There are a number of English-medium private schools throughout the country offering international curricula such as the British Curriculum and Cambridge International Curriculum. The IGCSE qualifications are commonly offered in these schools as well.
English-medium private schools initially offered only the national curriculum to local students. As the demand for international education grew, a number of private schools have added an international curriculum option to their syllabus.
Here are the schools in the Klang Valley which offer both international and national curricula!
Asia Pacific Schools consist of Asia Pacific Smart School (APSS), Asia Pacific International School (APIS) and APIS Preschool. Established in 2012, APSS offers the Malaysian Curriculum leading up to the UPSR and SPM examinations. On the other hand, APIS opened in 2014 and offers the British Curriculum. Students at APIS sit for the IGCSE examinations. Asia Pacific Schools is located in Subang.
The Beaconhouse School System is made up of preschools, private national schools and international schools. Beaconhouse Sri Lethia and Sri Murni offer the Malaysian Curriculum to students aged six to 17 years old. Science and Mathematics subjects are taught in English. Beaconhouse Sri Inai and Newlands international schools offer the Cambridge Curriculum leading up to the IGCSE examinations.
Located in Damansara Heights, Cempaka International School offers the Cambridge IGCSE. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and A Levels are offered at pre-university level. The school accepts students aged three months to 19 years old. Cempaka Cheras offers the Malaysian Curriculum to students in reception, primary school and secondary school levels. Cempaka International School and Cempaka Cheras make up Cempaka Schools.
Hua Xia International School is the international extension of Hua Xia Private School. The international school was recently established in 2018 and is located in Taman Desa Serdang. The Cambridge Curriculum and IGCSE examinations are offered to secondary school students. Hua Xia International School has another branch located in Georgetown, Penang.
R.E.A.L Schools have campuses in Cheras and Shah Alam. The schools offer the Cambridge Curriculum, British Curriculum, Malaysian Curriculum and IGCSE examinations. The first campus was established in 1985 and offers preschool, primary and secondary school levels.
The school was established in 2013 and offers preschool, primary and secondary education. The curricula offered are the International Primary Curriculum, British Curriculum, Cambridge Curriculum and Malaysian Curriculum. Students sit for the IGCSE examinations at the end of secondary school. Rafflesia has an additional campus in Puchong.
Located in Klang, Sri Acmar Schools consists of Sekolah Sri Acmar, offering the Malaysian Curriculum, and Acmar International School. Established in 2018, Acmar International School offers the Cambridge Curriculum at preschool, primary and secondary school levels. The IGCSE examinations are also offered by the school.
Sri Bestari School is a private school which introduced international curriculum in 2017. The school offers the British Curriculum leading up to the IGCSE examinations. Students at preschool, primary and secondary levels are accepted at the school. Sri Bestari Schools is located in Bandar Sri Damansara.
Sekolah Sri KDU and Sri KDU International School make up Sri KDU Schools. Sekolah Sri KDU offers the Malaysian Curriculum at primary and secondary school levels. Sri KDU International School was established in 2011. The school offers the British Curriculum leading up to the IGCSE to primary and secondary students. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is offered at pre-university level. Sri KDU International School is located in Kota Damansara.
10. Sri Kuala Lumpur
Sri Kuala Lumpur Primary School opened in Kuala Lumpur in 1979. The school moved to a new location in Subang Jaya in 1986 and fully incorporated its secondary campus a year later. In 2008, the school began offering the IGCSE examinations. In addition, the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) beginning with Years 1 and 2 was implemented in 2010.
Stella Maris Schools offers the national curriculum at primary school level. Stella Maris International School is an international school under the Stella Maris Schools umbrella. In 2018, Stella Maris International School began offering the Cambridge A Level and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). In addition, students are prepared to sit for the Cambridge IGCSE examinations. Stella Maris International School is located in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur.
Wesley Methodist School (Private) in Klang, Seremban and Bandar Seri Coalfields and Wesley Methodist School (International) in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang are operated by The Methodist Council of Education (MCOE). Wesley Methodist Schools in Penang, Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur offer the Cambridge Curriculum at reception, primary school and secondary school levels. The Malaysian Curriculum is taught at the Klang, Seremban and Bandar Seri Coalfields campuses.
Established in 1994, Utama Schools offers both the Malaysian Curriculum and Cambridge Curriculum. The school accepts students aged three to 17 years old. Utama Schools are located in Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Terengganu.
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