The GUILD International College is Singapore’s first private inclusive college catering to differently abled young adults, 12-25 years old. Our college is dedicated to helping youths transition into adult life as well as provide a memorable college experience similar to all other junior colleges and universities.
We are an affordable small school with a big heart offering the Australian (VCE) curriculum and strive to create memorable schooling experiences for our students in a supportive and diverse learning environment, and above all by ensuring their well-being.
The GUILD has chosen a set of values which we believe, by upholding, can be the flag bearers of developing and sustaining a good society – creativity, kindness, resilience, respect, and responsibility. We are student-centred and believe that students thrive in a safe community where they are valued for what they can do and not what they cannot do.
The college offers three programmes based on the Victorian F-10 curriculum. The Pathways programme caters to students aged 12 to 16 and offers two learning routes – skills-based or subject-based learning. The Transition programme is for students aged 16 + and is geared towards independent living skills and transition to further education and work training. The Short Certificate programmes are six months long with a focus on skills training for transition to the workplace. Additionally, the college offers the vocational training programmes from ASDAN UK.
We are extending our offering by developing a programme aimed at students who have the potential to succeed in mainstream schooling. This may particularly appeal to students in need of learning support for their studies.
Small class sizes and personalised attention, plus individualised learning plans, help students thrive. Most teaching staff are SEN-trained and use a teaching approach that caters to each child’s needs as we believe that only when students have supportive educators or peers who are respectful, kind and patient, learning is stimulated, and friendships are developed. We also work closely with a few esteemed organizations that provide support for our teachers and students, and our team has access to partners who specialize in Dance, Music, Art, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Counselling, Life Coaching.
What Sets This School Apart
At The GUILD International College, we aim to inspire lifelong learners and help students plan for their future by engaging them to design their own path. We see the whole student – mind, body, spirit – and encourage them to acquire new skills and ‘real life experience’ that will enable them to work, learn and thrive.
Our highly personalized programme meet the needs of students who may not fit the narrow pathways of standardized education.
The GUILD International College has strong industry connections, so our students can get access to work experience and future employment in fields such as culinary, arts, sports, carpentry, photography, design and technology.
We are advocates for inclusion and ensure that our students and the whole school community benefit from the many contributions made by culturally, linguistically, neurologically, academically diverse students and teachers. We provide a comprehensive learning environment that caters to the varied strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges faced by the students.
Our campus boasts of multifaceted facilities such as Art and Design Studio, Multipurpose Hall, Zen Room, Carpentry Studio, Life Skills Room( The House) and DJ Studio, the only educational institution to have a DJ studio in Singapore, dedicated to creating a nourishing ground for future changemakers. These facilities are in line with the founders ideology to create a space for sustainable education.