But not everyone agrees on what a great education looks like. Is it creative and engaging? Focussed and practical? Data-driven and futuristic?
Once in secondary school, learners are placed on a path pointing toward either technical college or university. While nearly all of Singapore's public schools include the same rigorous instruction, they offer different levels of extra-curricular activities and academic support.
The education system in Singapore begins in preschool, moves through primary school and ends in secondary school before students graduate. About 4% of Singapore's public school students come from the international community and another 9% hold permanent residence.
Singapore is home to more than 40 private schools, most catering to international families.
These schools include country-specific institutions such as British schools, German schools and Indian schools. International schools typically offer a flexible curriculum, which varies widely in theme and approach. But the Committee for Private Education oversees all private institutions under the Private Education Act to ensure quality and regulatory alignment.
OWIS can help to make the transition a seamless one for your family when it comes to education. We provide a one-stop shop for families moving to Singapore and enrolling their children with us. Whether you are browsing for a school for next year or are working on a short timeline to get your child enrolled at the last minute, we can quickly help you find the right information and any forms you need.
Trusting your child to the right school - public or private - takes careful thought and research. Let us know what information we can provide you to make your choice a little easier.