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Welcome to our international school!


GESS is an independent international school in Singapore and welcomes students of any nationality, race or belief. With average class sizes of 24 students in school and 18 students in pre-school, teachers at GESS have the capacity to provide focused attention for each student. This is one of the main reasons why GESS is ranked among the top international schools in Singapore.

As in many other international schools in Singapore, the academic year (approximately 180 school days) comprises of two semesters. The first semester begins in August and ends in December, the second semester begins in January and ends in June. All Singaporean public holidays are observed. Have a look at our upcoming school events below and the holiday calendar on the right. Our admissions team will be more than happy to assist you in identifying the right time for your child to join GESS.

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On this page you can find an overview about the school holidays of GESS for this academic year as well as for the next years to come.

We summarised important information about our admission requirements, admissions in general as well as school fees and scholarships on the following pages. If some of your questions are not answered on these pages, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions team.

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GESS Head of Admissions Julian Keith

Julian Keith

Head of Admissions

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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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