The Swiss School in Singapore was founded in 1967 by Marie-Therese and Werner Kaufmann-Sialm and officially opened on May 2nd with 18 children in Kindergarten and ten students in primary classes.
On July 18th, 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 to a number of 280 students, a campus with three classroom blocks and a Multi Purpose Hall.
In 2010, the Swiss School had to change its name from “Swiss School Association” to “Swiss School in Singapore” as a result of new rules and regulations set by the Ministry of Education and its’ statuary board, The Council for Private Education (CPE).
On the occasion of our 50 year anniversary, in May 2017, SSiS has 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.