International and Private Schools in Klang Valley

International and Private Schools in Klang Valley
The government of Malaysia had in recent years relaxed the regulations for Malaysians to study at private and international schools. This has seen a surge in new institutions offering all types of oversea programmes for Malaysian families.

International and national curriculum

There is a difference between both international and private schools. The former usually offer international programmes and curriculums like the IGCSE while the latter generally follows the Malaysian education curriculum. Below is the list of these institutions in the Klang Valley.

Sri Sempurna International School

Located at the top of the hill in Taman Cheras, Sri Sempurna International School is a prestigious school that offers education from the primary to secondary level. Students can enjoy a conducive environment to study which is far from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Sri Sempurna International School provides curriculum all the way to IGCSE or International General Certificate of Secondary Education.

  • Year established: 1993
  • Suitable for: Local families around the Cheras area
  • Popularity: Quite a demanded school. Students need to take a test and usually has a waiting list
  • Our verdict: Value for money. Location a bit far for those not in the Cheras area though.

Sri Sempurna International School

Address: 2, Jalan Selasih,
Taman Cheras,
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3-9132 510

Sri Dasmesh International School

The Sri Dasmesh International School operates from its isolated located in Taman Bukit Pantai not far from Bangsar. Among the other international and private schools, Sri Dasmesh is not as renowned but it has been producing a lot of quality graduates ever since. Following the Cambridge International Examination curriculum, it offers education from primary to secondary.

  • Suitable for: Expat families as it is close to Bangsar
  • Popularity: There is awaiting list. Students need to register early.
  • Our verdict: Fees here are known to be quite affordable. Reputable education system.

Sri Dasmesh International School

Address: 12 Jalan Pantai Baru
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603- 2288 1600

Sri Kuala Lumpur

Sri Kuala Lumpur, known in short as Sri KL is perhaps one of the oldest and most established private schools in Malaysia. Although its name is Sri KL, it is not located in Kuala Lumpur per se but is actually in Subang, Selangor. Started by Tan Sri Dato’ Ir. Othman Merican, this private establishment offers education from pre-school to secondary that follows the Malaysian curriculum. This means that students take their PMR and SPM examinations while they offer IGCSE as well. Sri KL is known to provide very good facilities that include a large swimming pool, state-of-the-art science labs and an auditorium, among others.

  • Year established: 1979
  • Suitable for: Local families as they are very established
  • Popularity: Being one of the oldest, Sri KL is among the most demanded
  • Our verdict: Fees are on the high side. Families could consider other cheaper alternatives.

Sri Kuala Lumpur

Address: Jalan SS 15/7a,
SS 15,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Tel: +60 3-5634 3491

Sri Emas International School

The Sri Emas International School operates from its located along the Federal Highway. It is one of the renowned private schools in the Klang Valley that provides education for those from 12 years of age. The Sri Emas International School prides itself to offer a fun and exciting learning environment for students who are preparing towards their IGCSE examination.

  • Suitable for: Expats and local families looking for international system
  • Popularity: Newer establishment among others.
  • Our verdict: Location is quite out of the way but the school has a good environment.

Sri Emas International School

Address: Lot 1214, Seksyen 40,
Batu 10, Lebuhraya Persekutuan,
Off Jalan SS7/2,
47300 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: +60 3-7865 5787

Sri Cempaka Cheras

The Sri Cempaka Cheras was formerly known as Sri Cempaka School. It is part of the Cempaka Schools group. Its location is at Taman Cheras Permata. That which distinguishes Cempaka Cheras from its other counterparts is that it offers education for students based on the national curriculum syllabus.

  • Year established: 1983
  • Suitable for: Expats and local families
  • Popularity: There is a waiting list to enter this school. Quite a popular institution.
  • Our verdict: Pricing can be a challenge but its environment is conducive for learning

Cempaka Cheras

Address: Persiaran Awana,
Taman Cheras Permata 2
43200 Cheras,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Twl: +603 9076 8400

Sri Inai International

The Sri Inai International School is managed under the Beaconhouse group. Previously known as Sri Inai, the school now offers education for primary and secondary students through the Cambridge International syllabus.

