Petaling Jaya (commonly called “PJ” by locals) is a major Malaysian city originally developed as a satellite township for Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the Petaling District of Selangor with an area of approximately 97.2 square kilometres (37.5 sq mi).  Surrounded by Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Buloh, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Bandar Kinrara (Puchong), Petaling Jaya provides numerous education institute options to people living in the city.

Below is a list of international schools that you can find in Petaling Jaya.


Beaconhouse aims to provide quality education of an international standard. They aim for excellence through quality management, quality training and quality teaching, bringing benefit to the students, the community and the wider world. Beaconhouse International Schools offers the Cambridge International Curriculum for Primary and lower Secondary as well as IGCSE levels for upper Secondary. Their fees range from RM 14670 for reception to RM 32910 for Year 11.

Read Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School here.


For more than 40 years, German School Kuala Lumpur has been one of the 140 German schools abroad worldwide and at the same time the only German school abroad in Malaysia. Funded by the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), the German School Kuala Lumpur (DSKL) is a German school abroad supported by the German School Association Malaysia (DSM).

With this said, it is not surprising that the school follows the German curriculum. In the lower secondary section, students of Grade 10 will take part in the final examination of lower secondary education and acquire the O-Level certificate and/or the entry qualification to the upper secondary level that leads to the German International Abitur (DIA). German School Kuala Lumpur fees range from RM 23350 to RM 49050.

Take note that children of all nationalities with adequate German language proficiency can be admitted to DSKL from kindergarten onwards. However, children of Malaysian nationality require permission from the Malaysian Ministry of Education prior to admission to DSKL.

Read Deutsche Schule – German School Kuala Lumpur  reviews here.



Integrated Islamic

Integrated Islamic School Kota Damansara serves an integrated educational program suitable for the early development of the child from preschool to tertiary level with the hope to produce a wholly practicing Muslim. They provide a broad spectrum of avenues and opportunities for maximum potential growth to help individuals achieve excellence in all aspects. They develop the human potential and impart the necessary knowledge in order to build an excellent Ummah.

IISKD was one of the schools that pioneered the “4 year” IGCSE O ‘level Education Programme in Malaysia. Their education system combines with the Tahfiz Quran program whilst nurturing Islamic practices and etiquette. Their tuition fees varies from RM 8000 to RM 16840.

Read Integrated Islamic School reviews here.



MAZ International School had a humble beginning in 1992 in Petaling Jaya with only 12 students. Through hard work and dedication, they have been able to make giant strides. They have opened the doors of MAZ International School Shah Alam – a full boarding and day school. They can today boast of being one of the most modern schools with state-of-the -art facilities second to none in functionality or aesthetics.

Whilst based on the British curriculum, Maz International Primary School syllabus is further enhanced with their tested teaching methods and global modules. Their secondary school provides classes for Year 7 to Year 11 leading to the IGCSE examinations. Meanwhile, they also offer a 1 ½ year Pre-U programme. The tuition fees for MAZ International School range from RM 10500 to RM 30000.

Read MAZ International School reviews here.



In January 2012, Nobel International School was established to provide the internationally-recognised Cambridge programmes. This is in line with the vision of the school to produce global citizens with noble hearts and noble minds. The school currently offers classes from Year 1 to Year 11. Nobel International School attributes its success to the commitment and dedication of its teachers and their passion for education. The school also has a strong management team that believes in preparing the children of today for tomorrow’s challenges. Nobel International School fees start from RM 7800 (Year 1) to RM 13000 (Year 11).

Read Nobel International School reviews here.



Qosmo PJ

Qosmo International School believes in having individual guidance, so each student will have 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 they have any. All their teachers firmly follow their 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.

Qosmo International School offers preschool, primary and secondary levels. Qosmo offers Cambridge curriculum to both of their primary and secondary levels, helping their students to attain IGCSE. Tuition fees per year range from RM 18660 (Preschool & Kindergarten) to RM 29760 (Year 9 & 10).

Read Qosmo International School reviews here.



Seven Skies PJ

Seven Skies International School is a leading Islamic International School in Petaling Jaya, proudly standing for reputation in educational excellence, and providing a well-rounded British Primary Curriculum whilst offering the Cambridge International Curriculum at Secondary Level. At Seven Skies, they recognise the importance of having a strong character based on values that produce confident, high achieving young men and women who will be active leaders of tomorrow. Their tuition fees per year starts from RM 8970 for Nursery to RM 26880 for Year 10 & 11.

Read Seven Skies International School reviews here.


At Sri Emas International School, students benefit from the full range of learning methods seen on Edgar Dale’s Cone of Learning, with emphasis, especially on direct, active learning. Sri Emas’ curriculum is built on the fun and engaging ACE EdVenture Approach with the prestigious Cambridge ICGSE at its core. As a standard throughout, they incorporate additional components like the Skills Enhancement Programme into their curriculum that engage students’ creative sensibilities to enhance their learning – Hip-Hop dance to understand Physics, composing a song to Chemistry… you name it, there’s so much that their students can do with everything they acquire. Sri Emas tuition fees vary from RM 26400 to RM 31200.

Read Sri Emas International School reviews here.



At St. Joseph’s Institution International School, they believe that an important part of Lasallian education is to develop ‘good character’: a set of core ethical values that enables students to, not just be successful in exams, but live fulfilling lives as members of society. As such, their character education programme provides a framework by which they aim to cultivate ‘practical wisdom’ so that members of our community are able to make decisions that are guided by a moral compass, empathy, tolerance and consideration for others.

St Joseph’s International Institution Malaysia uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework as the basis for its curriculum in Nursery and Reception. For primary years (5-10 years old), their curriculum is largely based on the English National Curriculum, but they also deliver Singapore Math and a daily Mandarin programme to their students. The SJIIM Foundation IGCSE course covers the age range of 11-13 years old (Year Groups 7-9). St. Joseph’s follows the guidelines from the UK National Curriculum within an international context. St. Joseph’s also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) to Pre-U students.

Read St. Joseph’s Institution International School reviews here.



The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL) opened in 2009 and is part of Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading premium schools organisation. NAE is a family of 66 international schools, boarding schools and private schools located in 29 countries around the world.

At BSKL, they follow the English National Curriculum, a well-structured and coherent progression to learning from early childhood all the way to university entrance through various stages. The curriculum is forward-looking and in constant evolution. It is reviewed frequently and new methods often come into practice, whilst keeping the softer traditions and customs. BSKL offers classes for Early Years students, primary school students, secondary school students and sixth form students. The fees range from RM 45600 to RM 99970 per year.

Read British International School of Kuala Lumpur reviews here.


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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