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Unleash Your Athletic Potential: Five of the Best Sports Schools in S'pore

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Loh Kean Yew, Patricia Chan, and Yip Pin Xiu are some of the greatest Singaporean athletes who dominate the world of their respective sports.

Just like you, these sporting stars started daydreaming about what it would be like to live the life of a professional athlete. They spent years shedding blood, sweat, and tears to achieve their goals through a series of rigid training and competition routines.

To maximise your athletic potential, it is essential to enroll in competitive schools to acquire extensive knowledge in areas of physical activity, academics, and socialisation. Here’s a list of some of the best sports schools in Singapore you should check out if you aspire to be the next Olympic champion.

Singapore Sports School

The Singapore Sports School employs the Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) principles to instill morally virtuous character in its student-athletes while also providing them with optimal training by sport scientists from the National Youth Sports Institute.

The school's overarching objective is to become Singapore's premier school for students interested in pursuing careers as national athletes. Its sports staff has extensive coaching experience in both local and international competitions.

The school’s sports programmes are badminton, bowling, fencing, football for boys, netball for girls, shooting, swimming, table tennis, and track and field. These are divided into Academy and Individual. Enrollees in the Academy include academics, boarding, sports medicine and sports science services, athlete life management support, and sports training, while the latter also includes all the aforementioned services except for sports training.

The fees will be collected per module, with each lasting approximately five weeks and a total of eight modules in a year, ranging from S$492.50 to S$687.50. To know more about its fees, visit Singapore Sports School’s website.

Location: Singapore Sports School, 1 Champions Way

Dulwich College International (Singapore)

Dulwich College International fosters a learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their knowledge, skills, and motivation to make a positive impact not only on society but also on the planet.

This sports school offers plenty of programmes including football, rugby, touch rugby, netball, basketball, athletics, tennis, badminton, swimming, gymnastics, cricket, and hockey, to name a few. See here for the full list.

The one-time application fee is S$4,500, while the capital levy is S$3,750 payable upon acceptance. Both fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To learn more about its admission process, go here.

Location: Dulwich College International, 71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8

Nexus International School

As a full member of the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools, Nexus International School puts efforts into creating a complete and well-balanced interschool athletic program to provide opportunities to children as young as eight years old.

This sports school in Singapore teaches its students to “demonstrate a winning effort, exhibit sportsmanship and demonstrate respect for all” whether they win or lose in a competition. It takes pride in its Health and Physical Education Department staff comprising nine full-time international members, including FINA qualified swimming coaches.

The school has excellent outdoor and indoor facilities, such as a complex swimming pool, a 50-metre Olympic-size pad timing system, and double gymnasiums for volleyball, basketball, and netball, to name a few.

Some of its sports specialisations are badminton, volleyball, football, netball, athletics and cross country, basketball, swimming, and cricket. For further information, you may enquire here.

Location: Nexus International School Singapore, 1 Aljunied Walk

XCL World Academy

XCL World Academy is committed to fostering a “community of happy learners” through its world-class curricula, personalised educational opportunities, inclusive student body, and progressive approach to teaching.

This sports school in Singapore focuses on a balanced curriculum when it comes to sports. Student-athletes are required to attend a minimum of two Physical Education lessons per week and have a variety of extracurricular sports activities to engage in.

Its facilities include a 50-metre Olympic-sized swimming pool, an all-weather football and rugby pitch, a 15-metre-high rock-climbing wall, two basketball courts, and a dedicated heated early years’ swimming pool and changing rooms.

Location: XCL World Academy, 2 Yishun Street 42

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