In­ter­na­tional Com­mu­nity School Sin­ga­pore

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“Rylee and Ayla have at­tended ICS for two years and are in Grade 4 and 1 re­spec­tively. From day one, our school ex­pe­ri­ence has been a dream for us as a fam­ily. Both girls’ teach­ers were sen­si­tive to the fact that they were home­sick and feel­ing vul­ner­a­ble. Their teach­ers Miss Richards and Miss Clark truly love our girls. The close-knit com­mu­nity makes it pos­si­ble for fam­i­lies and teach­ers to share the life-chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of mov­ing to a new coun­try. The teach­ers are more in­vested in the stu­dents and the com­mu­nity than any oth­ers I have known. Once we found our foot­ing, the girls started get­ting in­volved in ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar activities such as Lego club, per­cus­sion club and tre­ble choir, as well as sports like bas­ket­ball, tee- ball and vol­ley­ball. The op­por­tu­nity to learn Man­darin has also been a gift. Due to small class sizes, they get one-on-one in­struc­tion. The two things that stand out to us about ICS are its welcoming com­mu­nity cul­ture – demon­strated by the en­tire staff and em­braced by all ICS fam­i­lies – and the staff’s care for our chil­dren and their aca­demic, emo­tional and spir­i­tual well­be­ing. When we learned that we would be mov­ing to Sin­ga­pore, find­ing the right school was a top pri­or­ity. After re­search­ing a hand­ful of schools, we were con­tacted by an ICS fam­ily who shared their per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence at the school. We would highly rec­om­mend ICS to new fam­i­lies in Sin­ga­pore who are searching for a school to call home. It’s a place where we can en­trust our chil­dren’s holis­tic well­be­ing to teach­ers and staff who truly care for them for who they are.”

Both girls’ teach­ers were sen­si­tive to the fact that they were home­sick and feel­ing vul­ner­a­ble.

Michael and An­drea De­bolt, Amer­i­can; Rylee (10), Ayla (7), Amelia (4) and Ada­lyn (2)

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