Top 20 Best International Schools in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Top 20 Best International Schools in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur International Schools

Kuala Lumpur has around 90 international schools, many of which offer the English National Curriculum due the strong historical British connection and general links to the UK. In addition, you can find IB, French, German, Australian, Islamic and a few American schools in Kuala Lumpur.

About KL

The city itself has nearly 2 million residents with people from all over Asia and Europe making it their home. Depending on which part of the city you opt to live in, traffic can be slow at peak times so make sure the school you select is within easy reach. Other cities in Asia such as Bangkok or Jakarta are worse but it is still something to take into consideration.

Popular areas for expats include Mont Kiara which is in easy reach of schools such as Mont’Kiara International School, Lycée Français Kuala Lumpur and Garden International School. Alternatively, Bangsar is popular with schools such as Sri Dasmesh or Havil International School.

The official language in Malaysia is Malay but there are many other languages spoken; Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi Tamil. For European expats, the good news is that English is widely spoken and major tourist areas will have English signage. For eating out, most restaurants will have English menus as well.


Before the ranking, check out our Featured Best Schools in Kuala Lumpur:

GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark

 High teaching standard. My children enjoy the school very much.  

GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark logo

Ages
3 to 18

Curriculum
English

Primary Language
English

Alice Smith School

 Absolutely amazing school. The best years of my life spent there  

Alice Smith School logo

Ages
3 to 18

Curriculum
English

Primary Language
English


Where Kuala Lumpur international schools are distributed (view our List of International Schools in Kuala Lumpur to see a live map):

Best international schools in Kuala Lumpur

Best International Schools in Kuala Lumpur - Rankings

Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Kuala Lumpur school should be in the top 20, get reviewing - we want to hear from real people with real experiences at schools so parents, teachers and pupils get the real story when they research their next school. You can find your school in the full List of International Schools in Kuala Lumpur, or search by name here.

If you prefer, you can filter by age, curriculum and language on the Kuala Lumpur school list.

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GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark logo GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark 

5.0 from 14 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

25

Description

GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark GEMS International School at Tropicana Metropark offers your children the opportunity to embark upon on an enjoyable, wonder-filled journey that will prepare them for a happy and productive life.

Parents who are looking for a good international school for their children are no doubt considering many factors – both local and global. At GEMS Education Malaysia, we have the opportunity to use GEMS Education’s international success in over 250 schools worldwide to pioneer approaches that put quality education within the reach of everyone. Unlike schools that are content to simply repeat tired methodologies, continually look at how we can best put learners first in our principles, plans and practices.

GEMS International School at Tropicana Metropark understands that the children of today are growing up in an increasingly globalised world. They will be challenged by talented young people from all over the world when it comes to getting places at leading universities and securing a job.

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Alice Smith School logo Alice Smith School 

5.0 from 9 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

24

Description

Alice Smith School Alice Smith School provides an outstanding and thriving all-round education based on the British curriculum for 3 to 18 year olds across our two campuses. From our flexible teaching spaces, rich in technology, to our state-of-the-art sports facilities, our school is purposefully designed to stimulate and engage your child.

We are committed to academic excellence, achieved through a rich and challenging curriculum and nurturing the personal growth and development of every child in all aspects of their learning journey. Our students have a genuine love of learning and are taught by exceptional teachers who go the extra mile. This exceptional combination, together with our care, guidance, support and enriched curriculum, ensure boundless opportunities that enable each child to thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally. Year on year, Alice Smith School students attain the very highest levels in external examinations and are successful at gaining places at the very best universities in the world.

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Garden International School 

5.0 from 9 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

Garden International School (GIS) is one of the world’s leading international schools with a strong academic track record. We provide British-based education for students ages 3 to 18 years of age across our Early Years Centre (Nursery to Reception), Primary School (Year 1 to Year 6) and Secondary School (Year 7  to Year 13).

