With over 200 international schools in Malaysia, Johor is the third state with the most international schools in the country. Several schools provide boarding facilities to attract students from nearby Singapore, other states in Malaysia and overseas. Many parents are now more aware of the benefits of boarding which include convenience, focus on academic excellence and opportunities to gain important life skills among others.

Here are the international schools in Johor that have boarding facilities:

1. IDRISSI School @ EduCity 

IDRISSI School @ EduCity is an international eco-school that offers the Cambridge International Curriculum to preschool, primary and secondary students. English, Malay, Arabic or Mandarin are used to deliver lessons to students ensuring each student understands the lesson taught. The school also provides boarding facilities with a range of programmes that help boarders focus on studies and instil a sense of independence and social skills as they live in a 21st-century community.

2. Marlborough College Malaysia 

Located in Iskandar Puteri, Marlborough College Malaysia is a British boarding and day school that accepts students from Reception to Sixth Form levels. The school offers the British Curriculum, IGCSE examinations and IB Diploma programme, Boarding is available for students in years 5 and above. Boarders are grouped into houses which accommodate up to 60 pupils per house. Each house is overseen by a Housemaster or Housemistress. Marlborough College Malaysia offers full boarding, weekly boarding and day boarding.

3. Raffles American School 

Raffles American School offers the American Curriculum leading to the American High School Diploma and a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Established in 2012, the school is open to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students from the ages of 10 to 17 years old are welcome to join the school as boarding students. Raffles American School's boarding programme is based on six pillars: self-awareness, home away from home, independence, accountability, academic achievement and a caring & nurturing environment.

4. Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School 

Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School offers the American Curriculum culminating in a selection of High School offerings in Advanced Placement (AP). The school opened there doors in 2018 and accepts students aged three to 18 years old. Students are accepted into the school's boarding programme from the age of 11. They are grouped into an apartment unit that accommodates three to six students. The students are overseen by their teachers or coaches who ensure that the students are thriving academically and socially.

5. Sunway International School, Sunway City Iskandar Puteri 

Established in 2017, Sunway International School offers the Canadian Curriculum and IB Diploma Programme. Sunway International School is open to students aged three to 19 years old. The school's original branch is based in Bandar Sunway, Selangor. Student accommodation is located at Citrine Residence, which is a stone's throw away from the school compound. Borders live comfortably as facilities, in-house services ad recreational activities are prepared for them.

 

6. Fairview International School Johor Bahru 

Established in 2018, Fairview International School offers the IB Primary Years Programme to students aged three to 12 and the IB Middle Years Programme to students aged 11 to 16. The student accommodation is off campus with transportation, meals, facilities, and supervision provided for students. The school also prepares weekend activities for boarders.

7. Seri Jubli International School 

Located in Taman Kluang Perdana, Seri Jubli International School offers the UK-based International Cambridge Syllabus leading up to the IGCSE certification to students in Years 1 to 11. The student hostel is located in Taman Kluang Perdana or Taman Tasik Indah which is nearby the school compound.

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