International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
Welcome to the European Section of GESS!
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). Authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools have successfully demonstrated a commitment towards meeting all the standards, practices, and requirements in developing each programme as stipulated by the IB.
One of the best IB Schools in Singapore
Since opening in 2005, the European Section has grown rapidly to become one of the best IB Schools in Singapore with a reputation for quality education and a strong community feel. The vast majority of our 600 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.
Our Primary School of the European Section and the German Section is located at the Junior School Campus at Jalan Jurong Kechil while the Secondary and High School of both sections are based at the Main Campus at Bukit Tinggi Road. The distance between both Campuses is only 10 minutes by car.
The Pre-School department provides education from 18 months to 6 years in either English or German. Children are placed in groups according to their age.