One World International School wins Singapore EDB's first tender for international school with moderate fees
●First such public tender by the Singapore Economic Development Board
●OWIS beat 11 other global K-12 education providers to secure the tender
●Kindergarten programme is open to both local and international students
SINGAPORE, 15 July 2017 – Expatriates in Singapore have long complained of high international school fees, which can exceed S$80,000 per annum for families with two children. This will change next year upon the opening of Singapore's first international school with moderate fees.
One World International School (OWIS) announced today that its parent company had won a hotly contested international school tender by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Singapore Land Authority (SLA).
The public tender was designed to ease the cost pressure of Singapore's mounting international school fees by introducing a foreign system school offering affordable, high-quality education.
OWIS' Nanyang campus will open in January 2018 and offer the International Baccalaureate Programme at the primary school and diploma levels, as well as Cambridge's IGCSE programme, for students aged three to 18.
The eight-acre campus will also house a 'Nature Kindergarten', which will offer a natural learning environment for students aged between three to six years. The kindergarten programme is open to both local and international students.
Other state-of-the-art student facilities include but are not limited to dedicated spaces for entrepreneurship, performing and visual arts, technology and robotics. Classrooms will be equipped with e-learning technology, including a free Apple iPad for use on campus.
OWIS will invest more than S$10 million in the Nanyang campus, including upgrading works. The campus can accommodate up to 1,250 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. OWIS expects to create more than 100 teaching jobs.
[EDB said: "High-quality international education is part of what makes Singapore such an appealing global destination for business. The award of this public tender positions OWIS at the forefront of affordable foreign education in Singapore."]
Gregor Polson, Principal of OWIS, said: "OWIS seeks to offer a holistic multicultural education that delivers outstanding results without compromising on the quality of teaching. While we are focusing on quality tuition as the core, we will offer a unique and all-rounded learning experience for our students."
OWIS Nanyang will be located along 21 Jurong West Street 81 at the site of the former Pioneer Secondary School. The school also operates a campus at Upper East Coast Road which was opened in 2008, making the Nanyang campus its second in Singapore.
School fees for kindergarten and primary students will start from S$17,000 per annum and not exceed S$20,000 per annum for higher grades.
OWIS Nanyang will offer campus tours starting 1 October 2017. Classes for the first academic session will commence on 2 January 2018. Expressions of interest for student admissions can now be filed at www.owis.org, with admissions to be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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One World International School ("OWIS") is a non-denominational international school which serves a multicultural student population.
OWIS' mission is to nurture young minds into well-rounded, independent lifelong learners and global citizens through a holistic teaching methodology that seeks to bring out the best in each student. As a Cambridge International School, it is registered with the Committee for Private Education and is regularly assessed by the Australian Council for Educational Research to ensure the quality of its curriculum.
OWIS is a member of Singapore-headquartered Global Schools Foundation (GSF). Based on high standards of governance and established academic criteria, GSF has consistently been recognised internationally for excellence in education, and has received more than 76 awards over the past 14 years.
For more information, please visit: http://www.owis.org/
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