Founded in 1886, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) is a school under the Singapore Ministry of Education and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

ACS (Independent) became an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in April 2005, and is the first national school in Singapore to offer the IB Diploma. It officially became a 6th Form School in 2006 and enrolling of female students into the IB Diploma Programme.

The first cohort of IB diploma students graduated in 2007 and the school marked its 10th anniversary with the class reunion celebrations held in school in December 2017.

Each cohort since then has maintained the high standards set by their seniors and continue to perform exceedingly well.