Introduction to School

Introduction to School

Pathlight School is the first autism-focused school in Singapore to offer the national curriculum together with life readiness skills. It caters to students on the autism spectrum with related conditions, aged 7 to 18 years, who are cognitively able to access national curriculum but require additional support such as smaller class sizes, special accommodations and teaching staff trained in autism.

The School was established by Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) at the invitation of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and started operations in January 2004 with just 41 students. Today, it has more than 2,040 students and is one of the fastest growing and progressive special schools in Singapore.


Pathlight Education Programmes

Pathlight Primary School
Pathlight Secondary School
Pathlight Vocational Track


Who will Benefit from a Pathlight Education?

Children on the autism spectrum, who are assessed to be cognitively able to access national curriculum in a structured group learning environment (average class size of 10 to 14 students).

Children aged 7 years who are able to access the national curriculum but require additional scaffolding to access the language demands, or a longer runway to familiarise themselves with group learning routines, will be offered our Primary 1 Foundation Programme. Students in this programme will complete Primary 1 & 2 of the national curriculum over 3 years.

For students who are suitable to pursue the PSLE, GCE 'O' and 'N' Level examinations, but face challenges in a general education school, Pathlight offers a unique blend of academic curriculum and life readiness skills. This blended approach is aimed at maximising the potential of the students.

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