Kuala Lumpur
International curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

IGB International School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): RM79,800
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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 16 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: RM79,800

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

415

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

Malaysian

Ratio of local students to international students

40:60

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

16

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

The school has English as a Second Language support for students who require it.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is used to enhance learning and teaching rather than as a stand-alone subject. It a tool/mindset/approach that we use to support learning. We only use technology when it adds value to what is happening in the classroom.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

No homework in lower elementary. Very little homework in upper elementary. The nature and quantity of homework depends on the grade level of the students.

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade level and subject.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

After an initial review of the application, the student may be invited to undertake an admissions assessment and to have an interview with the respective Elementary School or Secondary School Principal.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We have a 'Surau' at the school for the use of students, staff and parents of the Muslim faith.

School bus service available

Yes

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our teachers differentiate in the classroom to ensure that we support and challenge all students. Our Learning Support team also provides additional support for gifted, able and talented students.

School start time

8.00 am

School finish time

3:00 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer a huge range of activities including numerous sporting activities (swimming, basketball, yoga, badminton, cricket, tee-ball, volleyball, cross-country, football, track & field, etc.) and other activities such as coding, choir, art, design, Model United Nations, creative writing, cooking, fashion design, chess, Lego, calligraphy, and more.

School provided lunches

Lunches can be purchased from the school cafeteria.

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

All food served in the school is halal. We offer vegetarian options, as well as Asian and Western choices.

Sports activities included

Swimming and Physical Health Education (PHE) are an integral part of the school curriculum in the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme. PHE classes expose children to a range of sports and activities.

Sports facilities at the school

50-metre 10-lane swimming pool; 25-metre learn-to-swim pool; FIFA standard artificial turf football pitch, 8-lane 400-metre tartan running track; Sports Hall with three basketball courts, three volleyball courts and 12 badminton courts marked out; two tennis courts; indoor fitness centre.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

A variety of sports are catered for, including football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, swimming, water polo, track & field, tennis and more. Teams complete in KLISS sporting competitions as well as other competitions amongst international schools.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the 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 their personal growth. 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). The school is a member of the Association of International Schools in Malaysia (AIMS), and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Teaching approach of the school

The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. This philosophy underpins the curriculum, co-curriculum and after-school programmes at IGBIS with an aim of inspiring students to become principled, global citizens. A focus on sports, visual and performing arts, languages, outdoor education and community service complements the school’s commitment to providing students with a 21st Century learning environment. This is achieved by incorporating the latest information technology into classrooms.