Hwa Chong: At the Forefront of Educational Change and Innovation
Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) is Singapore’s premier independent school, with a rich history of 98 years. The Institution is the culmination of the watershed merger in 2005 between the former Chinese High School (founded 1919) and Hwa Chong Junior College (founded 1974).
For achieving world-class standards of excellence in education, HCI is the first GCE A-Level Integrated Programme School to be conferred the Singapore Quality Award (SQA) in 2010 and the SQA with Special Commendation in 2016. The Institution was featured as one of the world’s most innovative schools in 2009 by the South China Morning Post — Hong Kong’s premier English daily. Nature, the world’s most-cited scientific journal, also showcased HCI as having one of the “most innovative science-education programmes” globally on 16 July 2015.
Drawing from the best of the East and West, Hwa Chong provides a broad-based six-year Integrated Programme (IP) that caters to the needs of the top 5% of students from Singapore and the region.
As a trailblazer in education, Hwa Chong is the first and only independent school to set up a Beijing Satellite Campus and pioneer the FutureSchools@Singapore initiative.
Developing Global Leaders
A commitment to excellence is a hallmark of the Institution whose mission is to develop leaders for the nation. The Institution prides itself on having produced 56 President’s Scholars (the country’s most prestigious scholarship) to date.
Between 2006 and 2017, Hwa Chong students brought pride to the country and school by winning 49 World Championship titles in various fields. These range from future problem solving, creativity, mathematics, entrepreneurship, to research.
Even after graduation, our students continue the Hwa Chong tradition of excellence. Between 2009 and 2017, 28 of our alumni topped Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Cornell, Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, University College London, King’s College London, London School of Economics, Shanghai Fudan, the world-renowned U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Naval Academy.
In the end, Hwa Chong is more than a school that produces top scholars. We also want our high ability students to embrace the values of hard work, integrity, passion, and compassion. Our vision is to see all our students graduate as confident and caring individuals, ready to take on leadership roles in both local and global communities.