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British and International
Ages 3 to 18

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CityKuala Lumpur
CurriculumsBritish and International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: RM45,210
to: RM102,780
This school has more than one campus in Kuala Lumpur:
Garden International School Kuala Lumpur: Ages 5 to 18

Address: 16 Jalan Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

GIS Early Years Centre : Ages 3 to 5

Address: 1 Jalan 41/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

We had around 2,000 students enrolled in GIS last year.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We have over 67 nationalities represented at GIS.

Most common nationality

Our communities are very varied, our most common nationalities, to name a few: British, India, Malaysian, South Korean, Chinese, European students.

Ratio of local students to international students

60 per cent expats and 40 percent locals

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, they are.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we do.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We offer French, Spanish, Mandarin and Malay.

Max. number of students per class

The numbers vary across the different year groups. Typically, it is 20 students at EYC, and between 20 and 25 from Primary to Secondary.

Average number of students per class

22 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, we do.

Use of technology in the classroom

The school uses a mix of different Apple applications and Google technology to support student learning such as Google classroom, Smartboard, iPad applications etc.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we do.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, they do not.

External examinations or assessments available

Our students complete the Cambridge International Exams (CIE) and Pearson Edexcel in A-Level and IGCSE.

Results in these examinations

Garden International School is renowned for its heritage of excellence. According to 2021 results, 56% of IGCSE students scored 9A*/A and above and 60% A Level students scored straight A*/A grades. 1 in 5 of our students attended World's Top Ten Universities including University of Oxford and Imperial College London.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, they do.

Approximate hours of homework given

This varies across the different year groups.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100 percent.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we do.

Learning support offered

We have teachers specialised in handling special need students.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We extend and support all students to reach their full potential. We attempt to personalise the learning as much as possible for each individual learner to ensure that they are continually stretched and challenged. We believe that all students are gifted. This is why we believe so strongly in our holistic approach to education and our opportunities far beyond the classroom. This way we have more opportunities to help students to find their passions in life and where they can excel.

Student access to education psychologist

We provide students with personal counselling and each child’s behaviour is closely monitored and communicated to teachers and parents. They will be referred to an Educational Psychologist if necessary and in consultation with parents.

Entry evaluation for students

There are various forms of assessments and in some cases, class observations are conducted.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

There are various forms of assessments and in some cases, class observations are conducted. Older students are often given assessments in English, Maths, Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning.

Waiting list

Places are in demand in most year groups and wait lists exist in some.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

As an international school, applications are accepted throughout an academic year. As such, admissions may also take place in the middle of a term.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes. Depending on the admission date, year group and how likely the child will be able to cope with the missed lessons; parents will be advised individually.

School start time

The school starts at 7.40am.

School finish time

Early Years Centre 1.30pm
Years 1 to 3 2.10pm
Years 4 to 6 & Secondary 2:20pm

Supervised care before/after school

No, we do not.

School bus service available

Yes, we do.

School provided lunches

Yes, we have a cafeteria where students can purchase food.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

We offer halal food and meat-free choices for students. Our school is also nut-free.

Uniform required

Yes, they are.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer over 200 Co-Curricular Activities (CCA).

Sports activities included

There is a wide range of sports and physical activities. These are in line with the English National Curriculum.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, the school is represented by their team GIS Dragon and participates in both local and international sports meets.

Facilities at the school

We have 3 libraries across our 2 campuses, science labs, Arts building for Music, Drama, Art

Sports facilities at the school

Astro turf football pitch, swimming pool, sports hall consisting of badminton court and trampoline, covered basketball court, covered netball court, tennis courts, gymnasium, TRX suspension, table tennis tables, cricket and rugby equipment, etc.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our students and our student vision defines our school. We want our students to be effective global citizens and we evaluate this through the six key areas of Creative Thinker, Adaptable Lifelong Learner, Active Citizen, Resilient Individual, Independent Inquirer and Effective Contributor.

Teaching approach of the school

We actually take a learning approach rather than a teaching approach whereas our school focuses on the learning opportunities that we create for our students. Furthermore, we believe in a student centred approach where students are able to take the lead of their own learning.

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