EtonHouse to Open Middleton International School
Affordable and high quality international education with fees nearly half of other international schools
Singapore, September 2016 – In 2017, the EtonHouse International Education Group will launch the brand new Middleton International School subject to regulatory approvals. The school will offer an international programme with fees capped at $18000 a year or $1500 a month. The average monthly fee at international schools in Singapore is $2400.
Middleton International School will follow the UK National Curriculum and the Singapore MOE standards for Maths and Chinese. Based on UK and Singapore learning outcomes, the programme will be academically rigorous with a strong second language foundation in Chinese. The school will provide an integrated and holistic programme and co-curricular learning to cater to a wide range of interests and talents. These programmes will be offered outside the school hours either within or outside the campus. The school also intends to offer more language options in response to the needs of the community.
The school will offer primary school classes (7-11 years). Families can then transition to the EtonHouse Secondary School offering the IGCSE qualification. With a class size of 28 children and highly qualified and experienced primary school teachers, each classroom will be equipped with innovative resources for teaching and learning.
Says Mr Ng Yi Xian, Executive Director of EtonHouse, “The expatriate families in Singapore are faced with very high fees at international schools. Monthly school fees can cost parents upwards of $2500 and secondary fees are even higher. Families with two or more children find it extremely hard to afford these fees. More foreign families are now being employed on local terms and this makes the situation worse.
We therefore feel the need to offer an affordable international school programme that responds to these families and is founded on academic rigour and a strong bilingual foundation. With our experience in running international K-12 schools for more than 2 decades in many different countries, I am quite confident that this school will provide an outstanding programme. We will not compromise on the quality standards of the school, but instead bring down the operating costs by running on a relatively lower rent, using external spaces for sports and other co-curricular activities and through economies of scale accrued as a result of running many more schools in Singapore.
EtonHouse believes in the triple bottom line. Our schools improve the standard of education, serve society and provide an economic surplus. We believe that as a Singapore company, it is our responsibility to set up an affordable school to serve the international community”.
Read the Straits Times press coverage here: EtonHouse’s cheaper option for expat kids
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