Admission Process

Admissions criteria

Maitri School serves children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) between the ages of 7 to 18 years old.

Please ensure that the following criteria are met before applying to Maitri School:

  • The applicant must have a formal diagnosis of ASD.
  • The applicant does not have significant medical conditions that will affect his / her ability to access the curriculum. These include physical disability, such as visual or hearing impairment. Applicants with other significant medical conditions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Singapore Citizens will be given priority for admission to Maitri School. Singapore Permanent Residents of Singapore and non-citizens/non-PRs/International Students may apply for admission, subject to the terms and conditions of the Ministry of Education. Considerations for admission to Maitri School for these applicants will only take place after all other Singapore Citizen applicants waiting to be admitted to Maitri School have been placed.
  • Please note that all applicants are required to attend a pre-admission assessment to ascertain placement suitability in Maitri School. Submission of the application does not guarantee a placement in the school.

Application process

Complete and submit the digitised SPED Application Form

All applications must be submitted online through the digitised SPED application form here:

  • The applicant’s medical report should not exceed one year from the date of application.
  • The applicant’s psychological and cognitive report should not exceed two years from the date of application.

w a i t l i s t  p o l i c y

With effect from 1 January 2023, a child applying for placement in Primary 1 / Junior 1 in a government-funded SPED school can only be placed on the waitlist if the child has first been placed in another government-funded SPED school which serves the same primary diagnosed condition.

M I D S T R E A M   T R A N S F E R    P O L I C Y

Transfer from Mainstream School to SPED School

All SPED applications from mainstream and specialised schools are centrally facilitated by MOE to ensure appropriate placement and a smooth transition to a SPED school setting. For more details, refer to:

Direct applications from parents/legal guardians, private professionals, and hospitals will not be accepted.

For more information on the application process for Special Education Schools, you may refer to MOE’s website here:

For other queries on admission matters, please contact: