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INTRODUCTION TO Astor International School

Astor International School is a private, international school in Singapore that offers full-time courses for primary-age students (ages 5 to 12) based on the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the world-renowned Singapore Maths and English curricula.

LOCATION / CAMPUS

The school is located in the centre of Singapore, at Tanglin Road and it is easily accessible by both car (minutes drive from Orchard Road) and public transportation.

CURRICULUM / AGES (GRADES)

At Astor, the curriculum features the enquiry-based International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the Singapore Maths and English.

Course Level Age of students at the beginning of the Academic year:

MILEPOST 1

Pre-Primary  (Year 1): 5 years old

Primary 1 (Year 2): 6 years old

MILEPOST 2

Primary 2 (Year 3): 7 years old

Primary 3 (Year 4): 8 years old

MILEPOST 3

Primary 4 (Year 5): 9 years old

Primary 5 (Year 6): 10 years old

Primary 6 (Year 7): 11 years old

LANGUAGES

Language of Instruction: English.

Extra Languages:  French, Mandarine, Russian (school offers any foreign language that has a demand of at least 4 students).

Language Support:  All students have access to English as a Second Language (ESL) Support.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The school’s main curriculum runs until 1pm, followed by optional extracurricular activities (ECAs) to 3pm. ECAs include Art, Music, Dance, Nutrition Kitchen, lego Land, Coding, Sports (Football, Basketball, Tennis and Swimming), Drama, Board Games and Foreign Languages.

STATISTICS

Number of students: Maximum intake of approx. 150 students.

Number of nationalities:  Over 20 nationalities.

Predominant nationality: No predominant nationality.

Class size Average: 12 students per class

Class size Maximum:  Class sizes are limited to 12-18 participants.

ADMISSION

Enrolment period: The school accepts applicants throughout the year.

Waiting list: INA

Admission criteria:  Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Enrolments Team. Some applicants may be invited to sit for an English Language proficiency assessment, and all students are invited for an interview before the enrolment.

School Fees Structure Academic Year 2022-2023

Option                                                                Annual Payments                  

Flexi Fees  (ECAs on certain days)                  SG$ 14,900

Fixed Fees  (ECAs five days a week)               SG$ 18,500

The annual tuition fee is paid in nine installments.

LEARNING SUPPORT

Yes. Astor International School has developed a Student Support System to provide the time, support and resources needed.  To identify the scope of support needed for each student, it is required full cooperation between parents, school and outside specialists. Support fees vary from SG$500 to SG$4,500 per month, depending on the scope of support needed.

SCHOOL POLICIES

Uniform: Yes

Student Support: Available with additional fee: ESL support and Student Support.

Religion: Non-religion based school, all religion backgrounds are welcome.

OTHER SERVICES

School Bus: Yes

Boarding Services: No

THE SCHOOL STORY

Introduction to Razum International School

Astor International School is a boutique international primary school in Singapore that educates children 5 to 12 years old (Years 1-7). Astor school fees start from 14,900 a year. Astor has a unique concept of offering parents the flexibility to decide how much time their child spends in school. Astor concentrates its core curriculum into four hours and allows you to customise the rest of the day to suit your family and your child. Students can leave school at 1 pm each day, stay for lunch, and/or attend one of our many ECAs in areas like art, music, drama, sports, foreign languages, and many more. The fees for our ECAs are flexible too. You can pay for them per term for a single class or purchase a full-week ECA package with all classes included.

Location / Campus

Founded in 2019, Astor aims to provide quality, affordable education in a nurturing environment that develops life-long learners with a passion for knowledge. Astor is a small community-based school located in Tanglin. 

The campus occupies one floor and has two outdoor play spaces. All classrooms are bright and spacious. Class sizes of a maximum of 18 students per class benefit children by giving them individualized approaches and attention.

Astor International School is committed to maintaining a connected, nurturing community that provides students with every opportunity to belong, grow and be respected. We are committed to prioritising student welfare in their crucial formative years. Communication between school and home is focused on developing positive relationships to celebrate every student as a valued and loved member of our learning community.

