The International Baccalaureate Curriculum was introduced by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) in 1968. The curriculum is well-known for its academically progressive and rigorous primary, secondary and pre-university programmes.
These programmes are the Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Career-related Programme (IB CP).
The International Baccalaureate Curriculum has gained recognition globally, especially in Asia, The IBO recognises several international schools in Southeast Asia as IB World Schools.
Here is a list of international schools in Malaysia offering the IB Curriculum.
Located in Sierramas, Sungai Buloh, IGB International School is the only IB World School in Malaysia to provide the complete four-programme IB continuum. The school offers the IB PYP, IB MYP, IB DP and IB CP to students ages three to 18. IGB International School provides a dynamic, innovative and inclusive learning environment where students are challenged to excel in both their learning and personal growth.
Cempaka Schools offers the Cambridge IGCSE. The IBDP and A levels are provided to learners at the pre-university level. The school accepts students aged three to 19 years old.
Established in 2010, EtonHouse International School provides early years and primary education to children. The school offers it own EtonHouse Early Childhood Curriculum as well as the IB PYP. EtonHouse International School is located in Persiaran Stonor right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Fairview International School has branches in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Perak and Johor. Recognised as an IB World School, Fairview International School offers the International Baccalaureate Curriculum at primary, secondary and pre-university levels. Fairview International School in Subang Jaya began offering the IGCSE qualification in 2018.
Located in Ampang Hilir, students from preschool to secondary levels are taught an international curriculum with an American foundation at the ISKL. The IBDP is offered at pre-university. Students at ISKL are offered an endless myriad of co-curricular programs such as physical activities, performance, art, music, and clubs ranging from animal rescue to robotics among others. Additionally, there is regional travel for sporting events and cultural conventions incorporated into the curriculum.
For more information on ISKL, visit their website here.
Established in 2012, Marlborough College Malaysia is a British boarding and day school accepting students from Reception to Sixth Form. The school offers the British Curriculum leading up to the IGCSE examinations. The IBDP is offered at the pre-university level. Students from Year 5 onwards have the opportunity to be boarders at Marlborough College Malaysia. The school offers students day boarding, prep boarding and senior boarding.
For more information on Marlborough College Malaysia, visit their website here.
Mont Kiara International School offers the IB PYP to students in Preschool to Grade 5, the IB MYP to students in Grades 6 to 10 and the IB Diploma Programme to students in Grades 11 and 12.
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Established in 2008, the school offers the International Primary Curriculum and the British Curriculum. Students sit for the IGCSE examinations at the end of secondary school. The IBDP is offered at the pre-university level. Boarding facilities are available as well.
Located in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Raffles American School offers the American Curriculum leading to the American High School Diploma and a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The IBDP is offered to students at pre-university levels. The school is open to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Additionally, the school offers boarding facilities for students ages 10 to 17.
The International Early Years Curriculum, Cambridge Curriculum, International Primary Curriculum and IGCSE examinations are offered at Repton International School. Established in 2013, the school accepts students at the preschool, primary, secondary and pre-university levels. The IBDP is offered in Grades 11 and 12.
After school hours, Repton offers a variety of extended curriculum activities that helps students in finding a life-long passion or hobby as well as contribute towards self-development.
For more information about Repton International School, visit their website here.
Sri KDU International School is a member of XCL Education. The school offers the British curriculum, Cambridge Primary and Secondary Curriculum, IGCSE and IBDP. The school welcomes students to enter primary, secondary and pre-university levels. Students can participate in an array of holiday activities from sports, music, information technology, maths and more during XCL+ Holiday Activities.
For more information about Sri KDU International School, visit their website here.
St. Joseph’s Institution School Malaysia (SJIISM) is a brother school of the St. Joseph’s Institution and St. Joseph’s Institution International School in Singapore. SJIISM offers the International Primary Curriculum, IGCSE and IBDP to students.
Located in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Stella Maris International School offers students in years 7 to 11 the Cambridge IGCSE, A level and IBDP.
Sunway International School is located in Bandar Sunway, Selangor and Iskandar Puteri, Johor.
The Canadian (Ontario) Curriculum and the IBDP are offered at the Bandar Sunway campus. Conversely, the Canadian (Ontario) Curriculum, the IB MYP, IBDP and IB CP are offered at the Iskandar Puteri, Johor campus. The school is open to students from Grades 6 to 11.
Alongside their academic programmes, Sunway International School offers an array of extracurricular activities that covers a broad range of areas, providing something for everyone.
The International School of Penang (Uplands) offers the IB Primary Years Programme. IGCSE examination and IBDP for students up to 18 years old. The International School of Penang (Uplands) offers Year 7 students a well-balanced framework of development and skills that the students thrive in their secondary school and pre-university levels.
UCSI International School offers the International Primary Curriculum, Cambridge Secondary curriculum, and IGCSE to students from years 1 to 11. The IBDP is offered to students aged 16 to 19 with a limit of 25 students per class.
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