Our high quality, holistic education ensures that our students leave us well equipped for life; it is not surprising that Garden International School students are in demand across the world and are sought after by the world’s best universities.

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Abedeen Academy International School 

5.0 from 8 reviews

Curriculum

Islamic

Primary Language

English

Ages

5 to 17

Description

If there is one gift we can give to our children, is a great education. At Abedeen Academy International School (Abedeen) our students are imbued with Islamic values and a meaningful connection to their common cultural heritage, at the same time given a solid academic grounding.

A rock solid academic programme together with a strong foundation of the Islamic teaching is a core part of the curriculum, earning Abedeen the Islamic Education Excellence award as the best Islamic school in Malaysia. Abedeen develops world leaders by combining outstanding academic achievement, character building, knowledge based unlimited exposure, multicultural awareness, international environment readiness and deep understanding of Islam and life values.

Welcome to our school! Explore our site to find out how Abedeen encourages critical and creative thinking, engages students intellectually and fosters the growth of moral integrity. Whether in Selangor or Putrajaya, call us for a personal tour of Abedeen Academy International School, your private international Islamic school.

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Marefat International School 

5.0 from 7 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

Marefat International School is a private fully inclusive 3-18 year co-educational day school which provides quality education with genuine care. It comprises Early Years, Primary and Secondary Sections that work closely together in a distinctive, friendly family atmosphere.

With the support and approval of the Ministry of Education Malaysia and Cambridge University curriculum the schools offer classes from primary 1 to 12 and follows the Cambridge programmes for English language, Mathematics and Science. Special emphasis is given to the mastery of the English language. Mandarin classes are also offered during regular schools hours. It is the aim of the school to mould the students to be Tri–Lingual in Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin.

Marefat International School is well equipped with air conditioned classrooms, cafeteria, labourites, library, music room, computer laboratory, basketball courts and other facilities. Where additional facilities like football court, badminton and volley ball court are available for the students.

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IGB International School 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

IGB International School (IGBIS) is a vibrant Early Years to Grade 12 international school that provides a dynamic, innovative and inclusive learning environment where students are challenged to excel in both their learning and personal growth. An International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, IGBIS is the only school in Malaysia authorised for the full continuum of IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), and the Career-related Programme (CP).

These are schools that share a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that IGBIS believes is important for our students. In an inclusive learning community, students receive a challenging, caring and holistic education. Our team of internationally experienced IB educators are trained to deliver an integrated, 21st century curriculum, empowering our students to be lifelong learners who aim to make a positive contribution to our global society.

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Australian International School Malaysia 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

Australian

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

Founded in 2000, Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) has continued to deliver excellent education through exploration and Visible Learning, helping every child extend their potential and excel in their chosen paths.

AISM continues to strive for the best through the globally-recognised Australian curriculum which is designed to arm your child with skills necessary for their future.

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Maple Leaf Kingsley International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 17

Max Class Size

25

Description

Maple Leaf Kingsley International School - fondly known as Kingsley - is a homegrown international school established in 2011. We have garnered recognition from Malaysians and Expatriate parents alike through our devotion in moulding the next generation and our exceptional British curriculum. We place a great significance in our educators because we believe when our educators are uplifted, they uplift those in their care.

With Cambridge syllabuses for children from EYD - A level. Children are from all over the world. 30% of the teaching force comes from UK, USA, Poland, Holland as well as locals. The school is sited on 6 acres of greenery on its own peak. It has 800 boarding rooms and 24 hours security.

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Brighton International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

5 to 18

Max Class Size

24

Description

Brighton International School (BIS) Curriculum Model represents the School’s commitment to optimize teaching and learning that facilitate children’s holistic development and well-being.

Brighton International School offers a rich selection of extra-curricular activities designed to enhance students’ all-round (holistic) development.

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Qosmo International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Max Class Size

20

Description

Qosmo International School is a new international school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia offering preschool, primary and secondary education to students. We focus on the holistic development of every child by focussing on the core aspects of confidence and knowledge. We understand that every child is unique and we ensure that their individuality is maintained and honed so that they grow up to be responsible world citizens.

