Local schools are an excellent option in Singapore. They provide a solid curriculum, great extracurricular activities and world-class sports facilities. They also prepare your kids well for some of the best Universities in the world. Little Steps has gathered up a list of top local secondary schools in Singapore offering top education, language programs, sports, and more.
Nearly a century old, NYGH has been looking after the young ladies of Singapore for a long time. They aim to nurture every Nanyang girl to be someone who is proud of her integrity, achievements and cultural roots. They have a total curriculum and follow the integrated program with the aim of nurturing Reflective, Responsive and Responsible (3R) Learners. They also have a boarding school which is next door to the main campus. This is useful if you’re a parent who travels a lot.
Nanyang Girls' High School, 2 Linden Drive, Singapore 288683, +65 6466 3275, www.nygh.edu.sg
Founded in June 1823 as the Singapore Institution by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, this school is considered one of the best. They accept Singaporean, Singaporean PR and international students that are highly academic, great sportsmen and musically talented. They follow the GSCE O-Level and A-Level curriculum based on Singapore’s high standard of education.
Raffles Institution, 1 Raffles Institution Lane, Singapore 575954, +65 6353 8830, www.ri.edu.sg
Founded in 1879 this is another school which is held in very high regard. There are limitless platforms on which each girl can build to realize her ambitions. Together with a strong record of achievements in both the academic and co-curricular domains, RGS girls are empowered to discover their own unique ways of making a difference in their communities. They provide a holistic approach, incorporating academic, student and talent development, and community engagement.
Raffles Girls’ Schools, 20, Anderson Road, Singapore 259978, +65 67371845, www.rgs.edu.sg
A premier independent school in Singapore with a rich history of 95 years. Their Integrated Program was developed by a 34-member International Advisory Panel comprising 2 Nobel Laureates and distinguished professors from Harvard, Princeton and Cambridge. Every year it attracts the top 3% of the national PSLE cohort and the top 1% that forms the Gifted Education Program. In addition, the campus houses a modern boarding school that is designed by the world renowned Kenzo Tange and built to accommodate up to 1,000 students.
Hwa Chong Institution, 661 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269734, +65 6468 3955, www.hwachong.edu.sg
With a religious element, girls take part in daily devotions at the start of the day. MGS is the only girls' school with a through-train program leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Anglo-Chinese School (Independent). They also have a strong focus on extracurricular activities and student development.
Methodist Girls’ School, 11 Blackmore Dr, Singapore 599986, +65 6469 4800, www.mgs.sch.edu.sg
The school embodies the best of East and West philosophies instilling a belief that is proper, upright and moral in their pursuit of a formal education. The Academic Program is delivered through a 4-year Junior High Academy and 2-year Senior High Academy. They offer student development through co-curricular and PE, as well as special programs for gifted students.
Dunman High School, 10 Tanjong Rhu Rd, Singapore 436895, +65 6345 0533, www.dunmanhigh.moe.edu.sg
They offer an Integrated Program where girls are exposed to aesthetics, humanities, science, the arts, maths, English and Mandarin. They also offer a strong co-curricular program with sports, performing arts, clubs and societies. If you’re looking for a more formal education, this is a good establishment to put on your list.
CHJI St. Nicholas Girl’s School, 501 Ang Mo Kio Street 13, Singapore 569405, +65 6454 9698, www.chijstnicholasgirls.moe.edu.sg
At National Junior College, they believe in delivering quality education to all their students. Integrated Program students and students in the JC Program will choose from a variety of education program and curriculum conducted professionally by their committed teachers in the respective academic and non-academic departments. All students are actively encouraged to take part in co-curricular activities to help broaden their education.
National Junior College, 37 Hillcrest Rd, Singapore 288913,+65 6466 1144, www.nationaljc.moe.edu.sg
Founded in 1886, ACS is an independent school and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. They offer a dual track school and two academic tracks; the 4 year GCE O Level program and the 6 year IP program which leads you to the IB. They offer several co-curricular activities as well as scholarship programs for those deserving students.
Anglo-Chinese School, 121 Dover Road, Singapore 139650, +65 6773 1633, www.acs.sch.edu.sg
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