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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 1st 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 schoolsEdit

Main article: List of primary schools in Singapore

Secondary schoolsEdit

Main article: List of secondary schools in Singapore

Pre-university centresEdit

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.

CodeZoneCollege nameEstablishedAddressTypeSpecial programmes
EnglishChineseAbb.
0705NorthAnderson Junior College安德逊初级学院AJC19844500 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6Government
7001WestAnglo-Chinese School (Independent) IB World School英华中学 (自主)ACS(I)-IBDP2004 (IBDP)121 Dover RoadIndependentIP, MEP
0803WestAnglo-Chinese Junior College英华初级学院ACJC197725 Dover Close EastGovernment-aidedMEP, DEP(TSD), LEP (EL)
0802SouthCatholic Junior College公教初级学院CJC1975129 Whitley RoadGovernment-aided LEP (EL)
3101EastDunman High School德明政府中学DHS2005 – IP10 Tanjong Rhu RoadAutonomous IP, MEP, BSP, LEP (CL), AEP
0806CentralHwa Chong Institution华侨中学HCI1974661 Bukit Timah RoadIndependentIP, HP, LEP (CL), AEP, BSP
0713NorthInnova Junior College星烁初级学院IJC200521 Champions WayGovernmentLEP (ML)
0703WestJurong Junior College裕廊初级学院JJC1981800 Corporation RoadGovernmentLEP (CL)
0712EastMeridian Junior College美廉初级学院MJC200321 Pasir Ris Street 71Government
0908WestMillennia Institute励仁高级中学MI200460 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8GovernmentDTP
0805NorthNanyang Junior College南洋初级学院NYJC1978128 Serangoon Avenue 3Government-aidedLEP (CL), AEP
0712CentralNational Junior College国家初级学院NJC196937 Hillcrest RoadGovernmentIP, HP, AEP, MEP, STaR
7801WestNUS High School of Mathematics and Science新加坡国立大学附属数理中学NUSHS200520 Clementi Ave 1IndependentIP, DIP
0711WestPioneer Junior College先驱初级学院PJC199921 Teck Whye WalkGovernment
0704SouthRaffles Institution莱佛士初级学院RI182610 Bishan Street 21IndependentIP, HP, LEP (JL), LEP (EL), MEP, TSD
3103WestRiver Valley High School立化中学RVHS1956
2006 – IP
6 Boon Lay AvenueAutonomousIP, BSP
0710NorthSerangoon Junior College实龙岗初级学院SRJC19881033 Upper Serangoon RoadGovernment
0804SouthSaint Andrew's Junior College圣安德烈初级学院SAJC197855 Potong Pasir Avenue 1Government-aided
0709EastTampines Junior College淡滨尼初级学院TPJC19862 Tampines Avenue 9GovernmentLEP (ML), TSD
0702EastTemasek Junior College淡马锡初级学院TJC197722 Bedok South RoadGovernmentIP, HP, LEP (CL), MEP
0706EastVictoria Junior College维多利亚初级学院VJC198420 Marine VistaGovernmentIP, HP, TSD, NAV
0708NorthYishun Junior College义顺初级学院YJC19863 Yishun Ring RoadGovernment

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 usedEdit

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 centresEdit

Technical schoolsEdit

Post-secondary institutesEdit

Institute of Technical educationEdit

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)

PolytechnicsEdit

UniversitiesEdit

See also List of universities in Singapore

Singapore universitiesEdit


Undergraduate, permanent campusEdit

Graduate arts schoolEdit

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

Postgraduate, permanent campusEdit

Postgraduate in collaboration with local universitiesEdit

Specialised tertiary schoolsEdit

Special education schoolsEdit

International schoolsEdit

Main article: List of international schools in Singapore

International schools: these offer courses including IGCSE and IB

ReferencesEdit

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Avondale Grammar School (Australian Curriculum)

External linksEdit

Template:Education in Singapore Template:Lists of schools in Asia

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