Qosmo International School will assess each student and will not separate them based upon standardised performance. This is where our RISE and SOAR programmes come into play. We have mixed classes and do not stream based on test scores. Research shows that this is bad for student learning, even for the highest performers. Students will be empowered and independent and their parents will not have to worry about negative perceptions within the classroom.

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Tree Top International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

1 to 18

Description

Tree Top International School (TTIS) a school with the community at heart.

Our purpose is to provide a holistic, nurturing and culturally-diverse community that inspires young people to realise their true potential. We believe in nurturing our students to become confident, independent learners as well as responsible global citizens with strong moral values and integrity.

This entails providing a balanced, well-rounded education within a challenging and nurturing environment for students and staff, while maintaining an authentic connection with parents and the broader community.

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Sri KDU International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

IB,English

Primary Language

English

Ages

5 to 18

Description

Located in an award-winning campus in Kota Damansara, Sekolah Sri KDU International School developed a reputation for high quality, all-round education, under its ethos of “letting every student shine”. Offering curriculum continuity from primary to secondary education, the school comprises Sri KDU Primary School and Sri KDU Secondary School.

One of the most important decisions that any family makes is the school they choose for their child's education. With the tagline "Malaysian Hearts, Global Minds", we constantly implement new initiatives to incorporate interactive learning and international perspectives within our curriculum.
The vibrant learning environment at our school provides opportunities for lively and meaningful interactions to take place - such as the basis of character development and our relationships among the school community.

The intentional infusion of the components of character development is a school-wide commitment to model, teach and expect demonstrations of the attributes in all school, classroom and extra-curricular activities.

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Sri Sempurna International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

5 to 16

Description

Sri Sempurna International School aims at academic excellence as well as holistic development of the individual student, which includes character building, spiritual growth, leadership skills, life skills, and physical education based on a firm belief in God.

Sri Sempurna School was established in 1993. From humble beginnings, we have grown by leaps and bounds, from providing the Malaysian School Syllabus to embarking on the Cambridge Primary Syllabus and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in 2013.
The school is noted for taking a holistic approach in educating and molding our students. True to our name, Sri Sempurna stands and shines as the perfect light on a hill in the heart of Taman Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

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Acmar International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 16

Description

Acmar Schools have been established with 20 over years of history as one of the education pioneers in Klang Valley. It’s well rounded holistic approach is aimed at nurturing children’s progress in academics, sports, mental and social development. Nurturing 21st century skills and knowledge like robotics, drones, electronics and coding. We provide state-of-the-art facilities in a conducive learning environment. The school is strategically located in Bandar Baru Klang with access from 3 major highways - NKVE, Federal Highway and Shapadu.

Cambridge Assessment offers not only a wide range of subjects but its flexibility also gives our school the chance to shape a curriculum that is both exciting and unique for the students.

IPC is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject; it also develops international mindedness and encourages personal learning.

IEYC uses international best practices, holistic enquiry and play-based approaches that cover all curriculum areas including personal, social and emotional development.

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Aspiration International Secondary School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

11 to 16

Description

Aspiration International Secondary School (AISS) recognises the fast-changing demands of modern society and the ever-evolving marketplace. In addition to academic qualifications, there is a need for creativity, interpersonal skills, leadership, and character. Here, we aim to prepare the workforce of the future by laying a solid foundation of holistic secondary education. Curricular learning plus so much more.

Every child is an individual. We note that an increasing number of students find it more , increasing and more difficult to thrive in mainstream schools. AISS aims to provide a conducive learning environment for individuals while emphasizing the inter-connectivity among learners.

Currently, AISS offers the lower secondary KS3 curriculum for Year 7, 8 and 9 (ages 11 -15 years) and the upper secondary KS4 curriculum for Year 10 and 11 (ages 14 – 17 years). The Year 11s will sit for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The examination is a combination of papers from the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). The primary school for Year 1 to 6 and the Advance Levels for Year 12 and 13 are in the pipeline.

