GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

Why is GEMS World Academy (Singapore) Here?

GEMS World Academy (Singapore) is a K-12 premium international school and part of the GEMS Education global network of schools. Offering the IB continuum of education; Primary Years, Middle Years, Diploma and Career-Related Programmes, (PYP, MYP, DP, CP), GEMS (Singapore) provides an environment in which creative, entrepreneurial and innovation skills are at the foundation of the taught curriculum every day in every classroom.

Vision Statement: To be the acknowledged leader of excellence in international education across Asia.

Mission Statement: We commit to providing outstanding learning opportunities, through an environment of mutual respect, transparency and engagement.

Essential Information
+65 6808 7300
Preschool, Primary, Secondary
Nursery - Grade 12
Starting Age
Year Founded
Language of Instruction
Foreign Languages Taught
French, Mandarin, Spanish
Maximum Student Population
Current School Population
Nursery: Enrollment is open for January 2019
Pre-school: 144
Primary/Elementary: 431
Secondary/High: 406
Maximum Class Size
Nursery - 16
Pre-school - 16
Primary & Secondary – 24
School Hours
2 years old: Half day: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm / Full day: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
3 - 5 years old: Half day: 9:00 am – 13:30 pm / Full day: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
6 – 18 years old: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Demographic Breakdown
GEMS World Academy (Singapore) is truly an international school with over 60 nationalities and no more than 15% per nationality.
Nationality Restriction
Singapore citizens entering Grade 1 onwards will require an exemption from the Ministry of Education
EduTrust Certified
Teacher to Student Ratio
Nursery- 2:16
Pre-school - 2:16
Primary - 2:24
Secondary - 1:24
Qualification Type
Admissions Interview
Only for Secondary school applicants
· Air-Conditioned Classrooms with Interactive touch screen board
· Olympic Swimming Pool and Indoor Learners pool
· All weather Sports Field
· 750-seat Auditorium
· Play Areas/Playground
· Indoor Sports Hall
· Gym
· Basketball Court
· Netball Court
· Theatre Facilities
· Music Rooms
· Art Studios
· Design Centre
· I-Steam Lab
· Science Labs
· Main Library
· KG Library
· Cafeteria
· Indoor Climbing Wall
· Student Lockers
· Sheltered Play-Areas
· Learning Pods
· Flexi Space
· Creative Suite
· Personal computers/iPads for students
· Guidance Counsellor
· 3D Printers
· Drama and Dance studios
· Parents' cafe
· Design Centre
Term Dates
2018/2019 School Term: 14 Aug to 21 June

2018/2019 School Holidays:

6-22 October
15 December – 7 January
4-8 February
6-22 April
22 June – August (TBA)
What Sets This School Apart

GEMS World Academy in Singapore is a truly international school with over 60 nationalities and no single dominant nationality in the cohort. GEMS (Singapore) is the only school in Singapore to delivering the complete four programme IB continuum of education (PYP, MYP, DP, CP) from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Focused on creative thinking, practical problem solving and decision making GEMS (Singapore) offers comprehensive sports, arts and academic programmes including an extensive ECA selection and student centred educational pathways. Our diverse academic pathways will enable your child to pursue their unique interests and talents, ensuring success in further education and beyond.

Exciting New Developments

The only school in Singapore to have all four IB programme (the IB Continuum of education), GEMS (Singapore) has recently become authorised to run the IB Career-related programme (CP). This adds another academic pathway for students, allowing students to focus their education on specific fields as they enter Grade 11. In partnership with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) one of the world’s leading art and design universities the IBCP/SCAD programme will focus on employability and preparing students for the workplace of the future.

School Culture
Blending a caring, child-focused environment, cutting-edge facilities, low student-teacher ratio and globally experienced and passionate teaching faculty, a GEMS education puts students at the heart of creative discovery. We give them license to explore, to make mistakes, have fun, and learn to be truly creative. For us, the Arts, Sports, and Academics are about the process as a whole: exploring, devising, revising, reflecting and sharing.
Financial Information
Annual Tuition Fee
Nursery: $11,600 to $20,900
Early Years - $12,600 to $31,920 (Pre-K to K2)
Primary Years - $31,920 to $32,760 (Grade 1 to Grade 5)
Secondary Years - $37,800 to $39,113 (Grade 6 to 12)
Application Fee
Application Fee Refundable
Admission / Enrolment Fee
Building / Facility / Development Fee
Parents Association Fee
Other Fees
Tuition fees exclude transportation, uniforms and optional extra-curricular activities and miscellaneous fees.
As an International School in Singapore, we offer attractive sibling discounts to families with multiple children:
the 1st sibling (second child in the family) will receive a 10% concession off their annual tuition fee
the 2nd sibling (third child in the family) will also receive a 10% concession off their annual tuition fees
the 3rd and any additional siblings (fourth child and subsequent children in the family) will receive a 25% concession off their annual tuition fee in addition, any newly enrolled siblings (brother or sister by birth or adoption) of any child already enrolled at GEMS (Singapore) will receive a Registration Fee Credit ($1,575), and Admission Fee Waiver ($4,200)
Programs Available
Extra Curricular Activities
Competitive Teams and Clubs, including but not limited to the following:
· Dodgeball
· Learn to Swim
· Lego
· Art Club
· Yoga
· Football Skills (non competitive)
· String Ensemble
· Basketball Skills (non competitive)
· Abstract Art
· Choir
· Aviation Club
· Master Chef
· Chess
· Drama Club
· Team Sports (non competitive)
· Rock Climbing
· Zumba
· Gymnastics
· Drawing & Sketching
· Sewing & Cross Stitch
· Stretch (Academic Extension)
· Pitch Perfect
· Glee Club
· Book Club
· Tech Club
· Choir
· Rock Band
· Musical Rehearsal
· World Scholars Cup
· Ted Talks Club
· Art Smart
· Chess Club
· Rock Climbing
· Photography
· Science Club
· Glee Club
· String Ensemble
· History Club
· Journalism Club
· Student Council
· Model United Nations
Enrichment Activities
Experiential Learning Program:

The Experiential Learning Program starts from Grade 2 onwards. Excursions and camps are organised according to the unit of inquiry and may include overseas trips.

After School Mother Tongue classes:

GEMS (Singapore) supports the maintenance and development of a child’s mother-tongue. We strongly encourage native language fluency maintenance whilst living abroad and in support of family cultural connections.

Our current mother tongue classes include French, Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese from Grades 1 to 10. All mother-tongue programmes are specifically designed to provide students with a strong foundation in vocabulary, speaking, reading, grammar and writing.
Pastoral Care
Special Needs Support
English as a Second Language
Yes (Free)


Contact Number: +65 6808 7300

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