Top Private Schools in Singapore

top private schools in singapore

Private schools are a thriving industry due to the demand for enrichment classes to supplement government schools as well provide alternatives to government funded tertiary universities due to strict admission requirements which lead to a search for alternatives to official universities locally without the concomitant high costs of living abroad.

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About private schools in Singapore

The landscape for private education is rich from nursery schools in neighbourhoods to tuition centres that provide private lessons to supplement official schooling and private degree providers like SUSS degrees which tie up with overseas institutions in London and Australia and KAPLAN schools which confer overseas degrees for courses conducted locally.

Private School

One World International School

Speciality Provides education for children and teenagers from pre-school to secondary. With an international curriculum and largely expatriate student populace, the emphasis is embracing diversity and inclusion without compromising academic standards. There is an emphasis on holistic development and meeting diverse needs compassionately and without prejudice catering to all student types.

Services: International curriculum, international student body, Reduced fees, Trained teachers, Holistic development

Pricing $17 000 per annum
Website https://visit.owis.org/
Address 21 Jurong West Street 81, Singapore 649075
Telephone +65 6914 6700
Operating Hours 8am -5pm
Client Pankaj Bahl, Tan Zhi Hao, Ash Lyn, Rohit Ambekar,Vicky A.
Review 1 Reviews:
Rohit Ambekar
Local Guide ・6 reviews

2 years ago
K-12 International school offering the IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) and Cambridge IGCSE curricula. Priced at the “moderate fee” level with annual tuition fees of $17,000 (per primary school student) to $20,000 (per secondary school student).


Private School

The Grange Institution

Speciality With a large, sprawling 3 acre campus at Yio Chu Kang and with an emphasis on holistic education, aiming to inculcate not just academic excellence but also values like creativity, responsibility and respect, The Grange is another richly resourced international school which aims to develop not just intellect but character.

Services: Leadership development, Character development, Holistic education, International curriculum, Green campus

Pricing $21,337.94 per annum
Website https://www.thegrange.edu.sg/
Address 449 Yio Chu Kang Road Singapore 805946
Telephone  +65 66904707
Operating Hours 9am to 6pm
Client Sujish Alexander, Desmond Cayden Kwan, Maysaa Shaib

Private School

North London Collegiate School

Speciality An established education brand initiated in the mid 19th century and with campuses in Jeju, South Korea and Dubai, UAE. Its Singapore campus opens in central Singapore, September 2020 with ease of connectivity to Orchard and Holland at Depot road and boasts very modern and futuristic facilities that enhance learning.
Services: Academic excellence, Holistic education, University preparation, Mentoring extra-curricular abilities, International Baccalaureate curriculum
Pricing $30, 925 to $45 885 per annum
Website https://enquiries.nlcssingapore.com/
Address 130 Depot Road, Singapore 109708

Private School

Brighton College Singapore

Speciality Simulating a British prep school environment, Brighton College brings the best of British junior education experience to Singapore with an emphasis on problem solving and reasoning as well efforts toward cultivating a global cosmopolitan outlook accompanied by a sense of responsibility and hopes of engaging society and bringing about progress.
Services: Pre-school to primary education, Curriculum specialists, Junior education, Ethics and reasoning development, Social ideals and responsibility
Pricing $14,250 to $35,010 per annum
Website https://www.brightoncollege.edu.sg/
Address 1 Chuan Lane, Singapore 554299
Telephone https://www.brightoncollege.edu.sg/
Operating Hours 8am-5pm
Client +65 6505 9790

 

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Private School

Nurture Pods

Speciality Centre for Child Development and Early Intervention

Services: Early Intervention Programme, Home-Based Intervention, School Shadow Support, Social Skills Class, Online Training Courses (Professional Certification)

Website https://www.nurturepods.com
Address 314 Thomson Road, Singapore 307659
Contact Tel: (65) 6352 5938

Email: [email protected]

Review Facebook review from Jaslyn Heng

A team of very caring, helpful and passionate teachers who helped my boy in making remarkable improvements to his condition, thus allowing him to transit to mainstream pri sch. Kudos to Yong Hao and Alex who are always that understanding and helpful and they extend their support to my boy all the way even till now. Strongly recommend them to parents who need such services for their kids.

