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This academic year marks the 10th anniversary of the German European School Singapore's (GESS) English-speaking IB programmes in the European Section. (published in ScandAsia, April 2016)
Compared with other international schools in Singapore, GESS has the advantage of teaching our children an outstanding IB curriculum that includes learning their mother tongue, German, at a level that is only otherwise offered by a school in Germany or Switzerland. (published in ExpatLiving, May 2016)
With so many international schools in Singapore to choose from, mama, the importance of understanding a school's curriculum, not to mention meeting students and teachers, cannot be overemphasised. (published in sassymamasg.com, April 2016)
All classrooms will be open for you to discover what makes GESS so unique. (published in littlestepsasia.com, April 2016)
Is your teen thinking about heading to Germany for university? If so, the German Language Diploma could be for you. (published in littlestepsasia.com, April 2016)
Experience a teaching and learning day at GESS and gain insights from their successful approach to learning. (published in honeykidsasia.com, April 2016)
The tournament provides great entertainment and fun for the family with all participating schools giving competitive performances for both players and supporters to enjoy. (published in Schools Guide, April 2016)
The real and long-term value of education at GESS is not the teaching of specific school subjects and factual knowledge, but the teaching of problem-solving skills, the value of teamwork and critical thinking in an international environment. (published in ExpatLiving, April 2016)
The GESS Volkswagen Cup is an International Invitational Indoor Football Tournament for girls and boys, playing in different age groups. (published in Impulse, April 2016)
As the children go through school, we want them to know as much about where they come from as where they live – GESS ticks the boxes for all of that, and in a well-rounded and balanced way. (published in ExpatLiving Mini Guide, March 2016)
This year, GESS celebrates the 10th anniversary of its IB programme and thus of the European section. (published in Impulse, February 2016)
For the second time, GESS celebrated the 'Pink Shirt Day' which is also known as 'Anti Bullying Day'. (published in Impulse, January 2016)
Building fluency in home languages is key to academic success. (published in expatLiving.sg, December 2015)
Our school counselor doesn't just have her hands full raising three children, she is set on making other kids feel better about themselves. (published in Mum at work, December 2015)
This is Erin's fifth year in Singapore and at GESS. Her first day at GESS was a memorable highlight. She found the school to be a highly international community, with a diverse group of students and teachers from many countries. (published in Kids Guide, 2015/16)

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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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