Affordable International Schools in Singapore

Do you live in Singapore? Do you want to send your children to an international school but haven’t been able to because of their high tuition fees? If your answer is ‘yes’, then this article is for you.

The international schools in Singapore have a fierce reputation for having high fees. This makes it impossible for parents on a budget to send or enroll their kids into them. Don’t despair if you are in this boat, because there are a handful of affordable international schools in Singapore. This means that your child can get an all-round international education without spending a fortune.

As you probably know, the benefits of sending your kids to an international school are endless. From giving your child a solid academic background to preparing him to study in any university in the world, the benefits offered at these schools far outweighs any downsides they may have.

See, you don’t need to send your child to a super expensive international school to give him a head start in life, a good international school with moderate fees will do.

In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the most affordable international schools in Singapore.


Middleton International School

This is a popular international school that was established in 2017. Its fees are capped at 19,260 dollars per student annually. This amount can be paid in 4 installments. The school follows the Singapore Ministry of Education standards for Chinese and math and the English National Curriculum for science and English.

What makes it stand out?

The school has a large class size of about 28 students. Students may be taken to other Eton house school for extra-curriculum activities and sports. The school boasts of a large performing art studio, outdoors and indoor playgrounds and a library.


Global Indian International School

This prestigious international school was established in 2002 and has expanded to 3 locations in Singapore since then. As you probably guess, the school has a large Indian student population. The school is academically focused and has a holistic learning system that focuses on analytical, creative, and critical thinking.

What makes it stand out?

The annual tuition fees of this school are between 8,000 to 12,000 dollars. The school has a low student to teacher ratio. Students engage in a variety of extra curriculum activities and yoga classes.


The Open Primary

This is a well-known international school that boasts of 15 campuses across Singapore, each with a well-trained private teacher and a maximum of 9 students per classroom. The school strictly follows the Singapore primary school curriculum, which includes social studies, English, sciences, arts, P.E, math, and Mandarin.

What makes it stand out?

The annual tuition fee for this school is 6,780 dollars. Why the tuition of this school is somewhat cheaper than others out there, you need to keep it mind that it doesn’t have facilities for sports or follow an international curriculum. Before sending your child to this school, it is important that you first learn as much as you possibly can about it.


Besides these 3 schools, there are many other international school options that can be considered in your research process for enrolment. One of the surest ways to know if a school is suited for you or your child is to pay a dedicated visit to the different campuses. What you discover and experience there will help in this decision. Your child will also get a chance to have a feel of the school and you can monitor how he or she is during the visit. Open communication between parents and children are encouraged and this activity will also put that into practice.




Written by Warren Edwards

Warren Edwards is a 29-year-old junior doctor who enjoys drone photography, podcasting and donating blood. He is friendly and creative, but can also be very pessimistic and a bit impatient.