Background
The OFS Experience

Provides a modern education in the English language for overseas families living in Singapore.
   
OFS Curriculum is the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) Pre-K1 (2 years old) to K2, International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Grades 1 to 5 and International Baccalaureate (IB) Grades 6 to 12.
   
Faculty is a professional team of highly qualified and experienced international teachers from about 40 countries.
   
Students study foreign languages chosen from English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish. Mother Tongue classes are offered in: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
   
The Study Preparation Program (SPP) help students to be functional in reading, writing, listening and speaking English. Students also learn the content of the mainstream subjects.
   
Through structured learning of Chess, students learn to think strategically. This strategic thinking enhances student learning across all academic areas.
   
Our Math coding program is specially designed to enhance our students' mathematics skills such as problem solving and deductive thinking.
   
Our Model United Nations program promotes student development of skills in communications, critical and creative thinking, cultural literacy and collaboration. On major global issues students research, debate and present from the perspective of a country not their own.

 

Accreditation

Authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB), Geneva, Switzerland
   
Registered as a Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Centre, UK
   
Accredited K-12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), USA
   
Member School of International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) registered with Fieldwork Education, UK
   
Registered by the Singapore Committee for Private Education (CPE) [Registration Number: 199104269R] and EduTrust Certified [Certificate Number: EDU-2-2072]

History

Overseas Family School (OFS) started in September 1991, with classes in all Grades.

Situated first at the previous Singapore Teacher Training College, 25F Paterson Road, Singapore 238515, always considered a temporary site for the school, and now located at 81 Pasir Ris Heights, Singapore 519292.

In 2013, the parent company Overseas Education Limited was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange with Overseas Family School Limited as its subsidiary company and sole asset. The purpose of this listing was to finance a new school facility at 81 Pasir Ris Heights, Singapore 519292.

The new OFS school facility, with extensive lower level parking, was designed for 5000 and is currently government approved for 4800 students. The project was completed on time within budget, approved for occupancy (TOP) in May 2015 and obtained final permission (CSC) in May 2017.

In June 2015, after the end of that school year, OFS moved, on schedule, from Paterson Road to its new campus, where classes commenced in August 2015.

In June 2016, at the end of its first school year in the new premises, OFS completed its 25th year as a foreign system school serving the overseas community in Singapore, now with students from over 70 countries attending the school.