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Top 16 Best Junior Colleges in Singapore

There are two main factors that define the quality of a school: how selective it is and how much it costs. In this list, Tropika Club Magazine is going to introduce you to the best junior colleges in Singapore. Beginning 2006, new JC students will be exposed to a new ‘A’ level curriculum. The new curriculum comprises 3 components: life skills, knowledge skills and content-based subjects. It has more breath and more options and put more focus on thinking and communication skills. As the approach is towards holistic education, CCAs and Community Involvement Programme matter and will be reflected on the graduating certificate. Local universities will take these into account when accepting students under the special admission scheme. Check out the Top 16 Best Junior Colleges in Singapore.

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  • Diverse Academic Excellence: Explore the best JC options known for exceptional education.
  • Holistic Development: Discover JCs that nurture well-rounded students through various activities.
  • Experienced Educators: Benefit from dedicated and skilled teaching staff.
  • Strong Support Systems: Find JCs with comprehensive support for students’ growth.
  • Outstanding Facilities: Access top-notch resources and facilities for optimal learning.
  • Proven Track Record: Choose from JCs with impressive academic achievements and results.

Choosing the right junior college is an important decision for students in Singapore, as it affects their academic and career paths. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to decide which junior college to attend. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide to the top 16 best junior colleges in Singapore.

Choosing the best junior college in Singapore is a big decision, but with the right information and considerations, students can make an informed decision. Consider the academic programs, co-curricular activities, teaching faculty, campus culture, and support services when choosing a junior college. With the right

1. Raffles Institution


Founded in 1823, RI is the oldest school in Singapore and the premier educational institution for bright, high-achieving students here. A one-school, two-campus (secondary school and junior college) educational institution, RI has forged an impressive reputation among the local Autonomous Universities as well as top overseas universities, especially in the US and UK. Many of their distinguished alumni have taken on key appointments in the public, private and people sectors, contributing significantly to Singapore and the world through their strong leadership.

Programmes & Lessons:

Year 1 – 4
Core Subjects such as:

  • Character & Leadership Education
  • Humanities
  • Knowledge Skills
  • Languages
  • Mathematics, Physics, Science

Talent Development

  • Cognitive, Character and Leadership, Arts and Aesthetics


  • Regional Studies Programme
  • Raffles Boarding Programme

Year 5 – 6
Core Subjects such as:

  • Knowledge skills
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Humanities
  • Physical Education


  • Business Leaders Programme
  • ASEAN Social Innovations Programme

Cross Cultural Programmes

  • Raffles Global Studies Programme
  • Raffles Asia Programme

Character & Leadership

  • Raffles Leadership Institute
  • Year 5-6 MOE Sexuality Education Programme

Location: Administrative Centre, One Raffles Institution Lane, Singapore 575954

Contact: +65 6419 9242 / [email protected]

Website: http://www.ri.edu.sg/

2. Hwa Chong Institution


Mr Pang Choon How, the Principal of Hwa Chong said that whenever he meets a Hwa Chong alumnus, each one of them never fails to speak fondly of his or her school experience and how Hwa Chong has made him or her into who he or she is today. Indeed, the Hwa Chong experience is a unique one, and every student who passes through the Hwa Chong gate has encountered episodes in school that are endearing and even life-transforming.

Today, as Hwa Chong remains anchored on values education, they are equally committed to the quest to spearhead innovation and lead change so that they continue to stay current and relevant in a fast evolving world environment, with groundbreaking work in various fields. Their focus on critical thinking, entrepreneurship and leadership will equip students with the skills they need to thrive in this changing landscape. Equally important is bilingual proficiency and a bicultural outlook that Hwa Chong seeks to inculcate in all of their students, so that Hwa Chongians are adept at learning the best from both the East and the West, develop a holistic worldview and navigate confidently across different cultures.

Programs & Lessons:

Integrated Programme

  • Years 1-2: Exploration of Interest
  • Years 3-4: Development of Passion
  • Years 5-6: Consolidation of Knowledge

Holistic Education Model

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Creative Thinking
  3. Caring Thinking
  4. Entrepreneurial Thinking
  5. Sports and Arts

Gifted Education Programme

  • Emphasises the student’s total development, which spans the moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic realms.
  • A varied curriculum and enrichment programme has been designed in accordance with a constructivitist and investigative approach.

Sabbatical Programme

  • Allows students from Sec. 1 to Sec. 4 to go on sabbatical courses for one week, from Term 1 to Term 2.
  • The school organizes Sabbaticals with the aim of creating space for students to develop passion for what they do. During Sabbaticals, formal lessons are replaced by enrichment programmes.

Location: Hwa Chong Institution, 661 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269734

Contact:  +65 6468 3955 / [email protected]

Website: https://www.hci.edu.sg/

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3. Victoria Junior College


The idea of Victoria Junior College was first mooted in the 1970s by distinguished Victorians such as Mr Wong Hung Khim, Mr Foo Kok Swee and Mr Ong Teong Pin. Led by Mr Wong Hung Khim, the first Chairman of the Victoria Advisory Committee (VAC) and Victoria Executive Committee (VEC), and supported by Dr Ong Chit Chung, the President of Old Victorians’ Association from 1978 to 1981 and later Chairman of the VAC and VEC, the proposal for a new junior college was submitted to the Ministry of Education.

This vision was soon realised, and a new phase in the history of Victoria took shape with the setting up of Victoria Junior College (VJC) along Marine Vista. Under the astute and inspiring leadership of its principals, VJC has scaled new heights and is now recognised as a centre for academic, sporting and cultural excellence.

Here in VJC, individual triumphs are also collective victories, and they have many stakeholders who have been steadfast in supporting their programmes and achievements. VJC has strengthened synergistic partnerships with their parents, alumni, Victoria-Cedar Alliance partner schools, institutions of higher learning, industry players, government agencies and community organisations, amongst others, to provide plentiful opportunities for Victorians to extend their learning beyond the College.

Programs & Lessons:

Academic Discipline

A-Level subjects can be offered at Higher 1 (H1), Higher 2 (H2) or Higher 3 (H3) level. Students are required to offer a minimum of 3 H2 and 1 H1 content-based subjects in addition to General Paper, Mother Tongue Language and Project Work. This is equivalent to a subject combination of 10 academic units. There are a few Disciplines:

  • Knowledge Skills (General Paper, and Project Work)
  • Languages [Mother Tongue Language (Chinese, Malay, Tamil), French, German etc.]
  • Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computing)
  • Mathematics (Further Mathematics, Mathematics)
  • Humanities & the Arts (Arts, Economics, Geography, History, English Literature etc)

Talent Development Programme

  • Humanities Scholarship & Programme
  • Drama Elective Programme
  • Regional Studies Programme

Higher Education & Career Guidance

The Higher Education programme exposes Victorians to a wide array of local and overseas education options and their Career Guidance Programme provides numerous platforms for all Victorians to explore career pathways in various industries, such as:

  • classroom lessons
  • personal guidance by civics tutors or the Education and Career Guidance Counsellor
  • career talks by industry professionals
  • industry visits
  • work experience and internships

The college provides guidance for those keen on exploring various scholarship options

Location: 20 Marine Vista Singapore 449035

Contact: +65 6448 5011 / [email protected]

Website: https://victoriajc.moe.edu.sg/

4. ACS Independent


The family of Anglo-Chinese Schools, as we know it today, began with a Providential call to Methodist Reverend William Fitzjames Oldham, to establish a mission in Southeast Asia. At that time, there were few educational opportunities for the many children in the city-port of Singapore. Oldham’s vision was to provide a quality education for the young boys he saw wandering aimlessly in the streets.

On 1 March 1886, he founded Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) with the purpose of nurturing students to be of service “for God and humanity”. The school, established in a small shophouse in No. 70 Amoy Street began providing instruction in English and Chinese to 13 children of Chinese merchants. Gradually, its high quality of education became known to the local community. Student enrolment grew so quickly that additional classroom space became urgently needed, and the school moved to a purpose-built school house at Coleman Street.

