Our Model

Our One World International School model drives who we are and what we do.

It lets our community know what they can expect from us. It's based on our holistic approach that prepares our learners to be tomorrow's dynamic, innovative leaders. Our practices and principles support every aspect of development-- social, emotional and physical -- as we equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in a global society.

We provide quality education at a reasonable cost.

Rather than follow a rigid framework, our approach fosters concept development across subject areas to make the learning relevant and meaningful beyond the classroom.

Here are the core principles behind our one-of-a-kind framework.

One with the World

Our motto. Our international school model ensures a well-rounded education, with an emphasis on multiculturalism, that prepares students to be and lifelong learners.


Group learning prepares children to work with people from different backgrounds. Collaboration not only instills a sense of responsibility, it also promotes social skills, creativity and higher order thinking. Students learn to appreciate perspectives that differ from their own.


We offer internationally recognised curricula that cultivate children's natural curiosity and encourage them to take ownership of their learning by incorporating their interests into the lessons. Our rigorous approach builds a solid foundation for success in higher education and the workplace.


Becoming aware of and helping those in need is an important part of character development. Our students contribute to charitable causes, the school and the local community, where they have opportunities to connect with others in ways that aren't possible in the traditional classroom. Volunteering gives students a sense of purpose and fulfillment, and may even lead them to discover career interests they might not have otherwise considered.


This component of our OWIS school model emphasises the traits necessary for healthy relationships, such as communication and kindness. We help students reach a deeper understanding of their relationships with family members, teachers, peers and the community. Learning to build successful relationships is a catalyst for cultivating social and intellectual skills and overall well-being.


Our supportive OWIS school environment promotes resilience, open-mindedness, humility and self-esteem, attributes that are necessary for living in a global society. When students have a good sense of self-worth, they're able to value others, set and achieve goals and make valuable contributions to the world around them.

Beginning in early childhood, we provide a safe, supportive environment, setting the stage for independent inquiry and exploration.

Our model encourages children to challenge themselves and provides opportunities for them to unlock potential they didn't know they had. In short, we give our students the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the 21st century.

History of OWIS

We opened our first school in Singapore in 2008. Our vibrant Nanyang campus officially opened in January 2018, on 32,000 sq m of colourful gardens and lush, green learning spaces. We provide cutting-edge facilities, equipped with the latest technology. Our maximum class size is 24 students.

Global Schools Foundation and OWIS

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OWIS is part of the prestigious Global Schools Foundation, a Singaporean, not-for-profit organisation that educates students of over 70 nationalities. The Global Schools Foundation model aligns with high standards for teaching and learning. In fact, the GSF has earned more than 150 awards in education excellence since 2002. As a member of the GSF, we pride ourselves on being a leader in international education.

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We are excited to welcome you to the OWIS community.

To see our unique One World International School model in action, contactus to schedule a tour or talk to our admissions team.

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