In a nutshell, AISS offers a progressive and innovative learning experience at reasonable school fees. Join us now on this aspirational learning adventure. Towards better things!

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The British International School of Kuala Lumpur logo The British International School of Kuala Lumpur 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Welcome to The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL). We are one of the leading schools in Kuala Lumpur, providing an exceptional education from Early Years through to Sixth Form, for children aged 2-18.

BSKL has over 1,000 students covering Early Years, Primary and Secondary, including Sixth Form. It follows a globally respected curriculum based on the English National Curriculum, and thinks beyond traditional education to transform learning.

In 2016 BSKL was graded as excellent in all areas of educational provision by the Independent Schools Inspectorate; a result that is comparable to that of many top UK independent schools and is unprecedented in Malaysia.

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Mont'Kiara International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

IB,American

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

Situated on a single campus in the suburb of Mont’Kiara, Mont'Kiara International School (M’KIS) consistently ranks as a top international school in Malaysia and rated a five star school by the Malaysian Ministry of Education.

In operation since 1994, we are a fully accredited North American Curriculum pre-kindergarten through grade 12 international school that predominantly caters to expatriate families. We pride ourselves on being globally minded and internationally diverse. This is reflected by a student population of over 55 nationalities.

Mont'Kiara International School is licensed by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia, and certified by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), U.S.A and authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We believe in offering a challenging and stimulating curriculum with an international perspective that prepares children for the intellectual, societal and global demands of the 21st Century.

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King Henry VIII College 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

King Henry VIII College Kuala Lumpur is a new school, but one with a history that stretches back more than 450 years. Our sister school, Christ College, Brecon in the U.K. was famously founded in 1541 by Henry VIII, whose name will grace this new school in Malaysia.

King Henry VIII College is a co-educational boarding and day school, with pupils from 3 to 18 years of age.

Visitors to Christ College in Brecon invariably comment on the special atmosphere there, and the heartfelt warmth of the welcome they receive. This is something that we are recreating in Malaysia: an ethos that is built on the long, proud history of Christ College.

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The International School of Kuala Lumpur 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

International,IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

18

Description

Established in 1965, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has become known as a center of excellence in the world of international education. ISKL is a co-educational private, not-for-profit school responsible for the learning journey of over 1,750 students aged 3-18 years from over 65 countries at its state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

ISKL offers a robust international curriculum which combines leading North American educational frameworks with global best practice. The curriculum recognizes that students are on a lifelong learning journey and is driven by ISKL’s mission to challenge each student to “Be All You Are” and develop the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and understanding to become a highly successful, spirited, socially responsible global citizen.

The International School of Kuala Lumpur is an IB World School and has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) since 1989. In addition to the full IBDP, students also have the option of combining individual IB, Advanced Placement and High School Diploma courses to create a customized program tailored to their abilities, interests, and aspirations. The flexibility of ISKL’s academic program creates global opportunities; the graduating class of 2019 received more than 400 acceptances from over 200 universities in 14 countries spanning four continents.

ISKL is also accredited internationally through the Council of International Schools (CIS), and in the United States through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ISKL has a strong focus on service and sustainability across its divisions and is a member of the Eco-Schools organization and the Green Schools Alliance.

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Sekolah Sri UCSI Kuala Lumpur 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English,Malaysian

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 16

Description

Sekolah Sri UCSI Kuala Lumpur provides a wide range of sports, laboratory and studio facilities such as maker-space lab, students' hangout area, swimming pool, multi-purpose sports court, robotics lab and many more!

Our students are exposed to a variety of learning adventures through exposure to vast experiences and opportunities across the board spectrum of the campus community, promoting holistic education.

Our skilled and dedicated team of educators inclined towards the inquiry-based approach of instruction which emphasises on the use of IT as a tool for effective teaching and learning. Microsoft Education tools and resources such as Office 365, Teams, Hacking STEM and Minecraft Education will be leveraged in our teaching and learning process.

