Fairview International School (FIS) Kuala Lumpur
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About Fairview International School (FIS)


Fairview International School is a global network of 6 schools, serving the community since 1978 and currently located across Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Subang, Johor and Ipoh) and Scotland, UK. All Malaysian campuses are authorised IB World Schools for children aged 3 – 19, with our UK campus in its candidacy stage.

Fairview has grown from 300 IB students in one campus to over 1500 students from 55 countries and a teaching faculty of over 300 teachers spanning across the 6 campuses. Our network of schools are authorised for 11 IB Programmes, making us the champion of IB Education in Malaysia.

The time tested UK National Curriculum forms the backbone of our educational programme within the IB Curriculum Framework. Fairview is dedicated to providing a holistic learning experience. Our commitment to our students’ academic, physical, social and emotional success is evident in these 4 areas.

We are committed to using only the best methods in teaching and learning and our results show!
The International School Awards awarded us a Teaching and Learning Award for our [email protected], created to ensure our students are equipped with skills for life.
Our [email protected] programme explicitly builds good character and develops skills for life. It includes our unique Falcons programme, EYAS coaching programme, a whole school customised career development programme centered around the Ikigai model and our annual excursions, camps and international expeditions.

The ‘Everyone’s a Musician programme’ inspires our students' creativity and love for music as they learn an orchestral musical instrument and have the opportunity to perform in Dominus, a world-class Art’s Venue.

The belief that ‘good teachers make for good learning’ is deeply ingrained into the Fairview ethos. Teachers are nurtured through an advanced systematic professional development programme. We have taken it to the next level by partnering with the University College Fairview to offer our teachers scholarships to obtain their Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching, Masters of Education and even Doctorate of Education.

At Fairview International School Kuala Lumpur, we believe it is only when our educators approach education with humility, an open mind and excitement at the possibilities within that we may be able to unlock the potential in the students placed in our charge.

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Curriculum

English, IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

4 to 19

Max Class Size

25

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29 Reviews of Fairview International School (FIS)

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Overall 4.72
Facilities 4.20
Academics 4.72
Teachers 4.68
Sports 3.96
Music & Arts 4.60
Science & Tech 4.48

Reviewer Nationalities

Bangladeshi (2) Indian (1) Malaysian (18) Chinese (2) Spanish (1)

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Thanaletchumi , 10/12/2021 @ 02:55:28
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My daughter joined Fairview International School Kuala Lumpur since 2017. She really enjoys her learning journey in Fairview. I am happy to see my child's progress...really impressed. She has become an independent child, she learns different languages like mandarin as second language. Another amazing skill is music, she play violin.

Anwaar Beg Moghal, 10/12/2021 @ 02:09:02
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Fairview International School Kuala Lumpur (Wangsa Maju) is an IB school. IB students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students on other curricula. Unlike most other boards where teacher evaluation remains an issue, Fairview trains its teacher to meet the demands of the students using various IB strategies. Students passing out of IB accredited schools develop a habit of lifelong learning. The students are trained not to be afraid of approaching uncertainties. They are taught to be independent, explore new strategies, ideas and be expressive enough to be able to defend their beliefs. They tend to grow up to be principled individuals, acting with integrity and honesty, further augmented by sense of fairness and respect for individuals. I have seen my kids evolve to become more principled and open minded. They are so independent and can do their tasks well. The teachers are very caring towards the kids and the leadership team immediately works on any issues that may arise. The students are not only strong in their content knowledge but develop mastery in skills such as thinking, research, communication, social and self-management too. They are ready to face the challenges of the world. I have happy to have chosen this school for my children.

Catherina Teh, 23/11/2021 @ 09:01:52
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Our 7th year with Fairview; why? 1. Over the years, our children are taught in a structured and consistent IB approach.  The IB approach is instilled in them, turning into good habits. We like the way our children conduct research, overcome challenges and accomplish tasks.  Now that our children are in Middle Year, they are trained not just to understand how a certain topic has an impact to society, but more importantly to share their point of view on the topic. 2.  Music for their right brain. Besides education, one of the best gift Fairview gave our children is the appreciation of music.  Our children were trained on their choice of instrument and were given opportunities to learn and perform alongside musicians. 3. The yearly 4-day camp in Port Dickson, and the twice a year excursions were interrupted due to the pandemic.  We hope situation will improve and those sessions can resume. Undoubtedly, our children mature most during those events when they are away from their comfort zone. As a next project, we hope to be able to leverage on Fairview IB school in Scotland.  This would provide an enriching exposure for our children.

