Kuala Lumpur
International, British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Alice Smith School

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: RM137,180

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Number of students

Currently almost 1,600 students attend the Alice Smith School with approximately 800 at each Campus.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Most common nationality

36% of the student population are British citizens and have at least one parent who holds a British passport. Approximately 30% of our students are Malaysian passport holders.

Average number of students per class

20

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

The vast majority of classroom teachers, including subject specialists, are British. Alice Smith also has teachers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada. All teachers hold a UK teaching qualification or an internationally recognised equivalent and all have at least two years experience teaching the English National curriculum in the UK or a leading British international school. The school also welcomes specialist language teachers from Malaysia. The teaching staff receive excellent support from an extensive team of administrative, maintenance and support staff.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

The Alice Smith School offers a limited programme to teach students for whom English is an additional language. Entrance onto this language programme will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Bahasa Malaysia, French, Mandarin and Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Foundation Stage - ages 3 to 5: Your child will be assessed by observing interaction and language use in an informal situation in one of our classrooms.

Year 1 - age 5 to 6: Your child will attend an informal interview and be assessed on basic skills at the Alice Smith School.

Years 2 to 6 - ages 7 to 11: Your child will sit for online English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning Tests.

Years 7 to 11 - ages 11 to 16: Your child will sit for online English (reading), Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning Tests as well as sitting a short English writing test. Applicants who do not have English as their first language will also have a short interview with the EAL Coordinator or person assigned to assess whether their level of English is adequate to access the school curriculum or to access the limited support programme.

Years 12 and 13: Sixth Form Applicants to Year 12 or 13 will receive an offer conditional on their results in Year 11 GCSE or Year 12 AS exams.

External examinations or assessments available

A Level, GCSE Level, British National Curriculum Tests (SATs)

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Whilst the school is academically non-selective, it does offer British-based schooling to students who can intellectually access the English National Curriculum. Applications for students who require special assistance are considered on a case by case basis.

Learning support offered

Team of Learning Support Specialists and Assistants are able to provide guidance and assistance to students who find particular aspects of the curriculum challenging.

School start time

At the Primary Campus school starts at 7.45 am, except for Pre-School and Reception who start at 8.30 am (soft drop-off at 7.45am).
The Secondary Campus starts at 8 am.

School finish time

At the Primary Campus school finishes at 2 pm, except for Pre-School and Reception who finish at noon and 2 pm respectively.
The Secondary Campus finishes at 2.40 pm.

The majority of after school activities finish at 3.10 pm at the Primary Campus and 4 pm at the Secondary Campus.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers a well balanced and varied programme of activities for all students from Year 2 onwards.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Swimming, athletics, kayaking, fitness training, football, rugbby, netball, basketball

Sports facilities at the school

Primary campus: two-storeys sports centre, sports field, swimming pool, 3 playgrounds (comprising netball, tennis and basketball courts and play equipment).

Secondary campus: basketball court (covered and floodlit), 4 tennis courts, 4 netball courts, swimming pool (larger than Olympic size to allow kayaking and water polo), rugby pitch, sports field (athletics track, football and cricket pitches), sports centre (sports hall, 2 dedicated PE classrooms, dance studio, gym)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

It is the leading international school in Kuala Lumpur, proud of its excellent reputation in providing an outstanding and thriving all-round education based on the British curriculum for 3 to 18 year olds.
ASS is committed to academic excellence, achieved through nurturing the personal development of every student in all aspects of their learning. ASS understands the importance of providing a caring and supportive atmosphere in achieving this, enabling each child to thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally.
ASS students have a genuine love of learning and are taught by professional fully-qualified teachers who are passionate about teaching. This exceptional combination, together with the enriching curriculum and the wider learning experiences and opportunities that happens beyond the classroom, are the foundations of the students' success and the school's excellent reputation.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in MYR

Yearly fees: RM77,220
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: RM59,960
Total first year fees: RM137,180
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Where exactly is this school?

This school has more than one campus in Kuala Lumpur:
Secondary Campus: Ages 11 to 18
Primary Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Get in touch with this school

School's webpage: alice-smith.edu.my
Address: 3 Jalan Equine, Taman Equine 43300 Sri Kembangan Selangor, Malaysia