Hwa Chong International School (HCIS) is a member of the Hwa Chong family of schools. It began operation in 2005. The school's mission is to develop internationalism, innovation and independence in our students.
As a local international school, at least half of our student population must be made up of local Singaporean students, a requirement from the Ministry of Education (Singapore). The rest of the student body are international students from over 20 countries.
Within a short span of seven years, the school has produced students who have achieved accolades in academic competitions at both the local and international arena.
The school currently offers an integrated six-year programme. After four years, the school prepares students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). This is followed by another two years leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma).
One of HCIS’ strengths lies in the learning of Mandarin Chinese for students who have little to no knowledge of the language. Since the school’s inception, it has produced one hundred percent passes with almost all achieving A or A* in Mandarin as a foreign language. This is due in great measure to a flexible curriculum and teaching pedagogy pegged at the learning ability of students.
Students of HCIS undergo a holistic education where academic achievements are emphasised alongside character development. This is achieved through a coordinated programme of co-curricular activities that gives students the opportunities to learn experientially through overseas trips, field activities, sports as well as community services.
The participation of foreign students also enriched them with a stronger understanding and appreciation of Singapore’s social, cultural and economic makeup, thereby strengthening their sense of internationalism.
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