In 1990, the school was selected for the Special Assistance Programme (SAP), where Chinese language is taught at a higher level.
Although the SAP has been discontinued, Tao Nan School has retained its strength in Mandarin.
Tao Nan School alumni include prominent public figures such as philanthropist Lee Kong Chian and former Minister of State Ow Chin Hock.
Primary 1 registration at Tao Nan School is extremely competitive due to its overwhelming popularity and balloting typically needs to be carried out.
Under the balloting process, vacancies will be allocated based on home-school distance in this order of (decreasing) priority — home-school distance is (1) within 1 km, (2) between 1 km and 2 km and (3) outside 2 km.
Thus for families with Primary school-going children, location near to good primary schools is a key factor to consider when purchasing a home.
*Information is correct for 2014 registration. Official information for 2015 intake has not been released at this time.
Please feel free to contact me at 83187038 for more information.
If you are looking at properties within 1 km of other schools, do contact me as well. I can advise on some options for you.