from 2,500 in 2000 to more than 10,000 in 2020.

Singapore is no exception to this trend. This year 3 new international schools have opened their doors in the red dot city. Learn more about the new international Schools in Singapore.

The Perse School Singapore

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The Perse School offers Primary school education from ages 5 – 11 years with an inspirational learning environment that delivers academic excellence and broad development of personal skills.

They pride themselves on being a nurturing, small school with small class sizes. The school’s Wellness Co-ordinator ensures all children are guided to make the right decisions for positive learning.

Perse children will engage in a broad-based and innovative curriculum that closely follows the Cambridge Primary Programme, incorporating Singapore Maths and daily Mandarin lessons.

The Perse School Singapore is a diverse community, with families from many differing nationalities. It is genuinely inclusive whilst striving to achieve the finest academic results.

Finally, Perse School has a holistic approach to education with an emphasis on developing breadth and balance through sport, clubs, music, art, and drama.

Perse School Singapore is currently offering a 30% discount off this school year’s fees (Now only $6,241 per term).


Brighton College (Singapore)

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Brighton College (Singapore) is a private international school in Singapore founded in 2020 as the result of the first partnership between Cognita and Brighton College.

The partnership involves Brighton College leading the educational philosophy and curricula, while Cognita will lead the day-to-day operation of the new school, with governance by a joint board.

Brighton College (Singapore) will provide an exceptional foundation for learning for children aged 18 months to 11 years that is supported by a school culture that is driven by three key pillars of curiosity, confidence, and kindness.

Brighton College (Singapore) will also seek to capitalise on its relatively small size. The year groups range from Pre-Nursery to Year 6, with a maximum of three classes per year group, helping to build a nurturing pastoral environment where children feel known, loved, and integral to the school community.

In addition to the link with Brighton College UK and its curriculum, which incorporates the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage and English National Curriculum, Brighton College (Singapore) prioritises the teaching of Mandarin and provides a dual language programme running from Pre-Nursery through to Year 1. This is further supplemented by daily Mandarin lessons from Year 1 upwards.


North London Collegiate School (Singapore) 

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The story of the North London Collegiate School (NLCS) began over 160 years ago when the first NLCS was opened in London. Ever since that day, NLCS (UK) has maintained its reputation of providing an outstanding education.

With two international branches successfully established in Jeju (South Korea) and Dubai (UAE), the school opened its third campus in September 2020. It is located on Depot Road in Singapore, just minutes away from central and popular areas such as Orchard Road, Holland Village, Keppel Bay, and the CBD.

NLCS (Singapore) is an academically selective school and is currently admitting students from Pre-KG to Grade 10.


These are not the only news about international schools in Singapore.

In January 2020 One World International School (OWIS) opened a new campus in the East of Singapore for students between the ages of 3 and 6.

Nexus International School moved over to a new, larger, and purpose-built campus in Geylang in January 2020 from its previous location in Ulu Pandan Road.

And Eton House International School @ Sentosa has expanded and added Years 4 – 6 to accommodate more primary students since August 2020.


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