Admission Criteria

Any Singapore citizen or permanent resident (PR) who meets the criteria listed below would be eligible to apply for our programme:

  1. Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  2. Ambulant, able to move around independently

Admission Process

Please submit your child’s application using the digitised Special Education (SPED) school application form, at Or scan the following QR code:


Please prepare the following documents:

    • Medical report (to be completed by a GP)
    • Diagnosis report
    • Psychological report (conducted within two years of the date of application) and/or school report(s)
    • Photocopy of child’s identification: (i) Birth certificate (Singapore citizen); (ii) Re-entry document (Singapore PR); (iii) Deed Poll (legal document required if the child has changed his/her name)
    • Photocopy of parents’/guardians’ identification (NRIC for Singapore citizens and passport for Singapore PRs)
    • Photocopy of certificate of legal guardianship (if applicable)
    • Report book results/progress reports
    • Work place literacy and numeracy scores (if applicable)

Fees and Subsidies

Our programme fee for the school is $150.00 per month for Singapore citizens and $350.00 for Singapore PRs. Parents are required to pay fees from January to December.

Requests for financial assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You may indicate your need for financial assistance for the programme fee on your application itself. As part of the financial assistance application process, our social workers will be required to conduct a home visit and interview.

Open House

Our open house is organised once a year, in either April or May. Parents may find out more and sign up through SAAS Open House.

Waitlisting in SPED Schools for Primary 1 / Junior 1 Placement

With effect from 1 January 2023, a child applying for placement in Primary 1 / Junior 1 in a government-funded SPED school can only be placed on the waitlist if the child has first been placed in another government-funded SPED schoolwhich serves the same primary diagnosed condition. Please refer to this link for the list of SPED schools categorised by the primary diagnosed conditions.

1A child placed in a mainstream school will not be eligible to be on the waitlists for SPED schools. Should there be interest to transfer the child to a SPED school, please refer to the “Transfers from Mainstream Schools to SPED schools” section for more details

This requirement will also apply to returning Singaporeans entering SPED schools at all levels2.

2This requirement will not be applied to P3 and above children who can access ASD-NC schools in 2023. This is because Pathlight School is the only ASD-NC school that offers P3 and above classes in 2023. This requirement will be extended accordingly to P3 and above children when the other ASD-NC school, St. Andrew’s Mission School progressively offers P3 and above and secondary levels.

Transfer from Mainstream School to SPED School

With effect from 10 October 2022, applications for a transfer from a mainstream school to a SPED school must be facilitated through the student’s mainstream school. Please approach the mainstream school Principal to apply for the transfer.

Direct applications from parents/legal guardians, private professionals, and hospitals will not be accepted.

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