The International Baccalaureate Curriculum was introduced by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) in 1968. The curriculum is well-known for its academically progressive and rigorous programmes at primary, secondary and pre-university levels. These programmes are the Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Career-related Programme (IB CP).
The International Baccalaureate Curriculum has gained recognition around the world especially in Asia. A number of international schools in Southeast Asia are recognised as IB World Schools by the IBO.
Here are IB World Schools located in Malaysia:
Established in 2010, EtonHouse International School provides early years and primary education to children. The school offers its own Etonhouse Early Childhood Curriculum as well as the IB PYP. The school’s early years programme is also inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. EtonHouse International School is located in Persiaran Stonor right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Students have the opportunity to join a variety of after school activities such as dance, football, taekwondo, and badminton.
Fairview International School has been operating since 1978 and has branches in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor Penang, Perak and Johor. Recognised as an IB World School, Fairview International School offers the International Baccalaureate Curriculum in primary, secondary and pre-university levels. Fairview International School Subang Jaya began offering the IGCSE qualification in 2018.
Located in Sungai Buloh, IGB International School is the only school in Malaysia to provide the complete four-programme IB continuum. The school offers the IB PYP, IB MYP, IB DP and IB CP to students ages three to 18. IGB International School has been operating since 2014. In addition, the Learning Support team at IGB International School works closely with external speech and occupational therapists to help students with special educational needs from early years to secondary levels.
Students from preschool to secondary levels are taught an international curriculum with an American foundation at the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL). The IBDP is offered at pre-university level. In August 2018, ISKL’s two existing campuses united as one in a purpose-built campus located in Ampang Hilir. ISKL’s curriculum ensures that students are involved in service learning activities such as the Global Action Program (GAP), Malaysia Week and Eco-Schools environmental projects as well as Habitat for Humanity.
Established in 2012, Marlborough College Malaysia is a British boarding and day school accepting students from Reception to Sixth Form. The school offers the British Curriculum leading up to the IGCSE examinations. The IBDP is offered at pre-university level. Students from Year 5 onwards have the opportunity to be boarders at Marlborough College Malaysia. The school offers day boarding, prep boarding and senior boarding to its students.
At Mont’Kiara International School, the American Curriculum is offered to students from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12. The American High School Diploma is granted to students who successfully complete their secondary school education. Students can also sit for the IBDP at pre-university level.
Nexus International School is one of the four international schools under Taylor’s Schools. Established in 2008, the school offers the International Primary Curriculum and the British Curriculum. Students sit for the IGCSE examinations at the end of secondary school. The IBDP is offered at pre-university level. Boarding facilities are available as well.
The International Early Years Curriculum, Cambridge Curriculum, International Primary Curriculum and IGCSE examinations are offered at Repton International School. Established in 2013, the school accepts students at preschool, primary, secondary and pre-university levels. The IBDP is offered at Grades 11 and 12.
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