The Straits Times
Published on Sep 09, 2012

Full house at home-grown International schools

3 homegrown schools hitting capacity and have to expand to increase enrolment


Three home-grown international schools are nearly full and planning to expand to take in more students, both Singaporeans and foreigners.

It has been just five to seven years since they opened, but Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) International, Hwa Chong International and St Joseph's Institution (SJI) International have begun turning away students and have growing waiting lists.

All three expect to hit capacity by next year and will have to build more classrooms if they want to increase enrolment.

Every first Friday of the month, Hwa Chong International conducts entrance tests for about 40 foreign students, mostly from China. Only one-third of applicants get places.