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IB and British
Ages 4 to 16

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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 16
Boarding available
Yearly fees: Not public
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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 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.

Address: Tingkat Bukit Jambul Satu, Bayan Lepas, 11900 Penang, Malaysia
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

1.3 : 1

Native English speaking teachers

Some yes

Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

English, Mandarin

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Besides hardware (including laptops, iPad cart, Macs), Fairview prescribes many applications and learning platforms to refine our lessons to suit the needs of our students' learning.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Fairview Flipped Classroom powered by BeEd allows student to learn from anywhere.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB MYP eAssessment

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

1-2 hours per day

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No but we do a lot of differentiation learning in our classes.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Placement tests, interview, observation of past school results and previous medical report (if any)

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

For overseas students, best to register two months before any intake month. For local students, the deadline could be one week before the reopening of a new semester.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

7.20am (Primary and Middle Years Students) or 8am (Early Years students)

School finish time

1.20pm or 3.30pm (depending on student's grade level and timetable)

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available

No. We recommend private transportation service, which is highly convenient and time saving in Penang.

School provided lunches

Yes. Food is available for purchase at the school canteen.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

We serve halal food in the school canteen. Sometimes, we serve vegetarian food.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

• Chess
• The World Scholar’s Cup (WSC)
• Science Scholars
• Robotics
• Badminton
• Taekwondo
• Dance
• Football
• Basketball
• Storytelling
• Art & Craft
• Cross Stitch
• Swimming

Sports activities included

Personal, Social and Physical Education subject

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We have basketball, football and swimming team.

Sports facilities at the school

Play park, PE room, Basketball field, Football field

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Fairview Penang is part of the Fairview International School's network. Dedicated to providing premier yet affordable education, Fairview International School was established in 1978 for parents seeking a more enriching and comprehensive form of learning. From its humble beginnings and only a handful of students, Fairview International School is now home to over 3,000 students in four IB World Schools across Malaysia, representing over 55 different nations. Fairview has inspired the minds of thousands of students over the years; students who not only achieve outstanding academic results but are nurtured socially, emotionally and physically. Our students leave the halls of Fairview as internationally minded global citizens, equipped with essential skills for the many challenges of the 21st century. Fairview Penang is the third campus and well-known for its closed knitted school community.

Teaching approach of the school

Fairview International School Penang is an established educational institution adopting the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework and incorporating standards and learning outcomes from the UK national curriculum. We offer the prestige Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).

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