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Anglo-Chinese School
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Anglo-Chinese School 英华学校






March 1, 1886




Christian (Methodist)


ACS (Junior), ACS (Primary), ACS (Barker Road)

ACS (Independent), ACS (International) Singapore, ACJC, STB-ACS (International) Jakarta


Primary 1-6
Secondary 1-5
JC 1-2
IB 1-2 + Pre-IB 1-4


Red, gold, blue


The Best is Yet To Be


ECHO magazine

The Anglo-Chinese School (ACS), is a family of Methodist schools in Singapore and Indonesia.

Anglo-Chinese School is usually abbreviated "ACS," with the Anglo-Chinese Junior College abbreviated as "ACJC." Its students and alumni are referred as "ACSians" (/ˈɑksiɑn/).

ACS was the first school in Singapore to have a flower named after it, the Ascocenda Anglo-Chinese School orchid, a hybrid created by the school to mark its 116th Founder's Day on March 1, 2002.[1]

The ACS Family[edit]




The ACS House along Amoy Street, the original premises of ACS

ACS was founded on March 1, 1886 by Bishop William Fitzjames Oldham as an extension of the Methodist Church.[2] Its first location was a shophouse at 70 Amoy Street with a total of 13 pupils. The name of the school came from the fact that it conducted lessons in English in the nights and Chinese in the afternoons. By the following year, enrollment had increased to 104 and the school moved to Coleman Street.

Between 1914 and 1920, under the leadership of the Reverend J S Nagle, the school introduced regular religious (or "chapel") services and physical education classes. Afternoon classes were also started for academically weak pupils. In a bid to ensure continuity in school life and keep the school adequately staffed, Nagle encouraged ex-students, known as old boys, to join the school as teachers. To this day, the Anglo-Chinese School Old Boys' Association is a link through which many "old boys" continue to keep close ties to the school.

The Anglo-Chinese Continuation School was started by the new principal, the Reverend P L Peach, in 1925 who had to leave the school due to the newly imposed age limits on school-going boys by the government. Eventually, ACS was renamed the Oldham Methodist School. A secondary school was opened at Cairnhill Road.

Between 1942 and 1945, the Japanese occupied Singapore during World War II. During the Occupation, lessons were suspended, and the school was opened again in 1946, a year after the Japanese freid and once the buildings at Cairnhill and Coleman Street were made safe from damage sustained during the war. The pre-war principal, T W Hinch, who had been interned by the Japanese during the Occupation and had been sent back to England to recover, returned to the school in June. Among his first priorities was to set up "X" and "Y" classes, each with different levels of difficulty, for students who had missed years of their education due to the Occupation. In September, 1950, the secondary school relocated from Cairnhill to Barker Road.

Also in 1950, Post School Certificate Classes, later known as Pre-University Classes because they were supposed to prepare students for tertiary education, were set up, and the first batch of girl students were enrolled in ACS. However, students in the lower grades continued to be all male, a practice which persists to this day. Dr Thio Chan Bee, the first Asian principal of ACS, took the reins in 1952. During his tenure, both the Cairnhill and Barker Road premises were expanded the latter with the building of the Lee Hall, a three-storey building housing twelve classrooms and four laboratories.

In January, 1961, the Oldham Methodist Secondary School was merged with the Secondary School at Barker Road. The school completed the construction of the sports complex at Barker Road in 1970, with an Olympic-sized swimming pool (first in all the schools in Singapore) and a sports hall. In 1977, the Pre-University classes were shifted to newly constructed Anglo-Chinese Junior College at 25 Dover Close East, off North Buona Vista Road, leaving the Barker Road site to the Secondary and Junior schools. The Junior School eventually relocated to new premises in its old neighborhood at Cairnhill, in 1985.

In 1986, ACS celebrated its centenary with the publication of a hardback history of the school detailing its rich student and teacher life over the years, titled, Hearts, Hopes and Aims.

ACPS moved out of the Coleman Street campus in 1994; in its place now are the National Archives.