 


Private School

 Dover Court International School

Speciality Established for international learning based on western foundations, Dover Court International boasts a sprawling 12-acre campus built on former British military quarters richly equipped for indoor and outdoor activity, including swimming pools and stadiums. Classrooms are air-conditioned and state of art. The emphasis is on global learning and athletics.
Services: Global accreditation and membership, Diverse and inclusive admissions, Academic rigor, Vocational and life skills training
Pricing $21,810 to $33,855 per annum
Website https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/singapore
Address 301 Dover Road, Singapore 139644
Telephone +65-6756774
Operating Hours 8.30am-3.00pm
Client Aiden Spiro, Strongfit Singapore, Marc Jian-ming Monteiro
Review 1 Reviews: Aiden Spiro
1 review

4 days ago
I have attended DCIS for the last 4 years and it is the best school ever. I love the teachers, the canteen and all the staff. I am very sad to be leaving the school because I am moving to Australia.


Private School

Hillside World Academy

Speciality Unlike more West-oriented international schools in Singapore, Hillside World Academy provides a window to the rising East with its bicultural syllabus and emphasis on bilingualism. The school is well connected to counterparts in China and provides not merely linguistic appreciation of Chinese culture but historical and cultural training as well.
Services: Bicultural learning, Chinese history, Chinese expertise, Chinese studies, Critical thinking
Pricing $18,500 to $32,000 per annum
Website https://hwa.edu.sg/
Address 11 Hillside Drive, Singapore 548926
Telephone
+65 6254 0500
Operating Hours 8am to 5pm
Client Jimmy Chua, Bruno Reversade, Leo Hsu, Lili Luc, Hanna Ucko
Review 1 Bruno REVERSADE
Local Guide ・216 reviews

6 months ago
The teachers are very kind while management is constantly changing due to lack of vision and success in recruiting new students. As a consequence classes can have as little 3-6 pupils. The school in 2019-20 has 80 students from kindergarten to grade 12. In conclusion this school might not exist in the years to come.


Private School

The Perse School

Speciality Another British prep school import but of prestigious Cambridge affiliation founded by a Cambridge trained doctor turned stockbroker who found practical success in a remote field despite academic training. Boasting years of accolades in grooming academic results, Perse school also aims for holistic development in balancing grades with extra-curricular activity.
Services: Academic rigor, Academic accolades, Professional skills training, Qualified faculty, Extra-curricular excellence
Pricing $30,700 per annum
Website https://perse.edu.sg
Address 191 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588180
Telephone +65-6971 8210
Operating Hours 8am to 5pm

Private School

Australian International School

Speciality AIS is the only Australian school locally that covers a combination of international and Australian-based curriculum from pre-school to secondary. AIS offers a varied combination of International Baccalaureate, Australian and Cambridge IGSCE curriculum for grade progression. There is a focus on both academic achievement and holistic growth in extra-curricular activity.
Services: Australian training, Varied western curriculum, Holistic development, Caring faculty, Qualified and nurturing faculty
Pricing $35,868 to $42,852 per annum
Website https://www.ais.com.sg
Address 1 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556818
Telephone 6883 5155
Operating Hours 8am to 5pm
Review 1 Review: Cedric Soh
Local Guide ・249 reviews

2 years ago
Went to check out AIS preschool, the largest preschool in Singapore
Building and facilities are very new. Lots of facilities for the kid if the parents are alright with the higher than average school fees


Private School

GESS International School

Speciality GESS International School combines European origins with a forward-looking International curriculum which embraces diversity, open-ness, inclusion and respect. Its core curriculum combines both German curriculum and International Baccalaureate in English. Foreign languages are taught and embraced in all diversity. The age range of students is from pre-school to senior high.

Services: International Baccalaureate, German curriculum, foreign language training, European education network, European faculty

Pricing $28,250 to $32,030 per annum
Website https://www.gess.sg
Address 2 Dairy Farm lane, Singapore 677621
Telephone 64691113
Operating Hours 7.30 am to 5.00pm
Review 1 Revew: Rank forlife
10 reviews

a year ago
I really loved this school, it built my character and personality but unfortunately i had to leave.


