Our Milestones

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CMA Singapore (CMAS) was founded by Mr Tay Shy Ching in December 2005.
Under his strong leadership and fuelled by his passion for childhood education, CMAS evolved from a single outlet in Yishun to an educational institution with over 23 branches island-wide.

Dec 2005
Establishment of CMA Yishun

Nov 2006
Establishment of CMA Marine Parade

Mar 2007
Establishment of CMA Bishan

May 2007
Establishment of CMA Holland
Establishment of CMA Kovan

Aug 2007
Establishment of CMA Tampines

Dec 2007
Establishment of CMA Toa Payoh

Feb 2008
Establishment of CMA Bukit Batok Central

Jun 2008

Hosted 1st CMA National Mental Arithmetic Competition

Aug 2008

Establishment of CMA Jurong East Central
Establishment of CMA Woodlands

Oct 2008

Establishment of CMA Bukit Panjang

May 2009
Entered Singapore’s Book of Records for hosting Singapore’s largest abacus arithmetic competition.
Hosted 2nd CMA Mental Arithmetic National Olympia

Jun 2009
Establishment of CMA Novena.
Establishment of CMA Jurong West.

Oct 2009

Establishment of CMA Punggol and Tiong Bahru

Dec 2009

Establishment of CMA Bedok

Feb 2010
Establishment of CMA Farrer Park

Mar 2010

Establishment of CMA Yew Tee

May 2010
Hosted 3rd CMA Abacus Mental Arithmetic National Olympia
Cherlyn Lee, 5yrs old student, entered Singapore Book of Records for fastest addition of Ten 10-digits numbers

Feb 2011
Collaborative research effort with the National University of Singapore’s Asian Research Centre, for a project titled, ” Learning abacus mental arithmetic during early childhood”

Apr 2011
Official Launch of Kindy Programme

May 2011
Hosted 4th CMA Mental Arithmetic National Olympia
Cherlyn Lee, broke her previous national record 5’17” with her new record of 3’57”
CMA 5th Anniversary
Entered Singapore’s Book of Record for hosting Singapore largest Abacus Mental Arithmetic Competition

Oct 2011

Awarded the “Asia Pacific Top Excellence Brand Year 2011/2012”
Soft launching of Senior Citizen Trial Class

Jan 2012
Establishment of CMA Ang Mo Kio

May 2012

Awarded the “Promising SME 500 2012”

Jun 2012

Hosted 5th CMA Mental Arithmetic International Olympiad 2012

Establishment of CMA Sengkang

Oct 2012
Establishment of CMA West Coast

Jun 2013
Hosted 6th CMA Mental Arithmetic International Olympiad 2013
CMA 7th Anniversary

Jul 2013
Awarded the “bizSAFE Certificate”

Jun 2014
Hosted 7th CMA Mental Arithmetic International Olympiad 2014
CMA 8th Anniversary with ribbon cutting ceremony
Awarded the “Singapore Children’s Society Silver Award 2014”

Aug 2014
Establishment of CMA Queenstown

Nov 2014

Awarded the “Singapore Top SME Achiever Award 2014/2015”

Jun 2015
Hosted 8th CMA Mental Arithmetic International Olympiad 2015

Jul 2015
Establishment of CMA Pasir Ris

May 2016
Hosted 9th CMA Mental Arithmetic International Olympiad 2016
Celebrated CMA Singapore 10th Anniversary

June 2017
Hosted 10th CMA Mental Arithmetic International Olympiad 2016

Our Achievements

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CMA is an award-winning educational institution which has clinched top recognitions from several awarding bodies worldwide. We continue to strive for excellence in education and service, and in promoting our brand internationally.

Achievements of CMA

  • Pioneer of ‘Two-hand, Four-finger’ Methodology
  • Awarded the Best Teaching Institute by the Chinese Children’s Abacus Association
  • Appraised by Taiwan ROC for the Association of Children’s Abacus Calculation as the most comprehensive system with the highest standard
  • World’s 1st multimedia method of teaching integrated with online teaching
  • CEO of CMA Singapore, Mr Tay Shy Ching, voted STCM 2009 Successful Entrepreneur Singapore
  • Entered Singapore’s Book of Records for hosting Singapore’s largest abacus arithmetic competition, 2009.
  • Awarded the finalist for the Promising Franchisor of the Year 2009 by Franchising and Licensing Association (Singapore)
  • Awarded Best of the Best Enrichment & Learning School 2009/2010 in the category of Best In Total Brain Development (Mental Arithmetic) by Parents World Singapore
  • CMA Student, Cherlyn Lee, awarded The Fastest Addition of 10-Digits (5min 17sec) in Singapore on 30 May 2010 by Singapore Book of Records.
  • Awarded Singapore Brands 2011
  • Awarded the “Promising SME 500 2012”
  • Awarded the “bizSAFE Certificate”
  • Awarded the “Singapore Top SME Achiever Award 2014/2015”