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School Information

Address: 61 Jalan Hitam Manis, 278475

Official website: Link

Wikipedia page: Link

Abbreviation: ACS

National Influence: United Kingdom

Subschools: Junior School, Primary School, Baker, Independent, Junior College

Academic Year: 2 Terms: Jan - Dec

ACS was founded in 1886 by Bishop William Fitzjames Oldham whose vision is to develop well-rounded students of strong moral character to excel academically, physically, socially and spiritually. With a long heritage, ACS International has nurtured hundreds of thousands of students and established a long standing reputation for producing many of the nation's outstanding leaders, entrepreneurs and sportsmen.ACS (International) is owned by the Methodist Church of Singapore and has taken pride that a Chapel Service is held every week for the whole school community.


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Located in Holland Village on the former premises of the now defunct Buona Vista Secondary School, ACS is within Central Region, 7 mins walk to Holland Village MRT or 17 mins walk to Commonwealth MRT or 18 mins walk to Buona Vista MRT.

Academic Structure

Students are offered a secondary education which comprises of 6 years education, first 2 years are general academic program after which students will branch out to General Certificate of Secondary Education in their 3rd year and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the 5th year. There are comprehensive bridging programmes for students who are not english native speakers.


All local and international students will be required to sit for an oral test, an English and Math papers while for Year 3, 4 and 5, additional Science Paper. (Details)


All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped for both wifi and hard-wired computers. In addition to general classrooms, the school features 12 Science laboratories plus resource rooms; two specialist Music classrooms plus music technology computer lab and 4 music practice rooms. A modern Sports Hall which is fully air-conditioned, two basketball courts, a climbing wall, a full sized football field, a weights and fitness room and tennis courts dedicated to promote sports. A canteen with serveries for Chinese, western, vegetarian and snack foods; a nursing station staffed by two nurses; and two storeys of Library space plus one floor for three specialist Art rooms and computer laboratory, and one floor for Drama / Theatre.


School bus services are also available on a demand basis. Fees vary from S$100-300/month. (Details)


Tuition fees are payable twice a year at least one week in advance before commencement of each semester with international students having to pay first year tuition fee in full. Parents would like to note that a deposit of SGD$6000 is maintained at school. (Details)


A Methodist school, ACS (I) caters a safe and conducive learning environment based on their Christian values for 50% Singaporeans and 50% students over 30 different nationalities who are attracted to an international curriculum with a low overall teacher-student ratio, facilitating personalized learning in a Singaporean context and a good balanced mix of international and local interaction among the students. Their living needs are catered through one of the two school operated hostels or at an approved homestay, with integrated House System that oversee all aspects of a student's life.

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