As parents, we are all too familiar with the rising cost of school fees. For many of us, international schools are simply out of the question because, honestly, who can afford the S$80,000 for two school-age children? We want the best for our children, but sometimes we feel that we need to make a compromise between giving our child the best education possible and reasonable school fees. Enter One World International School (OWIS) Nanyang, an international school that has made a commitment to offering an outstanding global education at a thoughtful price.
Quality education at a thoughtful price
Despite being priced more reasonably than many other international schools, the quality of education still meets the standards of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, as well as the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). In fact, studies show that just because a school charges a premium for its fees, it doesn’t mean that they can guarantee a better education. In both the UK and Dubai, thoughtfully priced private schools are found to consistently receive stellar academic results compared to other prestige schools. In short, higher quality education and better results do not necessarily correlate with a hefty price tag.
How OWIS does it
A lot of thought has been put into how OWIS allocates its fees, especially when it comes to finding effective strategies to minimise expenses while protecting the quality of education at the same time. For example, because of the school’s size, it’s able to distribute its IT and back-office staffing costs across several sites. They are also part of the established ‘Global Schools Foundation’, which continuously provides support for infrastructure development, expansion/optimization initiatives and other important spheres. Because of this support, they are able to alleviate costs that other high-fee schools operating as stand alone businesses would be unable to avoid.
The EDB tender
This year, OWIS was the winner bidder (ahead of 12 other schools) of a coveted Foreign System School tender by the EDB (Economic Development Board). The tender focused on organizations that aimed to provide more affordable international education. It also ensured that there’s no chance of significant fee hikes or surprise charges – which, as we all know, is common.
As you can see, it is possible to have the best of both worlds. Despite costing 60% less than other international schools in Singapore, OWIS has the ability to provide high quality education. Breathe easy now – OWIS may be your answer to the high cost of schooling in Singapore.
For more information, please visit www.owis.org
This post is sponsored by One World International School.