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INTRODUCTION TO Overseas Family School

Overseas Family School (OFS) is a private international school in Singapore that started in September 1991. OFS is one of the largest international schools in Singapore, with approx 3000 students (from 2 to 18 years of age).

LOCATION / CAMPUS

The school is located at Pasir Ris in the Eastern part of Singapore, close to Pasir Ris Beach. The school’s new campus was completed in June 2016 and has separated areas and buildings for Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High School.

CURRICULUM / AGES (GRADES)

Overseas Family School offers:

The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) for Pre-K1 (2 years old) to K2 (5 years old);

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for Grades 1 to 5;

The Middle Years Program (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for Grades 6 to 8; and

The International Baccalaureate Diploma for High School (Grades 11 and 12).

 

LANGUAGES

Language of Instruction: English.

Extra Languages: The school offers a Mother Tongue Programme integrated into the academic programs of four sessions per week, from Kindergarten to Middle School, and no additional fees.

Language Support: YES. For those students whose English is not their first language, OFS offers the Study Preparation Program (SPP), where students experiment with English in a specialized learning environment.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

There are different competitive sports teams (OFS Tigers) programs, extracurricular activities (ECAs), and Club activities offered each semester at OFS as Swimming, Gymnastics, Track & Field, Netball, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Rugby, Tennis, among other sports, Chess, math Coding, Model United Nations (MUN), etc. Additionally, the school offers the Enrichment Program that welcomes all parents and students to enrol in activities such as Clay Making, Cook and Bake, Speech and Drama, Magic Workshop, the Artist’s Corner, Traditional Chinese Culture, Fun Aerospace, etc.

STATISTICS

Number of students: Approx. 3000 students.

Number of nationalities: 7o different nationalities

Predominant nationality: INA

Class size Average: INA

Class size Maximum: INA

ADMISSION

Enrolment period: At Overseas Family School, an open-entry admission policy allows all-year enrollment without entrance examinations and no waiting list.

Waiting list: NO.

Admission criteria: No entrance exams are required.

School Fees Structure:                                               Academic Year 2022-2023

Year Level                                                    Annual Payments                  

Pre-Kindergarten 1 & 2                                           $ 26,000

Kindergarten 1 & 2                                                   $ 30,000

Elementary School (Grade 1 – 5)                           $ 32,500

                               Middle School (Grade 6 – 8)                                   $ 35,000

Junior High School (Grade 9 – 10)                        $ 39,500

Senior High School (Grade 11 -12)                        $ 41,000

Fees are payable one month before the start of each semester. There are two semesters in each academic school year, starting in August and January. All fees are quoted in Singapore dollars and include Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 7%. GST.

LEARNING SUPPORT

INA

SCHOOL POLICIES

Uniform: YES.

Student Support: INA

Religion: INA

OTHER SERVICES

School Bus: YES.

Boarding Services: NO.

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K_Tracy

1 Reviews

Value for money

4.6/ 5

Great school with a balanced multicultural mix of well-adjusted students. The campus is clean, modern and well designed so that there is minimum mixing between the age groups, and kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school all have their own spaces. Good facilities including fields, basketball courts, and Olympic sized swimming pool for sports, and theatres, studios, computer labs, etc. At OFS, you may not get the “frills” like rock-climbing walls, etc., but the school invests in areas that matter the most to most students. It offers 14 Mother Tongue languages as part of the curriculum, taught by full-time language teachers, unlike some other international schools where Mother Tongue is taught after school for additional cost and by external suppliers. It also has a very well-structured English study support program for kids who are entering the school with little or no English, also provided at no cost. I also appreciate that the school does not force our kids to buy school-branded school bags, etc. from them just to make more money from parents. My kids haven’t graduated yet, but the school consistently produces IB top scorers and Top of the World IGCSE scorers, so students are provided the right environment and preparation to perform well in exams if they are so inclined.

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Google - Raquel Pena-Gutierrez

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Great school atmosphera and academic results.

4.2/ 5

Great school from K1 to HS. My children loved it. It has been teaching IB since 1991. Great academic results! Excellent IB results

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