In 1988 the school was again reorganized. The Ministry of Education started its Independent School program that year. Independent schools are allowed to be privately funded and subject to less government regulation in setting out their curriculum. The school was renamed ACS (Independent); in 1993 the Barker Road campus was vacated and the school moved to Dover Road. After strong lobbying by alumni, the Barker Road site was retained for a second secondary school. At the same time, Anglo-Chinese Primary School abandoned Coleman Street (the old building now housing the National Archives of Singapore) to share premises with the new Secondary School at Barker Road, now named ACS (Barker Road).

The Barker Road campus was completely rebuilt in the late 1990s, with ACS (Barker Road) temporarily relocating during the project and ultimately split into primary and secondary school sections, the latter retaining the Barker Road suffix and the former becoming ACS (Primary). On 4 December 2002, the two schools, ACS Oldham Hall, the Methodist Church in Singapore and the Barker Road Methodist Church moved back to the newly built campus at Barker Road. It was inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Tony Tan on July 15, 2003.

In January 2005, ACS (International) was officially opened to the public. A completely private school, it took students both from Singapore and other countries. Its students will take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education in their fourth year, then go on to take a two-year International Baccalaureate diploma from 2007. Before 2007, they will take the International A-Levels. ACS(I) has been officially authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the IB Diploma Programme commencing in January 2006. and is recognised as an IB World School.

STB-ACS (International) Jakarta formally joined the ACS family in July 2006. It is a co-ed school for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It offers the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) at Grade 6, the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) at Grade 10 and either the Cambridge International A Levels or International Baccauaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Grade 12.

Today there are six schools under the Anglo-Chinese School umbrella. ACS (Junior) and ACS (Primary) are the primary schools while ACS (Barker Road), ACS (Independent), ACS (International) and ACJC provide secondary and post-secondary education. STB-ACS (International) Jarkata is the one and only ACS school outside of Singapore and offers classes to boys and girls from Grades 1 to 12.

When Bishop Oldham started the school in 1886, he also took in some students as boarders. That boarding facility soon expanded and moved into larger and larger houses. First into Bellevue at Oldham Lane, then to Dunearn House at Barker Road. In 1986, when ACS celebrated its centennial year, the boarding school known as Oldham Hall moved into new premises within the ACS Barker Road campus. It moved back into the rebuilt premises in December 2002 and was renamed ACS Oldham Hall to emphasise its roots as a strong and vibrant member of the ACS family.

Aims, characteristics, and reputation[edit]

The school's stated philosophy is "To create conditions for students to embody excellence, to establish an environment for spiritual, intellectual and physical growth, to prepare pupils to meet the challenge of rapid change in society". This is reflected in the school motto, "The Best Is Yet To Be." The phrase is taken from the first line of the Robert Browning poem, Rabbi ben Ezra (1864), "Grow old along with me! / The best is yet to be...".

ACS is considered one of the most prestigious schools in Singapore. This is because of its long history and also because many of its graduates have gone on to be successful in business as well as professional fields such as law and medicine. Although morally conservative due to its religious roots, the school has a reputation for producing students with strong background in English. The literary, debating and drama societies are particularly well-supported. The ACS alumni network is also very strong and the close networking that ACS students have with each other after leaving the school and it took part greatly to the school's reputation.

School anthem and Coat of Arms[edit]

The school's anthem was written by teacher Henry Martyn Hoisington in 1926. It is adapted from the Canadian unofficial National Anthem, The Maple Leaf Forever and has served over the years as a means of bonding between students and alumni, evoking as it does memories of attending the institution. Drawing inspiration from the anthem, Dr Yap Pheng Geck designed the school arms in 1930.

Placed in chief azure above the three letters of the school name is a golden creature with a lion's head, eagle's wings and a dragon's body with claws, representing that fact that the School was founded when Singapore was a British colony, by an American Methodist mission and during the Qing Dynasty in China. Technically, this creature is an heraldic wyvern.

The lower part of the field consists of two panels, blue and gold, which represent heaven and earth. The colours also symbolize both spiritual and material accomplishment. The letters "ACS" in red symbolize life forming a bridge between both; they also symbolize the blood of Christ uniting heaven and earth. In addition to the school name, the letters ACS are also variously said to spell out Academic achievements, Christian Character, and Sportsmanship or Service beyond self. Finally, the overall shield shape represents the knightly virtues of chivalry, honour, loyalty, valour and manliness.


