5 Steps

Academy

Expat Living (Singapore) - - Schools Mini Guide 2018 -

Both chil­dren have been at­tend­ing 5 Steps since last year. Our ex­pe­ri­ence with the school has been very pos­i­tive. The teach­ers are open to feed­back and sug­ges­tions, and the classes are small, en­cour­ag­ing the chil­dren to be more en­gaged with the class and al­low­ing teach­ers to ob­serve each child’s aca­demics as well as be­hav­iour. The sub­jects are taught in­ten­sively, which ex­plains how fast the stu­dents progress. Both our chil­dren are thriv­ing and learn­ing be­yond their school grades. The school also of­fers ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties such as karate, mu­sic, art and chess, which our chil­dren en­joy. We also love the fact that the school cares about val­ues and char­ac­ter as much as aca­demics. The school was rec­om­mended by a fel­low ex­pat friend. It’s the only in­ter­na­tional school in Sin­ga­pore that spe­cialises in math­e­mat­ics and sci­ence. Dur­ing our visit, we spoke to teach­ers and saw how en­gaged the chil­dren were, so we de­cided that this would be the right school for our own kids; we were par­tic­u­larly ex­cited about them hav­ing a teacher with a PHD in maths and psy­chol­ogy. We dis­cussed unique learn­ing plans for each child with the Head of School, and he based these on our pref­er­ences and ob­jec­tives. As the year pro­gresses, upon our ap­proval, the school will ad­just them based on our chil­dren’s in­di­vid­ual needs, learn­ing styles and speed. Our chil­dren are do­ing school work be­yond their grade level, are able to do their home­work in­de­pen­dently and are happy to go to school every day.

#01-01, 22 Or­chard Road 8655 0005 | 5steps.academy

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