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Other International Schools in Kuala Lumpur

There are 70 other international schools in Kuala Lumpur that didn't make it into our Top 20, either because they didn't have enough reviews or its review rating was too low. If your school is one of those and you think it should make the Top 20, make sure you add your review and tell your story via the school links below.

School Curriculum Rating
Cranbridge International School English 5.0 / 5
Oakbridge International School English 5.0 / 5
Templer Park International School American 5.0 / 5
Sri Bestari International School English 5.0 / 5
Matrix International School English 5.0 / 5
Nexus International School Malaysia English, IB 5.0 / 5
Tenby School Setia EcoHill IB, English 5.0 / 5
Tanarata International School English 4.9 / 5
Dwi Emas International School English 4.9 / 5
Idrissi International School English, Islamic 4.9 / 5
Straits International School - Rawang Campus English 4.9 / 5
St. John's International School English 4.8 / 5
Hibiscus International School IB 4.8 / 5
Peninsula International School Australia, Malaysia Campus Australian 4.8 / 5
Erudite Academy English 4.8 / 5
Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar English 4.8 / 5
Valley International School English 4.8 / 5
The International School at ParkCity English 4.8 / 5
Oasis International School Kuala Lumpur American 4.8 / 5
Taylor's College English, Australian 4.8 / 5
Havil International School English 4.8 / 5
Maverick E.D.U English 4.8 / 5
Eaton International School English 4.8 / 5
Nilai International School English 4.8 / 5
Sri Emas International School English 4.7 / 5
Hua Xia International School English 4.7 / 5
Fairview International School English, IB 4.7 / 5
Global Modern International School English 4.6 / 5
Campus Rangers International School English 4.6 / 5
UCSI International School Kuala Lumpur English 4.6 / 5
Eagles Grammar International School English 4.6 / 5
Sri Dasmesh International School English 4.5 / 5
International Modern Arabic School English, Arabic 4.5 / 5
Nobel International School English, Malaysian 4.5 / 5
Help International School English 4.5 / 5
Beaconhouse Malaysia Sri Inai International English 4.5 / 5
Tzu Chi International School English 4.4 / 5
Kingsgate International School English 4.4 / 5
Victoria International School, Banting English 4.4 / 5
Vikas International School Indian 4.2 / 5
Mutiara International Grammar School IB, English 4.2 / 5
Baseerah International School English, Islamic 4.2 / 5
Lycée Francais de Kuala Lumpur French 4.2 / 5
MITstem International School English 4.2 / 5
Pine Hills International School English 4.2 / 5
Epsom College in Malaysia English 4.2 / 5
Cempaka International School English, IB 4.0 / 5
R.E.A.L. International School English 4.0 / 5
Sayfol International School English 3.9 / 5
Alnoor International School English 3.8 / 5
Global Indian International School Kuala Lumpur Indian, English 3.8 / 5
Wesley Methodist School Kuala Lumpur English 3.8 / 5
Taylor's International School Kuala Lumpur IB, English 3.6 / 5
Sri Kuala Lumpur School English 3.5 / 5
UCSI International School - Subang Jaya English, IB 3.5 / 5
Regent International School English 3.5 / 5
Stella Maris International School IB,English 3.4 / 5
Taylor's International School Puchong English 3.4 / 5
Spectrum International Islamic School English,Islamic 3.2 / 5
ELC International School English 3.2 / 5
Rafflesia International School English 3.0 / 5
German School of Kuala Lumpur German 3.0 / 5
Inspiros International School English 2.8 / 5
EtonHouse Malaysia IB 2.8 / 5
Sri Utama International School Kuala Lumpur English, Malaysian 2.7 / 5
MAZ International School English 2.6 / 5
MAHSA International School English 1.8 / 5
Axcel International School English n/a
Asia Pacific Schools English,Malaysian n/a
Seven Skies International School English,Islamic n/a

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