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International Education in Kuala Lumpur

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In recent years, Malaysia’s government has been actively seeking to attract skilled expatriates into the country. Part of this drive means providing plenty of international schools for expat children.

If you’re one of the many people considering a move to Malaysia, you’ll be happy to know there is a wide choice of schools in many of its cities. The widest choice, however, is to be found in the capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Like any major capital city in Asia, international schools in Kuala Lumpur offer high standards and a wide variety of curricula. Schools are regulated by the Private Education Department (PED) under the Ministry of Education. They are notoriously strict, and quick to fine any school that does not meet their standards. So rest assured, the quality of education is excellent.

Due to KL’s British colonial past and general links to the United Kingdom, English is the most common language of instruction. Along with the International Baccalaureate, the British curriculum is the most common. However you can also find schools offering Australian, Indian, French, German, and American curricula. A large proportion of Kuala Lumpur’s population practice Islam, so schools that follow a Muslim ethos are also found everywhere.

International schools are in high demand for local students as well as expats. In 2012 the government removed a 40% limit on local students attending international schools. This policy change transformed the size and demographic of international schools - now at least 50% of the student body in most schools will be Malaysian.

Most of Kuala Lumpur’s international schools are located in the centre of the city. In particular, you’ll find some of the best known in Mont Kiara (centre-west) and Bangsar (centre-south). There are also clusters of schools in the greater Klang Valley area (which KL is a part of), and further afield in Johor and Penang. Boarding options are available in many international schools, which will minimise travel for your child.

Like many other large Asian cities, traffic in Kuala Lumpur can be a nightmare. While it may not be as bad as sprawling cities like Bangkok or Jakarta, it is unfortunately something you will need to factor into your school search. Ideally you should look for a school close to where you will be living in the city, or vice versa. If this is not a possibility, then prepare for long commutes to and from your child’s school every day.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Kuala Lumpur. However, there are another 85 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Kuala Lumpur based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Kuala Lumpur

Out of a total of 95 International Schools in Kuala Lumpur.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

The Mont'Kiara International School

Throughout our school community, we value:
Belonging and Connection
Kindness and Compassion
Excellence and Positivity
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: RM50,710
to: RM113,128
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IGB International 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 all four 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 is a Council of International Schools (CIS) accredited school and a New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Accredited School.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: RM27,000
to: RM95,800
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German School of Kuala Lumpur

The basis of our efforts is first and foremost a high demand on ourselves, based on the following values:
- We strengthen the development of the personality of our students.
- We value holistic and inclusive learning.
- We prepare our students for the world of life and work.
- We work as a team.
- We pay attention to quality.
- We work future-oriented.
- We work bilingually and internationally.
- We promote cultural exchange.
Curriculum
German
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: RM23,350
to: RM49,050
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Oasis International School Kuala Lumpur

Oasis International School - Kuala Lumpur offers an American educational program for students in Kindergarten to 12th grade that is staffed by U.S. certified teachers, created to be academically challenging, integrated with cutting-edge technology, and centered in developing character in our students. Oasis International School - Kuala Lumpur is a community of students, parents, and qualified educators, working together as an Oasis network school, to instill in our school community: a passion for truth, a commitment to excellence, and an appreciation for diversity.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: RM38,500
to: RM58,500
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Epsom College in Malaysia

Epsom College in Malaysia (British International school in Malaysia) is a boarding and day school on a 50-acre site at Bandar Enstek, south of Kuala Lumpur. Seen as a major development in the field of education in Malaysia, Epsom College is co-educational and follows the British National Curriculum with all teaching in English. The Senior School for pupils aged 11-18 is both a day and boarding school. It opened in September 2014 with a small Prep School on site for day pupils aged 3 – 10 years old.
Statement of Aims:
- To provide a flourishing co-educational environment for boarding and day pupils.
- To deliver a modern and stimulating education, both academic and co-curricular, enabling each pupil to maximise their potential.
- To prepare pupils for university - including those applying for the most competitive courses - and preserve and develop the College's traditional links with the medical profession.
- To provide comprehensive pastoral care and guidance under the leadership of dedicated house staff.
- To foster moral and spiritual values, tolerance and understanding in every pupil.
- To develop a genuine awareness, understanding and co-operation between College pupils, staff and its wider communities, both local and international, through a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to the community.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: RM51,905
to: RM94,035
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GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark

Our school mission is to inspire outstanding students who are safe. happy and successful. To drive this, teachers and students are encouraged to strive to develop their potential through continuous learning, pursuing excellence in whatever that we do, find the courage to challenge the convention and commit to making an active contribution to both local and global community.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: RM27,250
to: RM48,875
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Straits International School

Straits International School aims to prepare its students to take up their places in an ever-evolving and challenging world, striving for continuous excellence in their pursuits, but tempered with empathy for others. Students of SIS will leave the school with strong moral and ethical values and with a truly internationally-minded outlook.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Victoria International School

To create vibrant and dynamic centres for learning which provide an atmosphere for students to develop holistically to become competent and responsible global citizens.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 18
Yearly fees - 2018/2019
from: RM18,000
to: RM30,000
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Brighton International School

To facilitate learners to achieve their full potential in leading them to become the global leaders of tomorrow.
To provide a quality inclusive learning environment that is responsive to student’s needs to rise to the challenges of life.
Curriculum
British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: RM11,100
to: RM25,400
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Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: RM14,460
to: RM31,800
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