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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 103 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 113 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 - 2022/2023
from: RM16,728
to: RM29,244

The British International School of Kuala Lumpur

BSKL provides an exceptional education from Early Years through to Sixth Form, for children aged from 2-18. We offer an internationally recognised curriculum including UK curriculum - IGCSE and A Level.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: RM49,250
to: RM107,070
Reviews
(1 review)

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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 - 2022/2023
from: RM25,350
to: RM49,150

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 - 2022/2023
from: RM46,000
to: RM66,000

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 - 2022/2023
from: RM51,905
to: RM103,440

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
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: RM30,450
to: RM74,100
Reviews
(2 reviews)

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)

Qosmo International School

Holistic Learning Experience
As an international school created by experienced educators, Qosmo believes in providing individual guidance. Hence each student has a homeroom teacher as well as a mentor. The mentor will be in charge of assisting the student assigned to them throughout the term, ensuring they are doing well in academics and helping them with personal issues if any. All our teachers firmly follow our principles of teaching in the classroom and understand that learning is a life-long experience that does not end with the completion of a semester. Most of them come from across the globe and are well-equipped with experience and passion for teaching children.
Aside from that, individual responsibility, ethics, and understanding of good citizenship are values we embrace and strive to implement throughout the school. We are one step ahead in thinking about the future in the present and aim to have a modern school system on the brink of stepping into the future at any given time.
All in all, your child will be well-cared for in the Qosmo environment as they will be the focus of the Qosmo experience.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 15
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: RM18,660
to: RM29,670
Reviews
(3 reviews)
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: RM14,460
to: RM31,962
Reviews
(1 review)

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