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The reputation of international schools in Singapore is very good. For those looking for the best international schools in Singapore, there are 62 to choose from. There are 36 IB schools, 27 are British and 5 American schools in Singapore. Beyond that you can find French, Australian, Swiss, German, Dutch, Indian, Korean and Japanese. You can see all of them in the full list of international schools in Singapore.
Singapore has over 5.5 million people crammed into 7,800 square kilometres making it the second most densely populated country on the planet. Despite that, for the majority the quality of life is high, crime and taxes are very low. Since independence in 1965 it has been ruled by the same party which has presided over astonishing growth into one of the most important trade and financial centres in the world.
For a lot of people, Changi Airport will be the only experience of Singapore as they pass through onto another destination. It represents a lot of what Singapore is: modern, clean, well-organised and very comfortable. And one thing that Changi shares with the rest of modern Singapore - good air-conditioning! If you spend any time travelling and working in Singapore you are likely to experience moving from the intense heat of the outside to the over-air-conditioned inside of offices and shops. You end up needing a jumper or coat to survive the inside world!
Singapore has four official languages: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, and English. For many expats, English being one of the official languages makes life much more straight-forward and has no doubt played a part in helping Singapore become such an accessible part of Asia. It is the main language used in schools which means almost all locals can speak two languages - their mother tongue and English.
One last language you might not know about is Singlish - it’s the mix of English with a jumble of locally spoken languages and slang…the end result is…well, it’s like this! To really integrate into Singaporean life you might have to put it on the list of things to learn but you can survive with plain old English otherwise!
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Before the ranking, check out our Featured Best Schools in Singapore:
OWIS has very high quality education.
3 to 18
Amazing school. Fantastic campus!
2 to 18
IEYC, IPC, IB, English
I couldn't wish for a better school for my kids
2 to 18
The students here are great and friendly. The teachers are awesome
2 to 18
The facilities for a school of this size are outstanding.
1 to 13
I’m a student and it is the best school I’ve ever been to. 5 star
4 to 18
Where Singapore international schools are distributed (view our List of International Schools in Singapore to see a live map):
Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Singapore school should be in the top 20, get reviewing - we want to hear from real people with real experiences at schools so parents, teachers and pupils get the real story when they research their next school. You can find your school in the full List of International Schools in Singapore, or search by name here.
There are 43 other international schools in Singapore that didn't make it into our Top 20, either because they didn't have enough reviews or its review rating was too low. If your school is one of those and you think it should make the Top 20, make sure you add your review and tell your story via the school links below.
|Knightsbridge House International School||IPC, Singapore Maths||5.0 / 5|
|Melbourne Specialist International School||IB, Special Educational Needs||5.0 / 5|
|EtonHouse International School Sentosa||IB||5.0 / 5|
|Brighton College (Singapore)||English||5.0 / 5|
|EtonHouse International School Orchard||IB,English||4.8 / 5|
|Rosemount International School||IB||4.7 / 5|
|Kindle Kids International School||English||4.7 / 5|
|Swiss School in Singapore||Swiss, IB||4.7 / 5|
|United World College of South East Asia - Dover||IB||4.6 / 5|
|Astor International School||IPC, Singapore Maths, English||4.6 / 5|
|Waseda Shibuya Senior High School||Japanese||4.6 / 5|
|XCL World Academy||IB||4.6 / 5|
|International Community School Singapore||American||4.6 / 5|
|Hillside World Academy||IB||4.5 / 5|
|Singapore American School||American||4.4 / 5|
|Sir Manasseh Meyer International School||IPC, IMYC, English||4.4 / 5|
|La Petite Ecole Singapore||French||4.4 / 5|
|Tanglin Trust School||English,IB||4.3 / 5|
|The Grange Institution||IPC, English||4.3 / 5|
|DIMENSIONS International College||English,Singaporean||4.2 / 5|
|Dover Court International School||English,IB||4.2 / 5|
|5 Steps Academy||English||4.1 / 5|
|Heritage Academy||American||4.1 / 5|
|GIG International School||English,Indian||4.1 / 5|
|ACS (International)||IB||4.0 / 5|
|Middleton International School - Tampines Campus||IB,IPC, IMYC, English||4.0 / 5|
|San Yu Adventist School||Singaporean||4.0 / 5|
|EtonHouse International School Broadrick||IB||4.0 / 5|
|Lycée Francais de Singapour||French||3.6 / 5|
|Invictus International School||IPC, IMYC, English||3.5 / 5|
|St Francis Methodist School||English, IB||3.4 / 5|
|ISS International School||IB||3.2 / 5|
|Hwa Chong International School||English, IB||3.2 / 5|
|Hollandse School||Dutch, IB||3.0 / 5|
|EtonHouse International School Thomson||IB||3.0 / 5|
|Nexus International School||IB||3.0 / 5|
|GESS - International School Singapore||German, English, IB||2.7 / 5|
|Yuvabharathi International School||Indian||2.7 / 5|
|DPS International School||Indian,English||2.4 / 5|
|EtonHouse International Preschools||ITL||2.2 / 5|
|One World International School (OWIS) Digital Campus*||IB||n/a|
|One World International School - Suntec Campus||IB, PYP, English||n/a|
|The GUILD International College||Australian||n/a|