The ACS schools have also been recipients of the annual school awards given out by the Ministry of Education (Singapore). ACS (Independent) has achieved the Singapore Quality Award, all four Best Practice Awards, School Distinction and School Excellence Awards. ACS (Barker Road) and ACS (Independent) have also obtained Sustained Achievement Awards in sports, uniformed groups and the aesthetics. ACJC has also obtained the Sustained Achievement Awards for sports, physical fitness and aesthetics.

Odyssey of the Mind[edit]

One of the proudest combined international achievements for ACS family of schools lies in the realm of the prestigious international Odyssey of the Mind (OM) Competition, the world's largest and most highly-contested creative problem-solving competition. ACS (Junior), ACS (Independent), ACJC, ACS (Primary), and ACS (Barker) are all winners of multiple national championships, and have represented Singapore at the World Finals. The ACS schools have a combined tally of more than 40 titles at the National Finals, and 13 trophies and four honourable mentions from the World Finals.

In 2002, ACS (Independent) brought back Singapore's first-ever Division II (Under-15) trophy from the World Finals in the USA. The next year, ACS (Junior) followed suit, winning the most prestigious award at the World Finals, the Ranatra Fusca trophy, the top creativity award only given out to five teams at every competition.

In 2004, ACS (Independent)) achieved three National Champion titles. At the World Finals, they brought back an unprecedented one Silver Medal placing and two Bronze Medal placings.

Again in 2005, the ACS (Independent) broke the national record by clinching an unprecedented five Champion titles at the National Finals, a feat that remains unbeaten. At the World Finals, ACJC brought back Singapore's first Division III (Under-20) World Champions trophy, while ACS (Independent) again emerged as Under-15 World Champions and Under-20 Silver Winners.

At the 2006 World finals, ACS (Independent)'s first-ever Year 5 team, consisting of its pioneer batch of International Baccalaureate students, broke new ground by winning the school's first Under-20 World Champions, beating all expectations for them.

2007 was a particularly memorable year for the ACS schools. At the World Finals, ACS was represented by all five of the schools which take part in OM. ACS (Junior) won its first world champion title in Under-13 category, ACS (Independent) won both World Champion titles in Under-15 and Under-20 categories, while ACJC won the world champion title in the University category. Two other teams from ACS (Indepdendent) received honourable mentions, while ACS (Barker Road) and ACS (Primary) also fared well, beating many other top competitors.

At the 2008 OM World Finals in Maryland, two teams from ACS (Primary) went to the World Finals and won 1st and 3rd positions. The team that clinched 1st place was a team that took part in OM for 2 years but this is the first time they have got into the world finals. As for the team that got 3rd, it was their second year in OM and second time in the World Finals. The first time they were in the World Finals (2007), they clinched Champions. Four teams from ACS(I) also took part in the finals, with two of them returning World Champions. The two ACS (Barker Road) and the two ACS (Junior) teams also did well in the World Finals.

Now, ACS (International) will offer this programme as part of one of the many CCAs it offers.


Swimming has always been a traditional strong pillar of ACS. The various members of the ACS family of schools have also won the "B" Division (Under-17) Schools' Swimming Championships for 43 consecutive years since the start of the competition in 1960. Their long reign was ended in 2003 by Raffles Institution, their academic and sports rivals, but the school won back the title in 2004. ACS has also produced national-level competition swimmers like Ang Peng Siong and more recently, Mark Chay.

In rugby, ACS has also been well represented by ACS (Independent) and ACS (Barker Road). These two schools have dominated school rugby in Singapore, with both emerging in the top four placings in both the "B" and "C" Divisions of the National School Championships. In particular, ACS (Independent) had always emerged in 1st place. However, their reign was brought to a halt when the "B" Division team lost to rivals St Andrew's Secondary School for three consecutive years since 2004. They have since regained the "B" Division title, after beating St Andrew's 15-3 in 2007. ACS (Independent) have also been champions in the International Festival of Youth Rugby 2000 in Wales and the World Minis Under-13 and Under-14 Championships 2001 in South Africa.

