One World International School (OWIS), which won a hotly contested tender from the Singapore Government to offer a first-of-its-kind moderate-fee international school, has opened its new campus to positive reception despite its mid-academic year start.
Set on a 3.2-hectare site, OWIS Nanyang has long waiting lists, indicating near-full enrolment for the August 2018 academic year. It is the second campus by OWIS, which opened its first Singapore school in 2008.
OWIS Nanyang has capped annual fees for primary school at S$17,000 (US$12,700), up to 40 percent cheaper than most international schools. The curriculum covers core subjects such as physical education and a second language, with after-school activities available at additional fees.
OWIS’academic offerings include the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) and Cambridge’s International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). OWIS is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which it intends to launch soon.
OWIS’ curriculum gives students theoretical and practical grounding in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), while cultivating interests in sports, languages and entrepreneurship.
Classrooms are equipped with e-learning technologies, including Apple TVs, tablets and LED displays. The curriculum and setting offer experiential learning opportunities in diverse environments such as nature observatories, farms, gardens and miniature rainforests. Classes are limited to 24 students to facilitate in-depth student-teacher interaction.
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