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German European School Singapore


GESS is one of Asia’s leading holistic international schools offering an exceptional education to children aged 2 to 18 years.

Founded by parents in 1971, GESS is a not-for-profit international school that reinvests every dollar into teaching and learning. Whilst the community has grown to 1800 students, the school very much retains both its community feel and spirit. A key pillar in GESS’ success is its strong and engaged community. The parent-led board of governors and school association greatly contribute to the strategic direction of the school and vote on key initiatives.

Being one of a select number of global international schools to be successfully accredited by five education organisations, GESS is known for its innovative teaching and learning. GESS offers a personalised education with two curricula offered: the International Baccalaureate (IB) taught in English or the German curriculum. GESS is renowned for its language programmes, with over 15 languages expertly taught both integrated and after school; serving its diverse student community of 68 nationalities and 70 languages.

Students are encouraged to expand their learning outside of the classroom through experiential learning, and over 200 programmes and activities. In 2021, GESS partnered with 15 leading, global companies and organisations to create an exclusive BeyondClassrooms programme. This gives GESS students unique real-world insights into the working world through internships, industry expert talks and hands-on STEM programmes. GESS truly believes in giving its students the freedom to grow and discover their passions.

  • Day school tuition $16595 - $26996 USD
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Scholarships Available No
  • Number of Students 1800
  • Year founded 1971
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula IB Diploma, IB Middle Years, IB Primary Years, German National
  • Type Co-ed


International Baccalaureate (PYP, MYP and DP)
Council of International Schools (CIS)
Committee for Private Education (CPE)
Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK)
Deutsche Auslandsschulen (DAS)

Admissions Information

Admissions Process

All student applications are submitted online through our application portal. We recommend that you prepare the documents required in Step 1 before starting the application. It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

Unless further documents or reports are required, the application process should take 7 days. If you need any help, please contact the GESS Admissions Department.

Entry Requirements

GESS is a non-selective international school and we welcome students with a diverse range of talents and abilities that meet our entry requirements and where we can fully support the child.

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List No

Waiting List

Applications submitted and enrolled during the priority registration period will generally receive a space in the grade.


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English, German
  • ELL support Yes
  • Teacher/Student ratio Varies from 1:5 to 1:24
  • Gifted and talented student support Yes
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught English, German
  • Number of teaching staff 250
  • Examinations available

Teacher Qualifications

Our teachers are fully qualified, holding a national or international teacher training qualification such as the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Master's in Education.

At the heart of our community are a passionate team of professional educators, committed to nurturing, guiding and supporting our students.

Our team of educators partner with your family to ensure your child meets their potential and becomes a fully engaged member of our community school. Our educators are carefully chosen through a rigorous recruitment process, meeting high professional standards as well as demonstrating a commitment to the school's values.

Native English Teachers

Our international community is supported by a diverse team of educators from over 30 countries including Australia, Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States of America and more.

Number of Teaching Staff

Our team of educators are fully committed to our community. Teachers stay at GESS for an average of five years and over 15% of educators have been a part of our community for more than 10 years.

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Pastoral Care Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • School start time 07:50<br>
  • School end time 14:55
  • Max class size 24
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Access to an educational psychologist Yes
  • Student nationalities 68
  • Average class size 21

Sports Teams


GESS is an active member of ACSIS (Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools). GESS students benefit from the opportunity to compete in sports tournaments involving other international schools in Singapore in basketball, football, volleyball, badminton, swimming, track & field, cross country and more.

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes
  • Percent that pursue university 98%

University Destinations

Our goal for our grade 12 graduates is to secure a place in their first-choice university, a university where they will thrive, be happy and successful. As a non-selective Singapore International School, our graduate university destinations reflect our diverse GESS students’ talents, passions and backgrounds.

United Kingdom

  • University College London
  • King‘s College London
  • University of Glasgow
  • Durham University
  • University of Dundee

United States

  • New York University
  • Boston University
  • Parson School of Design
  • University of Rochester
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Texas at Austin


  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • University of Freiburg
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Zeppelin University


  • Western Sydney University
  • University of Newcastle
  • Griffith University
  • Bond University


  • University of Amsterdam
  • TU Delft
  • Leiden University
  • Tilburg University


  • University of Toronto
  • York University


  • Sciences Po
  • ESSEC Business School


  • Nanyang Technological University
  • James Cook University Singapore