  • Suitable for: Local families looking for IGCSE system
  • Popularity: The former Sri Inai is quite established. With Beaconhouse, it is now more popular
  • Our verdict: Fees are on the high side. Teachers are quite experienced though.

Sri Inai Beaconhouse

Address: No 1098, Jalan Jenjarum
Off Jalan SS 23/6,
Taman SEA,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: +603 7803 0493 / 0451

Sri Lethia Beaconhouse

Besides Sri Inai, Beaconhouse operates the Sri Lethia school in Klang. This institution provides education for students in the primary and secondary levels based on the Malaysian education syllabus. This means that students here prepare for major examinations like the UPSR in year 6, PT3 and SPM in secondary 3 and 5.

  • Suitable for: Local families
  • Popularity: Not as popular as other establishments but has its own market
  • Our verdict: Families not keen on paying fees that are too high for local curriculum should look elsewhere.

Sri Lethia Beaconhouse

Address: No. 109, Jalan Limau,
Off Jalan Istana,
41000 Klang,
Tel: +603 3373 3771

Sri Murni Beaconhouse

The Sri Murni Beaconhouse is another institution by the Beaconhouse group. Students here are able to enjoy a mixture of different systems where they fundamentally follow the Malaysian system. However, students at Sri Murni benefit from a unique system where they can learn from the systems of the UK and Singapore when going through mathematics while the school put a lot of emphasis on English through the Cambridge system.

  • Suitable for: Local and expat families
  • Popularity: Waiting list as Sri Murni is a reputable name in private education
  • Our verdict: Quite a good place to go for a holistic education.

Sri Murni Beaconhouse

Address: Lot 823 & 924, Batu 9,
Jalan Cheras,
43200 Selangor
Tel: +603-9075 1662

Sekolah Sri KDU

Sekolah Sri KDU operates in Kota Damansara, one of the fastest growing communities in the Klang Valley. It is part of the KDU education group which offers education services for students from the primary to secondary levels. The Sekolah Sri KDU follows the Malaysian syllabus where it has facilities like a full football field, state-of-the-art classrooms and many other top notch environments.

  • Suitable for: Local families
  • Popularity: Has a waiting list and under KDU is quite an established name
  • Our verdict: Can be quite expensive but facilities are top-notch

Sri KDU International School

Address: 5, Jalan Teknologi 2/1,
Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: +60 3-6145 3888

Sekolah Sri Bestari

Established in 1995, the Sekolah Sri Bestari offers a full range of education for students starting from pre-school to pre-university. Located in Bandar Sri Damansara, the school follows the education syllabus of the Malaysian government. This means that those in the primary school will go through the KSSR (Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah) while those in the secondary level will go through the KSSM (Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah). The Pre-university students go through preparation for the STPM examination.

  • Year established: 1995
  • Suitable for: Local families
  • Popularity: With 20 years in the market, Sri Bestari has a strong following among Malaysians
  • Our verdict: Location is the downside, otherwise quite a good school

Sekolah Sri Bestari

Address: Persiaran Margosa, Bandar Sri Damansara
52200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-627 55 888

Sekolah Sri Utama

Located in Setapak, the Sekolah Sri Utama is one of the private schools operating in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. At Sekolah Sri Utama, students are able to enjoy education from kindergarten to secondary where they will be preparing for major examinations like UPSR, PT3 and SPM as stipulated and practiced under the Malaysian education system.

  • Year established: 1993
  • Suitable for: Local families around the city centre
  • Popularity: A school in high demand among local families
  • Our verdict: Value for money but location could be a problem

Sekolahd Sri Utama

Address: Jalan Usahawan 5,
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3-4021 2490

The Australian International School

AISM or Australian International School is a focused school that offers education using the Australian curriculum. It is among the most established names in international education in the country which prepares students from 3 to 18 years before embarking into their university education.

  • Year established: 2000
  • Suitable for: Australian expat families and local families
  • Popularity: Among the most popular international schools in the country
  • Our verdict: Fees here are known to be quite expensive but very good system

Australian International School Malaysia

Address: 22 Jalan Anggerik,
The MINES Resort City,
43300 Seri Kembangan,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 603 8949 5000

British International School Kuala Lumpur

The British International School Kuala Lumpur offers a co-educational environment using the British education system. Students from pre-school are able to enjoy this curriculum where they can study all the way until secondary school where they complete their IGCSE examination.

