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Interested in moving your family to Brunei? You’re not alone. This small nation on the island of Borneo, bordered by Malaysia and Indonesia, has a large and growing expat community. With its booming economy (thanks to oil reserves), tax-free income and free healthcare, it’s not difficult to see why Brunei is a popular choice for expats.

With growing numbers of expats comes growing demand for international schools, especially in countries with a high standard of living like Brunei. While it may not have the huge choice present in neighbouring countries, for such a small nation Brunei has plenty to offer when it comes to international schools.

That said, demand is high for places in Brunei’s international schools and it’s not uncommon to enroll your child long before you move. Some schools will allow you to apply on your child’s behalf up to 2 years before they will actually attend.

Many schools offer a rolling admissions policy, which means that if you move to Brunei mid-way through the school year, your child does not have to wait until the start of the next school year to attend. The majority of schools operate the same calendar as international schools in Europe, i.e., the school year starts in Autumn and finishes at the end of Spring.

One significant difference between international schools in Brunei and schools in other parts of the world is the daily schedule. Here, school starts earlier in the morning and finishes earlier in the afternoon. Expect the school day to begin by 7.30am and finish by 11.30am/midday (or later for older students).

Another difference is that school bus services are not customary in Brunei’s international schools. You will need to organise private transport for your child to get to and from school. This is normal throughout Brunei - the country has a good road network and cars are the main mode of transport everywhere.

Much of the expat community in Brunei consists of non-Islamic people from English-speaking countries such as Britain, Australia and the USA. For that reason the British curriculum is by far the most popular in Brunei’s international schools, and English is the most common language of instruction. If your child does not speak English at native level, don’t worry. Many schools offer additional language assistance to get them up to the standard they need to be at.

In an international school in Brunei it is likely that your child will be exposed to children from a variety of different nationalities. Attendance is open to children native to Brunei as well as children from international families.

Below, we have compiled the top 5 international schools in Brunei according to our users. However, there are another 5 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Brunei based on your requirements.

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International School Brunei

Established in 1964, International School Brunei is an internationally accredited day and boarding, inclusive and eco-school for children aged 2 to 18 years old. With over 60 years of academic excellence, at ISB, Everyone Excels.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: B$6,840
to: B$19,050
Reviews
(1 review)

Jerudong International School

JIS is an ‘Outstanding’ British International Day and Boarding School for students ages 2-18 years. Established in 1997, JIS is recognised as one of the best international schools in Asia. It is the premier school in Brunei Darussalam, South East Asia.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: B$12,852
to: B$27,492
Reviews
(1 review)

Best 5 International Schools in Brunei

Out of a total of 10 International Schools in Brunei.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

International School Brunei

Established in 1964, International School Brunei is an internationally accredited day and boarding, inclusive and eco-school for children aged 2 to 18 years old. With over 60 years of academic excellence, at ISB, Everyone Excels.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: B$6,840
to: B$19,050
Reviews
(1 review)

Jerudong International School

JIS is an ‘Outstanding’ British International Day and Boarding School for students ages 2-18 years. Established in 1997, JIS is recognised as one of the best international schools in Asia. It is the premier school in Brunei Darussalam, South East Asia.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: B$12,852
to: B$27,492
Reviews
(1 review)

Seri Mulia Sarjana International School

Seri Mulia Sarjana International School is part of Brunei’s most progressive group of private schools. SMSIS has over two decades of history in providing quality education behind it.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 11
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: B$2,350
to: B$2,550

Panaga School

Panaga School is a Shell School, owned and operated by Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP). Located in the peaceful country of Brunei it is nestled on the coast overlooking the South China Sea.
The campus is spread over two sites in four separate buildings.
Panaga School is for the children of Brunei Shell Joint Venture (BSJV). Non BSJV admissions are available for M1 and M2, Middle Years.
Curriculum
British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 14
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: B$6,450
to: B$13,500

Miftah An-Nur Islamic School

At Miftah An-Nur we are dedicated to nurturing and developing intelligent, creative and God-conscious young people through a broad, balanced and personalised education experience that anchors and inspires our pupils spiritually and academically for the rest of their lives.
Blending the best of the British National Curriculum with our Bruneian heritage and Islamic values, our specially modified curriculum encourages pupils to build on their existing knowledge and skills, ensuring a continuous and expansive learning journey that develops the child as a whole.
We strive to adapt the curriculum wherever possible to meet the needs and strengths of our pupils, as well as providing opportunities for students to pursue their own interests and develop their particular talents in ways that work best for them.
As a multilingual school, we also offer pupils the chance to learn in English, Malay and Arabic, adding to the strong foundations we aim to provide each and every one of them as we endeavour to cultivate accomplished, principled and thriving global citizens.
Curriculum
American, Islamic
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 11
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: B$3,700
to: B$7,500

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