Parents’ Reviews

5 Steps has provided my children with structured, individualized guidance for each stage of their learning journey. As such, their comprehension and appreciation for education per se have deepened profoundly. I am happy to say that their enthusiasm and level of achievement grow daily under the tutelage of this school. Thank you!

Sonali Munasinghe

… As parents (I have a Medical Degree and my husband holds an Engineering Degree) we have a good understanding of the subjects. That being said, our role as parents is to support and encourage our children to achieve the very best they can. We have seen a positive improvement in our children’s education when we step back and let the ‘experts’ do their job.

Ness Milne

I feel I’m so blessed to get to know the school and to have made the right choice in sending my boy to Dr. Alex and his professional team.

Rainna Lee

We have been really impressed with our children’s experience at 5 Steps Academy. As newcomers to Singapore, our kids felt immediately welcomed by the warm staff and friendly school environment. The teachers were quickly able to accurately assess our sons’ unique interests, strengths and areas for development across a wide range of subjects. Additionally, we were very pleased with how the school imparted a sense of academic motivation that we frankly had not previously witnessed in any of the learning environments the children had been in before. Altogether, it’s been a very rewarding experience for our family. Joy

The choice of the first school is crucial since it affects a child’s future in many ways. Choosing 5 Steps Academy was not an easy decision to make since the methodology and the study environment are very different from a traditional school. In particular, this applies to the self-adjusted study pace, as well as the child’s socialization in a mixed-age group. At the same time, by observing the current students, we perceived a high level of awareness and self-motivation in the entire range of school activities being a differentiator of 5 Steps. 5 Steps creates an opportunity for the children to obtain these foundational personality-shaping skills, but the first few months may be challenging for young children and their parents to foster their development. Fortunately, the targeted attention of the school’s teachers and the administration helped us to overcome this gap and to reach the state where a school is a place of both achievement and enjoyment.

Arsen and Wimada

We are satisfied with our daughters’ enrolment at 5 Steps Academy because it allows us to adjust the pace of their learning to their preferences, rather than being limited by age or a fixed curriculum. They also enjoy playing with friends of different ages and cultural backgrounds and having a variety of CCAs to choose from. As a working parent, I also appreciate the flexibility in arranging their holidays. 


Compared to previous schools, 5 Steps really gives me peace of mind that my kids are learning new things at a fast pace every day. I feel that this school cares about the academic progress of each child and has the flexibility to adjust according to both parents’ and children’s input. As a parent, I feel that my opinions are valued and respected. Besides, the admin team is very strong,  responsive and efficient in meeting parents’ expectations. This school is suitable for families who want to see academic results and have happy kids.  This school is also bully-free with a truly multicultural and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended. Good value for money!


Our experience at 5 Steps is exceptional. The administration and teachers are open-minded, and adjustments are made as needed to meet the needs of the students. Small class sizes, individual academic plans and levelled learning have enabled our son to gain confidence in his learning abilities. 


5 Steps Academy has a flexible system that may fit to any student with any needs.  For example, in rearranging students’ schedules to meet students’ needs, giving permission to perform Jum’at prayer for our son, taking holiday fit to any family circumstances, etc. We are happy with these flexibilities.

Femina Sagita

5 Steps Academy turns the traditional concept of education on its head. With its low student-teacher ratio and scientifically designed teaching methodology, we have seen Ahaan grasp concepts much faster and in lesser time. The fusion of education with an understanding of child psychology is the future of education, and this future is under practice at 5 Steps. We are glad we found this school for our Child that allows him to speed ahead on subjects he is doing well at and spend more time on subjects that are not so easy for him to grasp. This is how education should be.

Kulbhushan Kalia

Our experience at 5 Steps Academy has been exceptional. The teachers are truly invested in my children’s education and their growth as learners. Adjustments are made as needed to meet the needs of the student. Small class sizes and levelled learning have enabled my children to gain confidence in their learning abilities.

The administration is open-minded and thinks out of the box to make 5 Steps Academy a successful educational experience for the students and parents. They teach value lessons, communication and leadership skills. Courage and self-learning skills are given priority, and the same can be experienced in their activities. 5 Steps Academy Education has been a very positive experience for our family.

