Hwa Chong Institution

Hwa Chong Institution

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  • About Hwa Chong Institution

    Secondary School
    Boys' School
    Independent School
    Single Session
    Special Assistance Plan (SAP)

  • Mother Tongues


What are the Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) talent areas offered?

Learn more about DSA-Sec in MOE (Ministry of Education, Singapore).
NameNatureIntegrated ProgrammeCategory
Language - EnglishBoysYesLanguage and Humanities
Language - ChineseBoysYesLanguage and Humanities
BilingualismBoysYesLanguage and Humanities
LeadershipBoysYesLeadership and Uniformed Groups
InfocommBoysYesScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
MathematicsBoysYesScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
ScienceBoysYesScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Track and FieldBoysYesSports and Games
FencingBoysYesSports and Games
BasketballBoysYesSports and Games
CanoeingBoysYesSports and Games
JudoBoysYesSports and Games
ShootingBoysYesSports and Games
Table TennisBoysYesSports and Games
Cross CountryBoysYesSports and Games
VolleyballBoysYesSports and Games
Water PoloBoysYesSports and Games
WushuBoysYesSports and Games
Chess - WeiqiBoysYesSports and Games
BadmintonBoysYesSports and Games
Gymnastics - ArtisticBoysYesSports and Games
  • School Vision

    Empowering our students to Live with Passion and Lead with Compassion.

  • School Mission

    We nurture Leaders in Research, Industry and Government to serve our nation.

  • School Philosophy, Culture and Ethos

    Hwa Chong provides an intellectually-stimulating, secure and joyful environment that meets the needs of students from all backgrounds. We offer a curiosity-driven 6-year Integrated Programme (IP) that teaches students to embrace the values of innovation, integrity, passion, and compassion.

    All our students receive a sustained character education which encourages them to work with the community through local and global service-learning initiatives. Hwa Chong Institution's (HCI) mission is to nurture leaders for the nation: leaders with a heart to serve the community. We take pride in grooming servant leaders who display civic responsibility and empathy. Annually, Hwa Chong students provide support to the underprivileged through various initiatives. Many of our students have partnered key welfare organisations to helm innovative Values-in-Action projects. As active contributors to civil society, Hwa Chong students have opportunities to learn from, and serve in, local and international communities through various student-led projects. These projects often mark the beginning of a long-term commitment of service to the community.

    Drawing from the best of East and West, our extensive global network links our students to leading universities and industry partners. We work closely with industry captains and professors, and encourage our students to pursue multidisciplinary interests. Each year, our students go on to leading institutions for their undergraduate study, with a strong entry to some of the world's best universities. To date, Hwa Chong has produced 58 President's Scholars, and has groomed stewards of many key sectors. All our students are equipped with the skills and dispositions to help Singapore navigate the challenges in this new global age.

What are the distinctive programmes?

  • Art Elective Programme (AEP)

  • Language Elective Programme (Chinese)

What are the subjects?

Additional Mathematics
English Language
Higher Chinese
Integrated Mathematics
Literature in Chinese
Literature in English
Malay (Special Programme)
Physical Education
Appreciation of Chinese Culture
H2 Translation (Chinese)
Project Work
Social Studies

What are the co-curricular activities (CCAs)?

Physical Sports

Air Rifle / Shooting

Artistic Gymnastics



Canoeing / Rowing / Dragon Boat

Cross Country




Table Tennis


Track and Field


Water Polo


Visual and Performing Arts

Band - Display / Marching


Drama - English

Ensemble - String

Media Club

Orchestra - Chinese

Clubs and Societies

Chess Club - Chinese

Chess Club - International

Chinese Society

Debating and Oratorical Society

Infocom Club

Library Council

Mathematics Society

Singapore Youth Flying Club

Weiqi Club

Uniformed Groups

National Cadet Corps (NCC) (Land)

National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC)


St. John Brigade