List of schools in Singapore

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Singapore's schools come under the purview of the Ministry of Education. Singapore has many primary schools and secondary schools, as well as junior colleges, centralised institutes, polytechnics and universities providing tertiary education.

Under the Compulsory Education Act, all children at the age of 6 has to attend primary school since 1 January 2003.[1] It is a criminal offense to fail to do so;[1] however, parents may apply for an exemption from the Ministry of Education for their child to be homeschooled or to attend full-time religious institutions.[2]

Primary schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

Pre-university centres[edit]

Below is a list of schools offering a two or three-year pre-university education in Singapore, along with the special programmes offered by the schools. The year of establishment in this article reflects the year in which the pre-university programme is implemented, particularly for the Integrated Programme High Schools. All pre-university programmes in Singapore are co-educational in tandem with the Ministry of Education's (MOE) requirements. These schools can be divided into two groups: junior colleges and centralised institutes.

Junior colleges (JC)[edit]

These offer two-year courses leading to the GCE A-level examination.

Code Zone College name Established Address Type Special programmes
English Chinese Abb.
0705 North Anderson Junior College 安德逊初级学院 AJC 1984 4500 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Government
7001 West Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) IB World School 英华中学 (自主) ACS(I)-IBDP 2004 (IBDP) 121 Dover Road Independent IP, MEP
0803 West Anglo-Chinese Junior College 英华初级学院 ACJC 1977 25 Dover Close East Government-aided MEP, DEP(TSD), LEP (EL)
0802 South Catholic Junior College 公教初级学院 CJC 1975 129 Whitley Road Government-aided LEP (EL)
3101 East Dunman High School 德明政府中学 DHS 2005 – IP 10 Tanjong Rhu Road Autonomous IP, MEP, BSP, LEP (CL), AEP
0806 Central Hwa Chong Institution 华侨中学 HCI 1974 661 Bukit Timah Road Independent IP, HP, LEP (CL), AEP, BSP
0713 North Innova Junior College 星烁初级学院 IJC 2005 21 Champions Way Government LEP (ML)
0703 West Jurong Junior College 裕廊初级学院 JJC 1981 800 Corporation Road Government LEP (CL)
0712 East Meridian Junior College 美廉初级学院 MJC 2003 21 Pasir Ris Street 71 Government
0908 West Millennia Institute 励仁高级中学 MI 2004 60 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 Government DTP
0805 North Nanyang Junior College 南洋初级学院 NYJC 1978 128 Serangoon Avenue 3 Government-aided LEP (CL), AEP
0712 Central National Junior College 国家初级学院 NJC 1969 37 Hillcrest Road Government IP, HP, AEP, MEP, STaR
7801 West NUS High School of Mathematics and Science 新加坡国立大学附属数理中学 NUSHS 2005 20 Clementi Ave 1 Independent IP, DIP
0711 West Pioneer Junior College 先驱初级学院 PJC 1999 21 Teck Whye Walk Government
0704 South Raffles Institution 莱佛士初级学院 RI 1826 10 Bishan Street 21 Independent IP, HP, LEP (JL), LEP (EL), MEP, TSD
3103 West River Valley High School 立化中学 RVHS 1956
2006 – IP
6 Boon Lay Avenue Autonomous IP, BSP
0710 North Serangoon Junior College 实龙岗初级学院 SRJC 1988 1033 Upper Serangoon Road Government
0804 South Saint Andrew's Junior College 圣安德烈初级学院 SAJC 1978 55 Potong Pasir Avenue 1 Government-aided
0709 East Tampines Junior College 淡滨尼初级学院 TPJC 1986 2 Tampines Avenue 9 Government LEP (ML), TSD
0702 East Temasek Junior College 淡马锡初级学院 TJC 1977 22 Bedok South Road Government IP, HP, LEP (CL), MEP
0706 East Victoria Junior College 维多利亚初级学院 VJC 1984 20 Marine Vista Government IP, HP, TSD, NAV
0708 North Yishun Junior College 义顺初级学院 YJC 1986 3 Yishun Ring Road Government

Centralised institutes (CI)[edit]

The only centralised institute is Millennia Institute (MI), which offers a three-year course leading to the GCE A-level examination in arts, science, and commerce.[3]

Abbreviations used[edit]

MOE-based programmes:

  • HP: humanities programme
  • LEP: language elective programme
  • AEP: art elective programme
  • MEP: music elective programme
  • RSP: regional studies programme
  • TSD/DEP: theatre studies and drama / drama elective programme

MOE-endorsed school-based programmes:

  • IP: integrated programme – Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level track or IB diploma programme (IBDP)
  • BSP: bi-cultural studies programme (Chinese)
  • DTP: dual-track programme (GCE 'A' Level certification and diploma)
  • STaR: national junior college science training and research (STaR) programme
  • NAV: NUS-A*Star-VJC (NAV) science research programme

Language centres[edit]

Technical schools[edit]

Post-secondary institutes[edit]

Institute of Technical education[edit]

The Institute of Technical Education campuses were reorganised under the "collegiate system" into three major colleges around the island, a regrouping and renaming exercise which took effect on 1 January 2005. ITE College East was the first to open in Simei in January 2005, and the existing "ITE East Network" campuses were renamed as "ITE College Central" campuses, to be replaced by a new campus in Ang Mo Kio. "ITE West Network" campuses were renamed "ITE College West" campuses, and their new campus will be at Choa Chu Kang. The two new campuses will open by 2013.

ITE College Central (Regional Campus at Ang Mo Kio)

ITE College West (Regional Campus at Choa Chu Kang)

ITE College East (Regional Campus at Simei)

Polytechnics[edit]

Universities[edit]

Singapore universities[edit]

Undergraduate, permanent campus[edit]

Graduate arts school[edit]

New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia [1]

Postgraduate, permanent campus[edit]

Postgraduate in collaboration with local universities[edit]

Specialised tertiary schools[edit]

Special education schools[edit]

International schools[edit]

International schools: these offer courses including IGCSE and IB

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Compulsory Education Act (Chapter 51)". Attorney-General Chambers Singapore. 2000. 
  2. ^ "Singapore: Compulsory education". Retrieved 2006-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Centralised Institutes". 

Avondale Grammar School (Australian Curriculum)

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