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For-profit vs. Not-for-profit international schools

Posted: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:44 pm
by ginger_bread
I have read some discussions here about for-profit vs. not-for-profit International Schools in Singapore.

I've learnt recently that not-for-profit schools in Singapore register as charities with the Singapore Government. (I am not sure I am allowed to post websites; you may google charity portal Singapore to see which schools are registered charities.)

So far I can find Tanglin Trust, UWC, Singapore American School, International Community School, German European School, Swiss School, Hollandse School, Lycee Francaise (French school), Japanese School (I did not check all the schools)

I remember someone mentioned that Nexus is a not-for-profit school but I cannot find it listed as a charity.

Re: For-profit vs. Not-for-profit international schools

Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 9:27 am
by PNGMK
ginger_bread wrote:I have read some discussions here about for-profit vs. not-for-profit International Schools in Singapore.

I've learnt recently that not-for-profit schools in Singapore register as charities with the Singapore Government. (I am not sure I am allowed to post websites; you may google charity portal Singapore to see which schools are registered charities.)

So far I can find Tanglin Trust, UWC, Singapore American School, International Community School, German European School, Swiss School, Hollandse School, Lycee Francaise (French school), Japanese School (I did not check all the schools)

I remember someone mentioned that Nexus is a not-for-profit school but I cannot find it listed as a charity.
Excellent information thank you. I think you can post the website. I would agree those schools are definitely in the NFP category and notice the big absences:

Australian International School - owned by HK Investors.
Canadian International School - owned by Michael Milkin and the Russian or Albanian Mafia (if the cars they drive are any indication).

Those phucking schools should NOT be allowed to use the name of my good country or our beloved Commonwealth cousins in their name.

Re: For-profit vs. Not-for-profit international schools

Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 2:38 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
For the record, Nexus International School is a for-profit school owned by the Taylor's Education Group out of Malaysia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor%27 ... tion_Group

Re: For-profit vs. Not-for-profit international schools

Posted: Sat, 10 Nov 2018 8:54 am
by bqazi001
Hi There, can someone give me feedback about international community school vs Canadian International School. My son is in grade 9 and we will be moving to Singapore soon. Currently he goes to a catholic school in Canada and is in their AP program. I have read a lot of mixed reviews for CIS and not a lot of reviews about ICS. I am looking for a school that is good academically.

Re: For-profit vs. Not-for-profit international schools

Posted: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 9:43 pm
by PNGMK
ICS is good IMO.

Re: For-profit vs. Not-for-profit international schools

Posted: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:26 pm
by bqazi001
Thanks PNGMK. Unfortunately since we will be coming to Singapore in Feb ICS said they cannot take him as they want students to start in January if entering in the middle of the year.

Re: For-profit vs. Not-for-profit international schools

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:35 am
by PNGMK
bqazi001 wrote:Thanks PNGMK. Unfortunately since we will be coming to Singapore in Feb ICS said they cannot take him as they want students to start in January if entering in the middle of the year.
Sorry about that. Sometimes the schools here are stupid and arrogant bastards considering what they charge.