Programs & Lessons:

Subjects of Specific Departments:

  • Aesthetics
  • Economics and Business Management
  • English Language and Literature
  • Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Mother Tongue
  • Theory of Knowledge

Talent Development

ACS (Independent) is a centre for several of the country’s prestigious scholarship and talent development programmes. The school also offers various unique programmes to nurture specific skills and to broaden our students’ education experience. There are a few ACS subject fields:

  • Advanced Science Programme
  • Hi F(IV)E Programme
  • Experiential Learning
  • Regional Studies Programme
  • Humanities Scholarship and Programme

Student Development

  • Sexuality Education Program
  • Career Opportunities & Guidance
  • MOE Edusave Character Award (ECHA)
  • Agape Counselling Sanctuary

Location: 121 Dover Road, Singapore 139650

Contact: +65 6773 1633 / [email protected]

Website: https://www.acsindep.moe.edu.sg/

5. National Junior College


14 May 1970 was a milestone in the development of education in Singapore. Officially opened by the then Prime Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, National Junior College started off as the pioneer College in the Republic and their system has been the model for the junior colleges established in successive years.

The College was established in 1969 with the aim of centralising the two-year pre-university course for all language streams with maximum utilisation of specialist personnel and resources. The academics, civics and co-curricular programmes are organised with the specific purpose of training and nurturing a new generation of alert and independent young minds with responsible and responsive social attitudes compatible with the Singapore milieu.

In keeping with their College’s name and philosophy, they claim no affiliation with any secondary school but instead draw their students from a wide spectrum. Each year about 60 Singapore secondary schools will have representatives amongst the College’s student population. Every student will have equal opportunity of attaining the highest levels of achievement in all fields.

Programs & Lessons:


  • Integrated Programme (Direct School Admission)
  • Integrated Programme (Secondary 1 Posting Exercise)
  • Junior College (Direct School Admission)
  • Junior College (Joint Admissions Exercise)
  • Returning Singaporeans and International Students

Curriculum (Core)
Junior High

  • Aesthetics
  • CCE (Character and Citizenship Education)
  • CCA (Co-Curricular Activities)
  • Physical Education
  • Humanities and the Arts (Governance & Society, Advanced Humanities, General Arts Programme, Music etc)
  • Knowledge Skills and Languages (Mother Tongue Language, Thinking, Foreign Languages etc)
  • Science and Mathematics (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Advanced Sciences, SPIRE etc)

Senior High

  • Humanities and the Arts (Geography, History, Economics, Art, Music etc)
  • Knowledge Skills and Languages (Knowledge and Inquiry, General Paper,Foreign Languages etc)
  • Science and Mathematics (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computing, Further Mathematics etc)

Niche Programmes

Location: 37 Hillcrest Road, Singapore 288913

Contact: +65 6466 1144 / [email protected]

Website: https://nationaljc.moe.edu.sg/

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6. Anglo-Chinese Junior College

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Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) is one of the seven educational institutions of the ACS Family of Schools. The Anglo-Chinese School was founded by the Methodist missionary, William Fitzjames Oldham. William Oldham arrived in Singapore on 7 February 1885 with other Methodist missionaries. Through a Chinese gentleman who had joined the Methodist Church, Reverend Oldham was invited to the Celestial Reasoning Association. The Association was founded by businessman Mr. Tan Keong Saik and was dedicated to developing proficiency in English. Reverend Oldham offered to give a lecture on astronomy. Reverend Oldham so impressed the businessmen present that he eventually received invitations to be their language tutor. 

With funding secured from the Association members, Reverend Oldham started the Anglo-Chinese School on 1 March 1886 at 70 Amoy Street. The first batch of students consisted of 13 Chinese boys, all sons of the businessmen who had attended Reverend Oldham’s lecture.

Within eight months, the school moved to bigger premises in Coleman Street in November 1886. The upper standards of the school moved from Coleman Street to Cairnhill Road in 1928 and remained there till 1950. In 1950, the ACS Secondary School moved to Barker Road and ACS admitted girls for the first time in the new Post-School Certificate Classes.

Programs & Lessons :


  • Joint Admission Exercise (JAE)
  • 2021 JAE Posting
  • Direct School Admission (DSA)
  • Returning Singaporeans
  • International Students 


  • General Science Research Education
  • Humanities Scholarship Programme
  • Scholar Development Programme

Character Education

  • Active Citizenry
  • Higher Education and Career Guidance
  • Student Leadership
  • Pastoral Care and Counselling
  • Sexuality Education

Co-Curricular Activities

  • Clubs and Societies
  • Performing Arts
  • Services
  • Sports

Financial Assistance

College Rules and Regulations

Location: Anglo-Chinese Junior College25 Dover Close EastSingapore 139745

Contact: +65 6775 0511 (Tel) / +65 6777 5479 (Fax) / Email: [email protected]

Website: https://acjc.moe.edu.sg/

7. Temasek Junior College


Temasek Junior College are committed to support you in your pursuit to discover and achieve your passions. With their highly experienced and dedicated staff, the key focus is to help you develop greatness in intellect, character and leadership – this holistic excellence is what they term “Temasek Excellence”.

