Our school allows students to learn in an intimate and engaging setting, where they can focus on discussion, cooperation and teamwork in a caring and nurturing environment. By striking a balance between personalising the educational experience and building a community of interconnected learners, we prepare students to become the next leaders of our global economy.
Our mission is to help students become the best version of themselves by providing them with a rigorous curriculum that can be customised to meet their own unique history and experiences. Our curriculum encourages students to think critically about their learning, to discuss their findings with their instructors and classmates and to collaborate in order to create solutions and complete projects.
Our unique approach to the educational journey results in well-rounded students who are not only successful academically, but who have also developed a strength of character that will allow them to succeed on a personal level.
One of the first things you will learn about OWIS is that we are passionate about providing every child with an exceptional education, beginning in their early childhood and extending until they complete secondary school.
Our non-denominational, multi-cultural environment is ideal for students with expatriate families who have chosen to make Singapore their long term home as well as those who are new to Singapore.
The consistent curriculum allows students who have transferred from other international schools to adjust to their new surroundings and meet new friends quickly.
OWIS is proud to be part of the Global School Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation that was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing high-quality, affordable education to students in global communities around the world.
At OWIS, the administrators and educators work together to make sure that each individual student is inspired to become a lifelong learner. We do not want our children simply memorising facts and reiterating information to us. Rather, we teach them to think critically about the problems they are presented with and to encourage discussion in our classrooms. We focus on hands-on learning opportunities that allow our students to develop the 21st-century skills they will need to succeed in the competitive global economy of today.
Recognising that our students hail from countries across the world and that a variety of cultures are represented within our student body, we have also created a team of equally diverse educators. Our teachers have been recruited from around the world, including countries like Malaysia, Australia and the United Kingdom. Our dynamic team is passionate about education, and they work together to make sure that every OWIS student has the resources they need in order to be successful.
OWIS’s first campus opens at Upper Changi Road in Singapore. The school quickly gains a reputation for its intimate and compassionate environment
We get accreditation for the IB PYP, an inquiry-based programme for learners aged 3-12.
We are acquired by Global Schools Foundation.
We apply for and win a government tender to set up a moderately-priced international school on an expansive campus.
Nanyang campus opens mid-academic year in January 2018 with more than 250 students. This number increases to 750 enrolled students at the start of the new school year in August 2018.
We get accreditation for the IB DP from IB Foundation. In our second academic year in the new campus, we are able to welcome more than 1200 learners.
We are awarded a 4-year EduTrust Certification from the Committee for Private Education.
In August 2021, we launch OWIS Suntec, an Early Childhood to Grade 6 campus at Suntec Convention Centre in the heart of Singapore. This campus is a Candidate School for the IB Primary Years Programme.
OWIS Punggol Digital Campus, an expansive campus with state-of-the-art facilities in the North-East of Singapore, is scheduled to open its doors (subject to CPE approval).
Join us for a school tour and find out how we nurture your child’s confidence in a healthy, open and truly multicultural school environment. Get familiar with our holistic approach to education and learn how we encourage children to pursue what they love and become lifelong learners.