Established in 1991, Overseas Family School (OFS) is a Pre-K to Grade 12 international school that serves a vibrant multicultural community of approximately 70 nationalities. The Master Policy of the Overseas Family School is to maintain a happy, safe and effective school for overseas families living in Singapore. We provide an inclusive and supportive learning environment thoughtfully focused on the individual needs of every student.
Don’t speak English? Our highly-successful, best-in-industry Study Preparation Program and dedicated team of specialist educators support students for rapid English language acquisition. Going home in a few years? Our extensive 14-language Mother Tongue Program helps students to gain native-level language proficiency for seamless re-integration. Entering high school? Students in our acclaimed IB Diploma program are well prepared and consistently achieve results well above local and world averages.
In line with our strong emphasis on holistic education and personal development, OFS also offers a wide array of extracurricular activities where our students can explore new interests, hone new skills and discover their passions.
Pre-Kindergarten 2: 20
Preschool (K1-K2), Elementary, Middle & High School – 25
Kindergarten/Elementary/Middle/High School: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Pre-Kindergarten 2: 20 Students to 3 teachers
Kindergarten 1 and 2: 25 students to 2 teachers
Grade 1: 1 teacher and 1 half-day teaching assistant
Grade 2 to 12: 1 teacher to 25 students
Areas/Playground, Sports Courts, Theatre Facilities, Music Rooms, Art Studios, Science Labs,
IT Labs, Libraries, Cafeteria, Auditorium, Multi-Purpose Studios
Semester 1 starts Monday, 7 August 2019
Semester 2 starts Monday, 6 January 2020
What Sets This School Apart
Academic programs at OFS are rigorous, well-established, and thoughtfully-designed. We take great pride in our students’ academic achievements. In the past 2 years, we have had 6 students scoring a perfect 45 points on their IB diploma exams. These students are in the top 0.31% of all IB Diploma candidates worldwide based on the IB Statistical Bulletin of May 2018. OFS’ academic results position us as one of the best performing schools locally and internationally, and enable the vast majority of our students to obtain places at their first-choice university.
At Overseas Family School, we’re also committed to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment where our students can dream, achieve and succeed. As part of our incredible attention to care, we’ve developed an extraordinary Study Preparation Program that is best-in-industry for rapid English language acquisition. Grouped into smaller, dedicated classes according to language proficiency, our non-English speaking students are quickly immersed in the English language under the nurturing instruction of our highly experienced and qualified specialist educators. This thoughtful attention and dedicated support throughout their learning journey, provided at no additional cost, allows many students to quickly progress and join mainstream classes without losing an academic year. OFS also offers the most extensive Mother Tongue Program amongst international schools in Singapore, with 14 different languages on offer ranging from Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, and German, to Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Russian and Swedish! For 4 sessions per week from pre-Kindergarten 2 to Grade 8, taught by our passionate team of qualified native speakers, our students can choose to immerse themselves thoroughly in the language and culture of their home country, gaining native-level language proficiency for seamless re-integration. All thoughtfully integrated into the main curriculum at no additional cost for the best student experience.
In line with our focus on values and character development, OFS has embedded Model United Nations (MUN) into its entire curriculum across Elementary, Middle and High School. As students research and debate global issues from the perspective of countries other than their own, they develop the ability to consider issues from the perspective of others.
Exciting New Developments
OFS is pleased to announce a sporting collaboration with acclaimed swim academy Swim Schooling. Founded by Olympic Gold Medallist Joseph Schooling, Swim Schooling will oversee the development of OFS’ swim programs on campus from January 2020 onwards. The collaboration will offer students at every level of proficiency and interest the opportunity to benefit from Swim Schooling’s experienced coaches and structured programs, whether they are just learning to swim, swimming recreationally, or hoping to compete internationally. OFS' collaboration with Swim Schooling is part of an overall expansion of high performance coaching offerings soon to be available on campus.
Pre-K1 Half Day: $16,000
Pre-K1 Full Day & Pre-K2: $26,000
Kindergarten (K1-K2): $30,000
Elementary School (Grade 1-5): $32,500
Middle School (Grade 6-8): $35,000
Junior High School (Grade 9-10): $39,500
Senior High School (Grade 11-12): $41,000
All fees inclusive of 7% GST Tax.