OWIS Admission Information
At One World International School, it's our goal to make the admissions process as straightforward as possible. We understand that relocating and transitioning to a new school and culture comes with plenty of challenges. To make it easier to navigate those changes, we strive to create a welcoming environment for prospective, new and returning students and their families. We are a nondenominational, multicultural school that provides a well-rounded education, preparing today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.
REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION
Enrolment is open to students of all nationalities. Our academic year begins in August and ends in late June, and we accept relocation admissions throughout the year. Our policy is to try and ensure that each class has a balance of nationalities, genders and languages. This allows students to enjoy the maximum benefits of learning in a multicultural, co-educational environment whilst maintaining a high standard of spoken English, our primary language of instruction.
The admissions process begins when parents complete the application form. Be sure to include any supporting documents so that your application can be processed in a timely manner.
If there is space available in the appropriate year group, we will review your application. Our decision is based on whether we think our curriculum and school culture will be able to meet your child's needs.
To make our decision, we use school reports and references, communication with parents and, depending on their age, informal assessment of prospective students. To determine whether children are a good fit for our school, we look for:
- A positive attitude toward learning
- Learning aptitude to benefit from our curriculum
- Ability to relate positively to other students
- A sufficient level of English to access our curriculum or benefit from intensive English instruction*
*Beginning in Early Childhood, we accept students who are new to English if we believe that they can learn it quickly through immersion in everyday class activities. For children in Grades 1-5 who are new to English, we ask that parents enrol them to intensive English lessons (offered by OWIS) and provide general support at home. Students in Grade 6 onwards must be proficient enough to access the curriculum without additional help.
We also accept students who have English as a second language as long as they can access the curriculum and have sufficient support at home.
Our Head of School makes the final decision on admitting students. Once your child has been accepted, we prepare an official student contract, welcoming your child to our school community.
New OWIS Parents
At OWIS, parents play a vital role in contributing to our school and the local community whilst supporting their child's education. We encourage regular communication between parents and educators. Our admissions team can answer any questions you may have concerning our curriculum, co-curricular activities and fee structure. If reaching us by phone is not practical due to time differences or schedule conflicts, we invite you to complete our enquiry form. If you are already living in Singapore, or know when you will arrive, we encourage you to book a tour or make plans to attend an open house. When you visit us, you will be able to see first-hand why our students are so excited to be here and how our unique approach equips them for lifelong success.