The "A" Division (Under-19) championship was also held by ACJC from 2000 until they lost to archrivals Raffles Junior College in 2004 by a narrow margin. In addition to the victories by ACS (Barker Road), ACS (Independent) and ACJC, the ACS Family completed the Rugby Grand Slams in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

In sailing, ACS (Independent) has won gold medals in the annual Sailing Inter Schools Championship, having won the B and C Division titles for a number of years.[citation needed] Although Anglo Chinese Junior College's (ACJC) sailing programme has been discontinued, ACS (Barker Road), ACS (Junior) and ACS (Primary) have always been one of the top few secondary or primary schools in the field.

Performing arts[edit]


Since its inception into the Ministry of Education Choral Excellence Programme, the ACJC Choir has garnered both international and local accolades. Since 1989, it has toured Japan, South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and countries within Europe. The choir has also participated in choral competitions in the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. emerging with top honours in these festivals. The choir remains the only Singaporean choir invited by the International Federation of Choral Music to represent the country at the 4th World Symposium on Choral Music.

At home, the ACJC Choir is the 5-time winner of the Singapore Youth Festival "Choir of the Year" competition (2001, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1989) and holder of the "Best Junior College Choir title (2003, 2001, 1997). Most recently in 2011, the choir was accorded the "Gold with Honours" award at the SYF Choral Competition. The choir is conducted by Valarie Wilson.

In June 2008, the Anglo-Chinese Junior College Choir emerged as the only choir with three Gold medals at the 3rd Festa Choralis International Choir Competition in Bratislava, Slovakia. As the only Asian choir at the competition, the ACJC Choir competed in the Mixed Choir (Adult), Youth Choir (up to 19 years old) and Folk Song Categories. In all three categories, the ACJC Choir clinched gold medals with top marks and was the only choir in the competition whom the adjudicators accorded a rare perfect score of 100 points.

The ACS (Independent) Choir is part of the Singapore Choral Excellence Scheme, and toured Perth in 2004. Under the leadership of its earlier conductor, Ms Grace Lo, the choir boasted a long and illustrious history in the 1980s and 1990s. Since then, it has won a Gold Award at the Singapore Youth Festival in 2005. Its conductor was Elaine Wan Chan, whose many accomplishments include composing the NDP 2005 Theme Song.

ACS Military Band[edit]

The band was formed near 1966 as a brass band of exactly 27 members and in time, evolved into a full symphonic band with a membership of around 100. A pipe section was added in 1974. In the Annual Band Competition, the band won the top award for concert performance for three successive years, 1974, 1975 and 1976 and also took out the top award for pattern display in 1974 and 1975. The band had recorded several times for Radio and Television Singapore and had been a guest performer for Hong Kong TVB's famous "Enjoy Yourself Tonight" live-colour telecast.


The Anglo Chinese School (Junior)Concert Band had its humble beginnings in 2002.With barely 15 members when the Band was first established,the Concert Band has since grown to about 50 members to date.The Band made its inaugural debut in the Central Judging of Concert Bands{or more known as the Singapore Youth Festival]in 2006 where together with their conductor Mr wong Yew Hon were awarded a Silver.In 2007,the Band participated in the 18th Australian International Music Festival in Sydney and performed in the Sydney Opera House to a standing ovation.In 2008,the Concert band participated in the Beijing International Music Festival where they were accorded the highest marks for its performance and in 2009,the band was awarded the Gold at the Hong Kong Winter Band Festival.2011 marks a year of exciting performances for the Concert Band.In March 2011,the Band's very own home-grown "Thrashers" brought the house down with its reverberating performance at the Combined One Acs Founder's Day Service at the Kallang Indoor Stadium. Also in the month of March,the audience were entertained at the School"s Junior Superstars when the band members showcased their talents and walked away with top prizes.In 2012, for the first time in their history, the band won a Gold Award at the Singapore Youth Festival(SYF) Central Judging. Their current band conductor is Mr Ong Beng Choon. The ACJC Band has achieved Gold awards and was judged the top band for several Singapore Youth Festival Competitions. This included the recent SYF central judging in 2007 for concert bands whereby the band was one of the only three bands to be awarded with a Gold with Honours award. The Anglo-Chinese Junior College Concert Band has also participated in the 17th Australian International Music Festival where they were awarded a Gold award and selected as the adjudicator's choice for the command band of the festival.The ACS (Independent) Band finished in the top three in 2005, 2007 and 2009 Singapore Youth Festivals,obtaining Gold with Honours.The ACS (Independent) Band has also attained various awards in the Australian International Music Festival, Singapore International Band Festival, Hong Kong Winter Band Festival and National Band Competition.


