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Why GESS?


 

10 GOOD REASONS to choose GESS!


Proven high-quality IB Programmes taught in English and German Curriculum taught in German with exceptional results      
  Highly qualified and experienced teachers
An inclusive school with individual support for every child  
  Two green campuses close to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve equipped with modern infrastructure
We value children's nationalities and home languages by providing outstanding mother tongue and foreign language programmes from Pre-School onwards.  
  A richly-varied CCA Programme to inspire and develop students' interests and talents
The only School in Singapore fostering European cultures and traditions  
  Social and environmental projects to build responsibility
Close-knit school community with the family atmosphere. We know your children personally.  
  High-calibre Vocal and Instrumental Programme offering with private tuition
     

 

 

What parents have to say about GESS


Sandra and Michael Doerpinghaus in GESS in ExpatLiving in May 2016

Piera Man and Matthias Prystav on GESS in ExpatLiving Mini Guide in March 2016

Annette Woschek on GESS on honeykidsasia.com in October 2015

Edith Poma-Schiffer on GESS in ExpatLiving in July 2015

Vivi Magnussen on GESS in ExpatLiving in June 2015

What Parents and Students say about GESS

 

Sara and Mans Lidgren on GESS in ExpatLiving in 2014

Fulvia de Luigi on GESS on ExpatLiving.sg in 2013

Elisa Bonzi on GESS in Expat Living Kids' Guide 2013/14

Inge Bos on GESS on ExpatLiving.sg in 2011

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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