Now that the kids are well and truly settled back in school, we find ourselves getting back into our daily groove as well. That is until we get ‘that’ letter – you know, the one informing us that our child’s school is due for a move. There really is nothing more irritating than your choice of school moving out of your ‘hood as soon as you sign the contract. Well, it no longer has to be the case, now that we plan on staying one step ahead of the game (the international school changer game, that is!). Here’s all the info you need on the schools on the move in Singapore and where and when it’s happening during 2018 and 2019. On that note, if you’re currently in a dilemma about what school to choose for your children, head on over to our informative School Selector to get all the info you need!
One World International School (OWIS)
Providing cost-effective pricing to international school students, One World International School has just thrown open the doors to its brand new campus. Now named OWIS Nanyang (top image), the school promises you and your kids all the outstanding global education guarantees, without the huge price tag. With fees at $16,999 for early years and primary students, and $19,545 for secondary students, this is definitely a school on the move that won’t break the bank. Students can also expect a green emphasis in the school’s design. Using the natural world as an inspiration, the entire site sits on a naturally-landscaped environment with extensive outdoor play and sports facilities.
Old address: 696 Upper Changi Road East, Singapore 486826
New address: 21 Jurong West Street 81, Singapore 649075
Move date: OWIS Nanyang opened on 8 January 2018. OWIS East Coast is closing in July 2018
The list of facilities at GESS’ new campus is hugely impressive. An Olympic-sized pool, indoor sports hall, black box theatre, visual arts studios, cooking lab, design technology studios, 400-seater auditorium, and music and vocal instrument practice rooms are just a snippet of the awesome things students can expect. Doors are due to open in August 2018. Can we be kids again, please?
Old address: 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760
New address: 2 Dairy Farm Lane, Singapore 677621
Move date: August 2018
Nexus International School
The new Nexus campus at Aljunied is definitely one to have on your radar if you’re a central or eastsider looking for top-notch international school options close to home. The new site, which will replace the Ulu Pandan campus and take up to 2,000 students, boasts a cutting-edge list of modern facilities, with a strong environmental focus. A state of the art sports field, 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool, 700-seat theatre and the latest innovative learning environments are just a few things you can expect.
Old address: 201 Ulu Pandan Rd, Singapore 596468
New address: Aljunied Road
Move date: 2020
Stamford American International School
What does the life of a preschooler look like at the amazing new Stamford American Early Learning Village? The Early Learning Village offers International Education for all nationalities including Singaporeans, age 2 months to 6 years. Every day is a new adventure at this purpose-built preschool which boasts world-class facilities. Designed by award-winning architects, the Early Learning Village has been created to encourage sensorial learning at every turn. Its Reggio-Emilia inspired space, which has six discovery play zones, is designed to nurture your child, encourage exploration and engage all their senses. Add a pirate ship playground, family-style meals and maker spaces in the classrooms to boost creativity, and your ‘lil ones are never going to want to leave!
New address: 3 Chuan Lane, Singapore 554350
Move date: Already open
EtonHouse International School
EtonHouse International School is opening a new boutique branch in the Orchard area for Years 1 to 13, offering not only the SMART (Science, Maths, Art, Research Technology) programme, but also a student enrolment cap of 300. Perfect for kids who need a high teacher-to-student ratio and parents looking for a small community school-like feel.The cutting-edge curriculum has been designed especially for students of today who need to use critical thinking skills in an increasingly ICT-focused world. From now till 9 March, there’s an exclusive discount for all registrations for up to $2300. Why not check it out? It’s right at the heart of the shopping district, after all…
New address: 10 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247908
Move date: First half of 2018
Australian International School Early Learning Village (AIS)
If you haven’t checked out AIS’ new Early Learning Village yet, what are you waiting for? The new addition to the AIS campus in Lorong Chuan is perfect for inquisitive kiddies age 18 months to six years. Kitted out with awesome facilities, including a multi-purpose gym, outdoor play decks and a swimming pool with a UV-protected roof, it’s obviously a school that puts little ones first. All doors and windows are at kid-friendly height and the bright and spacious Reggio-Emilia inspired classrooms make for easy collaborative learning. But don’t take our word for it, check it out yourself at the next Early Years Experience Days!
New address: 1 Lorong Chuan (Gate 3), Singapore 556818
Move date: Already open
Global Indian International School (GIIS)
The new GIIS campus in Punggol looks set to be one of the most technologically-advanced SMART campuses in all of Asia. Seven-stories high, it has more than 130 classrooms fitted with TV display panels and tablets, high-speed internet, while the campus will have facilities like sports data analytics and smart safety features like facial recognition. Students can also tap into a sprawling network of resources, such as being taught by faculty members from specialised fields and industry leaders, plus having access to international universities through virtual classrooms. Expect long-distance group projects with fellow GIIS students from campuses across seven countries. GIIS also boasts a green campus and is involved in plenty of ongoing water conservation efforts.
New address: 27 Punggol Field Walk, Singapore 828649
Move date: Latter half of 2018
Chatsworth International School
It’s the end of an era for the East Campus at Chatsworth International School, but there are exciting times ahead with a new site being opened at Bukit Timah this August. The Orchard campus will remain open (for Kindergarten to Year 6 students), while the bigger and better-equipped new home will welcome students from Kindergarten to Year 13 (Grade 12).
Old address: East Campus, 25 Jalan Tembusu, Singapore 438234
New address: Bukit Timah Campus, 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760
Move date: August 2018
Invictus International School
To cater to its growing needs, Invictus International School has moved from its original premises to a larger campus within Loewen Road. The school – where fees are $17,000 per annum, paid over five instalments – welcomes primary school aged children from six years old. Student numbers per classroom are kept low to ensure an an inclusive and collaborative community. The low cost doesn’t transfer to no facilities either: the gorgeously-green space has playing fields, a sandpit playground and an open air swimming pool.
New address: 73 Loewen Road, #01-21, Singapore 248843
Move date: Already open
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