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Direct School Admission

Introduced in 2004, the DSA scheme seeks to promote holistic education and provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talent when seeking admission to a secondary school.

The River Valley Integrated Programme (RVIP)

River Valley High School’s (RVHS) 6-year single-track Integrated Programme is designed to develop leaders of distinction for Singapore. We aim to nurture in students bicultural acumen and moral integrity and to empower students to be thinkers, leaders and achievers with a global perspective. You may want to find out more about RVHS's school information.

Direct School Admission to River Valley High School

We are looking for promising Primary 6 students who demonstrate talent. There are 6 groups of talent that are open for DSA.

Group 1
Basketball (Boys)
Floorball (Girls)
Table Tennis
Volleyball (Girls)
 Group 2
Chinese Orchestra (to specify instrument)
Concert Band (to specify instrument)
Dance (Chinese)
Chinese Debate
Chinese Drama
Chinese Painting
Chinese Calligraphy
English Debate
English Drama
 Group 3
Digital Media
 Group 4
Scientific Investigation
Environmental Science
Design & Technology Innovation

Candidates should have attained a high level of proficiency in scientific/environmental research or displayed the ability to engage in innovation or problem solving. 
Group 5
Literacy (Please specify if you are applying for the English Language or the Chinese Language talent trial)
Public Speaking (Please specify if you are applying for the English Language or the Chinese Language talent trial)

Candidates should possess strong communication skills with achievements in writing or speaking in English or Mandarin

 Group 6

Candidates should display excellent potential for, and interest in, numeracy and computational work.

Note for all applicants
: Achievements at the national/international level would be an advantage. A
pplicants will need to attach evidence of achievement at an appropriate platform that illustrates a high level of competence.

Successful applicants will join RVHS in January in the year 2019. Students will be assessed on both their demonstrated and potential ability to ensure that they benefit from the rigorous curriculum offered at RVHS.


  • Contact the General Office at 6567-8115. (Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm)
  • Come personally to River Valley High School at 6 Boon Lay Avenue, Singapore 649961. (Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm)
  • Email us at rvhs@moe.edu.sg . Please indicate "DSA Enquiries" in the subject field.