GEMS World Academy (Singapore)


By adminexpat - Posted on 21 December 2015

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Address: 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
Website: www.gwa.edu.sg
Email: info@gwa.edu.sg
Telephone: 6808 7300
Gender: Co-educational
Language: English is the language of instruction at GWA
Ages: 3 to 18 (Pre-K to Grade 12)
Curriculum: IB/IGCSE
 
GEMS World Academy (Singapore) provides outstanding learning opportunities to the international student community, strengthened by nearly 60 years’ experience from our global network of leading GEMS Education Schools.
 
Our students, representing more than 60 nationalities, are taught in an environment of mutual respect, transparency and engagement. Our international syllabus provides a balanced education across Academic, Arts and Sports.
 
To complement our world-class facilities, the inspiring teachers at GEMS Singapore utilise their international teaching experience to enhance our Pre-K to Grade 12 programmes.
 
We offer the three International Baccalaureate Programmes (Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes), enhanced further for Grade 9 and 10 students with the Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE, delivered by passionate, internationally experienced educators and specialists. 
 
GEMS Singapore is part of GEMS Education, an international company with schools and education services in 14 countries. As an international school group, we educate over 250,000 students from 151 countries and employ 20,000 education professionals, specialists and staff from over 80 countries. We share a mission – to provide a quality education to everyone.
 

Fees


Below are the fees for the 2017 school year:
  • Pre-K: 12,600 SGD 
  • K1 Half Day: 12,600 SGD 
  • K1 Full Day: 26,040 SGD 
  • K2 Full Day: 31,920 SGD 
  • Grade 1: 31,920 SGD 
  • Grade 2 to 5: 32,760 SGD 
  • Grade 6 to 10: 37,800 SGD 
  • Grade 11 to 12: 39,113 SGD 

All fees are inclusive of 7% GST and updated as of March 2017. Tuition fees exclude transportation, uniforms and optional extra-curricular activities fees. Fees for less than one semester will be pro-rata on a monthly basis.
 

Registration & Admission Fee

The registration fee is 1,500 SGD  (non-refundable), is payable in full upon submission of your application, in order for it to be processed.
 
The admission fee will become due upon acceptance of our placement offer. GEMS World Academy (Singapore) will charge a one-time, non-refundable fee of GD 4,000 SGD , payable in advance, to secure a place for your child.
 

Sibling Discount

As an International School in Singapore, we offer attractive sibling discounts for families with multiple children. Please contact us for more information.
 

From the Head of School, Richard Henry


"It is my pleasure to welcome you to GEMS World Academy (Singapore).

After working in education for nearly 30 years and across four continents, it is my extreme privilege to be leading this exceptional international school.

A dedicated team of teachers and support staff are highly motivated on the mission of the school. That is, a commitment to providing outstanding learning opportunities, through an environment of mutual respect, transparency and engagement.

To achieve this mission it is the responsibility of all our teachers to ensure that students at GEMS Singapore receive the individualised attention necessary so that each child can achieve their best. The teachers at this school are all highly qualified professionals who are expected to lead by example and embrace the responsibility of guiding the development of children and young adults. It is my belief that an effective partnership between teachers, students and parents is what makes a successful educational experience.

Parents are supported at our school through participation in the parent association as well as the parent engagement programme. This includes workshops and seminars for parents on topics related to the well-being and development of children.

I encourage all parents to be active members of our GEMS Singapore community and converse regularly with teachers and school leaders regarding the development of their children.

GEMS World Academy (Singapore) is part of the larger network of GEMS Education. The GEMS network extends across 13 countries and reaches more than 250 000 students.

Built by the son of two teachers, GEMS Education has grown into one of the most highly respected and successful education groups in the world by focusing on exceptional educators.

At a GEMS school children learn to develop every facet of themselves, so they can shine in any part of the world. Our four core values are Global Citizenship, Pursuing Excellence, Growing by Learning and Leading Through Innovation.

Our school is fully authorised to implement the high-quality programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB). The Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) are focused on student-led enquiry-based learning which provides children with not only the academic foundations but also the skill set required to be effective and adaptable in any facet of their future life.

In addition to the MYP, middle school students complete the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). This is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14- to 16-year-olds.

The senior students undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP) which is a highly regarded qualification recognised and accepted by many of the top universities around the world. In addition, international benchmark testing provides data for improvement of academic performance.

The world-class facilities at GEMS World Academy (Singapore) provide a rich environment for stimulating young minds. Approaches to teaching and learning are enhanced by the exceptional sports, arts and technology resources.

A centre for innovation and entrepreneurship provides an amazing opportunity for students at GEMS Singapore to be at the cutting edge of technological developments as they happen.

I am proud to be a member of this school community and am confident that the educational experience at GEMS Singapore caters for all dimensions of a child’s intellectual, social and physical well-being while also fostering their individual talents.

This internationally minded environment provides each student with the opportunity to excel and make significant and valued contributions to their local community and the wider world in their days ahead."
 

From parents


“We are very pleased with the education our boys are getting at GEMS Singapore. The teachers and staff are top notch and the facilities can’t be beat. Best decision we made when moving to Singapore in 2014!”
Cyndi Mitchell
 
"What I value the most about the school is its diversity, the commitment and dedication of its teachers and the wonderful way the school supports students in their journey to be thinking, mindful, well-rounded individuals."
Meera George
 
“Top notch! Our kids just started in GEMS World Academy (Singapore) and our family couldn’t be happier. We highly recommend GEMS Singapore!!”
Claudia Powell
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