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Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar

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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 17 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: RM15,600
to: RM86,700
Address: 71700 Mantin, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

The school offers education to day and boarding students.
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Malaysian, Indonesian, Korean

Average number of students per class


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, French.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Primary school: : The child is given a full tour of the school, in particular the classroom that they will be enrolled into. As well as ensuring that each child feels comfortable and welcomed before the more formal part of the admissions process, the tour allows KTJ to informally assess the student’s ability to communicate clearly in English at a level that is appropriate for their chronological age.
1) Key Stage 1 and Early Years students will have an informal assessment with the Admissions Executive and will be asked to produce a piece of writing, where appropriate.
2) Key Stage 2 students will be asked to sit for a CAT 4 assessment, which covers Maths, English and Non-verbal reasoning and will be asked to produce a piece of writing.
3) Finally, the student will be asked to spend some time with the relevant class teacher for an informal in class assessment.

Secondary schools: Forms 1 – 4: All students are offered a tour of the school. KTJ will then ask the student to sit for KTJ's online assessments which cover English, mathematics and non-verbal reasoning. They take approximately 2 hours to complete and are done in the Registrar’s office. Depending on the student’s level of English, KTJ
will do a follow up 30 minute written assignment and/or a verbal conversation with a member of KTJ's English Additional Language team for 10 minutes. This will allow KTJ to place students appropriately into the correct English language class. All of this is taken into consideration alongside the student’s previous school report.

A levels / Sixth Form: All students are offered a tour of the school. For the Sixth Form programme, KTJ looks at the students forecast or actual IGCSE or SPM results and previous school reports to come to a decision regarding admission. No online tests are necessary for Sixth Form students.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

Results in these examinations

Over the last five years KTJ has averaged some of the best IGCSE and A Level results in Malaysia. Over 80% of A Level grades being A* to B.

School bus service available


School start time

Primary: 8:40
Secondary: 8:30 (Fridays: 8:00)

School finish time

Primary: 14:30
Secondary: 15:20

Supervised care before/after school

Primary school: KTJ can offer extra supervision for your child, after school from 15:45 – 17:00.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

KTJ has an incredible range of extra-curricular activities to give a fully rounded education. At the last count, there were over 120 activities on offer for the students to enjoy: golf, fencing, horse riding, squash, badminton, People to People International, Interact Club, Model United Nations, to name only a few!

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

3 playgrounds, climbing wall, football pitch, swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, dance studio, gymnasium, badminton courts, basketball courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar is one of the region’s premier international schools for students aged 3 to 19 years. It provides boarding from the age of 11 and enjoys a diverse student population, with students from over 20 different countries across Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa.

Teaching approach of the school

KTJ's holistic education is intended to encourage the development of independent and well-balanced individuals, helping them to become responsible citizens who are aware of global issues. KTJ encourages students to be self-disciplined and to maximise their potential inside the classroom and in a wide range of artistic, sporting and cultural activities.

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