11 SAP Secondary Schools in Singapore: Which Is the Best?

Here is the full list of Special Assistance Programme (SAP) secondary schools in Singapore.

SAP secondary schools are secondary schools that the Ministry of Education (MOE) set aside to promote “mother tongue” (the official language assigned to a Singaporean’s racial group) language and culture.

Currently, the only SAP secondary schools are ones that promote Chinese language and culture. These “Chinese secondary schools”, however, accept students from all cultures.

The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) cut-off points of these eleven secondary schools range from 7, with a Distinction grade in Higher Mother Tongue Language (HMTL), to 16.

The cut-off points are in terms of PSLE Score.

  • IP means the cut-off point is for the secondary school’s Integrated Programme stream.
  • E means the cut-off point is for the secondary school’s Express stream.
  • (D) means a Distinction grade in HMTL.
  • (M) means a Merit grade in HMTL.
  • (P) means a Pass grade in HMTL.
  • Affiliated means the student is from the secondary school’s affiliated primary school.
Secondary School2021 PSLE Cut-Off Point
IPE
Anglican High School12(P)
Catholic High School8(M)9(M); 12 if affiliated
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School7(P)9(M); 14 if affiliated
Chung Cheng High School (Main)11(M)
Dunman High School8(D)
Hwa Chong Institution7(M)
Maris Stella High School12; 16 if affiliated
Nan Chiau High School12(D)
Nan Hua High School11
Nanyang Girls’ High School7(D); 8(M) if affiliated
River Valley High School9(M)

What is the best SAP secondary school in Singapore?

Based on the Singapore secondary school ranking in 2022, the top SAP secondary school is Nanyang Girls’ High School.

Where are the SAP secondary schools in Singapore?

Ang Mo Kio

CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School is a secondary school in the Ang Mo Kio area.

Bedok

Anglican High School is a secondary school in the Bedok area.

Bishan

Catholic High School is a secondary school in the Bishan area.

Bukit Timah

Hwa Chong Institution and Nanyang Girls’ High School are secondary schools in the Bukit Timah area.

Clementi

Nan Hua High School is a secondary school in the Clementi area.

Jurong West

River Valley High School is a secondary school in the Jurong West area.

Kallang

Dunman High School is a secondary school in the Kallang area.

Marine Parade

Chung Cheng High School (Main) is a secondary school in the Marine Parade area.

Sengkang

Nan Chiau High School is a secondary school in the Sengkang area.

Toa Payoh

Maris Stella High School is a secondary school in the Toa Payoh area.