In recent years, the number of international schools has increased all over Johor thanks to the erection of EduCity Iskandar, an integrated international education hub situated in the heart of the state. Due to its proximity to Singapore, Johor is also the choice for many expatriates who are looking for good quality education for a better price. If you are in a search for an international school in Johor, you’re certainly at the right place. To ease your school hunt, we have created a list of top international schools in the area. This list is arranged based on their price, from most expensive to cheapest. So if you are for the affordable options, do take a look at the second part of the article.

Read: International Schools in Johor (Part 2)

Marlborough College Malaysia

Marlborough College Malaysia, Top International School in Johor

Since its foundation in 2012 as a natural extension of one of the world’s finest co-educational independent schools, Marlborough College Malaysia has offered its children a passport to a global future. Guided by their principles of compassion, companionship and conversation. Marlborough College Malaysia gives its boys and girls the space, inspiration and courage to explore their own potential, the wonders of our world and their responsibilities to it and to each other. The school’s curriculum broadly follows and extends the English National Curriculum to allow for a proper combination of breadth and specialisation. They have senior school which offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma to 16-19 year old students. Marlborough tuition fees range from RM 39000 for nursery level to RM 121350 for pre-u level.

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Shattuck- St. Mary’s Forest City International School

Shattuck- St. Mary’s Forest City International School, Top International School in Johor

All the academic, residential and commercial properties in Forest City are adorned with vertical greeneries, sky gardens and rooftop garden system forms a natural barrier against heat, reduce energy consumption, naturally purify air, conserve rainwater, and reduce noise. It feels like living in a forest with greenery everywhere. The school provides a total vision for children’s learning between the ages of 3-18 (preschool to pre-u). They offer an American curriculum based on the longstanding tradition of academic rigour and innovation that has been established in Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Minnesota over the past 160 years. Their tuition per annum ranges from RM 69000 to RM 166500.

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Raffles American School (RAS)

Raffles American School (RAS), Top International School in Johor

Raffles American School (RAS) is a learning community that empowers students to achieve their academic and life potential. RAS serves students Pre-K through 12th grade. Their rigorous and rich academic and co-curricular programs encourage student growth through a learning outcome approach, acknowledging multiple types of intelligence and paths to learning. They facilitate student success through collaboration with parents, a balanced focus on intellectual, emotional, physical, and social progress. RAS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). With this accreditation, students in RAS receive an American diploma upon graduation from high school. Their annual school fees vary from RM 55000 to RM 88000.

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Excelsior International School

Excelsior International School, Top International School in Johor

Excelsior International School’s vision is to be the premier provider of high-quality care and education to the international community.  For preschool and primary level, they follow the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). For secondary level, it is divided into Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (CLSP) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). Excelsior International School also offers International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) to high school students (Grade 11 and 12). Excelsior International School tuition fees per annum starting from RM 26800 to RM 66000.

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Fairview International School

Fairview International School, Top International School in Johor

Fairview International School aims to be a vibrant centre for educational, personal and social growth in the world providing a rich academic curriculum for children in the local and international community. Through the use of best practices in teaching and learning, Fairview International School will educate, motivate and inspire students in an educational environment that stimulates learning in a nurturing social and emotional climate. Fairview School is committed to raising the standards of education not only in its schools but in the region through continuous training and development in the best possible teaching pedagogies. Offering International Baccalaureate curriculum for their students from preschool up to secondary level, their school fees range from RM 28000 to RM 60000 per year.

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Crescendo-HELP International School

Crescendo- HELP International School, Top International School in Johor

Crescendo- HELP International School’s vision is to help students fulfil their full potential by providing an educational culture and environment that enables them to experience the joy of learning. They provide each student opportunities to grow through their learning, across a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular activities. At Crescendo- HELP International School, they offer classes for primary, secondary and pre-u level. For the primary level, they adopt the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which ensures rigorous and participative learning using a comprehensive and thematic approach. For lower secondary level, the school prepares its students for the IGCSE. Students in the upper secondary will follow the IGCSE curriculum. At Crescendo- HELP International School, they also provide their students with the option to go for A-Levels. Their annual tuition fees start from RM 26460 to RM 35100.

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Sunway International School Sunway Iskandar

SIS Sunway Iskandar, Top International School in Johor

At SIS Sunway Iskandar, the Early Years through Grade 10 curriculum is based on the internationally renowned Ontario (Canada) Curriculum. It focuses on students’ individual learning and development as well as building character by acknowledging each individual’s unique personal strengths. SIS Sunway Iskandar has been officially authorized, accredited, and accepted as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. As such, they are offering the IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12 at the pre-university level. The annual tuition fees range from RM 18000 to RM 48000.

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Tenby International School

Tenby International School, Top International School in Johor

At Tenby International School, they believe that learning is a lifelong process of improvement. As such, they are constantly reviewing their learning and teaching processes to ensure that students are engaged in stimulating, challenging and relevant lessons where they can experience constant improvement and progress. Tenby International School offers Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels to their students. For preschool, they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, which is based on the UK’s national curriculum. Tenby International School fees start from RM 14400 to RM 37260 per year.

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Not sure which curriculum is suitable for your kids? Checkout International School Curriculums in Malaysia (Part 1) and International School Curriculums in Malaysia (Part 2) to find out which curriculum suits your child better.

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