The ACJC String Ensemble won a gold award at the 2003, 2005 and 2007 Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging. It is conducted by Singapore Symphony Orchestra associate principal bassist, Yang Zheng Yi.

The ACS (Independent) Philharmonic Orchestra achieved Gold as well in the SYF central judging for 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, two Gold with Honours awards in 2007, and a distinction under the new SYF Arts Presentation in 2013. The Philharmonic Orchestra is currently conducted by the associate principal bassist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Yang Zheng Yi.

Since its inception in 2007, the ACJC Guitar Ensemble (ACGE) has obtained one Gold with Honours award in 2007, one Gold award in 2009 at the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging for Instrument Ensembles and a Certificate of Distinction in 2013, under the revised awards scheme for the Singapore Youth Festival Art Presentations. They organise two annual concerts - Glissando in May and A Christmas Story in December, to raise funds for their adopted charity, Club Rainbow. The ensemble is conducted by Mr. Terence Choo.

The school's Guitar Orchestra achieved three Gold awards in the SYF Central Judging competition for 2003, 2005, 2007 and one Gold with Honours in 2009. The Guitar Orchestra is conducted by Mr Michael Gaspar, a prominent figure in the Singapore guitar scene, also a conductor for Junior Colleges such as Victoria Junior College.

The Chinese Orchestra of ACS (Barker Road) achieved the Gold award in the SYF Central Judging Competition for 2005, 2007 and 2009. The Chinese Orchestra is conducted by Benedict Tan, an alumnus of ACS (Barker Road).


ACS (Independent)'s Dance Venia, won the Gold with Honours Award at the Singapore Youth Festival 2009, on their first time participating in the event. With the instructions of main choreographer Jennifer Pau and other guest choreographers, the club continues to excel the art of dancing by putting up performances including Festival of Arts 2008, 2009, the upcoming 2010, alongside with competing in various competitions including DanceWorks 2010. ACS (Barker Road)'s dance group won the Gold and at the Singapore Youth Festival 2011 and achieved a distinction in 2013. The group participated in DanceWorks 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013, achieving the second position in 2011, the third position in 2010 and 2012 and champions in 2013.


Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) first formed their Dance team in 2003 and subsequently won Gold in the Singapore Youth Festival for that year.

The school's JC section, known as the Anglo-Chinese School Independent Stage (ACSIS), has won Gold in the Singapore Youth Festival 2012, for a play called Rabbit. This was ACSIS' most recent participation in this competition.

The school's Secondary section, the Anglo-Chinese School Drama Club (ACSDC) has won Silver in the Singapore Youth Festival 2011. In April 2012, they performed a spoof of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, called A:CSI. Later that year, they performed a sequel to it, called A:CSI (II) which was very well received.

In 2013, ACSDC participated in the 2013 SYF with a play entitled The Day I Met The Prince, a take on Kuo Pao Kun's piece. They won a Distinction, the equivalent of a Gold in the newly changed SYF grading system.

Both clubs are of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent).


ACJC and ACS (Independent) have very strong repuatations in junior college-level debating, while ACS (Independent) and ACS (Barker Road) have also both enjoyed considerable success in debating at secondary school-level. ACS (Independent) won the national debating championship for pre-university institutions, the Ministry of Education Invitational Debating Championships (MIDC), in 2010; while ACJC won the tournament's forerunner, the Junior Colleges Debating Championships (JCDC), on a number of occasions. ACS (Independent) won the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) Division I title in 2005, while ACS (Barker Road) won the SSSDC Division II in 2010 and Division III in 2004. Many debaters from the schools have gone on to represent Singapore in the World Schools Debating Championships.


In chess, the school has won numerous national titles, including those in the open-age categories and Gold awards at the 2004 South-East Asian (SEA) Games.


Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)[edit]

Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) is the original primary school of the ACS family, located at the Barker Road campus adjacent to the ACS (Barker Road) block. It opened in 1887 with the secondary school at Coleman Street, and moved to a newly upgraded Coleman Street campus in 1961, leaving the Barker Road campus to be used for secondary and pre-university classes. At the end of 1984, the Junior School moved to 25 Peck Hay Road, while the Primary school continued lessons at Canning Rise until 1994. It merged with the Barker Road school in that year, but in December 1998 was relocated temporarily to 9 Ah Hood Road while waiting for the completion of the Barker Road campus rebuilding project. It moved back to Barker Road on 4 December 2002.

Its students sit for the local PSLE in Primary 6 and have the option to move on to the ACS Secondary Schools with affiliation favours.

The principal is Richard Lim Chew Hiong.

Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)[edit]

Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) is one of the two ACS primary schools in Singapore. Established in 1951 at the old Coleman Street campus, it moved to its former premises at 25 Peck Hay Road at the end of 1984. In December 2008, it relocated to a new building at 16 Winstedt Road.

Its students sit for the local PSLE in Primary 6 and have the option to move on to the ACS Secondary Schools with affiliation favours.

The principal is Kathryn Koh.

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)[edit]

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) is the original ACS and was opened in 1986 and is one of the four ACS secondary schools (ACS (Barker Road), ACS (International) and STB-ACS (International) Jakarta (in Jakarta, Indonesia).

After receiving its independent status in 1986, the Governors felt that the school had outgrown the Barker Road campus and plans were made to construct a new building. It relocated to 121 Dover Road in 1992 and has stood there ever since. The campus houses a sports complex, a boarding school. The campus is being expanded to accommodate the new influx of IB students.

ACS (Independent) offers the GCE 'O' Levels, Integrated Programme and the International Baccalaureate, after being appointed as an IB World School in 2005.

The current principal is Winston James Hodge.

Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)[edit]

Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) was opened in 1994 and is located at the Barker Road campus. It moved to the former Swiss Cottage Primary School while waiting for the Barker Road rebuilding project to be completed. The school divided into primary and secondary school sections, the latter retaining the Barker Road suffix and the former becoming ACS (Primary).

ACS (Barker Road) offers the 4-year GCE 'O' Levels programme for its students. Some students then move on to Anglo-Chinese Junior College to continue their ACS education.

The principal is Peter Tan Chong Tze.

Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore[edit]

Anglo-Chinese School (International) is a private school. Students take a 6-year course, with the IGCSE in the fourth year and the International Baccalaureate (commencing 2007) in the sixth year. Before 2007, students will take the International A-Levels. The school opened its doors on January 2005 with 150 students, located in Holland Village on the former premises of the now defunct Buona Vista Secondary School at 61 Jalan Hitam Manis. The current principal is P. Kerr Fulton-Peebles. The school's previous principal, Rev Dr John Barrett, used to be the principal at The Leys School, Cambridge and the chairman of the World Methodist Council.

Anglo-Chinese Junior College[edit]

Anglo-Chinese Junior College opened in 1977 and offers the standard two-year pre-university program of other junior colleges, with students taking the GCE A-Levels in their second year. The school is located at 25 Dover Close East. In the late 1990s, the campus was upgraded and extended and a sports complex was built. Kelvyna Chan is the principal.

STB-ACS (International) Jakarta[edit]

STB-ACS (International) Jakarta was started in July 1996 as Sekolah Tiara Bangsa (STB) and formally joined the ACS Family as STB-ACS (International) Jakarta in July 2006 after a few years of collaboration. Students in Grades 1 - 6 follow the syllabus prescribed by the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP), while Grade 10 students will sit for the IGCSE (beginning their preparation in Grade 9). The IB Diploma Programme will be offered to students in Grades 11 and 12. The Executive Principal is Ng Eng Chin, an Old Boy of ACS, who was formerly Principal of ACS (Barker Road). He took over the leadership of the school from Daryl Forde who retired in June 2008. Mr Forde continues to be the chairperson of the Association of National Plus Schools (ANPS) in Indonesia of which the school is a member.

Notable alumni[edit]

The Anglo-Chinese School has produced many notable politicians, and there are currently more cabinet ministers from ACS than from any other school.

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