Singapore (Cambodia) International Academy (SCIA), a member of Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Group, brings the rigour and high quality of Singapore education to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. SCIA is fully owned by SIM which has a history of more than fifty years in providing private education and lifelong learning.

SCIA takes pride to be a unique school in Phnom Penh with a strong and big team of committed school leaders, assisted by competent educators from Singapore; ensuring the authenticity of an integrated Singapore and international education. In addition, our academic or instructional leadership and teaching faculty are talent-scouted from all over the world (America, Europe, Oceania and Asia). SCIA further invests in continuing professional development for our educators with our in-house Educator Development Centre (EDC).

Our students will graduate with Cambridge-endorsed qualifications, ready to take on the world. The holistic curriculum encompassing cognitive, aesthetics, moral, physical and social domains will place SCIA graduates in good standing.

SCIA will uphold SIM’s belief in “Doing Well” in all its ventures, and simultaneously “Doing Good” to the community it serves. “Doing Good” means giving back to the community. SCIA, through our EDC, will seek ways to contribute in elevating the quality of teaching fraternity through its capacity building initiatives, professional development and sharing of best practices. We will engage and consult with the government and stakeholders to see how we can play a constructive role in the education arena in Cambodia. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts include providing scholarships, study awards and support for worthy causes or community initiatives for education, youths and children.

SCIA’s unique international curriculum goes beyond classrooms and grades. Our Signature Education Programmes: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Talent Development programmes are specially designed to empower our students to be highly future-ready.

As the saying goes: “It takes a village to raise a child”, SCIA is a learning community, and parents are crucial partners in the developmental journey of the child. Come join our learning village, be a partner in educating the next generation and prepare our children to be future-ready: the BRIGHTEST LEADERS that they can be.

Anselm Chu

Managing Director & School Director
SIM Member (since 1990)
SIM Alumni (1991-1994)
SIM Associate Lecturer (2013-2016)
SIM Staff (since 2014)

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X

Education is a voyage to pursue endless possibilities.

Setting up SCIA is our collective effort to provide an education anchored in values and rigour. No one can predict the future, but our team of dedicated school leaders and passionate high school teachers will help our students develop knowledge and skills that can be used to face uncertainties and challenges ahead.

Facing the ever-changing world, a future BRIGHTEST LEADER will need to invest time and energy to develop the Head, the Heart and the Hand for the learning journey. The widely-recognised Cambridge International programme will help to equip learners with an analytical mind (Head) to make decisions for the journey. Our Character Global Education programme will provide a moral compass (Heart) to steer the learners towards the destination with integrity and pride. The series of engaging learning activities and opportunities in SCIA will provide platforms (Hand) to challenge learners to think creatively, to experiment and to excel. With the Head, Heart and Hand coordinated and working seamlessly together, our SCIA learner will be able to walk the talk, lead the way and march confidently into unknown territory.

Young adventurers, are you ready for your trip? If so, bring your learning passport, fill your luggage with openness and enthusiasm and fasten your seat belt. Together, let us embark on an exciting learning journey of exploration, discovery and creation.

Kong Hwee Ling

High School

The best present parents can give to their children is the gift of education. Finding a school that matches the expectations requires an investment in time to understand the school better.

The correct choice of a Pre-School will ensure the students are well poised to move on to higher levels. At the Pre-School level, good social skills will be emphasised which will produce positive results in the cognitive domain. SCIA Pre-School combines the best practices from Singapore and British curricula.

At the Primary level, SCIA brings with it the renowned Singapore education system, helmed by educators who have taught in Singapore. Singapore’s education top standing in the world has been documented by various independent studies which include TIMSS, PIRLS and PISA. In 2017, Singapore also topped in Problem-Solving ranking. A Singapore education opens opportunities to the world.

To give SCIA the international flavour, we employ various teachers of various nationalities with high qualifications in their areas of expertise. We ensure the students get a taste of “globalisation” in the school.

At SCIA, we believe that students enjoy the authentic learning process with a strong grounding in values. My teachers and I will ensure students experience a holistic education with us which covers cognitive, aesthetics, moral, physical and social. To ensure our students remain relevant in the future, we equip them with 21st Century skills comprising Higher Order Thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration.

Just like a building which needs a good foundation to stand the test of time, SCIA (Primary) promises to provide the students with the strong foundation necessary for studies beyond the pre-school and primary years.

In partnership with parents, my staff and I will make the students’ dreams become reality and see them grow from strength to strength.

Ismail Abdul Samat

Primary School