99.co, Singapore's fastest growing property portal, shares properties near alternative schools to further your child's education after PSLE
It’s that time of the year again – and no, we’re not talking about Christmas. We’re talking about the release of PSLE results, and the start of another highly stressful exercise – choosing of secondary schools. Which secondary school is the most suitable for your child based on his grades/skills? Is it worth moving to be nearer to your ideal secondary school? We answer all these questions, and more!
An alternative secondary school curriculumIn the past, choosing a secondary school was more straightforward – you typically looked at what schools you could get into, and filtered them by whichever wasn’t too far from your home. But with the increase in options available, students can now take into consideration other factors such as whether a school specialises in a certain area (eg sports), and can further their potential in that particular field.
- School of The Arts (SOTA)
(Credits) With perhaps one of the most aesthetically appealing campuses located right in the heart of town, SOTA is Singapore’s first national pre-tertiary specialised arts school with a six-year integrated arts and academic curriculum. Students at SOTA may choose to take either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, or their Arts Excellence Programme (AEP). In both these programmes, students are required to take subjects such as English Language & Critical Thinking, as well as dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. Their curriculum, which focuses on both academics and arts-related subjects, aims to help students realise their artistic potential without neglecting their academic side. In short, SOTA is perfect for students who are interested in or show early talent in the arts. Details about applying to SOTA are available on their website. Want to stay close to SOTA in order to minimize travelling distance? Nearby properties include Nomu at Handy Road, Sophia Hills at Mount Sophia, and Parc Sophia at Adis Road.
- Singapore Sports School
(Credits) Singapore Sports School is a specialized Independent School that provides its students with an integrated academic and sports programme. The list of core sports they offer include Badminton, Bowling, Fencing, Football, Netball, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Track and Field. Aside from these, they also admit exceptional students in other sports on a discretionary basis. Students who enroll in Singapore Sports School are encouraged to board at the school, in order to benefit from a highly structured schedule and optimize their time for training, academic learning and rest. After graduating, depending on which option they choose, students may proceed on to study at Junior Colleges or Polytechnics, or progress to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the customised Republic Polytechnic-Singapore Sports School Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management (RP-SSP DSLM). Details about applying to Singapore Sports School are available on their website. Want to stay in close proximity to Singapore Sports School to minimize travelling distance? Nearby properties include Parc Rosewood, Rosewood Suites, and Casablanca – all located at, you guessed it, Rosewood Drive.
- School of Science and Technology