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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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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.
by Hooch Stylist September 30, 2017
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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 :(
by Hol Up April 20, 2018
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The premier school of Singapore. It teaches its student well, inculcating important values in them. The school is well-known all around the world, with great connections with lots of universities. RECOMMENDED!!
Hey do you know Raffles Institution?
Yes! Its way better than Hwa Chong Institution, who's students are brainwashed!!
by SavagelessTruth March 05, 2019
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the school full of nus high rejects who are proud they got above 260 who want to pretend they're good at languages and cca after being told they suck at math and science.
woah He goes to Raffles Institution, what PRESTIGE
by strappedtome February 19, 2019
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