Private School

Overseas Family School

Speciality OFS provides modern education for expatriate children from overseas in a large campus located East of Singapore. The curriculum follows International Early years for preschool, International Primary curriculum for junior education and International Baccalaureate for high school. The student populace hails from 70 nations the school experience is multicultural and diverse.
Services: Foreign language training, International curriculum, Qualified faculty, Multicultural setting, Pluralism and ethnic diversity
Pricing $15,000 to $20,500 per semester
Website https://www.ofs.edu.sg
Address 81 Pasir Ris Drive,Singapore 519292
Telephone +65-7380211
Operating Hours 8.30am to 5.00pm
Review 1 Review: Dillon
17 reviews

a year ago
Been in this school for nearly 12 years now. I have had an overall pleasant experience here, had to make friends with many people over the years and have gotten used to my friends constantly leaving. Despite moving from the old campus which was previously located in Paterson road and moving to a modernised, newer campus with better facilities, there is still one thing that could be improved in my opinion. The canteen’s food has been more or less the same ever since I joined the school and the chicken nuggets still make me sick. More variety of food should be added to the menu.


Private School

BMC International College

Speciality BMC International College offers private education for tertiary students and provides degrees and certificates for accounting, business, computing, counselling, engineering, hotel & tourism management and professional/vocational courses. BMC emphasizes affordable, industry-relevant, and holistic education, promising to train students in both academic and applied aspects of their specialty for lifelong learning.

Services: Professional training, Degrees and diploma provider, Overseas certification, Lifelong learning, Skillsfuture credit

Pricing $5650 for diploma, $15,858 for degree
Website http://www.bmc.edu.sg
Address 130 Jurong Gateway Road #03-233 Singapore 600130
Blk 715 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #02-4000 Singapore 560710
Telephone 6565 5655, 6452 3885
Operating Hours 8am to 10pm
Review 1 Review:
zaw moe
1 review

4 months ago
After 20 years from my first diploma in engineering, thanked to BMC International College, I got a chance to pursue an Engineering Degree. The course and its duration are very suitable for working adult like me. The lecturers have great teaching styles, are well prepared and very helpful. I highly recommend BMC International College as the correct place to choose for higher education


Private School

Ngee Ann Academy

Speciality Ngee Ann Academy provides tertiary education and overseas degrees. It originated jointly between Ngee Ann Kongsi and Adelaide University. Now its partners include Kings College London, Nottingham University, SOAS University of London. Its degree offerings include Master of Education, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Management and master’s in business administration.
Services: Lifelong learning, Pedagogy training, Professional development, Vocational training, Tertiary education
Pricing $43,920 for degree
Website https://naa.edu.sg/
Address 391A Orchard Road #25-02A Ngee Ann City Tower A Singapore 238873
Telephone +65-67382910
Operating Hours 9am to 7pm
Client Cullen Habel, Neha Singh,Alvin Tan,Sugna Shah
Review 1 Reviews: Cullen Habel
Local Guide ・111 reviews

3 years ago
A great place to study with a world class University


Private School

SDH Institute

Speciality SDH Institute specializes in hospitality education. Apart from certification in hospitality management, SDH Institute also offers courses in casino management and events management. SDH Institute is accredited by Pearson BTEC, UK. SDH Institute is well connected to the industry with links to leading hotel chains, integrated resorts and F&B establishments.
Services: Hospitality education, Professional training, Casino management, Events ‘management, Industry placement
Pricing Inquire via online form:
https://sdh.edu.sg/?gclid=CjwKCAjwrvv3BRAJEiwAhwOdM91GFOXbyfWcdp3hYdqBqK3kTQvf6cY-xw1FE2yGNUrSQRDdICNTzRoCYkEQAvD_BwE
Website https://sdh.edu.sg/
Address 51 Anson Road, #13-51 Anson Centre, Singapore 079904
Telephone +65-65061288
Operating Hours 8am to 6pm
Client Samji Samji, Usama Faiz, Vishwesh Patel,Jignesh Shah,Simrandeep Singh
Review 1 3 reviews

11 months ago
One of the Best college for hospitality management. Really great..


