About OFS
OFS at a Glance
OFS 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.
OFS has students from over 70 countries with new school capacity at all levels.
OFS faculty is a professional team of highly qualified and experienced teachers from about 40 countries.
OFS students study Foreign Languages chosen from English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish. Or
OFS students, from Pre-K2 to Grade 5, may choose to study their own Mother Tongue four hours per week within the school timetable. Or
OFS Study Preparation Program (SPP) help students quickly learn to read, write, understand and speak English while also maintaining their grade level by age.
OFS students make friendship and develop global attitudes in a school with no dominant nationality, and no national identity or bias.
OFS students must be resident with their families in Singapore, unless other arrangements are approved.
Accreditation

Overseas Family School is:

a Member School of International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) registered with Fieldwork Education, UK

a Member School of International Primary Curriculum (IPC) registered with Fieldwork Education, UK

authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB), Geneva, Switzerland

accredited K-12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), USA

registered with Cambridge Assessment International Education, UK

EduTrust Certified (Certificate Number: EDU-2-2072, Validity: 21/12/2015 - 20/12/2019)

registered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), Singapore (Registration No.: 199104269R, Validity: 1/9/2015 - 31/8/2019)

Academic Objectives
To focus on the individual needs of every student and to provide a supportive atmosphere designed to help students achieve personal academic goals.
To sustain modern teaching policies and methods which give students positive attitudes to learning.
To maintain a "worldwide family" approach at school and help students overcome any biased attitudes towards other cultures.
To work in open partnership with parents to prepare students for the changing world they will experience.
To cultivate flexible approaches to problem solving which help students develop original thinking skills.
To inspire each student to his or her potential level of achievement in a school where happy self-discipline and self-respect are guidelines for behaviour.
A Brief History
September 1991
Overseas Family School (OFS) started, 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.
February 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.
May 2015
The new OFS school facility, with extensive lower level parking, was designed for 5,000 and is currently government approved for 4,800 students. The project was completed on time within budget, approved for occupancy (TOP) in May 2015 and obtained final permission (CSC) in May 2017.
June 2015
After the end of that school year, OFS moved, on schedule, from Paterson Road to its new campus.
August 2015
Classes commenced in the new Pasir Ris campus.
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.
Campus and Facilities
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Adventure Playgrounds
Air-conditioning
With fresh air injection to classrooms
13
Art and Design Studios
Auditorium
Seating capacity up to 3,000, with state of the art multimedia facilities
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Basketball and Sports courts
All weather (shaded)
5
Computer Labs
Apple Mac computers
Drama Centre
With Black Box and three Studios
Enrichment Program
Health Centre
With Doctor and four qualified nurses
LED Lighting
Throughout a mercury free campus
Licensed Kitchen with Cafeteria
Seating for 2,000
Light Dimmers
In all classrooms, energise or calm students
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Modern Libraries
Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle and High Schools
Multi-media network systems
Throughout the school
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Music Studios
With soundproof practice rooms
Parent Association Lounge
For parents. Level 4 Admin block
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Science Laboratories
Elementary, Middle and High schools
School Bus Services (Nationwide)
Seat belts for all. Choice of afternoon school buses at 3:45 pm or 5:15 pm
Sports
Competitive Team Sport Programs available for all
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Sport Fields
Senior field and junior field. Artificial turf with organic infill
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Swimming Pools
50m 10 lane indoor pool and a junior pool
School Shop
Uniforms, stationeries and school supplies. Level 2 Administration Block
Parent Association
The OFS Parent Association is a volunteer body funded by the school. It marshals the energies of parent volunteers to organise events such as parent Coffee Mornings and the annual Global Picnic. It helps with translations, refreshments, displays and decorations at our children's school events, meetings and graduation ceremonies. It is also a place where parents can interact with people from all parts of the world, learn about new cultures and make friends for life.
Personal Data Protection

The OFS Data Protection Officer (DPO) is the main contact person for all matters relating to personal data protection. Should you have any questions or feedback relating to your personal data, wish to obtain access and make corrections to your personal data, or wish to withdraw consent to the use of your personal data, please contact the DPO as follows:

Data Protection Officer
Overseas Family School Limited
81 Pasir Ris Heights
Singapore 519292
dpo@ofs.edu.sg