List of schools in Singapore

Singapore's public 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 which came into effect on 1 January 2003, all children have to start attending primary school at the age of 7.[1] It is a criminal offence 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

Secondary schoolsEdit

Junior Colleges and Millennia InstituteEdit

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 mixed-sex 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 Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level or International Baccalaureate examinations.

Code Planning


Planning Subzone College name Established Address Type Special programmes Remarks
English Chinese Abb.
0715 Ang Mo Kio Yio Chu Kang Anderson Serangoon Junior College 安德逊实龙岗初级学院 ASRJC 1984 (AJC)

1988 (SRJC)

2019 (ASRJC)

4500 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Government TLEP Formed from the merger of Anderson JC and Serangoon JC
0803 Queenstown Dover Anglo-Chinese Junior College 英华初级学院 ACJC 1977 25 Dover Close East Government-aided ELEP, HSP, MEP, DEP
7001 Queenstown Dover Anglo-Chinese IB Junior College 英华自主中学 ACS(I) 1886 121 Dover Road Independent MEP, HSP, RSP International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
0802 Novena Malcolm Catholic Junior College 公教初级学院 CJC 1975 129 Whitley Road Government-aided ELEP
3101 Kallang Tanjong Rhu Dunman High School 德明政府中学 DHS 1956

2005 – IP

10 Tanjong Rhu Road Autonomous BSP, CLEP, MEP Accepting first batch of JAE students from 2019
0714 Queenstown Ghim Moh Eunoia Junior College 诺雅初级学院 EJC 2017 53 Mount Sinai Road (holding site) Government MSP, HSP, BSP
0806 Bukit Timah Coronation Road Hwa Chong Institution 华侨中学 HCI 1974(HCJC)


661 Bukit Timah Road Independent AEP, CLEP, HSP, BSP
0718 Choa Chu Kang Teck Whye Jurong Pioneer Junior College 裕廊先驱初级学院 JPJC 1981 (JJC)

1999 (PJC)

2019 (JPJC)

21 Teck Whye Walk Government CLEP, MLEP Formed from the merger of Jurong JC and Pioneer JC
0805 Serangoon Serangoon Central Nanyang Junior College 南洋初级学院 NYJC 1978 128 Serangoon Avenue 3 Government-aided AEP, CLEP
0701 Bukit Timah Hillcrest National Junior College 国家初级学院 NJC 1969 37 Hillcrest Road Government AEP, CLEP
3009 Bishan Marymount Raffles Institution 莱佛士书院 RI 1982(RJC)

2009 (RI)

1 Raffles Institution Lane Independent ELEP, HSP, MEP, RSP
3103 Jurong West Boon Lay Place River Valley High School 立化中学 RVHS 1956 6 Boon Lay Avenue Autonomous BSP Accepting first batch of JAE students from 2019
0804 Toa Payoh Potong Pasir Saint Andrew's Junior College 圣安德烈初级学院 SAJC 1978 5 Sorby Adams Drive Government-aided
7020 Novena Malcolm St. Joseph's Institution 圣若瑟书院 SJI 1852 38 Malcolm Road Independent International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
0717 Pasir Ris Pasir Ris West Tampines Meridian Junior College 淡滨尼美廉初级学院 TMJC 1986 (TPJC)

2003 (MJC)

2019 (TMJC)

21 Pasir Ris Street 71 Government DEP, MLEP
0702 Bedok Bedok South Temasek Junior College 淡马锡初级学院 TJC 1977 22 Bedok South Road Government CLEP, HSP. MEP
0706 Bedok Siglap Victoria Junior College 维多利亚初级学院 VJC 1984 20 Marine Vista Government HSP, DEP, RSP
0716 Yishun Yishun West Yishun Innova Junior College 义顺星烁初级学院 YIJC 1986 (YJC)

2005 (IJC)

2019 (YIJC)

