Research Outline

Singapore International School Selection


To further understand the reasons why parents transfer their children from one international school to another in Singapore and touchpoints that parents go through while researching international schools in Singapore.

Early Findings

Key selection criteria noted for selecting an international school include type of curriculum, school fees, school culture. admission requirements, facilities and extracurricular activities, subjects and languages offered, location, and class size.

Type of Curriculum

  • National curriculum schools typically attempt to mirror the Singaporean education system so students can easily transition to public school if required.
  • Hybrid curriculum schools offer dual curriculum which combines Singaporean curriculum with at least one form of international curriculum.


  • Given the high price of international schools, fee structures can also be a selection criteria, with some schools requiring up front payment prior to enrollment, and others offering more flexible options.

School Culture & Requirements