Moving to Kuala Lumpur? Here Are International Schools to Enrol Your Kids
by: The Beat Asia
April 15, 2023
Planning to move and settle in Kuala Lumpur? It’s an exciting thing to do on your own, but when the entire family is involved, there will be a lot of things to put into consideration. One of them is finding a good school for your kids to make sure they’ll grow up in an environment that nurtures them. Here are some that you can find within the capital.
Mont'Kiara International School
Mont'Kiara International School is a close-knit community that empowers and prepares students to become responsible and independent global citizens who care and meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. They’re home to more than 50 nationalities, both faculty and students, providing an internationally diverse environment. From Grade 1, students are given the chance to learn a World Language of their choice: French, Mandarin, or Spanish.
The school is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), authorised by International Baccalaureate (IB), certified by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA), and licensed by Malaysia’s the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Location: 22 Jalan Kiara, Mont'Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Alice Smith School (KLASS)
Alice Smith School is the first and oldest (since 1946) not-for-profit British international school in Malaysia. From flexible teaching spaces to state-of-the-art sports facilities, they provide all-around education so students can meet their full potential in a world-leading environment. Diversity is also celebrated as there are over 40 nationalities in their community.
The school has two campuses: Primary (for ages three to 11 years old) and Secondary (for ages 11 to 18 years old). You can take a virtual tour or book a tour to explore them both. They also have Open Mornings to give parents and guardians a chance to meet the principals and participate in a Q&A with key members. Visit their website for more information.
Locations: 2 Jalan Bellamy, 50460 Kuala Lumpur / 3 Jalan Equine, Taman Equine, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Cranbridge International School
Cranbridge International School combines world-class qualification standards with a forward-thinking approach to help students pave the way to today’s top universities. They put emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) proficiency while incorporating humanities so students can hone their critical thinking skills and creativity.
The school follows a British curriculum through Pearson Edexcel programmes: iPrimary, iLowerSecondary, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (International GCSE), and International Advanced Levels (IAL). Visit their website to check the school fees and other important details.
Location: Lot 48, Jalan Tiga, Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55220 Kuala Lumpur
Garden International School (GIS)
Garden International School offers holistically shaped programmes that give each student proper academic mentoring, first-class teaching, and wider learning opportunities. They provide children with rich and authentic learning experiences, cultivating their innate talents and helping them pursue their passions inside and outside the classroom.
The school is an accredited Apple Distinguished School since 2015, introducing a 1:1 iPad programme that gives students the opportunity to make use of advanced technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and AI-web-based applications. Visit their website to know more about their digital learning initiatives.
Locations: 16, Jalan Kiara 3, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur (Main Campus) / 1 Jalan 41/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur (Early Years Campus)
Rocklin International School
Located in the heart of the city, Rocklin International School helps empower students to change their world without breaking the bank. They also aid students to become more confident in using English as a language with the help of a native English-speaking staff and multicultural community from over 20 different countries. What’s more, students and their parents or guardians won’t find it difficult to travel as the school is a walking distance from Salak Selatan KTM/LRT station.
Unlike other international schools in Malaysia that focus on British programmes, this school follows an American K-12 curriculum. Visit their website to check the school fees and tuition and how to apply.
Location: D-6-01, Kompleks Permaisuri, 6 Jalan Seri Permaisuri, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
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