Excelsior International School, Seri Alam is a member of the Singapore-based Raffles Campus Group, an educational management group that specialises in the development, management and operations of international schools catering to children from the age of 3 to 18 years.
Excelsior is a Latin word which means ‘even higher’ in English. The school follows a motto to pursue excellence in every aspect of their operations especially in academic delivery, perseverance and aims to achieve higher goals. This academic institute follows the Cambridge curriculum and has a strong focus on Science and Mathematics. It caters to students from kindergarten till secondary levels.
Excelsior International School follows an inquiry-based approach to learning. Our curriculum is based around the highly successful and child-centred International Primary Curriculum (IPC), with Primary School education starting from Grade 1 to Grade 5, for children between the age of 6 and 10 years old. It is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for personal learning and for international mindedness. Excelsior further strengthens the curriculum with the use of the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum framework for Literacy and Numeracy.
The learning goals of the primary curriculum are split into three age bands – Milepost 1 for Kindergarten to Grade 1; Milepost 2 for Grade 2 to Grade 3; and Milepost 3 for Grade 4 to Grade 5. Within each age band, there are three strands of Learning Goals: Subject Goals, Personal Goals and International Goals. Subjects include History, Geography, Science, Art, Design, Information Technology (IT), Physical Education (PE), Music and Society. Through the units of work, links are made to the host and home countries.
Building on the strong foundation of the Primary School programme, students at the Secondary School level begin to refine their skills, training for future successes. In the Secondary School, Excelsior International School offers the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (CLSP) from Grade 6 to Grade 8, and the Cambridge International Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Grade 9 and 10.
The High School starts from Grade 11 to Grade 12, for children between the age of 16 and 17 years old. Excelsior is an authorised IB World School and, in Grades 11 and 12, will offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) to students who have completed 2 years of IGCSE study, or equivalent. This programme, one of the three offered by International Baccalaureate (IB), is a rigorous two-year pre-university education programme, for highly motivated students aged 16 to 19 years old leading to examinations.
Excelsior International School provides students with a campus environment that facilitates cross-cultural experiential learning and supports the philosophies of cultural respect and intercultural awareness and understanding.
The school appreciates a diverse range of learning styles and follows a variety of pedagogical approaches. Excelsior International School puts a strong emphasis on allowing students to reach their maximum potential by exploring their aptitudes and abilities. It gives students direction with a variety of competencies, which helps them to cope up with even the most unexpected of challenges.
Apart from academics, the school has a strong emphasis on co-curricular activities. It is equipped with all the facilities that make this possible. Apart from the swimming pool, tennis court, running track, football field, the school also hosts an extensive cafeteria, a large auditorium and medical centre for emergencies.