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School Association


The association "German European School Singapore (Deutsche Europäische Schule Singapur)" is a private body and its main object is to maintain and enhance the interests of GESS. The members of the association are mostly parents of GESS students.

The association is managed by a Board of Governors. The Board provides the strategic direction and develops long-term goals for the School to ensure that our students and teachers have the tools and infrastructure required to receive and provide a high-quality education and learning experience.

It works closely with the School Management which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the School. The Board of Governors oversees and has overall financial responsibility for the School.

All members of the Board are non-executive and work on an honorary basis. There are 10 members on the Board, eight of whom are elected by the members of the association at the Annual General Meeting and two of whom are appointed by the Board. To find out more about our current Board of Governors, click here.

Getting Involved

If you are interested in joining the association please use the membership form on the right side of this page and send the completed form to

The Honorary Secretary, Board of Governors
German European School Singapore
72 Bukit Tinggi Road
Singapore 289760

or email the form to gess.secretary@gess.sg.

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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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