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International School Singapore - Main Campus
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Main Campus


Our Main Campus is located in the Bukit Timah area next to a National Reserve. It comprises the Pre-School Department and Secondary Schools (grades 6-12) of both sections which have their own buildings and recreational areas.

Campus Map


Block A
Front Desk, Administration, Conference Room, School Shop

Block B
Classrooms, Art Rooms, Canteen, Music Rooms

Block C
Classrooms, Science Labs, First Aid, Library

Block D
Teacher Rooms, IT Lab, IT Office, Global School Room

Block E
Classrooms, IT Lab, Global School Room

Block F, G
Pre-School Department (Kindergarten)

IES Block
Classrooms, Theater Hall

Sports Hall
Sports Facilities, Swimming Pool, Design Technology Studios

Front Desk

At the Frontdesk, you will be warmly welcomed by our bilingual receptionists (German and English) who will assist you when needed.

Class Rooms

All our 56 class rooms are bright and air-conditioned. They are connected to our highspeed network with internet access for all students and are equipped with beamer and audiovisual devices.

Specialist Rooms

Both campuses have in total 5 arts, 4 music, 4 ICT and 5 science rooms.

Technology and IT

All GESS computers are equipped with Microsoft Windows and an Office package as well as subject specific educational software. Every student has an individual access to the internet, whether it be in the class room or in an IT-Lab or via WiFi.


Design Technology Studio

GESS has two Design Technology classrooms with state of the art equipment including 3D printers, vacuum formers and laser cutters. Students design and manufacture their own products using traditional techniques as well as the latest technology.

Music Rooms

In addition to our group music rooms, we offer our students several practice rooms for the Voice and Instrumental Programme (VIP). A wide range of instruments are part of the equipment.

Global School

Since 2009, GESS teachers of Grade 10 to 12 provide lessons simultaneously to our GESS students in Singapore and to those at the Christliche Deutsche Schule in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, by an educational teleconferencing system. The students in Thailand are actively involved in the ongoing lessons, which means they are able to discuss subjects with their class mates without any delay, they receive live support from the teacher and can measure their performances. For more information about our interactive use of video-conference technology, which links the two class rooms in different countries, click here [German].


Each campus has a modern library with a total of 75,000 volumes. You have access to our Online Resources with Databases in German and English as well as e-books. We offer different media suitable for all age groups ranging from fiction, non-fiction books and school textbooks. Our trained librarians and assistants encourage reading all levels, helping students to find books they really enjoy. Parents and members of the German community can become members of our library, too.

Sport Facilities

We offer our students a modern, indoor multipurpose gymnasium which is used for a variety of organized leagues, competitions and CCAs throughout the year. The facilities include an outdoor football pitch as well as a basketball field and a large competition size swimming pool.


Our Kindergarten playground is surrounded by tropical jungle and offers a comfortable atmosphere where children can discover, experiment and explore.


Hoe Bros, who provides canteen services to our school, have many years of experience in international schools in Singapore and offer students freshly prepared, balanced hot or cold meals daily as well as snacks and drinks. Lunch times are regulated to avoid long queues.

Hoe Bros. have in place nutritional information and ingredients lists for all menu items being served at GESS. Parents of children with allergies can now make informed decisions as to what their children should eat.

Menus will be published on the school’s website each month. All students may use their ID cards for payment by taking it to the cashier to ‘top up’. Cash payment is also accepted. The menu for students in Pre-School is still included in their school fees.

School Shop

On Main Campus, you will find a well-stocked school shop with all necessary school books and class materials as well as books and a lot more.

The GESS school uniform, which is worn from Pre-School onward, can be bought here as well.

Or just enjoy a good cup of coffee at our "Schoolbucks" while you are waiting for your child.

First Aid

The Main Campus has a First Aid room staffed by a qualified First Aid Officer, who is available to provide first aid, and to help students, who fall ill while at school.

The First Aid Officer is always on duty during school hours, including CCA times, as well as special events, such as sports tournaments.

Please feel free to contact the First Aid Department via firstaid@gess.sg. Here, you can get as well medical health information about possible diseases in Singapore.

Please visit our
Junior School Campus as well.

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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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