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School Fees


School Fees Structure

Our school fees depend on the curriculum (German Section / European Section) and the grade level. The fees are adjusted by the Board of Governors on an annual basis, in accordance with the school budget, which is approved at the Annual General Meeting. On the right side, you find the current school fees for Pre-School, Primary School and Secondary School.

School Fee Components

Entrance Fee

Upon enrolment, a fee of S$ 2,945 incl. GST (consisting of an enrolment fee of S$ 2,000 and non-refundable administrative fee of S$ 945) per student has to be submitted together with the application form.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary according to section and grades attended. The tuition fees are payable bi-annually and in advance.

As a result of changes brought about by the Private Education Act 2009, deposits are not levied for students commencing education at GESS at the moment.

Development Levy (non-refundable)

The development levy is payable for each student other than those attending Parent- Child- and Toddler Groups.

In general, an annual development levy of S$ 4,890 for the 1st year is payable together with the school fee invoices of the semester. A reduced development levy of S$ 2,445 is applicable annually in the 1st year for the 3rd child onwards and for all students from the 2nd year onwards.

Fees for Additional Tuition

EAL (English as an Additional Language) S$ 2,780 per year/child. Learning Support S$ 2,780 per year/child.

Text books, school excursions / class trips

The school lends most required textbooks to the students on an annual basis with all other required books being available for purchase in the School Shop. Textbooks will be handed out to the students during the first week by the Library (in Primary School through the homeroom teacher) and will be registered under the name of the student. Please note that all textbooks remain the property of the school and need to be handled with care.

Other expenses as well as expenses for school excursions and class trips are charged additionally.

School bus

A school bus service is available for GESS students from an outsourced company, KAL T & T Services. For further information on the areas where transport service is provided and the bus fees structure, please refer to Bus Service Request and Fees on the right side of this page.

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Registration period: 22 June, 2017 – 21 June, 2023

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IB Curriculum

The English speaking European Section of GESS is a fully fledged International Baccalaureate World School, and one of the few in the world who are authorised to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Since opening in 2005, the European Section has grown rapidly to become a school with a reputation for quality education with a strong community feel. We now have over 600 students. The vast majority of our students are European passport holders, for whom GESS represents a vital connection with home. Students are thus provided with a safe, friendly and familiar environment in which they are challenged to thrive as they grow into independent and responsible global citizens.

Our academic and pastoral programmes are designed to support this demographic and ultimately to prepare our students for returning to Europe or for entry into European universities. To this end we endeavor to support mother tongue language acquisition so that our students do not lose this vital connection with their home culture. Fortunately, given the high entry requirements into European schools and colleges, this also means that our students are especially well prepared for study all over the world, particularly North America, the UK and Australia.

The Pre-School department provides education from 18 month to 6 years in either English or German. Children are placed in groups according to their age.


German Curriculum

Since the school was founded in 1971, the school has evolved into a school with two sections. As an accredited “Excellent German School Abroad”, the German Section of the German European School Singapore (GESS) offers all major German school leaving certificates. The European Section is an authorized IB World School offering education in English across all three IB programmes.

The German Section supports the students to develop their German roots. We give them wings for the linguistic demands of a globalized world through our differentiated English programme from grade 1 onwards. In secondary school some subjects are taught in English. Our students are benefitting from numerous bonding activities and have additional space to enjoy the internationality of the school.

Our Pre-School department provides education from 18 month to 6 years in either English or German. Children are placed in groups according to their age. 

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