Top International Schools in KL
Kuala Lumpur is the largest city in Malaysia. The capital city shows an interesting mix of gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, and charming locals. It is becoming one of the most popular expat destinations in Asia.
The educational system is varied and offers public, private, and international schools. Public schools are the most affordable and follow the national curriculum set by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Their language of instruction is Malay, and English is taught as a secondary language.
Private schools also follow the national curriculum, but mainly use English as their primary language.
International schools in KL are the most popular choice for expats, despite being the most expensive. They follow the international curriculum, British, American, or International Baccalaureate, or the school’s own national curriculum, culture, and primary language.
Below are some of the most prominent international schools in KL and the surrounding areas:
The Alice Smith School
Alice Smith School was the first British international school in Malaysia and the only British international school in Kuala Lumpur which is ‘not for profit’. With two stunning campuses, Primary and Secondary, providing world-class facilities and an abundance of green, open spaces, they are passionate about the difference they make and proud of their excellent reputation in providing an outstanding and thriving all-around education based on the British curriculum for 3 to 18 year olds. The exceptional quality of learning and teaching, the breadth of learning opportunities, the high levels of excellent student behaviour and agency, the depth of staff professionalism, and the outstanding levels of governance practice and community engagement all contribute to make the school a wonderful place to be and are the foundation for its success.
Innovating in Learning Environment
From flexible spaces, rich in technology, to state-of-the-art sports facilities, Alice Smith School is purposefully designed to stimulate and engage your child.
Innovating in Teaching
By providing a personalised learning experience tailored to your child’s individual needs and preferences, Alice Smith School finds a way to bring out the very best in them.
Innovating for your Child’s Success
Alice Smith School offers outstanding British education for a successful international future at university and beyond.
How to Apply
Alice Smith School aims to provide all of the necessary information. Download your personalised prospectus here.
IGB International School
IGB International School (IGBIS) is a vibrant Early Years to Grade 12 international school that provides a dynamic, innovative, and inclusive learning environment where students are challenged to excel in both their learning and personal growth. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, IGBIS is the only school in Malaysia authorised for the full continuum of IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), and the Career-related Programme (CP). Additionally, IGBIS is the only school in Malaysia accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
IGBIS is also a member of the Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS), the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), the Council of International Schools (CIS), and Next Frontier Inclusion.
How to Apply
If you have any questions or would like to visit IGB International School, please contact the Admissions Office at +60 3 6145 4688 or email email@example.com
Sunway International School
Sunway International School (SIS) commenced its first intake of students in January 2008 at Sunway City, KL, and is part of the Sunway Education Group, which is owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.
SIS is the only school in Malaysia to offer Grade 6 to 11 of the Canadian (Ontario) Ministry of Education School curriculum in Malaysia, delivered by certified Canadian teachers. The Ontario curriculum provides a flexible and comprehensive learning experience for students to develop according to their interests and capabilities. SIS offers a learning environment that is interactive and student-centred, enhanced with the pervasive use of technology in students’ school lives. SIS is also an IB World School for its International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). IBDP is deemed as one of the sought after international pre-university qualifications for entry into universities worldwide.
In 2023, SIS will relocate to a new purpose-built campus and will start offering the Canadian (Ontario) primary school programmes.
How to Apply
For more information, visit www.sis.sunway.edu.my
Epsom International Boarding School
Established in 2015, Epsom International Boarding School could be considered a relatively new addition to the list of international schools in the KL area. However, as the sister school of the prestigious and renowned Epsom College UK, it shares the same governing body and delivers the same exceptional academic standards.
Epsom International Boarding School is located roughly 1 hour outside of KL and 15 minutes from KL International airport. It is both a boarding and day school for pupils aged 3-19 (boarding available for pupils in Years 7-13). It delivers a British curriculum – IGCSEs and A Levels.
This school’s exceptional boarding facilities offer pupils the opportunity to live and study together within a close-knit yet diverse community where shared passions and interests are pursued collectively after class and lifelong friendships are established.
Epsom is utterly committed to each individual child and prides itself on getting to know all of its pupils, their interests, and passions in order to build strong pupil-teacher relationships. Happy children learn best. Academic rigour and achievement are at the core of this school but its collaborative and holistic approach delivers excellent academic results while developing confident, well-rounded and future-ready students, ready to take up their place as global citizens and leaders.
How to Apply
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +606 2404 188
Finding the right school for your child is important. A good school will provide your child with the foundation they need for their future. Check out our list of international schools in Kuala Lumpur and what other parents say about them.