The GESS Philosophy
GESS is a not-for-profit international school where every child gets the freedom to grow through tailored academic and talent support within a caring community. GESS offers two main curricula: the English-speaking International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and the German Curriculum. The school caters to students of all ages, starting at 2 years all the way to graduation at 18 years. In August 2018 GESS has moved to a new purpose-built campus with brand new facilities at Dairy Farm Lane. In 2021 GESS is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Primary / Elementary: 24
Secondary / High: 22 - 24
Primary: 0800 – 1445
Secondary: 0800 – 1500
3% Australian & New Zealand
2% North American & Canadian
3% Thai, Malay & Japanese
6 Years to 10 Years: 1:24 – Primary School
11 Years to 15 Years: 1:24 – Middle School
16 Years to 18 Years: 1:18 – High School
Music and Vocal Instrument Practice Rooms
Olympic-sized Swimming Pool
Indoor Sports Hall
Black Box Theatre
Visual Arts Studios
Design Technology Studio
Winter Break: 3 weeks
Summer Break: 7 weeks
What Sets This School Apart
GESS is home to 1,750 students of over 67 nationalities across Pre-School to High School. GESS offers a choice between two curriculum – the IB curriculum taught in English and the German national curriculum.
Making of Future Engineers
GESS is the first and only school outside of Europe to offer the Junior Engineer Academy programme, originally incepted by the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung. This programme aims to provide Grade 8 and 9 students exposure to the technical and engineering sectors through collaboration with universities and industry experts in the engineering field. Students will get the chance to work under the guidance of experts from Bosch, XentiQ, Pepperl&Fuchs, NUS Pomeroy Studio and more.
Staying Connected to Mother Tongue Languages
In recognition of the value of learning one’s mother tongue, GESS offers a Dutch and Danish Mother Tongue Langauge Programme from Grade 1 to Grade 12. For all other languages, there is the option for students to subscribe to the Mother Tongue Support Programme that allows them to learn their mother tongue with the support of an external tutor coordinated by GESS. Primary School students also have the Language Enrichment Programme as an additional avenue for them to gain fluency in their mother tongue languages through authentic language-focused activities.
Platform for all Talents
GESS students also have the option to broaden their skillset outside of the classroom and explore their interest in sports, music, arts, technology and more through 90 CCA options and a Vocal and Instrumental Programme (VIP). To further complement these activities, GESS also organises key events such as the GESS Volkswagen Cup (for football enthusiasts), Robocup (for technology enthusiasts), Basketball Invitational Tournament and more to give students the platform to showcase their talents and find the motivation to keep aspiring towards their dreams.
Exciting New Developments
GESS has moved to a brand new, purpose-built campus on Dairy Farm Lane which can accommodate up to 2,000 students. The new campus comes equipped with contemporary facilities that were designed with the student population’s many diverse talents and interests in mind. The range of facilities which includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, cooking lab, black box theatre, design and technology studio, visual arts studios and more give students the space to dream bigger and go further in their education journey and also provides a space for the school’s many initiatives including over 90 CCA programmes, Vocal and Instrumental Programme and Junior Engineer Academy.
In the spirit of inclusivity, GESS also prides itself in being an academically non-selective school that accepts students of differing abilities and makes them feel valued and respected. As a community school, we work hard to get to know every student within the community, discover their personal strengths and interests and guide them towards the right avenues for growth. We are delighted to journey with your children at their pace and in their time.
As a community school, we also encourage and promote parent involvement in the school and this comes in the form of our Parents’ Committee, Events Team, Buddies Committee and more. We have a wonderful community bond built collaboratively by actively engaged parents, teachers, staff and students.
Primary School: SGD 28, 470
Middle School: SGD 32, 250
High School: SGD 35, 030
1- way: $595 - $851
2-way: $843 - $1,300
Annual Development Levy: $4,890
EAL (English as an Additional Language): S$ 2,780 per year/child.
Learning Support: S$ 2,780 per year/child.
Amongst the CCAs offered are:
Sports: Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Track & Field, Gymnastics, Taekwondo, Tennis, Yoga, Badminton
Performing Arts: Circus, Theatre, Expressive Dance, Tap Dance, Hip Hop, Breakdance, Choir, String Ensemble, Jazz Band, Orchestra
Language & Culture: Chinese, Italian, French, Arts & Crafts, Art Jamming, Painting
Science & Technology: Robotics, Computer Programming, Photography & Film Making, Digital Arts & 2D Animation, Math Competition and Scratch Programming
Lifestyle: Fashion Design, Art Nebula, Cooking, Model United Nations
Blue Dragon Swimming Gala
Vega Kits for Kids
Language Enrichment Programme
Eight Week String Programme
Excursions: Zoo, Sentosa, Malaysia
Junior Engineer Academy Programme
Overseas Trips to Bintan and Tioman
Theatre Project in Malaysia
Careers Experience Programme
Social Project in India and Cambodia