Here is the full list of independent schools in Singapore.
Independent schools are secondary schools that MOE gives more freedom to set school fees and plan academic and non-academic programmes.
The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) cut-off points of these secondary schools range from 6 to 17. The cut-off points are in terms of PSLE Score.
Five of these eight secondary schools are affiliated to primary schools.
Independent Schools List
|Secondary School||2021 PSLE Cut-Off Point|
|Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)||7||8; 13 if affiliated|
|Hwa Chong Institution||7(M)||—|
|Methodist Girls’ School||7||8; 17 if affiliated|
|Nanyang Girls’ High School||7(D); 8(M) if affiliated||—|
|Raffles Girls’ School||6||—|
|Singapore Chinese Girls’ School||8||8; 17 if affiliated|
|St. Joseph’s Institution||8||10; 12 if affiliated|
What is the best independent school in Singapore?
Based on PSLE cut-off point in 2022, the top independent secondary schools in Singapore are Raffles Institution and Raffles Girls’ School.
Which planning areas of Singapore are the independent schools located in?
Raffles Institution is a secondary school in the Bishan area.
Hwa Chong Institution, Methodist Girls’ School and Nanyang Girls’ High School are secondary schools in the Bukit Timah area.
Central Area Planning Areas
Raffles Girls’ School is a secondary school in the Central Area of Singapore.
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and St. Joseph’s Institution are secondary schools in the Novena area.
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) is a secondary school in the Queenstown area.