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 Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Semester 2 starts Monday, 11 January 2021
What Sets This School Apart
At Overseas Family School, we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment where all our students can dream, achieve and succeed.
Academic programs at Overseas Family School are rigorous and thoughtfully-designed. We take great pride in our students’ academic achievements. OFS’ highly-acclaimed International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programs (IB MYP and IB DP) immerse students in a wide range of stimulating course offerings designed to help them make practical connections between their learning and the outside world. With a 96% pass rate, OFS has produced students scoring a perfect 45 points for 6 years running and its IB results well surpass world averages. Approximately 25% of the diplomas awarded every year are also prestigious IB Bilingual Diplomas, reflecting the exceptional language resources and support available at OFS. These results are especially remarkable in light of OFS’ inclusive, open-entry admissions and exams policies. Because it believes that every student can succeed, OFS students are not preselected into the Diploma program. Any student who wishes to pursue the IB Diploma program is allowed and encouraged to do so, making this one of the most inclusive IB Diploma programs offered in Singapore.
As part of OFS’ incredible attention to care, we’ve also 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.
Unique programs like Model United Nations (MUN), Chess, and Math Coding are also embedded into the curriculum and reflect OFS’ commitment to incorporating the latest best practices in education.
Exciting New Developments
OFS is building its competitive sports program and has recently rejoined the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS). The program is already beginning to show results – members of the OFS Swim Team recently qualified for and competed across 33 heats in multiple events at the National Olympic Qualifier and National Comeback Meets. The event gave Singapore’s top swimmers their first opportunity to compete since January 2020, and 19 OFS Swim Team members finished in the Top 10 in their respective age groups in their respective events, with several swimmers capturing five Top 3 Podium positions.
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.