Why HWA

We are a very niche, community-based academy. the modest student body and class sizes allow us to focus not only on everyday operations, but also on each and every student.

Hillside World Academy (HWA) was established in 2006 as the Chinese International School in Singapore, and continues to uphold the global vision that integrates Eastern and Western values, through the International Baccalaureate (IB) philosophy.

Find Out More About HWA Kindergarten

Understand how a bilingual preschool IB education in HWA can make a difference in laying a strong foundation for your child.

The Bilingual IB PYP Program At HWA

Learning multiple languages can be most effective during children’s early years of education. In HWA, the PYP (Primary Years Program) aims to nurture lifelong confident inquirers and confident communicators in both English and Chinese languages.

Approaches To Learning Workshop (ATL)

Find out how students in HWA learn critical 21st century skills through ATL workshops conducted in collaboration with EduNexis.

Making Learning Fun And Authentic

An example of how HWA’s PYP makes learning authentic and helps students apply their learning to real world issues.

Why Parents Choose Us

Every teacher who works with us is fully qualified and trained in the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.

All classrooms are equipped with IT infrastructure designed to assist teachers and to enhance the learning experience for students across all ages.

Our key staff members, in addition to our school nurse, also have basic qualifications in first aid, lifesaving and CPR, ensuring that student safety and health comes first, even after school hours.

We provide an array of nutritious food in the form of hot meals, wraps and sandwiches, fruits and juices, ensuring that our growing children are getting the kind of nutrition that they need.

A day in their school life. Join us going through a day in the life of a HWA student.

IB Academic Programme

At Hillside World Academy, we aim to develop students to be:

We want our students to embrace values in accordance with the IB Organization’s mission:

“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”

Our Accreditations

Hillside World Academy (HWA) is an IB World School, accredited to provide all 3 IB Programmes:

  • Primary Years (PYP) to students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6
  • Middle Years (MYP) to students in Grade 7 to 10
  • Diploma Programmes (DP) to students in Grade 11 and 12

Hillside World Academy was awarded the one-year EduTrust award. Click here to view our EduTrust Certificate.

The EduTrust Certification Scheme (EduTrust) is a quality assurance scheme administered by CPE for Private Education Institutions (PEIs) in Singapore. It aims to distinguish private schools that are able to consistently maintain a high standard of quality in the overall provision of education services and make continual improvements that lead to positive student outcomes.

The Committee for Private Education (CPE) was appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Board in October 2016 to carry out its functions and powers relating to private education under the Private Education Act. All Private Education Institutes (PEIs) are required to comply with the regulations under the Private Education Act in order to operate.

CPE Registration Number: 200607850N

Validity Period: 26 April 2019 to 25 April 2023

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