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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||15 students / class|
|Maximum||22 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
American (about 16%)
|Ratio of local students to international students||
Currently about 12% of our students are Malaysian but most of them are expats with the Malaysian International Trade group or the foreign service.
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
We have teaching assistants in all elementary classrooms but not in middle and high school classrooms (except in the visual arts and sciences).
|Native English speaking teachers||
The vast majority of our teacher are native English speakers (from American, Canadian, British, Australian, and New Zealand). Less than 10% have English as a second language.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
PreK 3, PreK 4, and Kindergarten (KG) students are not engaged in formal EAL classes, but are immersed in a language rich environment in which they are exposed to and absorb language naturally.
In Grade 1 to Grade 5, we have English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes for those students who are still learning English. Depending on the level of support needed, it may be in the EAL teacher's classroom and/or in the homeroom.
Students in Grade 6 - Grade 10, we have English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes for those students who are still learning English. Support occurs in the EAL teacher's classroom.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
French, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and Malay.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
M'KIS has a 1 to 1 technology program from Kindergarten through to grade 5. From grade 6 to 12 M'KIS has a Bring your Own Device (BYOD) program.
From Kindergarten to grade 2 students have 1 to 1 iPads. From grade 3 to grade 5 students have 1 to 1 Chromebooks.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes. Students are assigned homework in varying degrees from grade 1.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
It varies based on the grade level between 15-40 minutes per class in middle and high school. Students attend 4 classes per day, every other day.
This varies depending on the grade level.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Yes, an admissions assessment is given. This varies per grade level.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Students in our PreK3 do not have a formal assessment. Students in PreK4 & Kindergarten have a brief developmentally appropriate assessment. All students in Grade 1 and above sit an admissions assessment where reading, writing, and math is assessed. For those students still in the process of acquiring English, an English as an Additional Language (EAL) assessment is also given. English as an Additional Language (EAL) support is available up until Grade Ten for those students still in the process of acquiring English.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
As an international school, we are quite used to students joining part way through the year and we work hard to ensure a smooth transition so that students may settle well and then flourish in all respects.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
|External examinations or assessments available||
About 70% complete the IB Diploma testing in May of their grade 12 year. About 50-60% complete either an SAT or ACT during grade 11-12.
|Results in these examinations||
They do very well - well above world averages in IB exams and well enough in the SATs and ACTs to get into many tier 1 and 2 universities.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
We have students of all religions but there are no religious class requirements.
|School bus service available||
Mont Kiara is a very safe suburb and about 80% of our M’KIS community live within a ten minute walk of M’KIS. As with any country, however, families should be vigilant about their surroundings when walking in public areas.
We do have a school bus system providing transportation every day to other areas of KL. There are two late buses at 16.30 and 17.30 to accommodate students who are participating in after school activities and/or sports events.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
We are able to support students who have mild learning differences, but do not have the facilities to support those who needs are in the moderate/severe range.
|Learning support offered||
Limited Learning Support for students requiring accommodations but not modifications to complete our curriculum requirements.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
We differentiate within the classroom and then in high school offer advanced and higher level courses.
|Student access to education psychologist||
Only access currently is coordinated through off-campus support.
|School start time||
8:20 am for grades.
|School finish time||
1:30 pm for grades Prek 3 - Kindergarten. 3:00 pm for grades 1 to 12.
|Supervised care before/after school||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
We offer many After School Activities and School Extracurricular Activities (paid and free), student clubs (such as MUN and Chess Club etc.), and Service programs such as Homes for Malaysia, Helping Hands, Global Issues Network, and many more. See are website for more extensive listings.
|School provided lunches||
Yes, however, these are at an additional cost and not included in the school fees.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
Yes. Our canteen in Halal and caters for vegetarian students.
|Sports activities included||
Mandatory PE and Health classes up through grade 10 and then PE electives in grades 11-12. We offer a full range of sports (soccer, Touch Rugby, Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Softabll, Track, and Cross Country - for most we run both boy's and girl's teams_ during three seasons and competitions in our local ISAC league and our regional SEASAC league. See are website for more extensive listings.
|Sports facilities at the school||
25m Swimming pool, indoor climbing wall, outdoor climbing wall, full-sized air-conditioned gym, small air-conditioned gym, two sports fields, fitness room (cardio and weights), dance room, two courtyards, and fitness multi-purpose room.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Yes (ref. question above on sports).
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Throughout our school community, we value:
Belonging and Connection
|Teaching approach of the school||
Educate to improve our global community by enhancing the creative, emotional, social and academic talents of the individual child.