Private School

PSB Academy

Speciality PSB Academy has a rich 50-year heritage of vocational training and producing industry ready graduates. Recently rebranding itself as the Academy of the Future PSB prides itself on maintaining its relevance in having partners in both industry and academia and practice-based pedagogy rather than head knowledge without application.
Services: Vocational training, Professional training, Business degrees, Engineering degrees, Industry placement
Pricing Inquire at: https://www.psb-academy.edu.sg/current-students/enquiries
Website https://www.psb-academy.edu.sg
Address 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, #03-200 Singapore 039594
Telephone +65-63903900
Operating Hours 7am to 6pm
Clients Bharat Patkar,Hua Zeng,Chetan Mehta,Lim Soo Meng,Low Ying Hung
Review 1 Reviews: Bharat Patkar
Local Guide ・23 reviews

a year ago
The campus would be in a mall but when you enter its a different kind of a world you will see its that amazing with excellence in their offered courses


Private School

MDIS Academy

Speciality MDIS has a long history since 1956 of professional and vocational training offering degrees Business and Management,Engineering, Health sciences,IT,and more. MDIS offers courses locally which are accredited by universities in the UK and USA. MDIS occupies a modern campus at Stirling Road with 3 acres of classrooms and learning laboratories.
Services: Professional training, Vocational training, Tertiary degrees, Overseas accreditation, IT equipped classrooms
Pricing Inquire at: https://www.mdis.edu.sg/general-enquiry
Website https://www.mdis.edu.sg
Address 501 Stirling Road,Singapore 148951
20 Orchard Road,Singapore 238830
Telephone +65-62479111
Operating Hours 8am to 7pm
Clients Neeraj Rathore, Joseph Lim,Shanthanu Chaudury,Douglas Koh,Olivia Chong
Review 1 Review: Madurai venkatesh Waran
Local Guide ・72 reviews

5 months ago
Degree awarded by UK Teesside university and have friendly staffs, fully equipped engineering laboratory and workshops on campus, singapore oldest not for profit propessional institute for life long learning, diverse teaching team with relavant industrial experiences.international working professional can utilise the part time to complete the degree also. Friendly staffs, coolest environment.


Private School

KAPLAN Institute

Speciality Kaplan is a local subsidiary of a global network headquartered in the USA. It provides over 500 academic programs for higher learning and professional training as well as skills development. Degrees are offered in Business, Finance, Accounting, Banking, Media, Communications, Education, Social sciences, Engineering, Hospitality, IT, Law and Health sciences.
Services: Professional training, Vocational training, Tertiary education, Overseas accreditation, Industry placement
Pricing Inquire at: https://www.kaplan.com.sg/contact-us/
Website https://www.kaplan.com.sg
Address 1 Selegie Road, Level 6, PoMo, Singapore 188306
8 Wilkie Road #02-01 Wilkie Edge, Singapore 028095
Telephone +65- 86138989
Operating Hours 10am to 8pm
Client Andrew T, Hoai Thu Ngyuen, Joseph Tan,Marco Vitale, Elveen Tane
Review 1 Reviews: L Bhojwani
4 reviews

a month ago
I completed my Diploma in Kaplan, In Business Administration In April this year. I would like to thank my amazing lecturers, Mr Anand Naidu, Mr Dipan K Mehta, Mr Rodney and Mr Caleb.


Private School

Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse

Speciality Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse is part of Nurture Education Group where the preschool started in Newton, 2003. Since then it has rapidly expanded further with branches in Braddell, Yio Chu Kang, Orchard, Newton, Novena and Upper Bukit Timah. The emphasis is on preparing children to face future challenges in globalization and modernization.
Services: Childcare, Infant care, Preschool education, Play based learning, Neuroscience learning
Pricing Inquire at: https://www.kiddiwinkie.com.sg/book-a-tour/
Website https://www.kiddiwinkie.com.sg
Address 1 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307903
Telephone 64633465
Operating Hours 7am to 7pm
Client Sherry Luan, Leo Xu, Leng Leng, George Lee, Hui Ying
Review 1 Reviews: sherry luan
3 reviews

10 months ago
It has been only 4 months since my girl started school at Kiddiwinkie, and we’ve already seen so much changes in her. I have to say that if every teacher in this world were just as dedicated as you, no parent would ever have to worry about their kids. Thanks for your inspiring work!