Anwaar Beg Moghal , 11/11/2021 @ 11:11:07
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Both my kids study in FAIRVIEW KL campus. My kids have grown to become lifelong learners and I am proud to say that they are really independent. They truly reflect the IB learner profile attributes as they are inquirers, risk takers, communicators and definitely principled. They have developed the skills to help them cope with future challenges. Unlike other schools, they also learn Mandarin and they play string instruments like the violin which is one of the school’s unique features. The teachers and leaders are so supportive too. Fairview Kuala Lumpur is definitely a school to consider as it offers a great IB education for all.

Tasnim Sohrab, 11/11/2021 @ 11:06:22
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FISKL is one of the best IB schools in KL with affordable cost and great service. During MCO when we the parents were worried about with this new normal syllabus, this very school gave us the full confidence and comfort to adjust.

Kalvinder Kaur , 11/11/2021 @ 08:03:32
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My child enjoys her learning journey. What more can a parent ask for. A Good choice of School that fits my child’s need.

Krishna Kumar Letchumanan, 20/09/2021 @ 06:24:42
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Fairview International School Subang Jaya has put in lots of effort making the online classes from when it started and to the level, it is now. With the current pandemic situation we are going through a lot of challenges which are good problems and also brought some of us out of our comfort zone. We as parents got to pull through by ourselves and it was very interesting when I was helping my daughter with her diorama on animal adaptation and habitat. Adaptation seems to fit well for me during pandemic. As for school during Q2 online ( mix of KL and SJ) it was a rocking start for teachers , students and parents but eventually we sailed through and settled quickly . Also I appreciate help from KL teachers and lots of assistants from FVSJ Ms.Shirly's team ever ready to assist with emails and phone calls during class . I was lost for the start, especially for Rishika . For Q3 lots of us were expecting a physical classroom and the stress will be off and never expected to go online . Looking at the current situation online will go one for some time . This is where I had lots of concern with education and what's going to happen. It's not fair to post all issues to teachers only. So I took it to another level of going through timetable versus google classroom for each subject . From my finding for my younger daughter's google classroom was updated . It was really fantastic to see the subject slide and assignment . This gives me an overview on how I can assist Rishika. In Q3 , I observed a big change ,P3 SJ students were able to share more compared when they are combined with KL. Guess with them back in their own class room and friends , a lot more communication with teachers . Class rooms seem to be more alive with busy Q&A. These kids have been together for a few years and in the physical classroom . Also for us parents we have been in and out of school and we know the teachers well . I do see the importance of you having the morning coffee meeting and teachers parents days . This really helps in times of pandemic where teacher and parents communication is so essential .Previously ,without fail Ms.Ranjana was filling up the gaps between teachers and parents . Now Ms. Shirly is filling up the gap helping us with any issue with regards to our queries . Please don't get me wrong I'm sure across all FV campuses all great things are happening , here I'm sharing my experience at FVSJ. As for Nirjah ,on some subjects there were no updates in google classroom. So I emailed the subject teachers Ms.Desy and Mr.Alaaeddin explaining what my challenges were and what was missing . One of the best parts of all teachers at FVSJ is their prompt response to emails with reply . If there was a survey I would give a full score for parents' and teachers communication. They did explain to me what was going and will soon update google classroom. Appreciate their support.

