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Registration of Private Schools
Are tuition/enrichment centres required to be registered with MOE?
Businesses which are operating as tuition / enrichment centres are to be registered with MOE. A 'school' is defined in the statute relating to education and registration of schools as an organisation for the provision of education for 10 or more persons; or a place where 10 or more persons are being or are habitually taught, whether in one or more classes; or in the case of a correspondence school, the place or places where instruction is prepared or where answers are examined or corrected.
For more information on Private Schools, you may refer to our website at:
How do I register as a private school with MOE?
You may refer to our registration process in our website at:
How do I find out whether a private school is registered with MOE?
You may check the list of registered private schools at:
How would I know if I should register with MOE or CPE?
With effect from 21 Dec 2009, Private Education Institutions (PEIs) that fall under the following categories are required to register with the Committee for Private Education (CPE) under the new Private Education Act.
PEIs offering education leading to the award of a diploma or degree, or full-time post-secondary education leading to the award of a certificate;
PEIs offering full-time preparatory courses for entrance / placement tests for joining Ministry of Education (MOE) mainstream schools, or for external examinations; and
Foreign System Schools (FSS) offering full-time primary or secondary education wholly or substantially in accordance with a foreign or international curriculum
Privately-funded special education schools.
For more information on CPE, you may refer to their website at:
For schools offering curriculum that do not fall into any one of the above categories, you may contact us for clarification at:
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