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.
- Semester 1 – August to December
- Semester 2 – January to June
- 8am to 3pm
Grade Level Categorisation
IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)
Kindergarten & Grades 1-5 (PYP K-5): 4 to 11 years old
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 18 years old
Above 500 students from more than 40 countries with no dominant nationality group
Average Class Size
18 – 20 students
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 Edu-Trust certified school, ISS allows for Student’s Pass (STP) holders to embark on their studies at ISS; however, approval is at the discretion of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore and only granted following a successful application with ICA.
Following a successful application to the school and confirmation of any offer extended by ISS, the school will initiate the registration process with ICA. A Registration Acknowledgement Letter (with specific application instructions) will then be provided to the family and/or applicant to proceed with the formal online application with ICA directly.
The Guardianship Programme is only applicable for students whose parents are not residing in Singapore. More information can be found at: iss.edu.sg/guardianship
ESL (English as a Second Language) support is provided across Primary School and High School. More information can be found at: iss.edu.sg/esl-support
Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs)
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.
Two-way transport is available. More information can be found at: iss.edu.sg/transportation
The School Uniform may be purchased directly from Bibi & Baba Pte Ltd. More information can be found here.
We accept applications throughout the year and practise rolling enrolment to accommodate expatriate families who may be relocating to Singapore at various times throughout the calendar year. Places are subject to availability and all entrance and/or application requirements.
Mother Tongue Programme
More information can be found at: iss.edu.sg/mother-tongue-support
Is there a Parent Teacher Association (PTA)?
Yes. More information can be found at: iss.edu.sg/pta
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: iss.edu.sg/technology