Kong Keng Piew, 17/09/2021 @ 13:22:54
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am the parent of two girls aged 9 and 10 years old. Both joined Fairview International school Subang Jaya 4 years ago and they are now in P4 and P5, respectively. I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to all the past and present teachers for their tireless and dedicated efforts in nurturing them. All the teachers are very friendly, caring, patience and made IB learning so much fun, interesting and practical during lessons. In Fairview International school Subang Jaya, it is not just textbook Knowledge alone imparted to my girls but they also learned the IB's Approach To Learning (ATL) skills. The ATL skills help them to develop thinking, social, self Management, research and communication skills. I am happy to see that today, my daughters are very independent, caring and positive in life. Even though most of the classes are conducted via online since last year due to Covid-19 pandemic. The online classes are excellent and very well planned. My girls always looking forward to join the online class every morning. I would like to thanks the school for providing the best on-line learning experience.

Kim, 17/09/2021 @ 08:05:39
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As a parent ourselves, we were looking for an education system that help the children to learn and develop soft skills like leadership, teamwork, collaboration, communication and feedback and more. Why? Because those are essential skills for the children when they are in the working environment, regardless self-employ or employment. We came to know IB, another education system beside the well known IGCSE. We are happy that we enrolled our son to Fairview Subang back in Aug 2019. How did we make our decision? Thankfully Fairview provided 3 days trial class. During the 3 days trial class, our children get to join the actual class, learning the same thing, doing the same school work, participate in all activities. There is no special arrangement for trial, everything as what it is in the actual school. We still remembered that our children told us every day how they like the school for the 3 days trial class. The classes were not boring. There were many activities, many discussions, many thought sharing and more. On the last day, our children presented us what they had learn, through small performance or work presentation. It was quite astonishing to see how they managed to learn in 3 days and involved themselves into the class so fast. After the trial class, our children made friends and they continued to contact with each other even though we didn’t enroll our children. The enrolment was after 2 years. Well, we didn’t immediately enrolled both of them, because we would like to understand more. We spent time to talk to teacher, learning how the school work and IB. One of the thing that we like about IB is teachers encourage feedback and opinion sharing, helping the children to do reflection to develop themselves. We also went to education fair, and we went with open minded to learn about other system. We talk to many schools, IB or IGCSE or specialty skill type of school. At the end, we came to our decision with IB. We see IB equally emphasize on academic, critical soft skills and exposure to different activities. First year, he danced on stage as Michael Jackson, won the performance competition. He went to orphan house to help and contribute back to the society. He learned about some survival skill and he taught us that. And in academic, he is awarded with the distinction award. Second year, unfortunately due to pandemic, outdoor activities are removed. However, that doesn’t stop the activities, he did pod casting to public, he joined Kangaroo math competition, won ASMO school round (science) competition. In academic, he was again awarded with distinction award and this year he also awarded with global citizenship award. The school provides children with opportunities, learning platform and teachers play very big role. Teachers help the children to develop their skill and specialty, all rounded. During the pandemic, my son is having class online at home. From there, I can see how teachers are teaching.

Toto Ong, 16/09/2021 @ 08:13:41
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Our son attended Fairview Subang from 2012 and daughter from 2019 both until now. We had a wonderful experience, and our kids received an excellent education. They both like the school. Teachers are friendly and caring too.

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Ricardo Ahmed Picca, 4 months ago


I've wanting to write a review since I entered my children to this school. I honestly feel that both of son's self confidence increased significantly. They're able to speaks English, play and mingle with other kids without any hesitation. Plus, getting better in Match and Science too.

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Donna Sicily, 4 months ago


This will be the first time I'm writing a review. I'm a student here since year 2018. Fairview International School has good amenities. The students are cool as always. But I really love and adore the teachers. There's one day, I forgot to bring my purse and I was feeling super hungry. I didn't tell anyone but my teacher seems like able to 'feel' something. She ask me if I am okay or not. Told her that I did not bring my purse. She gave me RM10 to buy food and didn't even ask me to pay her back. I love you Ms. Y. Thank you.

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Michelangelo Geno, 4 months ago


My Family and I just moved to Malaysia on March 2019. At first i thought that it would be hard for me adapt with new culture and all. But then, the teachers here are very friendly and willing to teach and guide me. A good experience and an amazing school.

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Mateo Grayson, 4 months ago


Decided to check on the school last week. Very good first impression. I love the fact that the school have 2 swimming pools + they have their own gym. Nice!

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