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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 which came into effect on 1 January 2003, all children have to start attending primary school at the age of 7.[1] It is a criminal offence 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

Secondary schools

Pre-university centres

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 mixed-sex 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)

These offer two-year courses leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level examinations, except Millennia Institute which offers a three-year 'A' Level course.

Code Area College name Established Address Type Special programmes Remarks
English Chinese Abb.
0705 Ang Mo Kio Anderson Junior College 安德逊初级学院 AJC 1984 4500 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Government
0803 Queenstown Anglo-Chinese Junior College 英华初级学院 ACJC 1977 25 Dover Close East Government-aided MEP, DEP(TSD), LEP (EL)
0802 Novena Catholic Junior College 公教初级学院 CJC 1975 129 Whitley Road Government-aided LEP (EL)
3101 Kallang Dunman High School 德明政府中学 DHS 1956

2005 – IP

10 Tanjong Rhu Road Autonomous IP, MEP, BSP, LEP (CL), AEP
0714 Queenstown (Holding Site) Eunoia Junior College 诺雅初级学院 EJC 2017 53 Mount Sinai Road (holding site) Government IP, BSP, HP, MEP
0806 Bukit Timah Hwa Chong Institution (College) 华侨中学(高中部) HCI 1974(HCJC)


661 Bukit Timah Road Independent IP, HP, LEP (CL), AEP, BSP
0713 Woodlands Innova Junior College 星烁初级学院 IJC 2005 21 Champions Way Government LEP (ML) Closing in 2019 due to merger with Yishun JC [3]
0703 Jurong West Jurong Junior College 裕廊初级学院 JJC 1981 800 Corporation Road Government LEP (CL) Closing in 2019 due to merger with Pioneer JC [3]
0712 Pasir Ris Meridian Junior College 美廉初级学院 MJC 2003 21 Pasir Ris Street 71 Government
0908 Bukit Batok Millennia Institute 励仁高级中学 MI 2004 60 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 Government DTP
0805 Serangoon Nanyang Junior College 南洋初级学院 NYJC 1978 128 Serangoon Avenue 3 Government-aided LEP (CL), AEP
0712 Bukit Timah National Junior College 国家初级学院 NJC 1969 37 Hillcrest Road Government IP, HP, AEP, MEP, STaR
7801 Clementi NUS High School of Mathematics and Science 新加坡国立大学附属数理中学 NUSH 2005 20 Clementi Ave 1 Independent IP, DIP
0711 Choa Chu Kang Pioneer Junior College 先驱初级学院 PJC 1999 21 Teck Whye Walk Government
0704 Bishan Raffles Institution (Year 5-6) 莱佛士书院(高中部) RI 1982(RJC)


10 Bishan Street 21 Independent IP, HP, LEP (JL), LEP (EL), MEP, TSD
3103 Jurong West River Valley High School 立化中学 RVHS 1956
2006 – IP
6 Boon Lay Avenue Autonomous IP, BSP
0710 Hougang Serangoon Junior College 实龙岗初级学院 SRJC 1988 1033 Upper Serangoon Road Government Closing in 2019 due to merger with Anderson JC [3]
0804 Toa Payoh Saint Andrew's Junior College 圣安德烈初级学院 SAJC 1978 55 Potong Pasir Avenue 1 Government-aided
0709 Tampines Tampines Junior College 淡滨尼初级学院 TPJC 1986 2 Tampines Avenue 9 Government LEP (ML), TSD Closing in 2019 due to merger with Meridian JC [3]
0702 Bedok Temasek Junior College 淡马锡初级学院 TJC 1977 22 Bedok South Road Government IP, HP, LEP (CL), MEP
0706 Bedok Victoria Junior College 维多利亚初级学院 VJC 1984 20 Marine Vista Government IP, HP, TSD, NAV
0708 Yishun Yishun Junior College 义顺初级学院 YJC 1986 3 Yishun Ring Road Government

Centralised institutes (CI)

The only centralised institute in Singapore is Millennia Institute (MI), which offers a three-year course leading to the GCE A-level examination in arts, science, and commerce.[4]

Abbreviations used

MOE-based programmes:

  • HP: humanities programme
  • LEP: language elective programme
  • AEP: Art Elective Programme (Singapore)
  • 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

Technical schools

Post-secondary institutes

Institute of Technical education

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.



Singaporean universities

Undergraduate, permanent campus

Postgraduate, permanent campus

Postgraduate in collaboration with local universities

Specialised tertiary schools

BCA Academy

Special education schools

International schools

International schools: these offer courses including IGCSE and IB


Avondale Grammar School (Australian Curriculum)

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