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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 102 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 112 International Schools in Kuala Lumpur.

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

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Global Indian International School

GIIS Kuala Lumpur is an affordable International School which provides its students with a unique approach to education from Pre-K to Grade 12 through the Global Montessori, Cambridge, and CBSE curriculum.
Curriculum
British, Montessori, CBSE
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: RM21,892
to: RM39,040

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The Mont'Kiara International School

We adhere to our following Mission, Vision and Value Statements.
MISSION
Educate to improve our global community by enhancing the creative, emotional, social and academic talents of the individual child.
VISION
Educational excellence in a diverse and compassionate personalised learning community.
VALUES
Throughout our school community, we value:
* Belonging and Connection
* Kindness and Compassion
* Excellence and Positivity
Belonging and Connection
Kindness and Compassion
Excellence and Positivity
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: RM32,300
to: RM112,300

German School 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 - 2021/2022
from: RM23,350
to: RM47,150

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 - 2021/2022
from: RM42,500
to: RM62,500

Kingsgate International School

Founded in 2017, Kingsgate International School is set to become Malaysia’s premier international school. It offers a Kindergarten through to Year 13 program based on an International British curriculum.
KIngsgate takes pride in becoming the first choice educational institution for students in the region. It is committed to a program that reflects both the school community's high expectations for academic rigor and a commitment to service leadership through deep connections to our global community.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: RM16,500
to: RM68,000
Reviews
(2 reviews)

Global Modern International School

Global Modern International School is located at Country Heights, Kajang. The school offer kindergarten, primary and secondary education that follows the Cambridge curriculum also we have a special designed program in English to switch the students from the normal education to Cambridge.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 16
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: RM10,500
to: RM17,500

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
Reviews
(1 review)

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

Qosmo International School

Qosmo International School is located in the heart of Petaling Jaya, offering preschool, primary and secondary education, with a tried and tested methodology, to local and international students. We focus on the holistic development of every child by focusing on the core aspects of confidence and knowledge. Our dedicated team of teachers and admin here strive to create a holistic culture of learning, in safety, free from bullying and enriched in a stress-free environment that promotes individual development and achievement.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 15
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: RM18,660
to: RM29,670
Reviews
(3 reviews)
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: RM12,900
to: RM23,100
Reviews
(1 review)

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