Private School

Stalford Academy

Speciality Stalford Academy is one of the largest local tuition center chains started in 2009 with 15 centers across Singapore. The tuition chain emphasizes integration of curriculum planning and teaching teams to ensure planning translates into delivery. The teaching model is student centered and the centers are modern, and IT equipped.
Services: Primary curriculum, Secondary curriculum, A level curriculum, Preparatory classes, Exam preparation
Pricing Inquire at: [email protected]
Website https://www.sa.edu.sg/
Address 12 Kallang Avenue #03-12, Aperia, Singapore 339511
Telephone +65-6222 3233
Operating Hours 9am to 5pm
Client Rya Roy, Shamus Teo, Guanxin Liu, Becky Tan,Ong Meihua
Review 1 Reviews: Shamus Teo
1 review

a year ago
Amazing costumer service! Very helpful with any and all inquiries. And also very patient with parents!


Private School

Dimensions International College

Speciality Dimensions International College offers enrichment courses and holistic education for local and international students. There are preparatory courses for international students to enter government schools and language enrichment as well as hospitality and higher education courses in Finance. Overseas partners include Cambridge , Liverpool John Moores University, and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Services: Professional training, Language enrichment, Higher education, Preparatory classes, Vocational degrees
Pricing Inquire at: https://dimensions.edu.sg/search-course/?level=&discipline=&institution=
Website https://dimensions.edu.sg/
Address 58 Lowland Road, Singapore 547453
2 Jalan Seh Chuan, Singapore 598417
277 River Valley Road, Singapore 238318
Telephone +65-63340600, +65-68750555, +65-67358080
Operating Hours 9am to 6pm
Clients Noora Habibullah, Neha Kumaran,Tapon Mahamud,Yogesh Pant, Priya Patel
Review 1 Reviews: Neha Kumaran
Local Guide ・22 reviews

a year ago
Very nice school. Friendly and helpful staff and well disciplined students.


Private School

SSTC Institute

Speciality SSTC Institute is a premium private education institution established since 1978. The campus at City Square Mall is comprehensive and well equipped, easily reached at Farrer Park MRT. SSTC Institute offers Preparatory, English language, Business, Tourism & Hospitality, and other Higher Learning programs with partner universities in UK and USA.
Services: Professional training, Language enrichment, Higher education, Overseas accredited degrees, Preparatory programs
Pricing Inquire at: https://www.sstc.edu.sg/higher-learning/contact-us/
Website https://www.sstc.edu.sg/
Address 180 Kitchener Road #03-20 City Square Mall Singapore 208539
Telephone +65-6235 5685
Operating Hours 9 am to 9.30 pm
Client Nyanamanee Manee,Caleb Wu, Md Dedar Hossein,Winston Tan,Supaporn ChoyMeung
Review 1 Reviews: Kon Yew Tan
Local Guide ・206 reviews

a year ago
Well designed and conducive for children to study

Trends observed in Singapore’s private education

There are 291 private education institutions (PEIs), compared with about 1,000 in 2009. Due to tightening of regulation to ensure stricter standards for the conferment of degrees with stricter protocols and regulations to be passed the private school landscape has been streamlined to ensure that better degree standards are met.

Sample costs of private schools

Costs for private education are higher than government funded schools due to the lack of subsidies. At Nexus International School in Ulu Pandan, Tuition fees are of a range according to grade level, starting from $21,660 for half-day nursery students to $38,584 for Years 12 to 13. For private degrees, a KAPLAN overseas degree typically costs $19,260 per year for courses like business, finance, marketing and communications. A 4 year honors law will cost $21,400 per annum. An SUSS accountancy or business degree will typically cost about $33,440 over 4 years at a subsidy for locals and double for foreigners.

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Benefits of private schools

While the Singaporean education is widely recognized internationally for its rigor and quality, the downside of such a rigorous education is the emotional stress and psychological distress caused by those who struggle to keep up with such consistently demanding standards and rigor. The fallout is a sense of failure and inadequacy for those who fail to excel in the system. Private schools alternatively tend towards greater variety and diversity in curriculum, staff and student population. The demand for performance and high grades is less apparent in private schools as there is greater diversity and inclusion of those of diverse talent.


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