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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 and Chinese.

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: INA

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 and Education Leadership Team. Some applicants may be invited to sit for an English Language proficiency assessment or attend a Family Meeting with our Education Leadership Team.

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

Annual Tuition Fees are paid on nine yearly instalments.

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: INA

Religion: INA

OTHER SERVICES

School Bus: Yes

Boarding Services: No

THE SCHOOL STORY

Introduction to Razum International School

Razum International School is a boutique international primary school in Singapore that provides education for children 5 to 12 years old (Years 1-7). Razum International School with annual tuition fees of $14,900 and a four-hour school day. Alternatively, parents can opt for an extended day until 3 pm, which includes lunch and ECAs five days a week, for a higher annual fee of $18,500. 

Location / Campus

Founded in 2019, Razum aims to provide quality, affordable education in a nurturing environment that develops life-long learners with a passion for knowledge. Razum is a small community-based school located in Tanglin, Kay Siang Road, where we pride ourselves on being able to say: “At Razum, you are a name, not a number.”

Razum International School offers a unique four-hour school day which sets us apart from other learning institutions. The shorter hours make learning more effective and efficient allowing students to be more focused on their core subjects. At the same time, we encourage our students to develop a love for Art, Music, Dance and Drama which are instrumental in their cognitive development.

Razum 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, aimed at celebrating every student as a valued and loved member of our learning community.

Curriculum 

Razum is proud to offer Curriculum based on world-renowned Singapore Mathematics, English and International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

The curriculum is designed to be enquiry based, engaging and relevant to international students.

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 3rd 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.

Q What curriculum does the school follow?

Astor is proud to offer Curriculum based on world renowned Singapore Mathematics, English and International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
Our curriculum is designed to be enquiry based, engaging and relevant to international students.
Read more about our curriculum here.

Q What are your class sizes?

Pre Primary (Year 1) - 12 students
Primary 1 (Year 2) to Primary 6 (Year 7) – 18 students
Our class sizes are limited to 12/18 students to benefit from individual attention and to allow the teacher to adjust curriculum according to student's unique needs and learning style.

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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