  • Suitable for: Expat families
  • Popularity: Waiting list as it is quite a demanded school.
  • Our verdict: Expensive fees but very conducive learning environment including a swimming pool

The British International School

Address: Jalan Changkat Bukit Utama,
Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: +60 3-7727 7775

Fairview International School

Fairview International School is perhaps one of the most established names in the international school sector of Malaysia. Using the IB Curriculum system, Fairview is a common education institute for expat families who are settling in Malaysia either for work or permanently.

  • Year established: 1978
  • Suitable for: mostly expat families
  • Popularity: With a strong heritage, it is among the most popular schools around
  • Our verdict: High fees but very reputable institution

Fairview International School

Address: 4178, Jalan 1/27D
Section 6, Wangsa Maju
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-41420888

Garden International School

The Garden International School is another very popular international school establishment in Malaysia. It has a long tradition of producing some of the best students as GIS has been around for more than 60 years. Offering the British National Curriculum, students enjoy a holistic educational experience while achieving success in their studies.

  • Year established: 1951
  • Suitable for: Expat and local families interested in the British education system
  • Popularity: Students need to register early as there is a waiting list
  • Our verdict: Fees are quite expensive but GIS has a very good reputation

Garden International School Kuala Lumpur

Address: 16 Jalan Kiara 3,
Mont Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: (603) 6209 6888

The International School of Kuala Lumpur

Known in short as ISKL, the International School of Kuala Lumpur is, as the name implies as international as it can get. Offering education for students ranging from 3 to 17, it adopts the International Baccalaureate within its excellent environment catered to help students learn and grow better.

  • Year established: 1965
  • Suitable for: Expat families
  • Popularity: Very popular among expats based with the embassies and high-commissions around Ampang
  • Our verdict: Naturally expensive fees but has a good name in education

International School of Kuala Lumpur

Address: Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama,
68000 Ampang
Tel: +60 3 4259-5600

The International School at ParkCity

This is one of the newer international schools in Malaysia. Located in the new development and township of Desa ParkCity, it offers an exciting learning environment where students and the community can come together. The International School at ParkCity has great facilities where it offers International Primary Curriculum (IPC) system based on the UK National Curriculum for the students aged between 2 and 13.

  • Suitable for: Expat and local families particularly in Desa ParkCity and the surroundings
  • Popularity: Not as popular as others but is growing
  • Our verdict: Location might be a limitation

The International School at ParkCity,

Address: No.1 Jalan Intisari,
Desa ParkCity, 52200
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 6280 8880

Mont’Kiara International School

The Mont’Kiara International School has a reputation for being one of the most expensive schools in Malaysia. With some of the best facilities and a strong reputation in education, parents will be happy to pay the extra for a more holistic education for their children using the American and International Baccalaureate system.

  • Year established: 1994
  • Suitable for: Expat families
  • Popularity: Among the most popular schools for international education.
  • Our verdict: Fees might be the barrier

Mont’Kiara International School

Address: 22 Jalan Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 2093 8604

Nexus International School

The Nexus International School is managed by the Taylor’s Education Group. Offering a full range of quality education for students of all ages, the Nexus school practices the International Baccalaureate system for all between 3 and 18 years old.

  • Suitable for: Expat families around Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and surrounding areas
  • Popularity: Has a strong reputation for quality education
  • Our verdict: among the more expensive schools and location can be quite out of the way

Nexus International School Malaysia

Address: No. 1 Jalan Diplomatik 3/6
62050 Putrajaya

Sayfol International School

Sayfol International School is another renowned name in international education in Malaysia. It has more than 30 years of history in the country and is one of very popular options offering education under the British National Curriculum for students from 2 to 18 years of age.

  • Year established: 1985
  • Suitable for: Expat families
  • Popularity: Very established name in education
  • Our verdict: High fees but very convenient location.

Sayfol International School

261, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +6 03 – 4256 8791




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