ACS (International) is owned by the Methodist Church of Singapore. Christian values and inclusivity underpin all that we do — in academic pursuits, on the sports field, in leadership and in service to others. A half-hour Chapel Service is held every week for the whole school community where basic and universal Christian values are espoused.

We cater for Singaporeans and overseas students who are interested in an international curriculum in a Singaporean context, in particular, the “ACS brand of education”. Our establishment is in line with the Singapore Government’s aim of making Singapore an educational centre of excellence that serves both local and regional students.

ACS takes great pride in nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. As we continue to move forward and meet the needs of the ever-changing modern world, one thing in our brand of education remains unchanged — the sound Christian values and principles that are responsible for the matchless ACS spirit of excellence, service and loyalty.

Our international students currently represent more than 30 nationalities — they contribute richly to our school culture, and help nurture a sense of global mindedness in the school community as a whole. In addition, we cherish Singaporean values — standing alongside Singaporeans as the national anthem is played and the pledge recited during daily assembly.

Our ACS Heritage, Traditions & Values


Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) has shaped the lives of hundreds of thousands of students since its founding in 1886. Today, it has grown to a family of six fine schools [including ACS (Independent), ACS (Junior), ACS (Primary), ACS (Barker Road) and Anglo-Chinese Junior College] in Singapore and ACS (Jakarta) in Indonesia, with a total enrolment of more than 10,000. All the ACS schools embrace the traditions of ACS and have established an enviable reputation for producing many of the nation’s outstanding leaders, entrepreneurs and sportsmen.

The ACS brand of education is based on the vision of our founder, Bishop William F. Oldham, to develop well-rounded students of strong moral character who excel academically, physically, socially and spiritually. The journey our students take through their school years is one of discovery, personal development, interaction and the pursuit of excellence. At every stage, we strive to prepare them for the many challenges they will face when they step into society and the real world. It is a memorable journey that fosters camaraderie, encourages a remarkable sense of belonging among students, teachers, parents and alumni, and also one that cultivates the inimitable ACS spirit that has made ACS unique among schools.

Our Team

Senior Leadership Team

ACS (International) is overseen by the Principal, Mr Gavin Kinch, who heads the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). The team consists of outstanding educators with many years of leadership experience across a broad range of contexts.

The responsibilities of each SLT member in the context of the school can be found here.

Our ACS (International) Organisation Chart can be found here.

Mr Gavin Kinch


Mrs Tan Siew Hoon

Vice Principal,
Senior Division

Dr Kris Achter

Vice Principal,
Junior Division

Mr Chia Choong Kiat

Director of Administration


Professional Recognition

Council of International Schools
Registered with the Council, a non-profit membership organisation that provides services to elementary and secondary schools and higher education institutions around the world
Institute of Public Character, Ministry of Education
Registered as a not-for-profit organisation and awarded “Institution of Public Character” for the Institution’s role in community commitment and service
International Baccalaureate World School
Registered with International Baccalaureate Organization as a World School, delivering the IBDP
The University of Cambridge International Examinations/Cambridge International Centre
Registered as an assessing centre for Cambridge International Centre, delivering General Certificate for Secondary Education
The Methodist Church of Singapore
As an affiliated Methodist Institution