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Thank you for considering GESS


We know that choosing a school is an important decision for both your child and yourself. That is why the possibility to meet with the respective pedagogic school section head and visit the campus is a matter of course at GESS. Our Admissions Team would be pleased to arrange the appointments for you. If you already decided that our GESS preschool, primary school or secondary school is the right fit for your child, please follow the application procedure outlined below.

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Application Procedure

  • Applications need to be submitted via our online admission system.
  • It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete the application.
  • For further information, please click on the right side of this page (Online Application).
  • Upon submission of the online application, you will be required to pay an entrance fee of S$2945.00. Payment details can be found on our School Fees page.

If pre-enrolment testing is required for admission into the grade level and section you are applying for, the Admissions Team will make the necessary arrangements.

Admission of the Student

Upon submission of the application form along with all necessary supporting documents, our Admissions Team will review your child's application thoroughly, together with the appropriate school section head. The time needed for processing your application will depend on the time of the year for which you are applying, as well as the grade and section you are applying for. You will be informed as soon as possible about the school's decision. In the meantime, you can, of course, contact the Admissions team at any time in case of further questions.


Next steps

Orientation Programme

Once you have received our letter of acceptance, confirming your child's place at the German European School Singapore, you will be sent details of the timing of our orientation programme for both you and your child. Formal orientation programmes run only at the beginning of the academic year in July/August. If your child joins our school during the course of the academic year, we do ask you and your child to attend an orientation meeting with the child's new class teacher before starting at school. The class teacher will contact you to arrange the details.

Our Buddies - Your Buddies

Every class, including those in Kindergarten and Pre-Primary, has a student and a parent (the buddies) who will welcome new students into the class and help them settle into the new routine. Buddies are also happy to give you tips on anything from where to shop to what to do in Singapore. The Buddies will do their best to get in touch with you as soon as you arrive in Singapore and your child starts at our school.

GESS Parents Portal

Upon your child's admission to GESS, the school will create an online access to the parents portal for you. It provides a lot of useful information about school life, classes, preparation for the first school day and life in Singapore. Later on it will be your individual point of access to the newest information about school and events happening in your child's school day.

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CPE registration number: S72SS0010G
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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