For families and young couples, buying homes near Primary schools is a big plus as it increases the chance of enrollment and provide parents with additional convenience of easy access to school and work. In a recent survey of 100 parents 1 , 46 said distance was the most important consideration. But a third valued the reputation of the school and its pupils’ performance in the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) as a primary consideration when deciding on a school.
At the moment, the more popular housing choice for young couples and families are new condominiums in the mid-range market. We’ve combined both elements and compiled for you some mid-range new properties near to popular Primary schools: Ai Tong School, Nanyang School, Tao Nan School and Ru Lang School. (Rental prices for a 3-bedroom condominium range from $3,500 outside the city to $6,000 in city center per month)
Ai Tong School – 100 Bright Hill Drive, 579646
Ai Tong School is temporarily located at 100 Bright Hill Drive. Priding themselves as one of the few Chinese – medium schools in Singapore, Ai Tong School focuses on the learning of Chinese culture, language and values. It is considered as one of the most popular schools in Singapore.
Distance to Ai Tong School – 3.6km || Price: Starts from S$4,500,000
Surrounded by a multitude of lifestyle amenities from F&B eateries and shopping malls such as Junction 8, to reputable schools like Ai Tong School, Raffles Institution and Australian International School, Sky Vue is an excellent location for both investors and families. Travelling is an ease with a 3-minutes walk to Bishan MRT and Bishan Bus Interchange. For motorists, SkyVue boasts excellent transportation network to CTE and PIE.
The facilities in Sky Vue includes a guard house, clubhouse, Function Room & Indoor Gym Tennis Court , 50m swimming pool & Sun Deck, Aqua Gym, Yoga Deck, BBQ Areas, Outdoor Fitness Station and Children’s Playground.
Distance to Ai Tong School – 3.6km || Price: Starts from S$565,000
The Panorama is situated in Ang Mo Kio. It has excellent transportation connectivity to Seletar Expressway and Central Expressway which allows parents to send their children to school and then to work conveniently. Apart from its close proximity to Ai Tong School, the Panorama is also located near other prestigious education institutions such as St Nicholas Girl’s School, Anderson Junior College, James Cook University, the Australian International School and Nanyang Polytechnic.
Facilities such as Lap Pool, Jacuzzi Coves, Children’s Pool, Children’s Playground, Reflective Pool, Eco, Zen Deck, Joggers Path, fitness areas, etc. are all available at the Panorama for residents.
Distance from Ai Tong school – 0.35km || Price: starts from s$650,000
Thomson Impressions is a luxury condominium developed by the Nanshan Group and contains 280 units of 1 to 4 bedroom units. A 5-minutes walk can take you to Bright Hill MRT Station and Upper Thomson MRT Station, while a 10-minutes drive will take you to Thomson Plaza and Junction 8. Apart from the 350m short walk to Ai Tong School, other schools around the area include Peirce Secondary School, Bishan Park Secondary School, Catholic High School and St Nicholas Girls’ School.
Facilities at Thomson Impressions include a guard house, clubhouse, function room, indoor health club, tennis court, 50m Pool, BBQ area and pool deck.
Distance from Ai tong – 1.7km || Price: Starts from s$920,000
Adana @ Thomson is located on District 20 at Upper Thomson Road. It will soon welcome the new Thomson Line that is just a short walk away. For residents with green fingers, the culinary garden gives them the opportunity to show off their gardening skills and propagate herbs, vegetables and even spices organically. There are plenty of schools are located in close proximity to Adana @ Thomson condominium. The closest school located within 2km from Adana @ Thomson is Ai Tong School. Other well-known schools located in close proximity include CHIJ Primary School, Catholic High School and Raffles Institution.
NanYang primary school – 52 King’s Road
Nanyang Primary school has long been associated with good academic results and quality education, along with a rich history as well as many famous alums. With such fame and reputation for success, possessing a house within 1km of the house indeed places an individual at an undeniable edge over others. According to last year’s intake of 390 students 2 , more than 50% enrolled were students living within 1km from the school.
Distance from Nanyang primary school – 0.35km || price: N.A
Located in the prime area of district 10, and only 350m away from Nanyang Primary School, the Asana Condo can almost definitely secure your child a place in Nanyang Primary School. It is close to 3 MRT Stations: Farrer Road MRT, Botanic Gardens MRT Station and Queenstown MRT Station.
Some of the facilities in The Asana include a 50 meter lap pool, Jacuzzi, sky lounge, reading room, yoga room, dining pavilion and an indoor gym.
Distance from Nanyang Primary School – 0.45km || price: starts from s$1,318.000
Developed by Far East Organisation, The Siena consist of 3-tower, 5-storey development divided into 54 residential units. Location wise, is located a mere 450m away from Nanyang Primary School and is also close to the Botanic Gardens MRT Station (and Singapore Botanic Gardens for that morning walk!). Alternatively, you can make a quick 10 to 20-minutes drive down to places such as Holland Village, Dempsey Hill, and Orchard Road.
Facilities at the Siena include a 40 meter lap pool, reflecting pool, Jacuzzi, lounge area, barbecue pavilion, dining pavilion, gymnasium, juice bar, and function room among many.
Distance from Nanyang Primary School – 1km || price: N.A
Cluny Park Residence is a 52-unit luxury residential development located across the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It is offers easy transportation through the Botanic Gardens MRT station and is located in close proximity to schools of various educational levels such as Nanyang Primary School, National University of Singapore (NUS), Saint Margaret’s Secondary School.
