• Admissions Hotline
    +65 6461 0881
  • GESS Reception
    +65 6469 1131
  • EN
  • DE
International School Singapore
email page print page small type large type

News at GESS

RSS Feeds
Alerts Signup
On Thursday, 2 November, 2017, GESS received a high-ranking visitor from Germany.
It's always a worry that your child may lose touch with their mother tongue after years abroad... fret not though, mama – GESS can help with their Language Enrichment Programme from Russian to Japanese, Italian and Dutch!
"On any typical day in our Primary Years Programme (PYP), our teaching staff tries to encourage learning through authentic play – we listen to the children, their many languages and manners of communicating and use their voices in determining the next steps of inquiry."
"The first school we visited was GESS. We all liked the atmosphere, the teachers and the way children behave there. "
Metropolitan YMCA invited young people to share their thoughts on what peace means to them.
GESS believes learning any language should be meaningful to the child.
Marleen (15) goes to an international school in Singapore.
GESS students are taking part in the language festival in Dresden.
In under a year, the students of GESS will settle into their new school campus at Dairy Farm Road, just across from the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Read more updates about the construction of the new school campus.
GESS is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit international school with a distinct European flavour.
Graduation Ceremony marked outstanding achievements of our Grade 12 graduates.
GESS wins the Southeast Asian Games for the 8th time.
Many parents don't anticipate how difficult it is for children to hang on to their home language as the school language gradually dominates.
Here are 3 reasons why GESS's new campus is both bigger and better.

Personal Data Protection Policy |Sitemap

CPE registration number: S72SS0010G
Registration period: 22 June, 2017 – 21 June, 2023

©2017 GESS

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. 

powered by finalsite