To meet the age requirements of the GEMS (Singapore) admissions policy, a student has to meet the following requirements:
As an International School in Singapore, GEMS World Academy (Singapore) seeks to make the most appropriate grade placement for each student based on his or her age, as well as academic, social and emotional development within policy guidelines. For this reason, new students may be required to complete an appropriate level screener to determine placement and fit.
Students will be placed in the appropriate age group taking account of their age on the 1st of September.
Families are encouraged to use an international comparison chart below to ensure that they are applying to the correct grade level, taking into account the differences that exist in the naming of “grades” around the world:
|Age as of 1st September||GEMS (Singapore)||North America||England||Australia/NZ||South Africa|
|4||KG 1||PRE-K||FS 2||KG|
|5||KG 2||KG||Year 1||Prep||Reception|
|6||Grade 1||Grade 1||Year 2||Year 1||Year 1|
|7||Grade 2||Grade 2||Year 3||Year 2||Year 2|
|8||Grade 3||Grade 3||Year 4||Year 3||Year 3|
|9||Grade 4||Grade 4||Year 5||Year 4||Year 4|
|10||Grade 5||Grade 5||Year 6||Year 5||Year 5|
|11||Grade 6||Grade 6||Year 7||Year 6||Year 6|
|12||Grade 7||Grade 7||Year 8||Year 7||Year 7|
|13||Grade 8||Grade 8||Year 9||Year 8||Year 8|
|14||Grade 9||Grade 9||Year 10||Year 9||Year 9|
|15||Grade 10||Grade 10||Year 11||Year 10||Year 10|
|16||Grade 11||Grade 11||Year 12||Year 11||Year 11|
|17||Grade 12||Grade 12||Year 13||Year 12||Year 12|
All new students from Grade 1 onwards must provide official documentation of previous school experience, including transcripts and report cards. All documents provided must be in English.
To meet GEMS World Academy (Singapore) admission requirements, we may ask for translated documents to be certified by the appropriate consular authority of the country in which the student last attended school.
As an International School in Singapore with four years EduTrust accreditation, GEMS (Singapore) is happy to accommodate Singapore permanent residents and dependent pass holders.
Family seeking student visa for Singapore are encouraged to contact the admissions team direct for guidance and support.
For students in grades Nursery, Pre-K, K1, and K2, we are excited to accept applications from Singapore citizens, Singapore permanent residents, and dependent pass holders.