Be inspired and stretched by Temasek’s carefully designed and well-researched programmes. Gain valuable experience through internships and job-shadowing opportunities locally and overseas. Have your minds sharpened through the rigorous academic debates and competitions. Build your leadership skills and initiate your own projects. Explore your interests and crystallise your aspirations.

They are set in a sprawling campus which has been described as the Botanic Gardens of the East. As one of the oldest Colleges in Singapore, the architectural style of their buildings is unique and creates a living connection with the past and traditions. Temasek also possess the most current and state-of-the-art workspaces, studios, and sports facilities allowing students the opportunity to learn in a conducive setting.

Programs & Lessons:

Subject Combinations

  • Aesthetics
  • Computing
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Mother Tongue
  • Science
  • Project Work
  • Physical Education

Scholarships and Awards

  • TJC Academic Excellence Award (IP1)
  • TJC Academic Excellence Scholarship (JC1)
  • TJC Academic Merit Award (JC1)
  • MOE Scholarships
    • Humanities Scholarship
    • Language Elective Scholarship (Chinese)
    • Music Elective Scholarship

Flagship Programmes

  • The Chinese Language Elective Programme (CLEP)
  • Music Elective Programme (MEP)
  • Temasek Humanities Programme (THP)
  • Talent Development Programme (TDP)
  • Mazarin Community Leadership Programme
  • Wonder.Observe.Weave! (WOW!)
  • Innovation and Research Project (IRP)
  • Temasek Academy (TA) – (Language Arts, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Science, and Humanities)

Location: 22 Bedok South Road, Singapore 469278

Contact: Tel: +65 6442 8066 / Fax: +65 6442 8762 / Email: [email protected]


8. Catholic Junior College


Singapore’s third-oldest junior college, Catholic Junior College is a pre-university educational institution that develops students holistically. They are motivated by the broad Catholic principles of Truth and Love to create a values-centred environment that balances academic, character and spiritual development.

Their promise is that every CJC student will become a thinker with a mission, leader with a heart – a key to success in a globalised, fast-changing world. In Veritate et Caritate.

Programs & Lessons:

Core Subjects (with Subject Combination)

  • Humanities & the Arts
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • History
    • Literature in English
    • English Language & Linguistics (ELL)
  • Mathematics & Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Mathematics

Education Programme

  • Ignite Programme
  • Knowledge Skills
  • Mother Tongue Languages (MTL)
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics & Science
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Character & Citizenship
  • Physical Education

Location: 129 Whitley Road, Singapore 297822

Contact: Tel: +65 6252 4083 / 4 / Fax: +65 6253 7267 / Email : [email protected]

Website: https://cjc.moe.edu.sg/

9. Nanyang Junior College


At NYJC they believe that students come to them because they want to get to a university of their choice. They take our core business of Teaching and Learning (T & L) very seriously. They commit to being a learning community where engaged practitioners inspire passionate inquirers through effective, relevant and value-centric teaching and learning.

It is important to them that their students and staff enjoy what they do in the college. Schools cannot be just about assignments and examinations. They believe that holistic education is the key to well-developed individuals who will be able to take on the challenges of the future and excel in a dynamic environment. They allow their students to take ownership of their learning and development, evident in the more than 150 subject combinations and the myriad of co-curricular activities. NYJC have also designed a unique Managing Self Leading Others (MSLO) framework to enhance the capabilities and capacities of their students in the areas of character and leadership development.

