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Raffles Institution is a premier school in its country. Everyone in the school is thought of as nerds, but in actually fact half of the school doesn't hand in their work on time, and the other half is too busy acting cool.

However, miraculously, the school excels in almost all fields and competitions it takes part in.
Have you seen the marks the people in Raffles Institution get? They are impossibly high!
by Random RI student April 10, 2006
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Raffles Institution (RI), founded in 1823, is the oldest and most prestigious school in Singapore for pre-tertiary education. It is an independent school, providing secondary education through a boys-only Year 1-4 section and pre-university education through a co-educational Year 5-6 section. Its current campus is in Bishan. It's Sister School is Raffles Girls' School (RGS). There is a stereotype that every Rafflesian is a nerd and geek, but they are mostly all-round individuals.
Tim: Which secondary school do you want to go to?
Tom: Oh I wish to go to Raffles Institution, my PSLE score is sufficient, since their COP is only 216.
Tim: I'm afraid, my friend, that instead of 216, it is 261.
Tim: Oh no screw you :(
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Synonym for bourgeois entrenchment. Raffles Institution is a premier, middle-class institution and stop on the elitist through train to success. Often seen as the paragon of meritocracy, the median household income here is $24,000 whereas the average household income is $45,000.
I love studying in Raffles Institution.
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