Distance from Nanyang Primary School – 1.2km || price: starts from s$1,200,000
D’Leedon is designed by internationally-renowned Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Zaha Hadid, and inspired by distinct components of mountain ecosystems – rock, forest, water, foothills and meadow. It comprises a total of 1,715 units – including 1,703 apartments in seven 36-storey towers and 12 semi-detached houses.
With Farrer Road MRT Station at walking distance, d’Leedon residents are able to conveniently travel to the Central Business District. It is also a stone’s throw away from Nanyang Primary School, Raffles Girls’ Primary School and Hwa Chong Institution.
The facilities in D’Leedon include two 50-metre lap pools, dipping pools, Jacuzzis, water gym, children’s wet play pool, eco-pond, reflecting pools, three party houses, barbeque areas, tennis courts, two clubhouses with reading rooms, games rooms, karaoke rooms, golf simulator rooms and screening rooms, spa pavilions, gymnasium, outdoor event spaces, retail areas and restaurants.
Tao nan school – 49 Marine Crescent, 449761
Similar to Ai Tong School, Tao Nan School is one of the first six modern Chinese schools to be set up in Singapore co-educational primary school in Singapore. In 1996, Tao Nan School started the Gifted Education Programme, as well as the Bi-cultural Enrichment Programme (BiCEP) to teach and encourage bilingualism. Tao Nan School is among the 30 most popular primary schools listed by the Ministry of Education.
Distance from Tao Nan Primary School – 1.6KM || Price: Starts From s$1,530,000
Strategically positioned in the heart of Katong, Leville iSuites offers a total of 42 luxurious apartment units and is only a 5 minutess away from shopping malls like i12Katong and Parkway Parade. A large selection of public buses is available with connectivity to several highways. Schools such as Tao Nan Primary School, Tanjong Katong Primary school, Tanjong Katong Girls School, Tanjong Katong Secondary School, and even the Canadian International School are all located within the vicinity
Distance from Tao Nan Primary School – 1.0KM || Price: Starts From s$1,116,000
Located in District 15, Marine Blue Condominium is a freehold new launch development by Capitaland that holds a total of 124 units. Some of its facilities include a clubhouse, function room, indoor gym, swimming pool, sun deck, BBQ areas, outdoor fitness station and children’s playground.
For the shopaholic, shopping Malls such as Parkway Parade and 112 Katong are just a few minutes walk down the road. If that isn’t enough, take a 10 minutes drive via the East Coast Parkway and Marina Coast Parkway to get to Orchard Road. For those who love the sun, sand and sea, East Coast Park is only a short 5 minutes drive away. Tao Nan Primary School is only 1km away along with other reputable educational institutions such as CHIJ Katong Convent, Temasek Junior College and Victoria Junior College nearby.
Distance from Tao Nan Primary School – 0.8KM || Price: STARTS FROM s$1,189,000
70 Saint Patrick’s Condo is the latest Freehold new launch condominium developed by UOL. It will be situated right in the heart of District 15. Formerly known as St Patrick’s Garden, Seventy Saint Patrick’s will comprise of 186 units spread across nine 6-storey low-rise towers. A 10 minutess walk will get you to East Coast Park while the closest MRT station (Kembangan MRT) currently is approximately 1.5km away. However, do look forward to the upcoming Eastern Region Line after its completion in 2019.
For the forward planning parent, some of the top schools in Singapore such as Tao Nan Primary School, Victoria Junior College, and Haig Girls’ School are located within 2km from the condominium.
Ru Lang primary school
Originally called Joo Long Public School (not the most pleasant sounding name, I know) Rulang Primary started out as a small school to provide basic education for children living in villages. Through the years, Rulang Primary School progressively became well known for being one of the better schools in Jurong. Today, the ranking of Rulang Primary School is on par with some of the most popular and reputable schools in Singapore with the highest Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) score in 2015.
Distance From Ru Lang Primary School – 2.2KM || Price: Starts From: S$652,000
The Jurong District will soon to be the new business and leisure hub where hotels, big corporations, and leisure facilities will be highly concentrated. Lake Life comprises 5-tower blocks of 2 to 5 bedroom units, complete with a variety of facilities.
Lake Life is in close proximity to Lakeside MRT, Ayer Rajah Expressway and Pan Island Expressway. New parents will be glad to know that education institutions ranging from Kindergartens to Universities are all within 6km from Lake Life. These places include Smart Learning Kindergarten, Lakeside Primary School, Rulang Primary School, Jurong Secondary School, Yuhua Secondary School, Jurong Junior College and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Distance From Ru Lang Primary School – 0.8KM || Price: Starts From S$1,150,000
At Lakeville, wake up to a panoramic view of the Jurong Lake. Strategically located in the center of Jurong, parents can enjoy the convenience of walking their children to school and then taking a bus or MRT to work.
Lakeville takes pride in its full facilities which comprise of a tennis court, guard house, indoor gym and function room, swimming pool, clubhouse, aqua gym, outdoor fitness station, sundeck, yoga deck, kids’ playground as well as barbeque areas.
Distance From Ru Lang Primary School – 3.8KM || Price: Starts From S$558,000
A highlight of Westwood residences is the Bike and Water-themed facilities. Residents are provided with a secure bicycle garage to park their bicycles in a sheltered area. Westwood residences also has a 50m Lap Pool, Spa Seats, Aqua Gym, Aqua Deck, Sun Deck, Kid’s Wading Pool Indoor and outdoor Gym, Kid’s Playground, Tennis Court, Half Basketball Court and Futsal Court.
Although located a little distant from the hub, Westwood offers endless shopping and dining experiences. From Seng Siong Supermarket to Gek Poh Shopping Centre, residences can shop and do their grocery shopping all at one location.