River Valley High School
(RVHS) is a secondary school in Singapore
which has been consistently ranked among the top secondary schools in Singapore in terms of academic results in the few recent years.
River Valley High School has embarked on a new milestone starting from 2008 and officially became a 6-Year Integrated Programme Full School. RV students no longer take the GCE 'O' Level examinations, and would instead follow a six year Integrated Programme which allows students to proceed directly for the GCE 'A' Level examinations at the end of the 6 years. The final batch of GCE 'O' Level students graduated from River Valley High School in Year 2007.
The school name in Chinese, 立化, is drawn from the school motto 立德立功，化愚化顽.
Founded in 1956, River Valley High School (RV) was the first Chinese secondary school set up by the government. Initially known as the Singapore Government Chinese Middle School when it occupied the premises of Seng Poh Primary School, it was later renamed Queenstown Government Chinese Middle School when it was moved to Strathmore Avenue.
River Valley High School admitted its first batch of English stream pupils when it was selected as one of the nine Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools in 1979. It shifted from River Valley to West Coast in December 1986. Due to the smaller school campus at the West Coast site, the school became a double-session school. It reverted back into a single-session school... Read More