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International School Singapore - GESS Pre-School
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Toddler: 18 months - 2 years old

„Every child should have some group experience before starting Kindergarten!“

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We offer Pre-Primary groups:

  • 2 half days/week from 8.00am - 12.30pm
  • 3 half days/week from 8.00am - 12.30pm
  • 5 half days/week from 8.00am - 12.30pm


Toddler groups are part of the Pre-School Department both in location and organization. This is in addition to the use of the excellent facilities in the “Habitat” building on the Junior School Campus.

Our Toddler groups provide children with opportunities for making their first social contacts, for exploration and discovery and they get used to doing things by themselves. To join the toddler group is a good preparation for Kindergarten. This ensures a smooth transition from those first steps of independence to full-time kindergarten attendance.

Activities are suited to the children’s age and cover all areas of development. Each child has his own unique personality. In our safe, comfortable and stimulating atmosphere children develop in their own way and at their own pace. There is a well-balanced ratio of free play and planned activities to awaken children’s interest and develop their curiosity.

We offer small groups in generous group rooms; extra rooms for crafts, music and movement and a generously laid-out playground. 

Regular sports and music lessons, arts and craft and cultural celebrations are integral parts of the programme.



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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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