International schools are an important part of Singapore’s education ecosystem and contribute to meeting the needs of a diverse group of students. Here’s what we know about the number of international schools in Singapore.
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The number of international schools (IS) in Singapore has continued to grow over the past few years.
The number of international schools (IS) in Singapore has continued to grow over the past few years. The Ministry of Education (MOE) plans to increase the number of international schools based on demand, which is rising as more expatriates and local parents move into new areas such as Punggol and Tampines.
The growth in demand for international schools is due mainly to an increasing number of expatriates who want their children educated at a school with a curriculum that includes English language and core subjects taught by teachers from different backgrounds. There are also more Singaporean parents who wish to send their children overseas for educational purposes or are seeking out alternative schooling options when they find themselves unable to secure places at mainstream secondary schools in Singapore’s competitive admission process.
In 2016, there were 94 international schools approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE).
There were 94 international schools approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2016, compared to 60 schools in 2010. This increase is consistent with MOE’s long-term plans to increase the number of international schools in Singapore from 381 to over 500 by 2020.
The rise in the number of international schools is also due to an increase in demand for such institutions and a growing recognition that these schools are important for improving students’ employability skills.
This was an increase from 90 in 2015.
In 2015, there were 90 international schools in Singapore. That number has now increased to 94 — the first time since 2010 that the number of approved international schools has increased.
In 2016, MOE approved eight new international schools:
- British School of Paris (BSP) Singapore Campus
- Hwa Chong International College (HCIC) Singapore Campus
- Overseas Family School (OFS) Singapore Campus
- Ross School (RSESPSGRCS) Singapore Campus
- Spinoza International School for Primary and Secondary Education (SISPSGRCS), formerly known as Global Indian International School – Spinoza GRCS The SISPSGRCS campus houses kindergarten students through primary school students; secondary school students are housed at another campus located next door.
MOE said the growth is consistent with its long-term plan to increase the number of international schools here to meet growing demand.
It’s good to know that the government is actively growing the number of international schools in Singapore. As you can see, it’s a big industry and something we should all be proud to be part of.
There are now 94 international schools in Singapore.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that the number of international schools in Singapore has increased from 90 in 2015 to 94 in 2016.
This is a significant increase and consistent with MOE’s long-term plan for increasing the number of international schools here.
The growth is also consistent with MOE’s long-term plan, which helps ensure that there are sufficient students enrolled at each school to support a sustainable learning environment.
If you’re looking for an international school, there are plenty to choose from in Singapore. The Ministry of Education approved 94 international schools in 2016 and continues to approve more every year. This number will continue to grow as the demand for quality education grows here in Singapore.