The Swiss School in Singapore was founded by Marie-Therese and Werner Kaufmann-Sialm and officially opened on 2 May 1967 with 18 children in kindergarden and ten students in primary classes.
On 18 July 1967, the “Swiss School Association” was registered as a company without share capital. In the same year, the Swiss School received recognition from the Swiss government to become one of the acknowledged Swiss Schools Abroad. The Canton of Zug agreed to support and mentor the Swiss School in Singapore and until now, plays an important and active role in supporting and supervising the pedagogical standard of the Swiss School in Singapore.
Slowly and steadily, the Swiss School has grown, and with more students attending the school, a campus with four classroom blocks and a multi-purpose hall was completed in 2009.
In 2010, the Swiss School had to change its name from “Swiss School Association” to “Swiss School in Singapore” (SSiS) because of new rules and regulations set by the Ministry of Education and its statuary board, The Council for Private Education (CPE).
In August 2019, the Swiss School opened an additional French-language section to further expand its commitment to high-quality Swiss education for Swiss-European families in Singapore. The Canton of Valais officially became the patronal canton for the new French-speaking section.
On the occasion of our 50-year anniversary, in May 2017, SSiS launched a portrait exhibition called 50 People in 50 Years. Take a look at the Portrait Gallery and you will be able to find 50 interesting portraits of 50 people who shaped our school between 1967 and 2017.