International Schools

International Schools

International Schools in Singapore are for foreign nationals, such as Canadian International School and Australian International School, providing a similar education as in their home country.

Australian International School

The Australian International School (AIS) was established over 20 years ago. Currently, they have over 2600 students and over 300 teaching staff. It is the only school to offer an Australian educational experience for students aged 18 months to 18 years in Singapore.

School Curriculum

AIS is an International Baccalaureate World school. AIS offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) from Preschool to Year 5, a school-specific Australian curriculum framework for Years 6 to 8, Cambridge IGCSE in Years 9 and 10, and the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) for Years 11 and 12.

Canadian International School

The Canadian International School (CIS) is a leading international school in Singapore. Founded in 1990, CIS has over 3,000 students from more than 70 nationalities enrolled across two campuses - Lakeside in the west (for students aged 3 to 18 years) and Tanjong Katong in the east (for students aged 3 to 12 years).

A Global Curriculum

CIS is one of the few international schools in Singapore to offer all three International Bacccalaureate programmes, from Primary Years through to the Diploma Programme. The CIS curriculum is benchmarked against national curricula globally, allowing students to successfully transition to any other school if and when required, or to graduate and be admitted to leading universities anywhere in the world. To date, over 180 universities globally have offered places to CIS graduates.

Bilingual Chinese-English Programme

CIS offers the Bilingual programme for students aged 4 to 10 at Lakeside Campus and aged 4 to 8 at Tanjong Katong Campus.

Key features of this programme include:
A bilingual curriculum fully aligned to the IB Primary Years Programme, promoting intercultural understanding and inquiry based learning.
Two fully qualified teachers per class - one native Chinese speaker and one native English speaker.
Equal exposure to both languages.


CIS has two campuses on the island, Lakeside in the west, and Tanjong Katong in the east. Both campuses are conveniently located near public transport and are a short drive from most expat communities - both in the centre of Singapore and in the East Coast area.