Curriculum 

Astor International School is proud to offer Curriculum based on International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and world-renowned Singapore Maths and British English. Our enquiry-based teaching methods benefit children by promoting curiosity and engagement and deepening comprehension.

Read more about the Curriculum here.

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Q How long has Astor been running?

Astor International School was opened to the first students in August of 2019. We are currently in our 4th academic year.

Q What nationalities are the staff and students?

We are a multicultural school, with staff and students from all nationalities and cultural backgrounds. We have over 20 nationalities among our students. We do not have any dominant nationality. Every culture is celebrated at Astor.

Q What age can students start at Astor?

We take students from 5 years old. Our academic year runs from mid-August to mid-June.
Year 1 (Pre - Primary)
(will turn 6 years of age between August 1 and June 30 of that academic year)
Year 2 (Primary 1)
(will turn 7 years of age between August 1 and June 30 of that academic year)
Year 3 (Primary 2)
(will turn 8 years of age between August 1 and June 30 of that academic year)
Year 4 (Primary 3)
(will turn 9 years of age between August 1 and June 30 of that academic year)
Year 5 (Primary 4)
(will turn 10 years of age between August 1 and June 30 of that academic year)
Year 6 (Primary 5)
(will turn 11 years of age between August 1 and June 30 of that academic year)
Year 7 (Primary 6)
(will turn 12 years of age between August 1 and June 30 of that academic year)

Q What is the fee structure?

Flexi fees $14,900 a year
Make your own timetable! You can choose ECAs on certain days, or none at all (every term ECAs are paid separately).


Fixed fees $18,500 a year
Stay until 3pm every day! ECAs five days a week are included in the fee. You can choose which ECAs to attend.


Material fee $150 per year. Uniform (polo shirt with Razum logo) $25 per set.
ECAs $10-40 per class (optional). ESL $250-1,000 per month (optional). Student Support is also available at $500-4,500 per month (depending on the scale of support needed).
One-time admission fee SGD $1,700.

For more information visit OUR FEES page. For more information visit OUR FEES page.

Q What curriculum does the school follow?

Astor is proud to offer Curriculum based on International Primary Curriculum (IPC), world-renowned Singapore Mathematics and British English. Our enquiry-based teaching methods benefit children by promoting curiosity and engagement and deepening comprehension.
Read more about our curriculum here.

Q What are your class sizes?

Maximum 18 students per class.
One of our most important values is individual attention; therefore, our class size is small to allow teachers to give individual attention to students. On average, we have 12 students per class with a max. 18 students.
Your child will benefit from individual attention and a low teacher-student ratio that allows teachers to offer personalised education and adjust lessons to students’ needs.

Q What are the school times and term dates?

Daily Schedule:
8:30 – 8:45 Arrival to school
8:30 – 8:50 Morning Fitness
8:50 – 9:10 Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 Literacy / Math / IPC
10:15 – 10:45 Morning Snack and Outdoor Play
10:45 – 1 Literacy / Math / IPC
13:00 – 1:30 Lunch
*students can be picked up at 13:00-13:30pm if they are not doing ECAs
13:30 – 14:00 Play time
14:00 – 15:00 ECA
*we reserve the right to change times slightly.

Q When does your school year start?

Our academic year is mid-August to mid-June.
DownloadSchool calendar.

Q What support does Astor offer for student whose English is a Second Language (ESL) or Student with Specific Needs (SSN)?

Astor provides Student Support for ESL students and students with specific needs. The support is based on assessments and discussed with parents when necessary.
Read About ESL Support
Read About Student Support

Q Does my child need to wear a school uniform?

Students are required to wear a white Razum polo shirt, at $25 per shirt, which can be combined with comfortable shorts, skirt, leggings, or trousers. We encourage all students to wear closed shoes (no flip flops).

Q Does Astor provide Student visa for my child?

No, Astor is not able to facilitate student visa/pass at this time.

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