DSA Secondary Schools 2021: Talent Areas, e-Open House Dates

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It’s DSA (Direct School Admission) season in Singapore, for students in Primary 6!

If you need to better understand how the DSA-Sec (Direct School Admission for Secondary Schools) process works, the Ministry of Education’s official DSA page should be your go-to information source. You can also use our DSA guide to catch up on the basics.

For students with a passion or talent, the DSA is a chance to secure a spot in a school that can continue to support and nurture that gift in the secondary years. The DSA also provides an alternative entry route to popular schools, or even a stream — that takes into consideration more than just academic performance.

Curious about the success rate of DSA applicants? One of our members has kindly shared some statistics gleaned from the 2020 DSA exercise for secondary schools (read her post for the links to the source articles):

  • 1 in 4 P6 students applied for the DSA in 2020
  • 3,600 were successful in their DSA applications (30% of 11,900 applicants)
  • About 33% were admitted to Integrated Programme schools
  • About 67% were admitted to non-Integrated Programme schools
  • 40% of admissions were via sports and games
  • 20% of admissions were via performing arts
  • 20% of admissions were via STEM
  • Nearly 10% of admissions were via leadership skills and uniformed groups
  • About 10% of admissions were across these talent areas: 
    • entrepreneurship and innovation
    • languages and humanities 
    • visual arts, design, and media

It is likely that a school’s reputation will be the deciding factor in shortlisting schools for DSA applications, while school culture, values, and location may be secondary considerations. It never hurts to try, but here is some sound advice from a seasoned KSP member

“[J]ust go for it as long as both you and your child manage your expectations… Try not to DSA with a ‘sure get in’ or ‘most likely will get’ mindset.”

To help you in your research, we’ve put together a list of DSA e-Open House dates for secondary schools, along with other useful links. If the school you’re interested in does not have an event listed below, please visit the school’s website for the latest information.

Once you have explored and shortlisted schools, you will need to submit your child’s application online through the DSA-Sec portal by 3pm on Tuesday, 1 June 2021. Here’s wishing you and your child a fruitful DSA journey!

Secondary School (DSA)
Location
DSA 2021
e-Open House
Date
Admiralty Secondary School
Woodlands
Talent Areas
   
Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School
Yishun
Talent Areas
   
Anderson Secondary School
Ang Mo Kio
Talent Areas
   
Ang Mo Kio Secondary School
Ang Mo Kio
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
Anglican High School
Bedok
Talent Areas
   
Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
Novena
Talent Areas
   
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (Secondary)
Queenstown
Talent Areas
e-Open House Info
29 May 2021 (Saturday)
Assumption English School
Bukit Panjang
Talent Areas
Register
22 May 2021 (Saturday)
Bartley Secondary School
Toa Payoh
Talent Areas
   
Beatty Secondary School
Toa Payoh
Talent Areas
   
Bedok Green Secondary School
Bedok
Talent Areas
   
Bedok South Secondary School
Bedok
Talent Areas
   
Bedok View Secondary School
Bedok
Talent Areas
   
Bendemeer Secondary School
Kallang
Talent Areas
   
Boon Lay Secondary School
Jurong West
Talent Areas
   
Bowen Secondary School
Hougang
Talent Areas
   
Broadrick Secondary School
Geylang
Talent Areas
   
Bukit Batok Secondary School
Bukit Batok
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
Bukit Merah Secondary School
Bukit Merah
Talent Areas
   
Bukit Panjang Govt. High School
Choa Chu Kang
Talent Areas
   
Bukit View Secondary School
Bukit Batok
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website (2020)
 
Canberra Secondary School
Sembawang
Talent Areas
   
Catholic High School (Secondary)
Bishan
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
15 May 2021 (Saturday)
Cedar Girls’ Secondary School
Toa Payoh
Talent Areas
   
Changkat Changi Secondary School
Tampines
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website (2020)
 
CHIJ Katong Convent
Marine Parade
Talent Areas
   
CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
Toa Payoh
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent
Seng Kang
Talent Areas
   
