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Last Updated: 11 January 2024

Education in SG

We aim to help our students discover and make the best of their own talents, to help them realise their full potential, and develop a passion for lifelong learning.

21st Century Competencies

We have identified a list of competencies that are essential for your child to develop to prepare them for the future.

Compulsory education

All Singapore Citizens born after 1 January 1996 and living in Singapore must attend a national primary school unless an exemption is granted. Learn more about compulsory education, exemptions and deferment to enter Primary 1.

Desired Outcomes of Education

Find out what your child will be learning in each key stage of their education.

Educational technology journey

Gain an overview of our educational technology journey since its early beginning in 1997 and across the respective master plans.

Our students

Learn how your child can discover and nurture their strengths and interests, cultivate important values, and realise their full potential to seize opportunities of the future. Learn how our holistic education encourages your child to learn more and develop a curiosity that goes beyond formal education.

Our teachers

Learn about our education professionals and how we work with our teachers to bring quality and innovative practices into the classroom.

Our schools

Our schools aim to provide every child with the opportunity to develop holistically and maximise their potential, helping them grow into lifelong learners.

Our programmes

There are a variety of programmes in schools that help students develop their strengths and areas of interest. Learn more about these programmes and how they are beneficial.

Private education

Private schools conducting education and training such as tuition and enrichment must register their school, courses offered and teachers with us.

Student Learning Space (SLS)

The SLS is one of MOE’s key initiatives to transform the learning experiences of Singaporean students through the purposeful use of technology to enable students to engage in different learning modes, including self-directed and collaborative learning.