For many parents all over the world, needless to say, in Singapore, enrolling and undertaking their wards in junior college school is one of the most important milestones in their child’s life.
Getting an award into a good junior school might be deemed as the first step to paving the way for future successes. Consequent to the cut-off point of junior college admission available, parents who are anxious will be able to college their child should decide on.
This article ranks the ten best junior colleges in Singapore for the year 2022 based on cut-off points published by the country’s ministry of education.
1. Hwa Chong Institution
Hwa Chong Institution (alternatively known as HCI) has been in existence since 2005. The school admits boys to study subjects from the first to the fourth year. Before this, a pre-university programme is opened to both boys and girls. The programme begins in the 5th year and ends in the sixth year. HCI has an impressive number of prominent people and personalities among its alumni body. Among them are a president, business executives, the top brass of the Singaporean military, journalists and media personalities.
2. Raffles Institution
Raffles Institution was established in the year 1823. It enjoys an envious status of being the oldest school in Singapore. Situated in Bishan, Singapore. In the years since its establishment, the school has produced leading figures in military, politics, diplomacy and the corporate world.
3. Anglo-Chinese School
The school located in Holland Village, Singapore, is a gender-sensitive institution that has operated since its establishment in 1886. Academic programmes offered by the institution range from an international baccalaureate programme to a pre-university. The school counts a number of prominent people and personalities among its alumni cast- this eminent cast includes an erstwhile Singaporean premier, civil servants, business executives, entertainment icons, journalists and media personalities.
4. Nanyang Junior College
Nanyang Junior College (also known as NYJC) was established in 1977. The school counts a number of prominent people and personalities among its alumni cast- this eminent cast includes corporate figures, professors, parliamentarians and politicians, legal luminaries, military top brass and social entrepreneurs.
5. Eunoia Junior College
Eunoia Junior College was established in 2017. The school, which is located in Bishan, Singapore- offers an integrated academic programme to students. The school hosts a number of scholarship programmes, including the following: Ministry of Education Pre-University Scholarship, Ministry of Education Bicultural Studies Programme Scholarship, Ministry of Education Humanities Scholarship, Ministry of Education Music Elective Scholarship, Ministry of Education Edusave Scheme. These programmes are primarily reserved for Singaporean students with outstanding extracurricular and academic records.
6. National Junior College
The institution located in Bukit Timah, Singapore, has been in existence since 1969. The school operates pre-university, integrated and special extracurricular programmes. The school counts a number of notable figures among its alumni: some of these figures include corporate executives, parliamentarians and politicians, arts personalities, entertainment icons etc.
7. Victoria Junior College
Victoria Junior College was established in the year 1984. It s located in Marina Parade, Singapore. The school’s alumni body includes erstwhile cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, military figures, radio presenters, singer-songwriters, entrepreneurs, actresses, film producers and directors, comic artists, beauty queens, record-making football figures and (medal-winning) Olympians. Over the years, the school has clinched a number of awards such as the Singapore Quality Class, School Distinction and School Excellence awards.
8. Dunman High School
Dunman High School (also known beforehand as Dunman Government Chinese Middle School) was established on October 14, 1956. It also floats an integrated programme and a host of special programmes.
9. River Valley High School
River Valley High School, RVHS, Singapore, is a junior school established in 1956 and situated in Boon Lay, Singapore. The school floats a six-year integrated programme. Through these, the school aspires to build students with all-around competence. In the years since its establishment, the school has racked up a number of awards. Some of these awards have included the Prime Minister’s Prize, Inaugural Silver Ribbon Mental Health Awards for Schools, School Green Awards, Community Chest Awards, National Cyberwellness Advocacy Challenge, Excellence in Mathematics Teaching Award, Outstanding Youth in Education Award, Designing with TI Graphing Calculators Competition, National Plain English Speaking Awards, International Mathematical Modelling Challenge and Singapore Science and Engineering Fair. The school’s alumni body includes parliamentarians, politicians and media personalities.
10.Temasek Junior College
Temasek Junior College is a government-owned junior secondary education school established in 1976 and situated in Bedok South, Singapore. The school is considered an elite school in Singapore. This reputation complements its status for academic research excellence attested to its affirmation as a research centre by the Singaporean education ministry and other awards. Furthermore, the school has also won many awards such as the School Distinction Award, School Excellence Award and School Distinction Award. The school holds similar awards for best practices in teaching and learning, all-around student development, staff well-being and development, character and citizenship education and partnership.