ISS International School

Vision statement: Educating to make a difference.

Mission Statement: the ISS International School mission is to provide a multicultural educational environment for our students in which they achieve academic success, personal growth and become socially responsible and active global citizens with an appreciation of learning as a life-long process.

We accomplish this through an international and dynamic curriculum delivered by an enthusiastic and experienced faculty and staff in partnership with students, parents and guardians, in a caring and supportive community.

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Essential Information
Telephone
+65 6475 4188
Fax
62737065
Type
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, Enrichment
Grades
Kindergarten 1 to Grade 12
Starting Age
4
Curriculum
IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP,
Year Founded
1981
Language of Instruction
English
Foreign Languages Taught
English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin
Maximum Student Population
750
Current School Population
550
School Hours
Kindergarten (K1 & 2), Elementary (G1-5) and Middle School (G6-8) - 8am to 2.25pm

High School (G9-12) - 8am to 3pm

Monday to Fridays (excludes after school extra-curricular activities)
Nationality Restriction
None - all nationalities accepted, including Singapore Citizens*. *Singapore Citizens, as a result of regulations by the local authorities must seek approval from the Ministry Of Education prior to enrolment at ISS International School.
EduTrust Certified
Yes
Teacher to Student Ratio
Kindergarten and Elementary School: 1 Teacher to 20-22 students
Middle School: 1 Teacher to 15 students
High School: 1 Teacher to 10-12 students
Qualification Type
IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Admissions Interview
Yes
Facilities
Air-Conditioned Classrooms, Sports Field, Gymnasium, Play Areas/Playground, Sports Courts, Music Rooms, Art Studios, IT Labs, Science Labs, Design Labs, Library, Cafeteria
Term Dates
2018-2019
Semester 1: 6 Aug 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Semester 2: 7 Jan 2019 - 7 Jun 2019

Preparatory Course for High School 2018-2019
Semester 1: 6 Aug 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Semester 2: 7 Jan 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
What Sets This School Apart

What Makes ISS Different?

1) Small Class Size
Students benefit from the close interaction with teachers, made possible only by keeping a low student-to-teacher ratio. Class ratios at ISS International School (ISS) are consientiously kept low.

“It's a lot easier to make appointments with teachers as they have more time for you,” alumnus Ashmitha, describes. “As a result of the relationship you develop with them, they care a lot more about your comfort level with the subject and with you as a person.”

With such personalised attention, students are less likely to feel lost or unnoticed. Instead, they will be valued and nurtured as individuals under the watchful care of their teachers.

2) Customised Learning Journeys
With more focus on students as unique individuals, a small school is able to customise the learning journeys according to the needs and interests of its students. The close and authentic student-teacher interaction – a successful formula for ISS – enables the delivery of an education centred on students’ needs, to give students the best chance to realise their potential.

The progress of a student’s learning journey – including their interests, strengths and weaknesses, actions and behaviours – are all tracked frequently to influence the way the school plans and delivers its curriculum to help students excel. This bespoke approach allows students to thrive academically in the school curriculum.

As alumnus Camille, shares: “Of the five schools I have attended in two countries, I see a difference at ISS. It has a diverse range of classes and activities to accommodate different learner profiles. The teachers are always willing to help after school and between classes. I have known a teacher since Middle School and she still offers support to me.”

3) Passion in Teaching
The close student-teacher bonds do not only benefit the students’ learning and well-being at a small school. They also add to the sense of job fulfilment that the faculty and staff members experience, which in turn fuels their passion to shape the best learning experience for students.

Within a small school, faculty members are better able to form a close-knit, informal and supportive community while receiving more opportunities for professional training to improve their craft. One of the teachers at ISS shares that “we feel appreciated for the work done, compared to what I had experienced in my other teaching assignments. As a result, I feel fulfilled that my work is recognised and this gives a further boost to my passion to teach.”

At ISS, the passion is well-reflected in the teachers’ willingness to innovate in their teaching methodologies, to go beyond the call of duty to support students and to build lifelong friendships with students.

As Ashmitha observes: “The teachers are very passionate about their subjects and their teaching. They have been carefully selected to fit the requirements and the environment of the school. And yes, I can see that it is reflected in their zeal to educate their students. I can honestly say that I genuinely enjoy the majority of my classes because of the incredible support I have received from my teachers in those subjects.”

