The history of Naval Base Secondary School (NBSS) began in 1957 when the British Navy set aside a piece of land in the British Naval Base at Bah Tan Road to build a proper school for the children of the naval base employees. The school was then known as Naval Base School and was a full school. In 1968, the school was renamed Naval Base Secondary School when the primary section moved to Canberra School.
The school was relocated from its modest buildings at Bah
Tan Road to its present premises in Yishun Ring Road in July 1988.
NBSS underwent PRIME upgrading and was temporarily housed
at a holding site in Sembawang from 2008 to 2009. In December 2009, the school
returned with great enthusiasm to its beautifully upgraded campus which was
designed both as a “ School in a Garden ” and “ School as a Giant Art Gallery ” in-line with the emergence of visual art as a niche strength of the
Below is a summary of milestones in NBSS history