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School (Secondary)
Ang Mo Kio
Talent Areas
e-Open House website
TBA
CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent
Bukit Merah
Talent Areas
   
Christ Church Secondary School
Woodlands
Talent Areas
   
Chung Cheng High School (Main)
Marine Parade
Talent Areas
   
Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)
Yishun
Talent Areas
   
Clementi Town Secondary School
Clementi
Talent Areas
   
Commonwealth Secondary School
Jurong East
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
Compassvale Secondary School
Seng Kang
Talent Areas
   
Crescent Girls’ School
Bukit Merah
Talent Areas
   
Damai Secondary School
Bedok
Talent Areas
   
Deyi Secondary School
Ang Mo Kio
Talent Areas
   
Dunearn Secondary School
Bukit Batok
Talent Areas
   
Dunman High School (Secondary)
Kallang
Talent Areas
   
Dunman Secondary School
Tampines
Talent Areas
   
East Spring Secondary School
Tampines
Talent Areas
   
Edgefield Secondary School
Punggol
Talent Areas
   
Evergreen Secondary School
Woodlands
Talent Areas
   
Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)
Queenstown
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website (2020)
 
Fajar Secondary School
Bukit Panjang
Talent Areas
   
Fuhua Secondary School
Jurong West
Talent Areas
   
Gan Eng Seng School
Bukit Merah
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website (2020)
 
Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)
Geylang
Talent Areas
   
Greendale Secondary School
Punggol
Talent Areas
   
Guangyang Secondary School
Bishan
Talent Areas
   
Hai Sing Catholic School
Pasir Ris
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website (2020)
 
Hillgrove Secondary School
Bukit Batok
Talent Areas
   
Holy Innocents’ High School
Hougang
Contact school for 2021 info
   
Hougang Secondary School
Hougang
Talent Areas
   
Hua Yi Secondary School
Jurong West
Talent Areas
   
Hwa Chong Institution (Secondary)
Bukit Timah
Talent Areas
e-Open House Info
22 May 2021 (Saturday)
Junyuan Secondary School
Tampines
Talent Areas
   
Jurong Secondary School
Jurong West
Talent Areas
   
Jurong West Secondary School
Jurong West
Talent Areas
   
Jurongville Secondary School
Jurong East
Talent Areas
   
Juying Secondary School
Jurong West
Talent Areas
   
Kent Ridge Secondary School
Clementi
Talent Areas
   
Kranji Secondary School
Choa Chu Kang
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website will be up on 24 May 2021 (Monday)
 
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School
Bishan
Talent Areas
   
Loyang View Secondary School
Pasir Ris
Talent Areas
   
Manjusri Secondary School
Geylang
Talent Areas
   
Maris Stella High School (Secondary)
Toa Payoh
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
14 May 2021 (Friday)
Marsiling Secondary School
Woodlands
Talent Areas
   
Mayflower Secondary School
Ang Mo Kio
Talent Areas
   
Meridian Secondary School
Pasir Ris
Talent Areas
   
Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
Bukit Timah
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
Montfort Secondary School
Hougang
Talent Areas
   
Nan Chiau High School
Seng Kang
Talent Areas
   
Nan Hua High School
Clementi
Talent Areas
   
Nanyang Girls’ High School
Bukit Timah
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
8 May 2021 (Saturday)
National Junior College (Secondary)
Bukit Timah
Talent Areas
   
Naval Base Secondary School
Yishun
Talent Areas
   
New Town Secondary School
Queenstown
Talent Areas
   
Ngee Ann Secondary School
Tampines
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
North Vista Secondary School
Seng Kang
Talent Areas
   
Northbrooks Secondary School
Yishun
Talent Areas
   
Northland Secondary School
Yishun
Talent Areas
   
NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
Clementi
Admissions
e-Open House Website
TBA
Orchid Park Secondary School
Yishun
Talent Areas
   
Outram Secondary School
Central
Talent Areas
   
Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School
Pasir Ris
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website (2020)
 