My children LOVE this school – from the teachers to the students to the challenging curriculum. 5 Steps Academy integrates compassion into its teaching standards and emphasizes the importance of values, thus bringing out the best in our children in every class, lesson and activity.

5 Steps Academy is a small school and follows the personalized approach of the 5 Steps System. It allows for a lower student-to-teacher ratio, giving children more confidence when asking questions, engaging in group activities, and opportunities for one-on-one time with the teachers.

Teachers are passionate about seeing their students succeed. They are so great about sharing moments of pride they see within your child – their good behaviours and achievements; and they know the importance of getting the parents involved should an issue arise and do it in a very respectful and approachable manner.

In the past year, I’ve seen tremendous differences in both my daughter (Aadya) and son (Aarav). Aadya has advanced drastically not only in her main subjects English, Science and Mathematics but has learnt 2 new languages – Spanish and French. She is progressed to advance Spanish and tries her best to converse in Spanish at every opportunity outside of school. Regards,

Santhoshi & Prakash

We are really satisfied with the logical and efficient curriculum of 5 Steps.

It’s a great place to develop what your child is good at and wants to focus on.

Shuhei Yasuda

5 Steps is great for both of our children as they get the individual attention they need to excel and get extra help when needed.  The pace is fast due to the low student-to-teacher ratio which allows them to learn and ask questions when needed without being slowed down by the rest of the class to catch up.  FiveSteps is also very flexible and willing to customise everything based on your child’s needs which is a huge plus.

Maj Linder

5 Steps Academy has provided a learning environment for our son Rayan that has allowed him to vastly improve in all aspects of his education, especially in Maths. The small class sizes and tailored learning has helped ensure that he is always challenged but also supported by his teachers when required. We are very happy with our decision to send Rayan to 5 Steps Academy and highly recommend it to parents who want a school with a strong academic focus.


5 Steps Academy was the best discovery we made when looking for a school for our daughter, Maia.  Based on her previous Montessori preschool system which she thrived in, we knew that a large school with a high teacher to students ratio might leave Maia feeling out of her depth, less likely to speak up and therefore less likely to learn.  The small classes at 5 Steps and one on one teaching have meant  Maia is not afraid to ask for help, is understanding and progressing at a fast pace and achieving academic success well beyond her actual grade level.  The class environment is nurturing while at the same time encouraging the children to trust their potential and aim higher. We are extremely happy with all the teachers and the school. We’ve also seen Maia build strong friendships too and she simply loves going to school everyday!          

Shereen Bains

5 Steps Academy’s proposition for a truly personalised approach to education and its innovative methods became very attractive when making a choice for a school when we moved to Singapore. The small class setting offered is a feature not easily found both in private and public education. Our boys are intrigued by their own paths of learning and proud of their achievements. Dr. Alex and the school staff have always been very open to dialogue and suggestions for improvement. We are very happy to observe the continuous wider acceptance and recognition of 5SA.

Theodoros and Michela Roubos

We feel very lucky to have found 5 Steps Academy, Singapore.

We could not be happier with our choice to send our daughter to 5 steps academy school. We wanted a diverse environment in school, with the added benefit of Spanish classes and other Extracurricular activities. 

The teachers are dedicated towards their work and help the kids to improve vastly.

Overall I am really happy about my daughter’s academic improvement .my hearty thanks to Dr Alex for constantly helping us to work towards my daughter’s future.

Thank you!

Jeyalakshmi Ravichandraraja

Our son Philipp joined Step Academy in April 2021. We specifically choose this school, because it is the only international school in Singapore with a focus on Mathematics and STEM. We are very impressed with how fast Philipp’s knowledge improved, not only in Mathematics and Science but in English and Chinese as well. We think this is also attributed to the School’s approach to focus on each student individually. It is very easy to monitor our son’s progress by following the school’s online system. This system allows us to monitor the homework as well. 5 Step Academy uses a very sophisticated teaching approach and provides a safe learning environment for our son. Thank you.

Family Wuestefeld

5 Steps Academy is a fantastic school. Our children have both moved through several grade levels within the last 18 months of their studies. We are so happy to have found an environment that is nurturing, flexible and achievement oriented.


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