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Principal's Message

Singapore Sports School is the choice school for any youth athlete who is serious about pursuing sports at the highest level and appreciates a flexible and rigorous academic programme concurrently.

We have produced 8 Olympians and 10 World Champions. Our young competitors at three editions of the Asian Games, three editions of the Commonwealth Games and six editions of the Southeast Asian Games have won for Singapore a total of 90 gold, 52 silver and 53 bronze medals.

Our commitment to Long-Term Athlete Development ensures that the intensity of our training programme is always age and student-athlete appropriate. This approach optimises the potential of our student-athletes and encourages their lifelong interest and involvement in sports. Our student-athletes train in world-class facilities with like-minded peers under experienced coaches who have raised athletes to the prize podium at major games including the Olympic Games and World Championships. They are supported by the team from NYSI Hub @ Sports School comprising sport scientists and athlete life mentors who guide them in making informed decisions about their sports, education and career. Our student-athletes also enjoy in-house nutrition and boarding support, and quality overseas training and competition exposure.

The Sports School’s extended 6+ year through-train programmes and pathways which are uninterrupted by national examinations, allow talented student-athletes to fully develop in their sports. Our academic programmes are flexible and athlete-friendly, and they can be customised for individual student-athletes to train and compete at the highest levels. Our post-secondary through-train programmes include the Extended International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and a customised Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management in collaboration with the Republic Polytechnic. We have also partnered Ngee Ann Polytechnic to offer the customised Diploma in Business Studies (Entrepreneurship Management Option). We also have the support of ITE to offer the Nitec in Fitness Sports Class at the ITE College Central campus at Ang Mo Kio.
We have achieved commendable sports and academic results over the years because our staff are committed to evidence-based principles and practices of exemplary instruction that ensure rigour and coherence in the domains of education and sports development.

Be with the best and learn from the best. There is no place better than Singapore Sports School for any youth athlete who aims to compete at the Olympic Games and World Championships. Only we can bring the best further.

Tan Teck Hock