Below are the major international schools in Selangor for you to consider sending your child to:
1. Australian International School Malaysia (AISM)
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AISM is the only International school in Malaysia that offers an Australian curriculum-based education, to educate their students with the right knowledge and skills to thrive in society. The school has about 700 students from 40 different nationalities around the globe.
Approximately one third of students are Australian and New Zealanders, while the rest are Malaysians and other nationalities. Students of AISM will graduate with New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC), which enables them to enroll into (almost) any University around the globe, including Monash University, University of Sydney and University of Melbourne.
Check out AISM’s website here.
2. The International Modern Arabic School (IMAS)
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Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country so it is no surprise that there is an Arabic International school here. IMAS follows the Ministry of Yemen’s curriculum and is the first International school in Malaysia to use both Arabic and English as a medium of instruction.
The school teaches Mathematics, Science and Computer literacy in the English language, while Islamic and Social Sciences are taught in Arabic. Students also have a choice of graduating with a Yemeni high school certificate or with a Cambridge IGCSE International certificate.
Check out IMAS’ website here.
3. ELC International School
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ELC is a premier British-based International school in Malaysia that has, time and time again, emphasized its concern for the environment. To date, the school has raised up to RM71,000 for Hospis Malaysia, Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) and the Angkor Association for Disabled.
Aside from that, the school has also raised over RM 10,000 each year for cancer research. When it comes to education, the school places a strong emphasis on character building among students, so that their students are ready for the responsibilities and challenges of adulthood.
Currently, there are two ELC International School campuses in Malaysia; the first one is situated in Sungai Buloh (Early Years to Year 11) and the other one is located in Cyberjaya (Early Years to Year 6 to Year 7).
Check out ELC’s website here.
4. Idrissi International Primary School (IDRISSI)
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IDRISSI is the world’s first Eco-Islamic primary school that practices the global Islamic curriculum, approved by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim).
The school combines values of Islam and nature as a Learning Lifestyle and tool. For instance, the school offers an Eco-Muslim Lifestyle module to teach children to appreciate nature’s treasures (each child will be taught how to plant a tree). IDRISSI’s classes are conducted in English, but the school also offers classes in Mandarin and Arabic.
Check out IDRISSI’s website here.
5. Sri KDU International School
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Sri KDU International School offers a British-based curriculum. The teachers at Sri KDU are highly qualified and well-trained with extensive pre-training and annual training programmes that amounts to a total of 120 hours.
Sri KDU is also equipped with the Smart School teaching methodology, which provides personal space for students to learn and collaborate with the availability of high end ICT tools.
Check out Sri KDU’s website here.
6. REAL International Schools (RIS)
REAL is an acronym for Results Enhancing through Active Learning. The school offers an International Curriculum through Early Years, Primary and Secondary levels. REAL also offers their own curriculums and programmes such as the Lego Education programme, which offers students the opportunity to build functional robotic Lego models.
In RIS, your children will be taught by dedicated and certified teachers. The school also focuses on monitoring the students’ emotional development as well as their academic progress. There are two more branches located in Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur.
Check out REAL’s website here.
7. Nexus International School Putrajaya (NEXUS)
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Nexus International School’s primary school students are offered the International Primary Curriculum before they move on to the British National Curriculum in Secondary school. Recently, Nexus received the prestigious Apple Distinguished Award from Apple Inc, for its use of technology to enhance and encourage a deeper sense of learning.
The primary students are given access to laptops whereas students from Year 6 to 13 have their own MacBook Pro laptops, which are used across the curriculum. Founded in 2008, Nexus currently has around 730 students from 40 nationalities, aged between 3-18.
Check out Nexus’ website here.
8. Sunway International School (SIS)
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SIS is the first International school in Malaysia to offer the Ontario (Canada) Ministry of Education High School Curriculum. The school evaluates their students on a cumulative structure; the 70-30 distribution. This means that students are evaluated based on 70% course work and 30% exams or assignments. The teachers from SIS are fully certified Canadian professionals licensed by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).
Check out SIS’ website here.
9. Taylor’s International School Puchong (TIS)
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Based on the British National Curriculum, Taylor’s International School (formerly known as Sri Gardens International) provides education for children aged 4 – 16, from early years to secondary school. Students at TIS enjoy an extensive range of world-class facilities, from the architectural design of the school to the ICT equipped labs.
Students will receive an International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) upon graduation. The IGCSE certificate offers students the option to continue their studies with schools attached under the Taylor’s Education Group, such as Taylor’s University.
Check out TIS’ website here.
10. Asia Pacific International School (APIS)
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APIS is an integral development within the APIIT Education Group (APIIT). Using the Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum, the school focuses on the children’s development by using co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, with a strong emphasis on technology.
Students must go through four key stages of learning before taking a two-year IGCSE course and completing an assessment for Cambridge IGCSE in preparation for higher learning.
Check out APIS’s website here.
11. IGB International School (IGBIS)
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The IB’s programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. IGBIS is an IB World School, authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12.
Students aged 16 – 19 have the choice to to choose between taking the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme. IGBIS focuses on the development and curriculum of the Primary Years Programme, and the preparation of the Middle Years Programme to undertake the DP or CP.
Check out IGBIS’s website here.
12. Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park
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The Early Years programme is based on the new Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which is based around 7 areas of learning, and takes place indoors and outdoors. The primary school students follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which is based on the National Curriculum for England, and programme of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is provided to all students.
The secondary school students follow the National Curriculum for England, and in Years 10 – 11, students choose a range of courses leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations.
Check out Tenby Schools’ website here.
13. HELP International School (HIS)
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HIS mainly uses the UK National Curriculum. The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) program that will be implemented on the Early Years programme is based on the Thematic, Integrated and Child-Centered (TIC) Programme. The primary school’s main follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which is currently being used by over 1,700 schools in 77 countries around the world.
The secondary school focuses on the International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) with Cambridge International Examination and London Edexcel. The curriculum at this stage is designed to ensure that students keep open as many career paths as possible.
Check out HELP International School’s website here.
14. Nexus International School Putrajaya
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In the primary school, the students will be taught using the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), together with the British National Curriculum standards for Maths. In the Secondary School, the curriculum is designed from Year 7 to prepare students for a broad range of International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
In Years 12 and 13, Nexus learners follow the highly regarded International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) after completing their IGCSE. The school also offers a wide range of co-curricular activities four days a week.
Check out Nexus International School’s website here.
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