Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city in Malaysia. With nearly 2 million residents with people from all over Asia and Europe making it their home, it has everything you need, ranging from shopping, food, religious services to education. 

Kuala Lumpur has over 70 international schools, many of which offer the English National Curriculum (British Cambridge) due to the British colonial past and general links to the UK. In addition, you can find International Baccalaureate (IB), French, Islamic and a few American Schools in Kuala Lumpur.

Below is a list of international schools located in Kuala Lumpur. The list is arranged based on their price, from the most expensive to the cheapest. So, if you are searching for affordable ones, please look at International Schools in Kuala Lumpur (Part 2).

The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)

The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)

Established in 1965, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has become known as a centre of excellence in the world of international education. ISKL is a co-educational private, not-for-profit school responsible for the learning journey of over 1,800 students aged 3-18 years at its state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

ISKL offers a robust international curriculum which combines leading North American educational frameworks with global best practice, from preschool up to pre-u levels. The curriculum recognises that students are on a lifelong learning journey. They are driven by ISKL’s mission to challenge each student to “Be All You Are” and develop the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and understanding to become a highly successful, spirited, socially responsible global citizen. The yearly tuition fees for ISKL range from RM 54840 to RM 110965.

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Mont Kiara International School

Month Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur

Situated on a single campus in the suburb of Mont’Kiara, Mont Kiara International School (M’KIS) consistently ranks as a top international school in Malaysia and rated a five star school by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. M’KIS is licensed by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia, and certified by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. They are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), U.S.A and authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. M’KIS offers preschool, primary and secondary studies. Tuition fees in M’KIS starts from RM 48410 (PreK Age 3) to RM 110828 (Grade 9 – 12).

Read Month Kiara International School reviews here.

Garden International School

Garden International School, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Garden International School (GIS) is one of the world’s leading international schools with a strong academic track record. Their high quality, holistic education ensures that their students leave the school well equipped for life; it is not surprising that GIS students are in demand across the world and are sought after by the world’s best universities. Accredited by the Council of International Schools, GIS is one of the oldest and most distinguished schools in Malaysia with two locations in Kuala Lumpur, the Early Years Centre in Desa Sri Hartamas and the main campus in Mont Kiara. The school has been teaching the National Curriculum for England and Wales with modifications designed to meet the needs of international students. GIS yearly tuition fees varies from RM 69840 to RM 97110.

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The International School @ ParkCity

The International School, Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur

The International School @ ParkCity is situated in the award-winning township of Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur. The International School @ ParkCity aims to be Malaysia’s premier international school by offering excellence in the academic sphere, on the sporting field, in the arts and beyond. Meanwhile, their mission is to enable young learners to achieve their full potential today and empower them to become the global leaders of tomorrow. 

At the Early Years Centre, The International School @ ParkCity follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework for England. Meanwhile, they follow the National Curriculum for England and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for their primary school. For secondary school, their academic programme is based on the English National Curriculum. The International School @ ParkCity also offers a wide range of A-Level subjects to Pre-U students. The yearly tuition fees starts from RM 39900 for nursery to RM 81750 for Year 12 and 13.

Read The International School @ ParkCity reviews here.

Alice Smith Primary School

The Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur

Alice Smith School has earned a well-deserved reputation for being a warm and caring community, where your child can settle quickly and move forward to develop their individual strengths and abilities within a safe and supportive environment. Their students are encouraged to become proficient lifelong learners through the explicit development of the KLASS (Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School) learner attributes – healthy, respectful, community-minded, independent learners, good communicators and problem solvers.

The Alice Smith School is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and a founding member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA). The Alice Smith early years and primary school curriculum follows the English National Curriculum. The yearly tuition fees for pre-school starts from RM 39690. Meanwhile, the tuition fees are RM 69420 per year for year 1 & 2 and RM 73170 for Year 3 to 6.

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Fairview International School Kuala Lumpur

Fairview International School, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur

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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EtonHouse Malaysia International School

EtonHouse Malaysia International School, Kuala Lumpur

EtonHouse Malaysia International School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP school, offering an inquiry-based, comprehensive education program for students aged 2 to 12. The school currently has students representing over 30 nationalities, with numerous home cultures and mother tongue languages enriching our school campus. EtonHouse Malaysia International School is housed in a couple of old, beautiful colonial buildings, complete with its own gardens for their students to explore. The campus itself is located in the center of Kuala Lumpur, merely a short walk from KL City Park and the famous Petronas Twin Towers. The annual fees for Etonhouse Malaysia ranges from RM 26520 to RM 38400.

