Are you making the move to Singapore? Look for a school that gives your child the freedom to grow. GESS, one of the top IB schools in the city, has 50 years of experience in providing international education to expat students.
Earlier this year, the German European School Singapore (GESS) turned 50. In this past half-century, the school has played an important role in providing a truly international education to students in the city. If your family’s next destination is Singapore, consider GESS. It was started by a group of European expat parents looking for the right school for their children in the Lion City. The school proudly claims that it can give all children the ultimate freedom – celebrating their roots while growing their wings.
After starting with just six children, today the school is home to 1,800 students from 65 nationalities. In line with its origins as a community school, GESS continues to be headed by an elected Board of Governors, comprising entirely of parents. A not-for-profit school, GESS believes that the community comes first and every dollar earned is reinvested into creating more offerings for students. No wonder that it has been able to build a world-class campus with impressive facilities such as state-of-the-art laboratories, design and technology studios, an Olympic-sized pool and more.
GESS: Celebrating Diversity And Inclusion
Singapore, quite like Hong Kong, is an expat city. By offering the full (IB) International Baccalaureate and the German curricula, coupled with the option for students to study their home languages such as German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Spanish, French and more, the school is an ideal choice for expat families moving to Singapore. While it started as a school for European expats, the school has since expanded and now has Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Hindi mother tongue programmes as well.
GESS: Celebrating Its Ties With Singapore
Though known as an international school, GESS has a close and conscious bond with Singapore. Its 50-year history is inextricably linked to the city, which also celebrated its 56th year in 2021. The school often conducts exchange programmes with local students, especially those who want to learn more about Europe and European languages. GESS students have paid reciprocal visits.
Not just in Singapore, GESS has also partnered with other schools and charitable and social organisations in the APAC region, particularly in India, Cambodia, Vietnam and East Timor. The school believes that this will help students develop a much-needed worldview, along with nurturing soft skills such as empathy, communication and adaptability.
With many years of experience and a commitment to caring for both the academic and socio-emotional needs of expat children, it’s no wonder that GESS is one of the top international schools in Singapore. Would you like to know more? Book a virtual school tour today and learn how this school could give your child the freedom to grow.