Overview of Singapore's Education System

Singapore Ministry of Education

31 Mar 2021

Overview of Singapore's Education System

Singapore's education system aims to bring out the best in every child. We seek to nurture the whole child and develop them into lifelong learners, with an enduring core of competencies to thrive in the 21st century. Our multiple educational pathways cater to the different strengths and interests of every student.

Our schools provide a rich diversity of learning experiences for our students. On top of building a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy, we also cater to their educational needs in physical, aesthetic, moral, social and emotional aspects, and develop them holistically. Besides academic learning, students can develop their interest and talent in music, arts, and sports through co-curricular programmes and
outdoor education.
These learning experiences also give them opportunities to hone their leadership skills, as well as social and emotional competencies. There are also opportunities for our students to contribute to communities through various Values-inAction programmes, which are an integral part of school life as well as Applied
Learning experiences, which allows them to (i) learn by doing; (ii) learn about the real world; and (iii) learn for life. In addition, our schools offer education and career guidance to help our students discover their interests and strengths and choose the pathways that allow them to achieve their fullest potential.