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The Mont'Kiara International School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): RM99,266
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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 15 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: RM99,266
Address: Jalan Kiara Taman Sri Hartamas 50480 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Number of students

633

Number of nationalities represented in the school

55

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

22 students

Average number of students per class

15 students

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.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

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

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

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

No

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
Kindness and Compassion
Excellence and Positivity

Teaching approach of the school

Educate to improve our global community by enhancing the creative, emotional, social and academic talents of the individual child.

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