Straits International School Penang

Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang | Rawang, Selangor
Essential Information
Preschool/Kindergarten Primary Schools Secondary Schools
IGCSE British
Nursery to Year 11 (Ages 3 to 16)
Main teaching medium is English, with mandarin and Bahasa Melayu language learning.
Begins (month): Mid-August/September, Ends (month): July, Enrolment throughout the school year.
Kindergarten: 7.30am - 2.30pm (Lessons), 2.30pm-3.30pm (Optional Co-Curricular Activities), 3.30pm-6pm (Optional After School Club). Primary: 7.30am-2.30pm (Lessons), 2.30pm-3.45pm Co-Curricular Activities), 3.45pm-6pm (Optional After School Club). Secondary: 7.30am-3pm (Lessons), 3pm-4pm (Co-Curricular Activities), 4pm-6pm (Optional After School Club)

About Straits International School Penang

Located in Bayan Lepas, Penang, our campus is made up of three connected schools which offer a rich and broad British curriculum for ages 3 till 16 years.

Straits International School Penang has a dynamic approach to learning and school life, founded on high-quality pastoral care, two-way communication with parents, and a commitment to provide value-added programmes, along with all the academic support our students need to grow healthily in all spheres.

We have high standards of English, with all English lessons taught by native speakers or expat staff, which we find contributes significantly to children's mastery of the language. We also place great importance on Mandarin, with students having the option to learn Mandarin every day. We proudly honour and celebrate Malaysian culture and traditions, with Malaysian citizens required to study the official national language, Bahasa Melayu, and foreign students able to study Malay as a second language.

The school was acquired by the International Schools Partnership (ISP) in October 2021. ISP is a growing and globally-recognised group of 60 international schools located in 17 countries all over the world, and committed to a learning-first culture of 'getting better'.


Straits International School Rawang Campus
Email: Phone: +603 7624 2123 Website: Address: Persiaran Taman Sari, Rawang, 48000, Selangor Malaysia

Preschool Education

7.30am-7.50am (Arrive at School), 8am-2.30pm (Lessons), 2.30pm-3.30pm (Optional Co-Curricular Activities), 3.30pm-6pm (Optional After School Club).

Straits International School Penang’s dazzling kindergarten, Star Kids, develops children’s curiosity about the world around them while establishing their academic and social skills under the care of our specialist teachers.

Our experienced teaching team follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS), which is part of the English National Curriculum. The EYFS is designed to tap into children's natural curiosity and uses play-based approaches to help our youngest stars grow into resilient, capable, confident and self-assured individuals.

We understand that every child is unique and can become a strong and independent learner. That is why our caring and dedicated teachers carefully observe each child to ensure they are engaged in class and are ready to respond to their individual needs. We also have strong partnerships between teachers and parents so that we can establish the best way to support your child's growth.

Classes are taught in English and there’s an emphasis on language with Cambridge English for Young Learners, Bahasa Melayu and Mandarin so that they become confident multi-lingual speakers Children learn basic numeracy skills and by the end of EYFS will be able to perform simple addition and subtraction problems. We develop reading and writing through a series of progressive activities, including stroke making, learning the alphabet and phonics work.

Our curious stars explore and experiment with Art, Music and we look at the wider world and try to understand how and why things happen.

Children are assessed using the EYFS Profile which documents a child’s progress over their two years from Nursery, aged 3 to the end of Reception, aged 5. The profile contains a variety of evidence and teacher reflection and comment highlighting areas where children are doing well and where help is still required.

We welcome all prospective EYFS children to come and join the school for a few days and enjoy learning with our current children.

Straits International School Penang Fees Structure






Tuition fee (where applicable):

Please note that all fees are listed by term, with 3 terms altogether after 1 schooling year.

Refundable deposit: Security deposit is a One-time payment of 1 term's tuition fee. Refundable upon graduation or withdrawal with at least given 1 academic term (3 academic months) notice.

Other fees:

  • International fee for student/guardian Visa
  • Public Examination Fee

Additional Programmes

  • Co-Curricular Activities 
  • After-School Club until 6pm 
  • Super Saturday School (9am - 1pm)
  • School Holiday Club 
  • Parents' Social Club 
  • Parent Toddler Drop ins (optional)


Languages Taught

Bahasa Malaysia


Science laboratory
Swimming pool
Futsal court
Spacious Classrooms, Special Kindergarten Classrooms, 2 Large Technology Suites, Upcoming STEM Lab, Instrumental Rooms, Multi-Purpose Hall, Medical Bay and Certified Nurse, Uniform Shop and Bookstore

Extracurricular Activities

After lessons finish, there's an hour every day for students to pursue their passions in more than 130 co-curricular activities. This is an opportunity to engage with peers across different year group, learn new skills and make an impact within the community. Activities are themed to ensure that a range of skills and interests are covered. These themes include Sports; Creativity; School Enrichment; as well as Service, Community and Culture.

Just as importantly, our students can build exceptional life-skills through International Learning Oppurtunities (ILOS), such as ISP Model Unified Nations, ISP Maths Challenge and ISP Virtual Buddy Exchange.

We're also an approved facilitator of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, which empowers young people to try new things and support their community. 

Additional Information


Scholarships up to RM115,000 are available in Year 9. application ends in March. For more information, click on the link here

The ISP Difference

Straits International School was acquired by the International Schools Partnership (ISP) in October 2021. ISP is a growing and globally-recognised group of 60 international schools located in 17 countries all over the world, and is committed to a learning-first culture of 'getting better'.

As part of a collaborative education network, we have access to proven educational methods, passionate child education experts, and a philosophy of Amazing Learning that encourages students to push through the obstacles facing their learning and grow faster and stronger than they could have ever imagined.