The Path Less Taken: Homeschooling in Singapore

Homeschool 3 pdSINGAPORE — Registration for primary school started on July 3, and parents of six-year-olds across the country will be watching the number of spots available at their school of choice very closely over the next few weeks. Families who have decided on homeschooling, however, have chosen to forego this uniquely Singaporean exercise.

On average, about 50 children opt out of the primary school system every year. Koh Chin Gay and his wife Tan Peng Peng, for example, have chosen the homeschooling route for their three children, aged eight, six, and four.

On a typical weekday for this family, Mom is in charge of Mandarin class, while Dad heads the English “department”.  Tan does most of the teaching as a stay-home mom, but Mr. Koh, who works full-time as a teacher, helps out whenever he can.

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