|Maris Stella High School|
Sekolah Tinggi Maris Stella
|25 Mount Vernon Road|
Special Assistance Plan (SAP)
(Diligence, Determination, Loyalty and Courage)
|Principal||Mrs Woo Soo Min|
Maris Stella High School (MSHS) (Chinese: ?; pinyin: ) is a government-aided, all-boys Catholic secondary school with autonomous status and an affiliated primary school section. Run by the international Marist Brothers at Mount Vernon Road, Singapore, Maris Stella High School is one of the eleven Special Assistance Plan (SAP) high schools in Singapore.
Maris Stella High School was founded in 1958 by the international Marist Brothers to ease overwhelming applications for admission to Catholic High School. The school begun operations with eleven teachers, running a primary section of 163 students and a secondary section of 124 students. Academic lessons took place in the afternoon at St. Stephen's School in Siglap.
As enrollment rose, other schools were approached for assistance in lesson grounds. Between 1963 and 1966, Maris Stella High School functioned concurrently at different premises. Among them were Silat Road Government Integrated Primary School, St. Patrick's School, Opera Estate Convent, Tung Ling English School, and Jalan Kembangan Integrated Primary School. Numerous issues plagued the institution, both in administration as well as in conducting lessons, as the premises used were miles apart. Nevertheless, the results of the students remained spectacular, with their consistent 100% passes in the Government Examinations over the decades.
On 22 October 1966, Maris Stella High School moved into a permanent campus at Mount Vernon Road. The campus was built with fifteen classrooms and a four-storey science block. A grand celebration was held to mark the official opening of the new school. In 1969, the second phrase of the campus development was completed, consisting of an administrative block and a 1600-seat auditorium. In total, these two phases of development cost over S$1.3 million.
In 1974, the development project for the expansion of the campus was launched. The new five-storey building for the primary section was completed by the end of October 1975, at a cost of about $1.1 million. The new building was officially declared open on 11 September 1976.
In 1978, the school was selected as one of the initial list of Special Assistance Plan schools. The first batch of nine schools, including Maris Stella High, welcomed its first full cohort of Special Stream students in 1979. That same year, the school introduced instruction in English for several subjects.
A separate 3.11 hectares site for the primary section was acquired in 1982, which was adjacent to the present school building. A designated three-storey school building was built and opened in 1987, and that year, in order to cope with its large student population, the primary and secondary sections were split into independently functioning entities.
In 1996, Maris Stella High became an autonomous school, the additional funds providing extra programmes and facilities. From 1995 to 1997, the school moved to a temporary site at Mount Vernon Secondary School while the school was rebuilt.
In 2002, Maris Stella High was designated as a Cluster Centre of Excellence for Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
|Name of Principal||Years Served|
|J. Chanel Soon F.M.S.||1958 - 1981|
|John Lek F.M.S.||1982 - 1984|
|Anthony Tan Kim Hock F.M.S.||1984 - 2009|
|Lim Choon Kiat Joseph||2009 - 2015|
|Woo Soo Min||2016 - Present|
As a non-Integrated Programme Special Assistance Plan school, Maris Stella High School offers four-year Special (Express) course. The Express Course is a nationwide four-year programme that leads up to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level examination.
The examinable academic subjects for Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level offered by Maris Stella High School for upper secondary level (via. streaming in secondary 2), as of 2017, are listed below.
|Sciences||Language & Hunanities||Arts & Aesthetics|