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Our Story

Our Past

In the early 1990s, a diverse group of expatriate families looked for an international school in Singapore that was not only academically challenging and community oriented, but also Christ-centered and biblically focused. When this collective of dreamers could not find a school to fit their needs, they founded their own. International Community School (Singapore), then Christian International School (CIS) began its inaugural year on September 6, 1993 with less than 20 students and only two teachers.

Since then, International Community School (Singapore) joined the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS), received international accreditation from Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and was certified by EduTrust in Singapore. Our school has offered a dynamic and transformative educational experience at three locations and continues to be a place where students are known, parents partner with teachers for the success of each child, and all community members are welcomed and valuable.

Our Present

Today, more than 400 students from approximately 30 nations are educated and embraced by our authentic international educational community. Our highly educated and passionate team members average more than 10 years of experience. Our leadership team pursues excellence in all areas, giving targeted and intentional attention to ongoing improvement of our campus, best practice updates to our curriculum, and forward-thinking stewardship as we grow into Singapore’s leading international Christian school. Our graduates continue to pursue their unique purposes in top universities around the globe, occasionally returning to our school to guide and grow the next generation of learners as teachers and team members.

We invest in all students, from our littlest learners to our high school graduates, regardless of how long they study with us at International Community School (Singapore).

Our Future

A dedicated team of leadership, parents, board members, faculty, and staff collaborated over the 2020-21 school year to draft a new vision that will carry our school forward into the next five to seven years. This vision statement is aspirational and inspirational, and provides strategic direction for the current and future success of International Community School (Singapore).

For our students, this means that we aspire to encourage and lead every child to discover, develop, and apply their purpose intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. For our team members, this means that we inspire lifelong learning and personal excellence through training and professional development inside and outside the classroom. For our parents, this means that we know who we are, recognize our strengths as an institution of learning, and are committed to upholding our mission and core values while growing together as a school and a community.

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Read more about our Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

Who We Are