Programs & Lessons:

Academics Programme

  • Compulsary Subjects (General Paper, Mother Tongue, Project Work)
  • Humanities and the Arts (Art, Economics, Geography, History, Literature etcs)
  • Mathematics and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Further Mathematics, and Physics)
  • Art Elective Programme (AEP)
  • Chinese Language Elective Programme (CLEP)

ECG Programmes (designed based on the themes of career identity, career exploration and career planning)

Talent Development Programme

  • Science Research Programme
    • NUS Science Research Programme (SRP)
    • NTU Nanyang Research Programme (NRP)
    • SUTD Research Mentorship Programme (RMP)
    • MOE Overseas Student Attachment Programme (OSAP)
  • Talent Development (Galileo)

Leadership Programmes

  • Student Counsil
  • CLExco (Class Leaders Executive Committee)

Location: 128 Serangoon Avenue 3, Singapore 556111

Contact: Tel: +65 62842281 / Fax: +65 62855147

Website: https://nanyangjc.moe.edu.sg/

10. St Joseph Institution


St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI) (圣若瑟书院 shèng ruò sè shū yuàn) is a Catholic secondary school for boys founded in 1852 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools or De La Salle Brothers. It is the 3rd oldest secondary school in Singapore.

SJI offers its secondary school boys a dual track education comprising an Integrated Programme (IP) and an ‘O’ Level programme (OP). The IP track is a 6-year programme leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Years 5 & 6. The 2-year pre-university IBDP admits boys and girls (co-education). The ‘O’ Level track is a 4-year programme leading to the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations at the end of Year 4. Based on their O-level examination results, they can apply to continue the IBDP at SJI, or pursue courses at other junior colleges or polytechnics.

At SJI, they focus on nurturing their students to learn how to learn and to learn how to live, so that they can be empowered to grow into persons of integrity and persons for others. They operate based on the values of Faith as their foundation, Service as their way, and Community as their support.

Hence, their academic and student development curricula focus on providing a balanced and holistic education with a strong emphasis on character formation and leadership development. They not only want their students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions that will prepare them well for post-secondary education and the future but also to be able to live a meaningful life driven by passion in the service for others.

Programs & Lessons:
‘O’ Level Programme

  • Languages: English Language, Chinese/Malay/Tamil Language or Higher Chinese/Malay/Tamil Language
  • Mathematics: Mathematics, Additional Mathematics
  • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Humanities: Humanities (Social Studies + Geography or Social Studies + History), English Literature, Geography, History
  • Others: Art, Higher Art, Music

Integrated Programme

  • Integrated Learning (effective application of interdisciplinary solutions to the real world)
  • Applied Learning (synthesizing knowledge with action)
  • Core Learning (Curriculum, Pedagogy, Assessment & Experience to develop the learner profile)

International Education

  • International Experience Programme for Year 3 Students
  • Global Education Programme (GEP) for Year 5 IB students

Sexuality Education

  • eTeens Programme

Location:38 Malcolm Road, Singapore 308274

Contact: Tel: +65 62500022 / Fax: +65 62533640 / Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.sji.edu.sg/

11. St Andrew Junior College


St Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC) has its origins in St Andrew’s School, which was founded in 1862 by the Anglican Diocese of Singapore. SAJC is an aided mission school which was started as a vision of faith when the Anglican Church took up the challenge of building a junior college in line with national educational developments in the 1970’s. The Lutheran and Presbyterian Churches also joined in the building project. The College began in 1978.

SAJC is a two-year co-educational institution that takes in top students from the year’s cohort finishing their Singapore-Cambridge General Certification of Education (GCE) at Ordinary ‘O’ level (the equivalent to Year 10). The College prepares these students for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certification of Education at Advanced ‘A’ level.

The College’s vision is to be a Home of Servant Leaders who bring life to the Nations. The College believes in nurturing Saints who are principled servant-leaders, upholding the WISE[1] and TRUE[2] values that define who we are and how we act when we stand together as a village.

Besides attaining academic success, its students also excel in co-curricular activities. Many of the sports are placed in the top 4 positions at the national championship competitions. The performing arts groups also clinch distinction awards at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation, and hold public performances which are well-received. In addition, the students make an indelible impact in serving the less fortunate and needy members of the communities, both locally and overseas. All in all, its students enjoy an exceptionally high quality education during their years in the College.

Programs & Lessons:


  • Humanities & the Arts (Economics, Geography, History, Literature in English, China Studies in English)
  • Mathematics & Sciences (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Talent Development Programme (include leadership, scholastic, and sports and aesthetic talents)


  • 5 ‘I’s Framework (Importance, Issues, Influence, Ignite, and Indicators)
  • Research-informed Classroom practices
  • Differentiated Learning
  • Formative Assessment
  • Summative Assessment

Student Development

  • Servant Leadership Education and Development
  • Physical Education
  • Co-Curricular Activities
  • Sexuality Education
  • Counselling Support
  • Work Shadowing

Location: 5 Sorby Adams Drive, Singapore 357691

Contact: Tel: +65 62857008 / Facsimile: +65 62850037 / Email: [email protected]


12. Anderson Serangoon Junior College


Anderson Serangoon Junior College (ASRJC) began in January 2019. ASRJC emerged as a result of the merger of Anderson Junior College and Serangoon Junior College, two strong colleges that have developed and groomed thousands of students over a span of 65 years.

