XCL World Academy (XWA) is a private, international school in Singapore that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme for students aged 2 to 18.


The school is in a residential neighbourhood, surrounded by greenery and nature, around 20 minutes north of Singapore City Centre.


XCL World Academy (XWA) offers the following programmes:

Nursery  (Ages 2-3).

Early Years (Ages 3-6), following the International Baccalaureate (IB PYP) for early years.

Primary Years (Ages 6-11), following the International Baccalaureate (IB PYP) for primary years.

Middle School  (Ages 11-16), following the IB MYP (Middle Years Programme).

High School (Ages 16-18). The school offers both the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP). Additionally, all students have the opportunity to earn an XCL World Academy High School Diploma regardless of the academic pathway chosen.


Language of Instruction: English.

Extra Languages:  Chinese. XCL World Academy offers a bilingual program where the percentage of Mandarin and English used in lessons is approximately equal.

Language Support:  INA


The school provides diverse extracurricular activities (ECA) free of charge throughout the year for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12:

3D Design SketchUp, Art Club, Basketball, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Choir, Coding, Current Affairs Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Environmental Action Council, Fitness Fridays, Football, Swimming, Lego, Puzzle Games, Drama, Mock United Nations, Robotics, Rock Band, Sports Skills, STEM, Student Council, SY Production, Strings, Voices, TED Talk, Zumba, Chinese Mother Tongue, Japanese Mother Tongue, World Scholars, The Medieval World, Journalism Club and EAL Work Hour.

The school also offers various activities as part of an Enrichment Programme at an additional charge.


Number of students: Maximum intake of approx. 1,600 students

Number of nationalities:  Over 60 nationalities.

Predominant nationality:  No nationality comprises more than 15% of our school’s population.

Class size Average: INA

Class size Maximum:  Class sizes are limited to 14 students in the Nursery, 16 in Kindergarten, and 24 in Primary to High School.


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 2023-2024

Year Level                                              Annual Payments                  

Nursery                                                    SG$ 22,682

Pre-K                                                         SG$ 26,375

K-1                                                             SG$ 29,223

K-2                                                            SG$ 32,916

Grade 1                                                   SG$ 35,448

Grade 2                                                   SG$ 36,925

Grade 3                                                   SG$ 37,453

Grade 4-5                                               SG$ 37,769

Grade 6                                                   SG$ 39,879

Grade 7                                                   SG$ 41,567

Grade 8                                                   SG$ 41,988

Grade 9-10                                             SG$ 43,044

Grade 11-12                                            SG$ 43,255

Annual Tuition Fees are paid on or before the due date for the payment as stipulated on the invoice (Semester I and Semester II). All fees are quoted in Singapore Dollars and are exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).


Yes. Learning support is available across all levels.


Uniform: Yes

Student Support: Yes. Personal counselling is available at all levels.

Religion: INA


School Bus: Yes

Boarding Services: No

4 Reviews for XCL World Academy


1 Reviews

New and ample campus an happy student life

4.3/ 5

I find GEMS to be very edgy technologically speaking and very mindful of each kid’s needs. The curriculum standard is not the highest but they make sure everything that is learned has really stuck. The student support (emotionally) is one of the best I have experienced all over the world.

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3.7/ 5

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3.9/ 5

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My son was very happy here

3.8/ 5

Very nice school and quite new so everything is clean and fresh, it is not quite 4 years old.
Friendly and relaxed and overall well-behaved students that are happy.
The reception staff and the parent liaison are both helpful and knowledgeable and friendly.
Would recommend more for the younger years, happy parents and students, quite a wide range of eca’s as well.
Not much homework up to high school, so a huge adjustment for kids when they reach the higher grades and a big jump in work from grade 5 to 6 and 6 to 7. This may improve now with a new head of school and feedback over the last few years.
Won’t be challenging enough for some, when compared to other schools in Singapore.
Wouldn’t recommend it if looking for learning support.
My son was probably very happy here as he didn’t have a lot of homework or pressure put on him, it was quite relaxed.
He started when it first opened and he recently left as we changed countries.

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