Pasir Ris Secondary School
Tampines
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website will be up on 5 May 2021 (Wednesday)
 
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
Hougang
Talent Areas
   
Pei Hwa Secondary School
Seng Kang
Talent Areas
   
Peicai Secondary School
Serangoon
Talent Areas
   
Peirce Secondary School
Bishan
Talent Areas
   
Presbyterian High School
Ang Mo Kio
Contact school for 2021 info
   
Punggol Secondary School
Punggol
Talent Areas
   
Queenstown Secondary School
Queenstown
Talent Areas
   
Queensway Secondary School
Queenstown
Talent Areas
   
Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)
Central
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website will be up on 21 May 2021 (Friday)
 
Raffles Institution (Secondary)
Bishan
Talent Areas
   
Regent Secondary School
Choa Chu Kang
Talent Areas
   
River Valley High School (Secondary)
Jurong West
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
Riverside Secondary School
Woodlands
Talent Areas
   
School of Science and Technology, Singapore
Clementi
Admissions
e-Open House Info
22 to 29 May 2021 (Saturday)
School of the Arts, Singapore
Central
Admissions
e-Open House Website
Ongoing till 18 May 2021 (Tuesday)
Sembawang Secondary School
Sembawang
Talent Areas
   
Seng Kang Secondary School
Seng Kang
Talent Areas
   
Serangoon Garden Secondary School
Serangoon
Talent Areas
   
Serangoon Secondary School
Hougang
Contact school for 2021 info
   
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School
Novena
Talent Areas
   
Springfield Secondary School
Tampines
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
St. Andrew’s Secondary School
Toa Payoh
Talent Areas
   
St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School
Bedok
Talent Areas
   
St. Gabriel’s Secondary School
Serangoon
Contact school for 2021 info
   
St. Hilda’s Secondary School
Tampines
Talent Areas
   
St. Joseph’s Institution (Secondary)
Novena
Talent Areas
TBA
 
St. Margaret’s Secondary School
Bukit Timah
Talent Areas
   
St. Patrick’s School
Bedok
Talent Areas
   
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Bukit Batok
Talent Areas
DSA e-Session
22 May 2021 (Saturday)
Tampines Secondary School
Tampines
Talent Areas
   
Tanjong Katong Girls’ School
Marine Parade
Talent Areas
DSA e-Session
22 May 2021 (Saturday)
Tanjong Katong Secondary School
Marine Parade
Talent Areas
   
Teck Whye Secondary School
Choa Chu Kang
Contact school for 2021 info
   
Temasek Junior College (Secondary)
Bedok
Talent Areas
   
Temasek Secondary School
Bedok
Talent Areas
   
Unity Secondary School
Choa Chu Kang
Contact school for 2021 info
   
Victoria School
Bedok
Talent Areas
e-Open House
15 May 2021 (Saturday)
West Spring Secondary School
Bukit Panjang
Talent Areas
   
Westwood Secondary School
Jurong West
Talent Areas
   
Whitley Secondary School
Bishan
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website (2020)
 
Woodgrove Secondary School
Woodlands
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website (2020)
 
Woodlands Ring Secondary School
Woodlands
Talent Areas
   
Woodlands Secondary School
Woodlands
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
Xinmin Secondary School
Hougang
Talent Areas
   
Yio Chu Kang Secondary School
Ang Mo Kio
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
Yishun Secondary School
Yishun
Talent Areas
DSA e-Session
7 May 2021 (Friday),
17 May 2021 (Monday)
Yishun Town Secondary School
Yishun
Talent Areas
DSA e-Session
21 May 2021 (Friday)
Yuan Ching Secondary School
Jurong West
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website (2020)
 
Yuhua Secondary School
Jurong West
Talent Areas
   
Yusof Ishak Secondary School
Punggol (2022)
Talent Areas
   
Yuying Secondary School
Hougang
Talent Areas
   
Zhenghua Secondary School
Bukit Panjang
Talent Areas
e-Open House Website
 
Zhonghua Secondary School
Serangoon
Talent Areas