'Budget' international schools for expat children

Fees at Middleton International School are capped at $18,000 a year, compared with $40,000 to $50,000 at popular international schools. Most international schools offer classes from pre-school to high school.
Fees at Middleton International School are capped at $18,000 a year, compared with $40,000 to $50,000 at popular international schools. Most international schools offer classes from pre-school to high school.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG
Middleton International School principal Atima Joshi says she calls herself the "karang guni principal" as she adopts a sustainable culture by reusing materials for learning.
Middleton International School principal Atima Joshi says she calls herself the "karang guni principal" as she adopts a sustainable culture by reusing materials for learning.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG
Middleton International School, run by EtonHouse International Education Group, has 120 students at its first campus in Bukit Timah. Enrolment for its Tampines campus, which opened in May, will hit 500 by January.
Middleton International School, run by EtonHouse International Education Group, has 120 students at its first campus in Bukit Timah. Enrolment for its Tampines campus, which opened in May, will hit 500 by January.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

At least four have opened in last one to two years, catering to expats increasingly working on local terms

There is a new type of international school for cost-conscious expatriate families in Singapore.

At least four such schools, including Middleton International School and Invictus International School, have been set up in the last one to two years, offering parents the option of more affordable schooling.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2018, with the headline ''Budget' international schools for expat children'. Print Edition | Subscribe