Their vision, “Imaginative Thinkers, Caring Leaders”, encapsulates the overall direction and purpose of ASRJC. By embracing students from more than 120 secondary schools, ASRJC is not only diverse and inclusive, they are also dynamic and enterprising. They will be one of the first colleges to offer a unique blend of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) education to help prepare their students for a fast changing world.

If you are looking for a college that will help you grow into a better and stronger person, then ASRJC may be the place for you. ASRJC’s strengths include helping thousands of students to graduate successfully and pursue their preferred courses of choice both locally and overseas. In addition, the caring environment in the college enables all students to grow holistically, pursue their interests in CCAs, attend a range of enrichment programmes and be given opportunities to grow in their leadership and communication skills.

Programs & Lessons:

Academic Curriculum

  • Humanities and The Arts (Economics, Literature in English, Geography, History, Music etc)
  • Mathematics & Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Computing)
  • Languages (Mother Tongue languages)
  • Project Work

Special Programmes

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Programme
  • Talent Development (Alpha) Programme
    • wide range of intellectual and co-curricular opportunities to develop the students in 6 key areas: leadership, academic, community service, expanding perspectives, skills and achievements.
  • ASR International Narratives (ASR I.N.)
    • prepares students for immersive local and overseas learning experiences, and focuses on building their understanding of global issues through inter-disciplinary study

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (MOE FAS)

Character and Citizenship Education

  • Leadership Development

Location: 4500 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Singapore 569843

Contact: Tel: 6459 6822 / Email: [email protected]

Website: https://asrjc.moe.edu.sg/

13. Jurong Pioneer Junior College


While the origin of the word is not easily ascertained, “Jurong” has come to embody, for modern-day Singaporeans, the spirit of their nation’s endeavour towards betterment. “Jurong” could be likened to the furnace in which the tools for building their independent economy were forged. “Jurong” was the engine that propelled their fledgling nation forward in their road towards nationhood.

While “Jurong” embodies industry and grit, “Pioneer” honours those who contributed to the realisation of big dreams through their adventurous and entrepreneurial lives. It celebrates those who took actions in times of uncertainty and surmounted challenges by inventing fresh approaches in uncharted waters.

Put together, the pair resonate with almost tautological effect, in celebration of big dreams and immense courage. Thus defining the character of their school – Jurong Pioneer Junior College.

Laying the groundwork for this momentous task, they acknowledged that both Jurong and Pioneer take great pride in their culture of inclusivity and their embrace of students who aspire to achieve beyond the limits as defined by their past encounters. Both colleges have been dedicated to nurturing students with strong commitment to enduring values that will bolster their role as active learners and caring members of their community. With the integration of good practices by their teachers who are resolute in their shared belief to be empowering and life-giving, they strive to provide a robust and dynamic curriculum that enhances the minds and faculties of their students so that they will be frontrunners in the next lap.

Programs & Lessons:

Academic (Subject Combination)

  • Mathematics & Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Further Mathematics, Physics)
  • Humanities & The Arts (Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Mother Tongue Language & Literature)
  • Knowledge Skills (General Paper, Mother Tongue, Project Work)
  • Co-Curriculum (Sports & Games, Performing Arts, and Club & Societies)

Character and Citizenship Education

  • Social-Emotional Learning and Life Skills
  • Sexuality Education Programme
  • Further Education and Career Guidance

Internationalisation Programme

  • Student Empowerment
  • Innovation
  • Experiential Learning
  • Opportunities for cross-cultural exchange

Talent & Leadership Development Programme

  • STEM
  • Student Leadership

Location: 21 Teck Whye Walk, Singapore 688258

Contact: Tel: +65 6564 6878 / Fax: +65 6765 1861 / Email: [email protected]

Website: https://jpjc.moe.edu.sg/

14. Tampines Meridian Junior College


Since its founding in 1986, the College, driven by the desire to continually aim higher and achieve more, grew immeasurably. The College mission, “To inculcate excellence of achievement, a passion for learning and a zest for life”, captured the essence of our nation’s Desired Outcomes of Education. The vision, “A Leader in Every Student”, encapsulated the ideal of holistic development through a fully rounded education. The College’s key core values of Responsibility, Integrity, Courage and Humility underpinned these qualities with fundamental moral and communal values. It was upon this foundation that the College set its aspirations and direction.

