Tzu Chi International School (TCISKL) Kuala Lumpur
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Tzu Chi International School (TCISKL) is an extension of Tzu Chi's Da Ai Kindergarten, set up in Kuala Lumpur in 2007. Tzu Chi cultivates mindful education, following Master Cheng Yen's philosophy of nurturing and instilling humanistic qualities in children under a comprehensive education system from pre-school all the way to tertiary education.

Tzu Chi International School (TCISKL), located on a 7.67 acres site between Bandar Kinrara 9 and Bukit Jalil offers the Cambridge curriculum in conjunction with Tzu Chi’s humanistic lessons. Classes are conducted in English and Mandarin. Bahasa is also taught to allow students to master all 3 languages.

TCISKL is open to local and foreign students of all races, religions and differing backgrounds aged between 4 and 19 years.

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English

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English

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4 to 19

Max Class Size

Unknown

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6 Reviews of Tzu Chi International School (TCISKL)

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Overall 3.13
Facilities 4.00
Academics 3.00
Teachers 3.00
Sports 3.00
Music & Arts 3.50
Science & Tech 3.50

Reviewer Nationalities

Indian (1) Malaysian (1)

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Not staying , 01/09/2020 @ 20:03:20
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It's a school that has a luxury of facilities and good ideals but perhaps should really drop the notion of being an international school. It is very much a Chinese school using an international syllabus. It's management staff in administration and academia can barely speak English and is made up of almost exclusively Chinese-educated, Chinese-speaking members of society who don't actually understand what multi-culturalism or even "international" means. If you really want your child to excel in English or bahasa Malaysia, this is most definitely not the place to send them to. The language primarily used is Mandarin with English used mostly by non-mandarin speaking staff and BM to communicate with its BM teachers. Currently it's claim of a tri-lingua school is grossly exaggerated. Perhaps in a few decades down the road when they are more open-minded, they could be an option but now is not the right time as they try figure out exactly what kind of school they want to be. It's a pity. As a new school with such noble ideals, it is amongst the most traditional in the way it views the world. It embraces very little of what makes Malaysia a beautiful melting pot of culture but is so tied to the values and vision of its Taiwanese board of governors. If you're looking to have your child mix only with the best of what one racial group can offer, have them embody the virtues of a humanistic group that defines its practice as the only right way and perhaps have intentions that they pursue a narrow path sans an education that promotes international communication on a global scale (not just China and Taiwan) , then this is definitely a place for your child! Otherwise, stay clear. Give your child the chance to be the individual she/he is meant to be.

venchy, 24/08/2020 @ 06:12:37
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The admission process is very opaque. They better drop "International" from the school name. It's a NGO type body, and they still charge 30% in every fee except the snacks etc., for expatriate children, who's parents are resident tax payers. If fine with the fee (as they do lot of charity work), and applied on the first day immediately after the admission are open. Their online admission form itself doesn't support Passport No etc. Attended the interview for the "Reception(Pre Primary)", even though it's covid situation (Presented my kid over a video call since he is held in India due to MCO). After all the effort, they initially put him reserve list stating they will update by Mid of August with a definite answer. They failed it, after follow up they said they will update after a week. Finally they gave reply on 24th August 2020, stating they still kept my kid on reserve list, if they happen to get a vacancy they will update us. Disappointing, the school which supposed to teach humanistic values is not transparent and they need to diversify their intake if they stand by the name of "International" and admissions should be offered on first come first serve basis as there is nothing to judge about 4 year old kid. Also if they really want their humanistic values to be carry forwarded to all corners of society, they should take pupil from all backgrounds.

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Ai Leng Quay, a month ago


Generally, quite happy with the "hardware" , aka facilities, even though not all has been completed. The teaching quality and communication is quite okay so far. However, it is quite like a Chinese School, looking at majority of the students were from Chinese local school background, hopefully in coming years they will get more mixed of students. Fees is rather reasonable looking at the shcool is a full fledge international school as compared to those "shoplot" type. I would like said is more like the mid range international schools pricing. Pure vegetarian for kids within the campus

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