Catholic Education


The Catholic Church views education as a universal human right, something necessary for one to lead a truly human life (CCC 1908). Thus, the Church is always zealous in serving society through building schools, making education accessible, training teachers, and so on.

In Singapore, Catholic schools have come a long way. From small schools established for the poor by Catholic missionaries over 200 years ago, Catholic schools in Singapore today are considered some of the best educational institutes because of their Catholic ethos and teaching pedagogy.

  • Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS)

Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS)

To coordinate and help Catholic schools in Singapore retain a Catholic ethos, the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS) was established to work closely with Catholic schools in their mission. They strive to educate children in different aspects of human knowledge, and develop in them moral and spiritual values enlightened by the Gospel, as well as civic values for living in Singapore society and the world.

The ACCS provides a range of programmes and organises events to support Catholic educators and partners of Catholic schools. It also provides support to Catholic pre-schools and works to promote communion amongst them.


Other organisations concerned with Catholic Education, though not directly involved with Catholic schools, are the Office for Catechesis (OFC) and the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS).


Key Facts


Students in Catholic schools as of 2016, regardless of race, language, religion


Catholic Primary Schools


Catholic Secondary Schools


Catholic Kindergartens

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