GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

Why is GWA Here?
We know first hand the outcomes of what we provide to individuals, families and communities. That’s why we strive to deliver quality education for all, and why we are at the forefront of educational conversations.

GWA Singapore represents GEMS Education’s commitment to bringing these outcomes to Asia.

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
Pre-K - Grade 12
Starting Age
Year Founded
Language of Instruction
Foreign Languages Taught
French, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish
Maximum Student Population
700 (at current configuration - expanding up to 1500 in time)
Current School Population
Pre-school: 130
Primary/Elementary: 280
Secondary/High: 210
Maximum Class Size
Pre-school - 20
Primary - 24
Secondary - 24
School Hours
3 years old: 09:00 - 13:30
7 years old: 09:00 - 15:30
11 years old: 09:00 - 15:30
15 years old & older: 09:00 - 15:30
Demographic Breakdown
American, British, Australasian, Indian, French, Japanese, Korean and more than 60 other nationalities.
No dominant nationality or ethnic group and the largest nationality only represents 15% of the overall student population.
Nationality Restriction
EduTrust Certified
Teacher to Student Ratio
Pre-school - 2: 20
Primary - 2: 24
Secondary - 1: 24
Qualification Type
Admissions Interview
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, Gymnasium, Basketball Court, Netball Court, Theatre Facilities, Music Rooms, Art Studio, IT Lab, Science Lab, Main Library and KG Library, Cafeteria, Indoor Climbing Wall, Student Lockers, Sheltered Play-Areas, Learning Pods, STEM Lab, Creative Suite, Personal computers/iPads for students, Guidance Counsellor, 3D Printers, Drama and Dance studios, Parents' cafe
Term Dates
2017/2018 School Term: 14 Aug to 14 Jun

2017/2018 School Holidays:
17 to 21 Oct
19 to 30 Dec
3 to 6 Jan
31 Jan to 3 Feb
3 to 13 Apr
19 to 30 June
School Culture
Significant investments in leading curriculum and child research, world-class facilities and a community of the most accomplished teachers.
Financial Information
Annual Tuition Fee
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)

(subject to waiver)
Application Fee
Application Fee Refundable
Admission / Enrolment Fee
$4,000 (subject to waiver)
Building / Facility / Development Fee
Parents Association Fee
Other Fees
We offer a range of attractive discounts for corporates and siblings.
Programs Available
Extra Curricular Activities
Competitive Teams and Clubs, including but not limited to the following:
- Art Smart
- Abstract Art
- Drawing and Sketching
- Mythology (Arts)
- Badminton
- Basketball
- Football
- Cross Country Running
- Rugby
- touch
- Netball
- Hockey
- Baseball
- Chess Club
- Chior
- Learn to Swim
- Pre-Competitive Swim Team
- Competitive Swim Team
- Strong Ensemble
- Recycling Club
- Curiosity and Creativity in Writing
- Journalism Club
- History Club
- Entrepreneur Club
- Science Club
- Glee Club
- Book Club
- Lego Club
- Zumba Dance
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:
GWA 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 and Japanese from Grade 1 onwards. These are delivered by external vendors that have been rigorously selected by the GWA team.

We anticipate providing other mother-tongue programmes within our community in the near future. These could include Korean, Hindi, Norwegian and Danish. Our 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
2017/2018 School Term: 14 Aug to 14 Jun

2017/2018 School Holidays:
17 to 21 Oct
19 to 30 Dec
3 to 6 Jan
31 Jan to 3 Feb
3 to 13 Apr
19 to 30 June


Contact Number: +65 6808 7300

Email Address:

GEMS World Academy (Singapore) Singapore

GEMS World Academy (Singapore) Singapore