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NUS High Boarding School is a home away from home where our boarders build lasting friendships, grow more confident and independent while developing the school values of WISER with Humility (Wonderment, Integrity, Service, Excellence, Resilience).

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NUS High Boarding School opened its door on 20 Dec 2005 and welcomed its first boarders on 26 Dec 2005. A 12-storey block, 416 bed facility set in the NUS High School Campus, the Boarding School was envisaged to provide boarding experience for all NUS High School students through a compulsory one year stay at Year 5 of their study. Initially called NUS High School Residence, the Boarding School was re-named NUS High Boarding School at the end of 2007 to reflect the Boarding programme piloted by the Ministry of Education for 2008.

Year 5 Boarding Programme

This programme is a platform to develop character and promote bonding among students over a full year of boarding. The objectives of the programme are as follows:

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Acquire Life-skills
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Cultivate Friendships
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Develop Leadership Opportunities
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Grow Intellectual Curiosity
Special features introduced to support the programme are enrichment activities, extended time and space for research, extended leadership opportunities and student initiated activities.

The year starts with Games Day, an orientation activity for boarders to come together and get to know more new friends. Throughout the course of the year, Inter-Cluster Sports & Games see boarders participating in Ultimate Frisbee, Tchoukball, Bridge and other activities. There are also workshops that Boarding Leaders plans and executes. These include workshops where the Boarding Leaders teach their peers cooking, balloon-sculpting, origami, Chinese calligraphy for Chinese New Year celebrations etc. Through these platforms, we hope to develop the boarders' abilities beyond the classroom and allow them to discover their hidden talents and other potentials.
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Student Initiated Activities
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Boarding Leaders
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Enrichment Activities
Administration & Information
A. Curfew
Our Boarding School has curfew hours as follows:
Start End
Mon – Thu 2030h 0600h
Fri – Sun,
Eve of Public and School Holidays,  Public and School Holidays

B. Eligibility to Board
Students who hold valid student passes and are above 12 years old are welcome to apply for stay at the Boarding School.

C. Boarding Fees
NUS High Student Non-NUS High Student
Termly $1,925.00 $2,475.00
Daily $28.30 $36.40
Refundable Deposit $770.00 $990.00
Non-Refundable Application Fee

Boarding fees are payable per term. Each term begins on the first day of school for the term and ends on the last Friday of school for the term. Holiday stay is chargeable on a daily basis.

Rates cover the following:
  1. Room
  2. Utilities & Internet access
  3. Laundry
  4. Meals
  5. Special programmes and various activities
  6. 24-hour security

D. Giro Schedule for 2023 Boarding Fee
Term Scheduled Date Collecting For
1 30 Jan 2023 (Monday) Term 1 boarding fee, plus deposit (if any)
2 6 Apr 2023 (Thursday) Term 2 boarding fee, plus Mar holiday boarding fee (if any)
3 7 Jul 2023 (Friday) Term 3 boarding fee, plus Jun holiday boarding fee (if any)
4 22 Sep 2023 (Friday) Term 4  boarding fee, plus Sep holiday boarding fee (if any)

E.  Financial Assistance
To assist financially needy students to defray the cost of their Year 5 residential stay, NUS High School will provide a subsidy for students who are currently under the Ministry of Education Financial Assistance Scheme or who qualify according to its eligibility criteria.

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Useful Forms

Where to find us

NUS High Boarding School
40 Clementi Avenue 1
Singapore 129959


General Hotline:
Tel: +65-65161741 Fax: +65-67780225

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Nearest 24-hour A&E
National University Hospital
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road Singapore 11907

Nearest Clinic
My Family Clinic (Clementi) @ Casa Clementi
Blk 420A Clementi Ave 1 #01-05 Casa Clementi
Singapore 121420
Tel: +65-66942574
Operating Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8:00am to 2:00pm, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat, Sun & PH – 8:00am to 1:00pm
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Nearby Police Stations
Clementi Neighbourhood  Police Post
Address: Blk 427 Clementi Avenue 3 #01-456 Singapore 120427
Tel: 1800-7759999
Fax: +65-67764246
Operating Hours: 12pm to 10pm (Daily)

Clementi Neighbourhood Police Centre
Co-located with Clementi Police Divisional HQ
Address: No. 20 Clementi Avenue 5 Singapore 129858
Tel: 1800-8729999
Fax: +65-68728039
Operating Hours: 24 hours

Boarding Life

The Boarding environment allows for meaningful interactions among students from different cultural backgrounds and nationalities and the Boarding School provides a secure and enjoyable environment for all our boarders to live in. The following facilities and services are available for the enjoyment and well-being of our boarders:

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Facilities & Recreation
  • Gym
  • Games Room and game equipment (table soccer, table hockey, pool)
  • Study Room
  • Computer Room & Study Area
  • Pantries (equipped with induction cookers, pan, microwave ovens, toasters, refrigerators and hot & cold water dispensers)
  • Sound-proof music rooms with pianos, digital pianos and drums sets
  • TV Rooms
  • Study benches around the common areas

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  • 24-hour security & biometrics access
  • Free wifi throughout the Boarding School and LAN ports in the rooms
  • Printing and photocopying services
  • Coin-operated washer and dryer machines
  • External Laundry Services with ironing of uniforms

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Daily breakfast & dinner, with the inclusion of lunch on weekends and MOE term holidays and public holidays. Supper is provided during term time. Residents who require halal or vegetarian diets will have their meals catered from an external kitchen.

Day / Meal Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Mon – Fri
(during Term)
6:00am – 7:45am N/A 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Sat 7:00am – 8:30am 12:00nn – 2:00pm 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Sun & Holidays 8:00am – 9:30am 12:00nn – 2:00pm 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Academic Support & Pastoral Care
The Boarding School provides a protected time for boarders to do their homework during term time in the form of compulsory "Study Time". Study time is from Monday to Thursday, 9pm to 10:30pm and boarders are only exempted on weekends and scheduled School Holidays.

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Common Areas
Apart from the various facilities within the Boarding School, various sports facilities like the running track, soccer field, basketball court, tennis courts, badminton courts, netball courts, outdoor fitness station and mini amphitheater in the School are also available for use.