Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are a newly enrolled parent at XCL World Academy Singapore or have been with us for some time, it is always helpful to touch on some reminders and provide our community with guidance to some frequently asked questions.


Our Academic year runs from August to June. Click here to check our academic calendar and school holidays.

Morning Staff Supervision8:10 – 8:45 am (in designated areas)
Hallways/classrooms open8:20 am
Nursery – Grade 128:30 am – 3:30 pm

The regular school week is Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend special events.

No students are allowed on campus before 8.10 am and after 5.00 pm unless in an activity supervised by XCL World Academy staff member.

A typical day at XCL World Academy is filled with engaging, hands-on, experiential learning, developing students’ academic outcomes, nurturing core human values, and building real-life skills.

Our student body consists of approximately 50 nationalities, representing a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds without any single dominant group.

Representing over 20 different nationalities, our teachers bring the best teaching experience and expertise from around the world, naturally enriching your child’s everyday exposure to different cultures.

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Limited spots are available for the upcoming academic year 2023-2024 in certain grade levels. Please contact our Admissions Team at or call (65) 6230 4230 to learn more.



Our campus is located in a nice residential neighborhood, surrounded by lush greenery and nature.

XCL World Academy contracts an external bus service to transport students to and from school daily.

Click here to find out more about our transportation services.

Healthy and balanced nutrition plays a significant role in a student’s ability to achieve in school. Therefore, we educate and encourage our students to develop lifelong healthy eating habits.

Our lunch menu is designed by an expert team of chefs who have decades of combined experience in nutrition and serving up dishes that kids simply love.

All students are expected to wear a school uniform. It is available for online purchase with the choice of collecting your order from our campus or having it delivered to your doorstep.

Black school shoes are mandatory for all students. These can be leather or sports shoes as long as they are predominantly black and logos should not be prominent.

Click here to find out more information about the uniform.

Feel free to reach out to our admissions team, should you have any questions about our school or would like to book a visit.

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XCL World Academy offers a personalised and well-rounded international education comprising three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes (PYP, MYP, DP) that stretches beyond traditional academic subjects to embrace the arts, music, drama, design, innovative technologies and sport.

To complement our IB programmes, XCL World Academy also offers an engaging Nursery Programme for the youngest learners.

Click here to read more about our curriculum.


English as an Additional Language

With students joining the school from all over the world, our English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme provides outstanding language teaching and learning opportunities, to ensure that all our students are equipped with the necessary language tools to enable them to make the most of their time here at XCL World Academy.

Click here to find out more about the levels of support.

Foundational English Programme

To help international students with limited English language skills accelerate their learning in the core areas of reading, speaking, and listening, XWA offers a Foundational English Programme.

This bespoke and highly engaging programme is delivered by experienced educators and aims to help students meet the minimum language requirements for their respective grade levels and access learning in the school’s mainstream classes as quickly as possible (six to twelve months).

Click here to find out more about this programme.

Learning modern languages is a core component of being an international student.

In the Early Years, your child will be introduced to Chinese characters, basic strokes, and conversational Mandarin, delivered by a specialist Mandarin teacher in dedicated class time.

From Grade 1 onwards, they have the option of continuing Mandarin or opting for Spanish or French classes. In Grade 11 we are also offering Japanese Language and Literature class.

In addition, XWA students have the opportunity to integrate Japanese and Chinese Home languages into their daily school schedule if they choose to do so.

XCL World Academy provides diverse extracurricular activities (ECA) in academics, sports, and the arts throughout the year for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our goal is to have a balanced ECA programme that allows your child to develop their character, acquire new skills, and discover new passions. These ECAs are run by our own excellent faculty members and provided free of charge.

In addition, we offer various activities as part of our Enrichment Programme at an additional charge. These activities are led by professional instructors from external providers that work under the XCL World Academy regulations and standards.

Most of our unpaid ECAs take place from 3:45 to 4:45 pm.

Fees & Discounts

The Admission Fee is SGD 850 (non-refundable, excluding the GST) and is payable in full upon submission of your application in order for it to be processed.

The Enrolment Fee will become due upon completion of the application process. This is a one-time, non-refundable and non-transferable fee of SGD 5,200 (excluding the GST) and must be paid on or before the due date for the payment as stipulated on the invoice.

We want all parents to feel informed about school fees and be able to plan their school year. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team for more information. We are always happy to help at any stage. Click here to review the tuition fees on our website.

The cost of the EAL Programme for students from Grade 1 through to Grade 8 is not included in the tuition fees and will be charged separately per semester. The school will send a separate invoice for the EAL fees.

The cost of the EAL Programme for students from Grades 9 to 10 is included in the tuition fees.

As an international school in Singapore, we offer attractive sibling discounts to families with multiple children. Each child registering at XCL World Academy who is a sibling (brother or sister by birth or adoption) of another child (“Previous Sibling”) who is enrolled at XCL World Academy will enjoy the following benefits on their annual tuition fee:

  • the 1st sibling and 2nd sibling will receive a 10% concession
  • the 3rd and any additional siblings will receive a 15% concession

In addition, any newly enrolled siblings (brother or sister by birth or adoption) of any child already enrolled at XCL World Academy will receive a discount of SGD 5,200.

Sibling discount will be determined by descending age order (both simultaneous and sequential enrolments). The 1st child is the child in the family who is applying to or enrolled in the most senior grade at XCL World Academy. 2nd and subsequent children are defined in descending order of class seniority of children attending XCL World Academy.

Important note: Should your child be awarded a scholarship or any other concession on fees, sibling discounts will no longer apply.

XCL World Academy is committed to recognising and supporting student excellence. We offer full and partial tuition scholarships (reviewed annually), for new students who display outstanding ability and attitude across a range of disciplines.

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  1. Complete the online application. Use this checklist to ensure that you have included all necessary documentation to support your application.
  2. Pay the Application fee
  3. The school will arrange an English language proficiency assessment or a family meeting (if applicable).
  4. Pay the Enrolment fee
  5. Submit the final documentation (Student Contract)

Click here to read the detailed process on our website.

All supporting documents must be in English. If any supporting document is not written in English, a certified English translation is required.

Use this checklist to ensure that you have included all necessary documentation to support your application.

Our admissions is based on age, review of information given on the application form, current and previous year school reports, English language proficiency level, references from the current school (if applicable), WIDA/CAT4 assessment (if applicable) and family meetings (if applicable).

Click here to view the full list of our requirements as well as a grade placement guide for the academic year 2022-2023.

If you have already spoken to our Admissions Team, have visited the school, and ready to apply, please click this link to start your application.

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