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

  • Elementary School: 7.55am to 2.25pm
  • Middle School: 7.55am to 2.25pm
  • High School: 8am to 3pm

Grade Level Categorisation

  • Elementary School:  Kindergarten to Grade 5 (4-11 years)
  • Middle School:  Grade 6 to 8 (11-14 years)
  • High School:  Grade 9 to 12 (14-18 years)

Student Population

Above 600 students from more than 50 countries with no dominant nationality group

Average Class Size

18 – 20 students

Staff-Student Ratio


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 Pass holders?

Yes. Pertaining to Student Pass applications, the school will initiate the process with the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority of Singapore. A Registration Acknowledgement Letter (with specific instructions) will be emailed to the applicant thereafter for online application.

Guardianship Programme

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

ESL Support

ESL (English as a Second Language) support is provided for students from Grade 1 to Grade 10. More information can be found at:

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.

School Bus

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

School Uniform

The School Uniform may be purchased online or directly from The Corporate Industries (TCI). More information can be found at:

Rolling Enrolment

Our school practises rolling enrolment because we understand that some relocation plans are unforeseen or last minute. As long as there are places available and that students meet all entrance requirements, we are able to admit students throughout the year.

Mother Tongue Programme

More information can be found at:

Is there a Parent Teacher Association (PTA)?

Yes. More information can be found at:

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:

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.