Dover Court International School

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Dover Court International School was founded more than 40 years ago and is one of Singapore’s longest established international schools. We are passionate about how children learn and committed to ensure each individual child attains the very best they can. We are a Nord Anglia Education school and alongside the other 28 schools in the family, the Dover Court community – students and staff – benefit from unparalleled opportunities.

We make a set of core promises. Firstly, at Dover Court, your child will be a passionate learner, engaging enthusiastically in everything they do and making outstanding progress. Teachers are well skilled at helping children to understand how they are doing and areas where they can improve. This process enables children to become part of the learning process and also helps them to become independent and disciplined in their school life.

Secondly, your child will respect, support and positively interact with people from many different cultures in the community. Inter-cultural understanding is at the heart of the school’s ethos and built extensively into the curriculum through events such as UN Day and Deevali celebrations.

Thirdly, your child will become a socially and intellectually confidently individual. With 650 students, and fully staffed and resourced departments for English as a Second Language and Special Needs, learning is very carefully tailored to each child’s needs and extremely effective at delivering results. Importantly, learning is monitored rigorously and feedback is given at every level so that students never cease to develop academically and socially.

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Essential Information
Telephone
+65 6775 7664
Type
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, Special Education
Grades
Nursery to Year 11 (soon to open Year 12 and 13)
Starting Age
3
Curriculum
UK,
Year Founded
1972
Language of Instruction
English
Foreign Languages Taught
English, French, Mandarin
Maximum Student Population
900
Current School Population
Preschool: 91
Primary / Elementary: 413
Secondary / High: 108
Maximum Class Size
Preschool: 18
Primary / Elementary: 22
Secondary / High: 22
School Hours
3 years old: 08:00 - 13:00
7 years old: 08:00 - 15:00
11 years old: 08:00 - 15:00
15 years old: 08:00 - 15:00
Demographic Breakdown
45% British, 15% Japanese, 6% Australian, 5% American, 5% Indian. Remainder made of over 45 nationalities.
EduTrust Certified
No
Teacher to Student Ratio
3 - 6 years: 02:18 Nursery and Reception
7 - 10 years: 02:22 Yr 1 to Yr 6
11 - 14 years: 02:22 Yr 7 to Yr 9
15+ years: 02:22 Yr 10 & Yr 11
Qualification Type
GCSE
Admissions Interview
Yes
Facilities
Air-Conditioned Classrooms, Swimming Pool, Sports Field, Gymnasium, Running Track, Play Areas/Playground, Sports Courts, Music Room, Art Studio, IT Lab, Science Lab, Library, CafeteriaWith more than 14 acres of school grounds, Dover Court provides the most appealing outdoor environment of any private school in Singapore. Children of all ages benefit from this beautiful green parkland. In addition, we recently had a new Infant playground built and are in the process of installing a new junior playground.
School Culture
About Nord Anglia Education
This impressive educational dynasty is a global family boasting 28 international schools all around the world, in cities like Shanghai, Chicago, Abu Dhabi, and now Singapore. They are renowned for turning out confident and accomplished learners, and producing outstanding academic results in students from over 100 different nationalities, thanks to their investment in continued teacher training.

Teaching in the Global Classroom
Tapping on Nord Anglia’s extensive global network of schools, Dover Court now has the opportunity to introduce initiatives such as Global Classroom. This online learning platform, unique to Nord Anglia Education schools, is a place where children can connect with experts and peers around the world to problem-solve on joint projects that cross continents, like exploring solutions to global water problems. Kids even get the chance to embark on exciting expeditions to different parts of the world, and this year students ventured to Tanzania. In addition to experiencing African life and culture, they made a real impact and contribution when they helped to renovate a school and conduct lessons.

Providing High Performance Learning
Nord Anglia uses an approach called High Performance Learning. This philosophy, developed by one of the world’s leading experts in education, Professor Deborah Eyre, is based on the notion that no one has a limit to their potential. It gives each child in the school individual attention so that they can achieve academic, social and personal success. Cultivating leadership skills, cultural awareness and inquiry leads to accomplished global citizens and the Dover Court curriculum has never wavered from this.

Investing in Teachers through Nord Anglia University
To ensure that teachers give the best to their pupils, Nord Anglia makes sure it gives the best to its teachers. Educators receive regular training on the latest teaching methodologies and opportunities to increase their breadth of skills is routinely on offer. Nord Anglia and Dover Court pride themselves on retaining passionate educators because they know that it makes all the difference to a young students life.

Enhancing School Facilities
Dover Court enjoys a sprawling 12.5 acre property complete with swimming pool, sports fields, games courts, multi-purpose gymnasium, theatre and art and craft room. In addition to these fine facilities, Nord Anglia is implementing the latest technology solutions to further enhance the offering for students.

A Powerful Combination
Nord Anglia’s elite reputation coupled with Dover Court’s steadfast and proven education now places it among the best schools in Singapore. It’s certainly worth putting the usual options to one side and taking a look.
Financial Information
Annual Tuition Fee
Nursery (Half Day 8.30am -11.30am): $12,640.98
Nursery (Full Day): $17,256.96
Lower Primary (Reception to Year 2): $20,964.51
Upper Primary (Year 3 to Year 6): $22,633.71
Secondary (Year 7 to Year 8): $25,025.16
Secondary (Year 9 to Year 13): $26,171.13
Application Fee
NA
Application Fee Refundable
NA
Admission / Enrolment Fee
S$2,675 (non-refundable)
Deposit
NA
Building / Facility / Development Fee
$1,445
Parents Association Fee
NA
Other Fees
Food:
Lower Primary lunch menu:
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Upper Primary/Secondary lunch menu:
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Uniform:
Lower Primary School (http://img.nordangliaeducation.com/resources/asia/_filecache/477/944/26322-dcis-lower-primary-school-uniform-guidelines-and-price-list.pdf)

Upper Primary (http://img.nordangliaeducation.com/resources/asia/_filecache/373/c1e/26323-dcis-upper-primary-school-uniform-guidelines-and-price-list.pdf)

Secondary (http://img.nordangliaeducation.com/resources/asia/_filecache/b0c/803/26324-dcis-secondary-school-uniform-guidelines-and-price-list.pdf)

Transport:
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2 way - from $540
1 way - from $40

*Building/infrastructure fee is per term

For applicants to the Department of Supportive Education (DSE), the Multi-Disciplinary Assessment Team (MDT) test fee is S$535 (including GST). This is non-refundable and non-returnable. However, if a place at the school is offered and accepted it will be deducted from the registration fee.
Programs Available
Extra Curricular Activities
Football, chess, badminton, swimming
Pastoral Care
Yes
Special Needs Support
Yes
CONTACT INFO

Website: http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/singapore

Contact Number: +65 6775 7664

Email Address: admissions@dovercourt.edu.sg

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