As the educational landscape became more diversified, students embarked on a journey that sought to develop within them a zest for innovation, a passion for enterprise, and the imagination to be truly creative. The College worked towards the creation of an even more challenging environment of intellectual exchange that would provide greater opportunities for TPJC students to broaden their worldview, grow socially and develop as leaders in preparation for the realities of the globalised economy. The College also continued to rise to the demands of the present and future guided by the unchanging ideal of its motto, ‘Aim & Achieve’

Programs and Lessons:

Instructional Programmes (Subject Combination)

  • Mathematics & Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Further Mathematics, Physics)
  • Humanities & The Arts (Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Mother Tongue Language & Literature)
  • Knowledge Skills (General Paper, Mother Tongue, Project Work)
  • Co-Curriculum (Sports & Games, Performing Arts, and Club & Societies)

Character and Citizenship Programmes

  • Student Leadership Development
  • Sexuality Education
  • Talent Development
  • Values in Action

Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)

  • Sports & Games
  • Performing Arts
  • CLubs & Societies
  • Others (CCA Exco, Class Committees, Project Committees)

MOE Programmes

Location: 21 Pasir Ris Street 71, Singapore 518799

Contact:Tel: +65 6349 3660 / Fax: +65 6349 3667 / Email: [email protected]

Website: https://tmjc.moe.edu.sg/

15. Yishun Innova Junior College


YIJC offers you a diverse range of academic options to deepen your learning with their wide array of subjects and programmes. On top of the usual academic subjects, they offer subjects like Art, China Studies in English, China Studies in Chinese, Computing, Tamil Language and Literature. They also offer the Malay Language Elective Programme for students who are interested in Malay Language and Literature. Seize the chance to pursue subjects you are really passionate about and deepen your learning in their varied H3 programmes. YIJC supportive teachers will engage you in varied and exciting learning opportunities: from flipped classrooms to team-based learning, you will be encouraged to be more critical and independent learners, ready for the next step in your learning journey. At YIJC, you will discover the joy of learning and be inspired to never stop learning.

Programs and Lessons:

Subject Combination & Eligibility

  • Mathematics & Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Further Mathematics, Physics)
  • Humanities & The Arts (Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Mother Tongue Language & Literature)
  • Knowledge Skills (General Paper, Mother Tongue, Project Work)
  • Co-Curriculum (Sports & Games, Performing Arts, and Club & Societies)

Signature Programmes

  • Student Leadership
  • Talent Development Programme
  • Malay Language Elective Programme (MLEP)
  • Digital Literacies
  • Internationalisation Programme

Character and Citizenship Education

  • Education & Career Guidance
  • Sexuality Education

Location: 3 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 768675

Contact: Tel: +65 62579873 / Email: [email protected]

Website: https://yijc.moe.edu.sg/

16. Eunoia Junior College


Eunoia Junior College was formed by the collective ambition of three distinguished institutions. Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School are rooted in a century of excellence in academic and character education. Each has transformed generations of successful men and women. Together, the four schools are more than ready to create a new, brighter future for their students.

Eunoia means beautiful thinking, goodwill to all and a bridging of the heart and mind. Harmonising five vowels of the English language, the name represents completeness.

Their students will have the most personal education experience yet. Their flagship programmes give their students the attention of capable, passionate mentors and the opportunity to find your passions. They will be empowered to design your own journey and launch your dreams. Together, they strive for unconventional wisdom. They want Eunoians to be fully human and pursue a life to behold.

Eunoia Junior College is seeking bold and bright students who want to create a new culture, and are ready to redefine their own lives and the lives of others. The pioneering spirit of their staff and students will show that the possibilities really are infinite.

