Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Whether you are considering ISS International School as a potential school for your child(ren) or settling in as a new parent, you may have several questions about ISS and how we do things. Here are a few quick answers to common questions we encounter from time to time.

School Year

  • Semester 1 – August to December
  • Semester 2 – January to June

School Hours

From 8am to 3pm for all grade levels.

Grade Level Categorisation

Primary School
IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)
Kindergarten & Grades 1-5 (PYP K-5): 4 to 12 years old

High School
IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)
Grades 6-10 (MYP 1-5): 11 to 16 years old

IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) or High School Diploma (HSD)
Grades 11-12 (IB DP/HSD 1-2): 16 to 19 years old

Student Population

Above 200 students from more than 30 countries with no dominant nationality group.

Average Class Size

15 – 20 students

School Curriculum

ISS International School is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering 3 programmes:

Are interviews for prospective students required?

As and when necessary.

Does the school accept Student’s Pass (STP) holders?

Yes, as an EduTrust certified school, ISS accepts Student’s Pass (STP) holders. However, approval is at the discretion of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore.

Following a successful application and confirmation of the offer from us, we will initiate the STP  registration process. A Registration Acknowledgement Letter from ICA will then be provided to the family and/or applicant to proceed with the formal online application with ICA directly.

Guardianship Programme

The Guardianship Programme is only applicable for students whose parents are not residing in Singapore. More information can be found at: Boarding House and Guardianship

EAL Support

EAL (English as an Additional Language) support is provided across Primary School and High School. More information can be found at: EAL Support

Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs)

All Primary School ECAs are held during school hours from 9am to 9.40am on Monday and Friday. High School ECAs are held either after school or during lunch time. More information can be found at: ECAs/Activities


Students can purchase their lunch from the school canteen. There is a choice of an Asian, Western or sandwich set daily. Alternatively, students can bring their own packed lunch. There is a fridge in every classroom and students are welcome to use the fridge for food that requires refrigeration.

School Bus

Two-way transport is available. More information can be found at: School Transport

School Uniform

The School Uniform may be purchased directly from Bibi & Baba Pte Ltd. More information can be found at: School Uniform.

Rolling Enrolment

We accept applications throughout the year and practise rolling enrolment to accommodate families who may be relocating to Singapore at various times of the year. Places are subject to availability and all application requirements.

Mother Tongue Programme

While the school’s language of instruction is English, we recognises the importance of mother tongue. More information can be found at: Mother Tongue Support

Is there a Parent Teacher Association (PTA)?

Yes. More information can be found at: Parent Teacher Association

Technology Requirement

Students from Grade 6 to Grade 12 are required to have their own MacBook. Software installation will be done at school. More information can be found at: Technology

Does ISS appoint student recruitment agents?

ISS appoints student recruitment agents to assist parents with their children’s applications to ISS. A list of ISS’ appointed agents can be found here.