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Taylors International School Kuala Lumpur

Taylors International School, Kuala Lumpur

At Taylor’s International School, they provide exceptional educational experiences that make learning joyful, meaningful and challenging. Taylor’s International School nurtures students to be well-rounded individuals who not only excel academically but have good character, know their purpose and have the essential soft skills, confidence and knowledge to succeed and be ready for the possibilities of tomorrow.

At Taylor’s International School, they offer the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) to children aged 3 to 5 years. Their primary school curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England, enhanced by the highly regarded International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Meanwhile, their Secondary programme is also based on the National Curriculum for England, and enhanced with a strong tri-lingual foundation in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin. Their tuition fees per annum range from RM 14670 (preschool) to RM 43110 (Year 11).

Read Taylor’s International School reviews here.

Campus Rangers International School

Campus Rangers International School, Kuala Lumpur

Started in Jan 2012 as an IGCSE homeschool, Campus Rangers International School has been educating students to excel academically while modelling discipline, commitment, spiritual and moral principles of a quality mission school, to bring out the best of a child. Their teachers are highly qualified with 8 – 40 years of experience in their respective subject(s) and practice excellent class control. They are superb in teaching and inspiring the students to do their best.

Campus Rangers International School offers primary and secondary classes. Primary year is based on Cambridge and Singapore syllabus. Whereas, Secondary year is based on Cambridge IGCSE. The annual tuition fees start from RM 16800 to RM 27720. 

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Cempaka International School Damansara Height

Cempaka International School Damansara Height, Kuala Lumpur

In 1983, Cempaka Schools was born, by a family, and for a family. Cempaka Schools is to become the leading school of choice in the country, producing students who are all-around achievers: maintaining a strong academic track record whilst maintaining a complete co-curricular resume and meaningful community service experience, in a relevant technologically-supported environment, with 100% University (or equivalent) admission rate.

Cempaka International School Damansara Heights is an international school in KL offering IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). They provide pre-reception level up to pre-u level. The tuition fees per annum range from RM 18000 to RM 54000.

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French School of Kuala Lumpur

French School of Kuala Lumpur

Established in 1962, the French School of Kuala Lumpur (LFKL) is a not for profit and parents governed school, welcoming 730 students from 47 different countries, from kindergarten to high school. The school provides an outstanding environment delivering academic excellence that is based on a multilingual teaching. Their education embraces cultural diversity and promotes an international outlook to empower future generations and make meaningful contributions to our world.

LFKL students follow a French curriculum leading to the French Baccalaureate that includes a European section. Their high standard education includes cultural, artistic, technical, scientific, literary and sports activities. LFKL has kindergarten, elementary school, middle school and high school. Their fees per year start from RM 23499 to RM 37408.

Read French School of Kuala Lumpur reviews here.

Global Indian International School

Global Indian International School

At Global Indian International School (GIIS), their vision is to become a global role model for teaching and learning. Their mission statement supports this vision; “we nurture our global students into men and women, who will be leaders of distinction, committed to spirit of excellence, through high-quality education imparted by globally experienced and caring teachers building strong virtues and values while focusing on all round development, creativity and entrepreneurship”. 

GIIS adopts the Global Montessori Plus (GMP) Programme which is available for students at the pre-primary level. Then, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is offered to students in classes 9 to 12. At GIIS, the IGCSE program is also offered from classes 1 to 12. GIIS tuition fees range from RM 12756 to RM 22728.

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Hibiscus International School

Hibiscus International School, Kuala lumpur

Hibiscus International School is a private elementary, middle and high school – focused on preparing children for the changing conditions of today’s and tomorrow’s worlds. Hibiscus International School’s vision is to become an exemplary global institution of education by producing life-long learners who will make positive changes in the world. Hibiscus International School provides preschool, primary school and secondary school. Their preschool is based on the Foundation Stage of English National Curriculum, which has been adapted to meet the needs of the multicultural students of Hibiscus International School. For primary years, Hibiscus International School offers Cambridge Primary as well as extra-curricular activities to 5 to 11 years old. Hibiscus International School offers Cambridge IGCSE for secondary students. The fees per annum start from RM 19404 to RM 39625.

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Marifah International School

Marifah International School, Kuala Lumpur

Marifah International Academy came into existence to cater for those students with special education needs (all disabilities) from ages 6 to 15 years. They have an excellent panel of professional educators, teacher assistants, paramedical as well as administrative staff. These staff, with their strong sense of responsibility, are there to ensure a persisting and appropriate progress of students’ academic, emotional, physical and vocational skills, including activities for daily living. Marifah provides preschool and primary school to their students. The fees range from RM 18000 to RM 36000.

Read Marifah International School reviews here.

Read: International Schools in Kuala Lumpur (Part 2)

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