4) Big Fish, Small Pond
A small school is still able to offer an extensive range of extra-curricular and leadership activities to complement the academic subjects and holistically nurture the students’ personal development. But the difference is that there are more opportunities for students to get involved.

“A small school has the advantage of allowing children greater participation, especially in the leadership positions,” observes Ai Hoon, an ISS parent . “There are also more opportunities for them to represent the school in different events.”

Some students also share that it is much easier to take part in different sports. Small schools provide opportunities for beginners to learn the sport, instead of just choosing the best athletes to play.

5) Close-Knit Community
Finally, a small school is able to provide a safe and nurturing environment where faculty and staff know the students by name. They are thus able to care for the students’ well-being and address any bullying or emotional problems in a timely manner if the need arises.

At ISS, the close-knit community extends to including the parents of students. Involving the parents is integral to the students’ progress. In addition to receiving regular updates from the school, parents are frequently seen participating at student events.

While students appreciate the ‘family’ feel of the school, Malin, a parent, notes that the warm welcome received gave her a very good first impression of ISS International School. “The administrative staff members were very friendly and generous with their time in answering all our questions. They took great care in sorting out everything we needed, and this made us feel very welcome. We felt certain our children would feel at home here.”

Exciting New Developments

Preparatory Course for High School

This course prepares students for entry into either IBMYP G9 or G10, and subsequently to gain entry into the IBDP, G11and 12. Students undergo intensive English instruction, taught by teachers specialised in accelerating English language learning, and also learn mathematics, science, humanities, arts and physical education.

Diagnostic tools found within specialised English language programmes help pinpoint each students’ area of need. This allows progress to be monitored throughout the programme to maximise their ability to quickly learn the skills and language necessary for entry into the MYP.
Please contact our Admissions Team at +65 6475 4188 or admissions@iss.edu.sg for details.

School Culture
ISS International School aims to help each student reach his or her potential by maintaining an inclusive, nurturing and empowering learning culture. This culture is fostered through ISS International School’s programmes and operations. Our success in achieving our culture is measured through formal community feedback and a range of documented evidence.
Financial Information
Annual Tuition Fee
Annual Tuition Fee consists of
- Tuition Fee
- Development Fee
- Fee Protection Fee

The annual total is between S$25,190 to $40,220 (differences depending on grade levels, please refer to http://www.iss.edu.sg/admissions/school-fees/)
Application Fee
Comprises of both a Placement Test Fee and an Enrolment Fee. Placement Test Fee: S$300 Enrolment Fee: S$3,600 Total: S$3,900
Application Fee Refundable
No
Admission / Enrolment Fee
Comprises of both a Placement Test Fee and an Enrolment Fee.
Placement Test Fee: S$300
Enrolment Fee: S$3,600
Total: S$3,900
Deposit
None
Building / Facility / Development Fee
None
Parents Association Fee
$22
Other Fees
Please refer to the website: http://www.iss.edu.sg/admissions/school-fees/
Discounts
Family Fee Programme
- In order to qualify for the Family Scheme, 3 or more children must be enrolled in ISS at the point of application.
- These benefits will continue for the qualifying child throughout their studies in ISS, even after the elder siblings have graduated from ISS.
- Under the family scheme, the third and subsequent child will enjoy the following benefits:

a. A waiver of the Enrolment Fee.
b. A 20% discount on the Tuition Fee and Development Fee.
Programs Available
Extra Curricular Activities
Paterson Campus - http://www.iss.edu.sg/eca/paterson-campus/
Preston Campus - http://www.iss.edu.sg/eca/high-school/
Enrichment Activities
Spring School - 18th to 29th March 2019
Summer School - 1st to 26th July 2019
Pastoral Care
Yes
Special Needs Support
Yes
English as a Second Language
2018-2019
Semester 1: 6 Aug 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Semester 2: 7 Jan 2019 - 7 Jun 2019

Preparatory Course for High School 2018-2019
Semester 1: 6 Aug 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Semester 2: 7 Jan 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
CONTACT INFO

Website: http://www.iss.edu.sg/

Contact Number: +65 6475 4188

Email Address: admissions@iss.edu.sg

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ISS International School Singapore

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