Hillside World Academy

Singapore, Singapore

HWA is an international school integrating Eastern and Western cultures through the IB philosophy. We seek to provide a holistic learning environment that develops our students into caring, thinking and morally upright bilingual global citizens.

Ages taught:

3 — 18

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate


Hanna Ucko Neill

Job title:

Communication and Marketing Manager

Accreditations and memberships:

  • IB World School
  • Edutrust Singapore
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Welcome to Hillside World Academy (HWA). At HWA, we believe that quality education can be achieved across all levels within the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme integrating the discipline and rigour of Eastern pedagogy, with the inquiring, creative, and collaborative classroom practices of Western pedagogy. Our goal is to provide an all-rounded learning environment that emphasises a balance of competencies in English and Mandarin, in both academic outcomes and student development. Every parent whose child walks from the gates of our school can expect that they will be equipped with the necessary language, knowledge, character and life skills to navigate the challenges and rapid changes in today’s globalised world. Michael Chan Choon Seng - Principal

Senior management

Principal: Seah Poh Chua

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School description

Hillside World Academy (HWA) was established in 2006 as the Chinese International School, and continues to uphold the global vision that integrates Eastern and Western values, through the International Baccalaureate (IB) philosophy. In its abbreviated form, our newly renamed academy is HWA. This reads and sounds like the character 华, which stands for Chinese in Mandarin, and reflects our emphasis on Chinese language and culture, amid an international, three-programme IB learning environment. While we are proud of our Chinese roots and history, we also maintain a multicultural identity, where a diverse pool of students and teachers hail from East to Central Asia, and from Europe to the Americas.

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate


Admission process:

Hillside World Academy (HWA) looks forward to welcoming new students and parents to our community at any time, and from any place. The academic year starts in August and ends in July, but we maintain an open-minded, non-discriminatory position, accepting applications year-round, from all over the world, and for students aged 3 to 18 years old.

Admission and language criteria:

HWA’s Office of Admissions will arrange for an interview and/or entrance test for applicants to ensure appropriate grade and class placement. The entrance test comprises a math test, an English proficiency test, or both. Applicants will need to sit for the English test if they do not meet the required standard of English.



Hanna Ucko Neill

Job title:

Communication and Marketing Manager

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11 Hillside Drive



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