ABOUT THE
SCHOOL

About The School

St Francis Methodist School (SFMS) is a leading local private school, offering primary, secondary and pre-tertiary education in Singapore. SFMS offers a Singapore approach to learning in an international school environment, and is the first choice for pursuing various internationally recognised academic qualifications. SFMS provides students with opportunities to grow holistically and achieve their aspirations. Guided by the Word of God, SFMS empowers individuals to fulfil their purpose of doing good works.

From Principal’s Desk

Welcome to St Francis Methodist School (SFMS), a vibrant international learning community where lives are inspired and changed through the Word of God.

Indeed, it is through the Grace of God that St Francis has grown from its pioneer cohort of 27 students in 1960, the year the school was founded, to where we are today. Many students have achieved success in life with the all-rounded education they have received at SFMS. This would not have been possible without the dedication of our teachers and the rigorous academic and co-curricular programmes designed by the school. At SFMS, every student matters. We constantly pursue excellence in providing quality education for our students and strive to realise the maximum potential in every child.

As an international school, St Francis is a home away from home for our students. We aim to cultivate a happy and caring environment where students are well-loved and cared for. In turn, they learn to bless others and contribute towards making SFMS a loving and caring place for everyone.

At SFMS, we emphasise the development of character based on the strong foundation of Christian values. In the words of Proverb 22:6, “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it”, we instill the core values of Courage, Integrity , Humility, Respect and Purposeful Living through the teachings of God. More importantly, our faculty members role model our school values and religiously cultivate in our students these desired qualities in every aspect of our school programmes.

It is my honour to invite you to join us on this journey of grooming your child to become a wholesome individual who is well-prepared to meet the challenges of the future.

God Bless.

Mr Lee Hak Boon, Principal

“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”
Proverb 22:6

School Crest
SFMS CREST_FULL COLOR_BLACK ESTD@4x

Eagle
The pursuit of knowledge in a spirit of free inquiry

Scales
Justice and Equality for all

Flame & Torch
Beacon of Light and Truth

Cross
The sacrificial love of Christ for mankind. We too, can bear each other’s burden and our own with much strength and faith in God.

Vision, Mission & Values
Our Vision

A vibrant international learning community where students are nurtured to be future ready and their lives are transformed through the Love of God.

Our Mission

To provide a nurturing environment, anchored in Christian values, where students grow in wisdom, build strength of character and develop competencies to thrive in and contribute to this rapidly evolving world.

Core Values
  • Purpose-Driven
    Living our lives with passion, perseverance and meaning, guided by the Word of God
  • Respect
    Showing care and compassion for the community and the environment, and appreciating that everyone is unique and special
  • Integrity
    Using our moral compass, we act bravely and honourably, doing the right things even when no one is looking
  • Courage
    Having the drive and determination to overcome challenges as we pursue our dreams
  • Humility
    Having a teachable and generous spirit, we recognise that we are all part of a greater cause and to seek to serve the school and the community

Heritage & Milestones

2020

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) was introduced in January. SFMS Celebrates 60th Anniversary

2019

The Cambridge Primary Programme started in March. The enrollment number grew exponentially by the end of the year.

SFMS was authorised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in 2020.

SFMS’ 4-year EduTrust certification by the CPE was renewed.

2018

SFMS refined its Vision, Mission and Core Values. SFMS’ 4-year ERF accreditation by the CPE was renewed.

2017

Mr Charles Tong was appointed Principal/CEO of SFMS.

The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) was introduced.

SFMS received notable awards and accolades that included the Outstanding Pearson Learning Awards 2017, Center of Excellence for delivering Pearson Edexcel International Qualifications, and more.

2016

SFMS received notable awards and accolades that included the Outstanding Pearson Learning Awards 2017, Center of Excellence for delivering Pearson Edexcel International Qualifications, and more.

2015

SFMS received notable awards and accolades that included the Outstanding Pearson Learning Awards 2017, Center of Excellence for delivering Pearson Edexcel International Qualifications, and more.

2014

The Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level (IAL) programme was introduced. SFMS’ 4-year ERF accreditation by the CPE was renewed.

2011

SFMS was awarded the EduTrust certification by the CPE with a validity of 4 years —a testament to SFMS’ commitment to service quality and excellence, and innovation.

2010

SFMS celebrated its 50th Anniversary —“A Jubilee of Faith, Hope and Possibilities”.

SFMS was awarded the mandatory 4-year Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF) accreditation by the Council for Private Education (CPE). This validated SFMS’ adherence and dedication to exemplary overall quality standards.

The first batch of Student Councillors was appointed. These student leaders took the lead in organising and implementing various school events.

The Upper Secondary Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) was introduced.

2008

Upper Secondary Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) was introduced.

2003

SFMS was among the first seven education institutions to be awarded the Singapore Quality Class for Private Education Organisations (SQC-PEO) by SPRING Singapore.

2001

SFMS relocated to its present campus at 492 Upper Bukit Timah Road. This campus is equipped with custom-built facilities to provide a conducive learning environment.

The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), the St Francis Baccalaureate, and BTEC Higher National Diploma (Business) were introduced.

1998

The Language Centre was set up to help international students build and establish a strong foundation in the English Language. The GCE ‘O’ Level, ‘N’ Level and London ‘O’ Level courses were introduced.

1995

The Methodist Church in Singapore took over, the school was renamed St Francis Methodist School (SFMS) and moved to its new campus at Mount Sophia. Mr Earnest Lau took the helm as Principal and SFMS became co-educational. The GCE ‘O’ Level, ‘N’ Level and London ‘O’ Level courses were introduced.

1987

Mrs Harriet T Doraisamy received her second National Day Award medal from former President Wee Kim Wee.

1980

Driven by the mission to develop the students holistically, the school organised and actively participated in community programmes to bless the less privileged—a tradition that has continued till today.

1975

Mrs Harriet T Doraisamy received her National Day Award medal from former President Dr Benjamin Sheares.

1969

The school became a member of the Serangoon District Sports Council. The girls participated in various sporting events and won many accolades, bringing honour to themselves, their families and the school.

1960

Mrs Harriet T Doraisamy founded St Francis Girls’ School, located at 98 St Francis Road.

Edutrust & Others Certificates