Programs and Lessons:

Academic Subjects

  • Knowledge Skills (General Paper, Knowledge & Inquiry, and Project Work)
  • Languages (Foreign Languages, and Mother Tongue Languages)
  • Humanities & The Arts (Economics, Geography, History, Literature in English, Art, Music etc)

Flagship Programmes

  • Passion Pursuit
  • Life Coaching Programme
  • World Readiness Programme
  • Talent Development Programme

Special Programmes

  • Bicultural Studies Programme
  • Humanities Programme
  • Music Elective Programme
  • Community Engagement
  • Talent Development Programme
  • Programme Altitude
  • Programme Latitude
  • Programme Magnitude
  • STEM Research Programme

Student Development

  • Careers Scholarships & Higher ED
  • Character & Citizenship Education
  • Cultural Immersion Programme
  • Cyber Wellness
  • Leadership Academy
  • Sexuality Education

Location: 2 Sin Ming Place, Singapore 573838

Contact: Tel: +65 63518388 / Fax: +65 63518399 / Email: [email protected]

Website: https://eunoiajc.moe.edu.sg/


If you are looking for a junior college in Singapore, you might be overwhelmed by the many options available. Junior colleges offer a two-year pre-university education that prepares students for the GCE ‘A’ Level examination. They also provide a range of academic and co-curricular programmes that cater to different interests and abilities.

But how do you choose the best junior college for yourself? There are many factors to consider, such as the location, the curriculum, the culture, the facilities, and the support services. You might also want to look at the reputation, the achievements, and the alumni of each junior college.

To help you make an informed decision, we have compiled a list of the top 16 best junior colleges in Singapore. We have based our ranking on various criteria, such as their academic performance, their co-curricular activities, their teaching faculty, their campus culture, and their support services. We have also included some information on their location, their curriculum, and their core subjects and programmes.



Q: What are the benefits of attending a junior college in Singapore?

A: Junior colleges offer a two-year pre-university education that prepares students for the GCE ‘A’ Level examination. They also provide a range of academic and co-curricular programmes that cater to different interests and abilities. By attending a junior college, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • You can gain a broad-based and rigorous education that equips you with the skills and knowledge to pursue your desired course of study at the university level.
  • You can explore your passions and interests through various subjects and programmes, such as humanities, sciences, arts, music, languages, bicultural studies, leadership development, and more.
  • You can experience a vibrant and diverse campus culture that fosters camaraderie, collaboration, and community involvement among students and staff.
  • You can access various facilities and resources that support your learning and well-being, such as libraries, laboratories, studios, sports complexes, counselling services, and more.
  • You can receive guidance and support from dedicated and experienced teachers who will help you achieve your academic goals and personal growth.

Q: How do I choose the best junior college for myself?

A: There are many factors to consider when choosing the best junior college for yourself, such as:

  • The location of the junior college and its proximity to your home or preferred transport routes.
  • The curriculum and subjects offered by the junior college and their alignment with your interests, strengths, and aspirations.
  • The culture and environment of the junior college and their suitability for your personality, values, and learning style.
  • The facilities and resources available at the junior college and their adequacy for your needs and preferences.
  • The reputation, achievements, and alumni of the junior college and their relevance for your future plans.

To help you make an informed decision, you can do the following:

  • Visit the websites of the various junior colleges to find out more about their programmes, admission criteria, fees, scholarships, open house dates, and other information.
  • Attend the open house events of the junior colleges that you are interested in to get a firsthand experience of their campus life, facilities, teachers, students, and activities.
  • Talk to your parents, teachers, seniors, friends, or mentors who have attended or are familiar with the junior colleges that you are considering to get their feedback and advice.
  • Compare the pros and cons of each junior college based on your own criteria and priorities.

Q: What are the admission criteria for junior colleges in Singapore?

A: The admission criteria for junior colleges in Singapore vary depending on whether you are applying through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), Direct School Admission (DSA), or other schemes. Generally speaking, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have a gross L1R5 aggregate score of 20 or below. The L1R5 aggregate score is made up of your first language (English or Higher Mother Tongue) and five relevant subjects (humanities, mathematics, science, art, music, or language elective programmes).
  • Meet the grade requirements for specific subjects. For example, you will need to obtain at least a grade 6 for English Language, a grade 7 for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional), and a grade 7 for any one Mother Tongue Language (Chinese/Malay/Tamil or Higher Chinese/Malay/Tamil).
  • Meet any additional requirements set by the individual junior colleges. For example, some junior colleges may require you to take an entrance test or interview for certain subjects or programmes.

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