3 Yishun Ring Road Government MLEP Merged with other JCs

Millennia Institute (MI)Edit

The only centralized institute in Singapore is Millennia Institute (MI), which offers a three-year course leading to the GCE A-level examination in arts, science, and commerce.[3]


MOE-based programmes:

  • AEP = Art Elective Programme
  • MEP = Music Elective Programme
  • RSP = Regional Studies Programme
  • HSP = Humanities Scholarship and Programme
  • CLEP = Language Elective Programme (Chinese)
  • MLEP = Language Elective Programme (Malay)
  • TLEP = Language Elective Programme (Tamil)
  • ELEP = Language Elective Programme (English)
  • BSP = Bicultural Studies Programme


Founded Polytechnic Students
Full name Abbrev.
1954 Singapore Polytechnic
Politeknik Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் பலதுறைத் தொழில்நுட்பக்கல்லூரி
SP 14,337[4]
1963 Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Politeknik Ngee Ann
நீ யான் பலதுறைத் தொழில்நுட்பக் கல்லூரி)
NP 14,543[5]
1990 Temasek Polytechnic
Politeknik Temasek
தெமாசெக் பலதுறைத் தொழில்நுட்பக் கல்லூரி
TP 14,248[6]
1992 Nanyang Polytechnic
Politeknik Nanyang
நன்யாங் பலதுறைத் தொழில்நுட்பக் கல்லூரி
NYP 14,715[7]
2002 Republic Polytechnic
Politeknik Republik
ரிப்பப்லிக் பலதுறைத் தொழில்நுட்பக் கல்லூரி
RP 13,305[8]

Institute of Technical Education (ITE)Edit

The Institute of Technical Education campuses were reorganized 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.

University of the Arts SingaporeEdit

In March 2021, Minister for Education Lawrence Wong announced that Singapore’s first arts university will be established in an alliance between the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts, in a system akin to the University of the Arts, London.[9] The formation of the University of the Arts Singapore (UAS)[10] will see both colleges under the umbrella university be given degree-awarding powers independent of their current foreign partners, where the current long-distance degrees are issued through foreign universities. Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs) enrolled in the approved degree programmes at the university of the arts will pay subsidised fees, comparable to those at autonomous universities here.[11]

The seventh local university of Singapore will be the only publicly-funded private university other than the now defunct and restructured UniSIM in Singapore, and also the only university of the arts with its own degree-conferring power in Singapore slated to open in 2024.[10]

Constituent colleges:


Specialised tertiary schoolsEdit

Language CentresEdit

Special education schoolsEdit

International schoolsEdit

Supplementary schoolsEdit

The Japanese Supplementary School Singapore [ja] (JSS; シンガポール日本語補習授業校 Shingapōru Nihongo Hoshū Jugyō Kō)[13] - a Japanese supplementary school[14]


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  2. ^ "Singapore: Compulsory education". Archived from the original on 6 July 2006. Retrieved 1 May 2006.
  3. ^ "Centralised Institutes". Archived from the original on 22 November 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Singapore Polytechnic Annual Report 2018/19" (PDF).
  5. ^ "About Ngee Ann | Annual Report 2019".
  6. ^ "Temasek Polytechnic Annual Report 2018/19".
  7. ^ "Nanyang Polytechnic Facts & Figures" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Republic Polytechnic Annual Report 2018/19" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Singapore's first university of the arts to be established in NAFA and LASALLE alliance". CNA.
  10. ^ a b "Singapore's first arts university, formed by NAFA and LASALLE alliance, to welcome students from 2024". CNA.
  11. ^ "Singapore to get first university of the arts, formed by alliance between Nafa and Lasalle". The Straits Times. 3 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Post-secondary". Ministry of Education, Singapore. Ministry of Education, Singapore. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  13. ^ "お問合せページ." The Japanese Supplementary School Singapore. Retrieved on February 14, 2015.
  14. ^ "アジアの補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)" (). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Retrieved on February 13, 2015. "シンガポール The Japanese Supplementary School Singapore 95 Clementi Road, SINGAPORE 129782"

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