A number of international schools in Johor 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. 

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

Marlborough College Malaysia

1. Marlborough College Malaysia

Marlborough College Malaysia is a British boarding and day school which was established in 2012. The school accepts students to enter Reception to Sixth Form levels. The school offers the British Curriculum, IGCSE examinations and IB Diploma programme. Boarding is available for students in Year 5 and above. They 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 Prep Boarding, Senior Boarding and Day Boarding. 

Raffles American School

2. 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 eight to 19 years old are welcome to join the school as boarding students. Raffles American School’s boarding programme is based on six pillars which are self-awareness, home away from home, independence, accountability, academic achievement and caring & nurturing environment. 

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School 

3. 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 recently opened their 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. 


Uniworld International School

4. Uniworld International School

Established in 2013, Uniworld International School offers preschool, primary, secondary and pre-university levels. Students are taught using play-based enquiry at preschool level. During primary school, the Singapore and Australian Curriculum is offered leading to the Singapore International Primary School Leaving Examination (iPSLE). Secondary school students sit for the IGCSE examinations. In addition, A Levels and the Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) are offered to pre-university students. The school has an on-site hostel that accommodates 300 students.  


There are also several schools that provide accommodation off-campus for their students:

R.E.A.L Schools

1. R.E.A.L Schools 

R.E.A.L Schools and offers the Cambridge Curriculum, British Curriculum, Malaysian Curriculum and IGCSE examinations. The school offers preschool, primary and secondary school levels. R.E.A.L Schools has two additional campuses in Selangor. All three campuses provide nearby student accommodation which is equipped with Wi-Fi and 24-hour CCTV security system.


 Sunway International School, Sunway Iskandar

2. Sunway International School, Sunway Iskandar

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.


For more information on international schools in Johor, don't forget to visit the 10th Private & International School Fair in Johor Bahru on 7 & 8 March at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Southkey, Johor Bahru! Register for the fair here

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