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Hwa Chong International School

Hwa Chong International School

663 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, 269783

+65 6464 7077



Hwa Chong International School
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 2005
Status Private, not-for-profit
Head of School Mr. Koh Chin Nguang
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 13-18
Number of pupils 890
Year 1 - Year 4 S$24,610
IBF, IB1 & IB2 S$28,890
Average Class Size <30
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Avril Teh
Associations IB,BSA

HCIS: A leading IB world school offering a uniquely global and Asian perspective

Founded in 2005, Hwa Chong International School (HCIS) is a member of the Hwa Chong family of schools.

As a local international school, half of the students are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents, a requirement of the Ministry of Education (Singapore). The rest of the student body comprises international students from over 20 countries.

Over the years, the school has distinguished itself as a highly sought after school. Students under the guidance of the school have achieved much, whether in accolades in competitions in both the local and international arenas, or scholastic achievements and admission to well-known universities.

The school currently offers an integrated six-year programme which prepares students eventually for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Grade 12.

One of the school's strengths lies in the learning of Chinese for students who have little or no exposure to the language. The school's exceptionally good performance at IBDP is attributable to a supportive learning environment for the language, a flexible curriculum and teaching pedagogies pegged to the learning ability of students.

Anchoring on Asian values, students of HCIS receive a holistic education where academic achievements are emphasized alongside character development. This is achieved through a diverse range of activities that broaden and enrich students' learning across cognitive and affective domains. These activities include overseas trips, outdoor activities, student-led initiatives as well as community services.

For international students, their learning is also highly enriched with the understanding and appreciation of Singapore’s social, cultural and economic makeup, thereby strengthening their sense of internationalism.

HCIS is organized into two sections: Middle School (Grades 7, 8 and 9) and Senior School (Grades 10, 11 and 12).

School Boarding Programme

At the HCIS Residence, international students experience community living in a homely setting. The vibrant student community and the team of dedicated teaching assistants (residential) provide a supportive and conducive environment. Not only can boarding students experience community living in school, they also enjoy a coordinated programme of after-school activities supervised by the full-time teaching assistants (residential). The enriching boarding experience serves as an educational platform for the students to learn to live with greater independence and acquire skills in managing social relations as well as gain greater social maturity as they become part of a close but diverse group.