Garden International School: Over 72 Years of Excellence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Garden International School: Over 72 Years of Excellence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Choosing the right school for your children when moving to a new country can be a challenging task. However, it's an important decision that should not be taken lightly. It is crucial to ensure that your children receive personalised education that caters to their individual needs, and the school adopts a holistic approach to learning.

At Garden International School (GIS), your children will not only receive an outstanding education but also feel a sense of belonging in a diverse and welcoming community. GIS, a British international school located in Malaysia with 72 years of history, is accredited by the Council of International Schools and is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in Malaysia. The school has two campuses - one in Desa Sri Hartamas for Early Years (Nursery to Reception) and another in Mont Kiara for Primary and Secondary school (Year 1 to Year 13). 

At GIS, inclusion and a sense of belonging are at the heart of their educational approach. Your child will be part of a diverse community of students from over 60 different countries aged between 3 to 18 years old. The school is committed to the holistic development of each student and provides a nurturing learning environment. GIS follows a tailored British curriculum that is adapted to meet the needs and diversity of its students. The school is a "through-school," ensuring a smooth transition between each stage of education, both academically through their curriculum and socially through the GIS Buddy System and Social Emotional Learning Programme. 

From the Early Years Learning through Play Programme to the Sixth Form GIS Electives options, students are inspired to become lifelong learners with inquiring minds and a thirst for knowledge. The school's small class sizes allow for personalised learning, enabling students to maximise their education and improve their confidence levels.

GIS places a significant emphasis on its students' learning. Our teachers dedicate time each week to explore pedagogy, create new lesson ideas, collaborate, and reflect on their teaching practices. This is to make learning a fulfilling and meaningful experience for students. With its academic rigor and quality teaching, GIS students consistently achieve exceptional academic results in A-level and IGCSE, a testament to the teachers' hard work and support.

GIS employs technology to provide high-quality teaching and learning to its international community. As an Apple Distinguished School, GIS utilises technology to enrich its students' learning experiences, preparing them to be excellent creators, communicators, collaborators, and critical thinkers.

The school's commitment to wider learning opportunities extends beyond the classroom. GIS offers over 150 different co-curricular activities, as well as sports, camps, and trips, providing students with ample opportunities to explore their passions and interests. Moreover, Year 12 students participate in a 4-week THRIVE internship in their area of interest, allowing them to gain real-world knowledge and skills by working alongside experienced industry professionals.

Additionally, GIS also has an active and supportive Parents, Teachers, and Friends (PTF) Committee. The PTF ensures that all parents in the school feel involved and receive support in all areas of school life. The school also organises regular parent workshops on a range of topics, including new parents induction programmes, educational talks, curriculum pathways, and more.

Choosing GIS as your child's educational institution is a strategic investment in their future success, as it equips them with the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed in life beyond education.

For more information, speak to our friendly admission team.

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Ian Ryder

Ian has lived in three different countries with his family of five. He currently teaches ICT in an international school near Barcelona.


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