1. International Schools in Kuala Lumpur with Annual Tuition Fees below RM15,000 (Year 1)

International Schools in Kuala Lumpur with Annual Tuition Fees below RM15,000 (Year 1)

Published on 19 Jan 2024
General Article

There are plenty of good international schools in Malaysia, especially in Kuala Lumpur. International school fees in Malaysia are charged differently depending on the school. The fees for international schools in Malaysia include the application fee, the admission fee, the tuition fee and the school development fee, among others.

Here are some international schools in Kuala Lumpur with Annual Tuition Fees below RM15,000 for Year 1. 



International Islamic School Malaysia (IISM)

Established in 1998, the International Islamic School Malaysia in Gombak provides students with a range of curriculum options, including the British, Cambridge, Malaysian and Montessori. This school aims to provide students with an integrated and holistic education that adheres to the Islamic tenets and values across various school levels, including primary, secondary, and A levels.

The primary curriculum at IISM comprises two key stages: Key Stage 1, catering to students in Grade 1 to Grade 3 (ages 6 to 8), and Key Stage 2, designed for students aged between 9 and 11, encompassing Grade 4 to Grade 6. With a mission to be a major provider of quality Islamic education nationally and internationally, IISM offers Arabic language, Islamic studies and the study of the Quran starting with students from key stage 1 onwards. IISM also provides a variety of co-curricular activities designed to nurture well-rounded future leaders among its students.


St. John’s International School

St. John’s International School offers the Cambridge curriculum leading up to the IGCSE examinations at the secondary school level with A  levels provided at the pre-university level. Established in 2012 and located in Bukit Nanas, the school operates in two campuses. The newly launched secondary campus at Ming Building caters to Secondary Year 7-Year 11 and A levels. The primary campus caters for the Preschool & Primary which is Year 1-Year 6.

In addition to sports and extracurricular activities, SJIS places a strong focus on STEM education, incorporating robotics, virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence and even 3D printing modules into their curriculum. The school is accredited as an ISO 9001-2015 organisation, ensuring compliance with international standards under quality management systems to meet the needs of our various stakeholders.


Sri Dasmesh International School

Sri Dasmesh International School opened its doors in 2001 and located in Taman Pantai Baharu, Kuala Lumpur, offers a British curriculum leading to the IGCSE to students from Year 1 to 11. The school is known for its affordable tuition fee. and has received accreditation from the Franklin Covey Organisation USA as the first school in Malaysia to teach the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids’. These seven habits focus on developing students’ self-mastery and self-discipline, fostering meaningful communication with others and teaching them to balance the four aspects of self (the body, the brain, the heart and the spirit).


Vikas International School 

Founded in 1996, Vikas International School provides a well-rounded curriculum for preschool, primary and secondary levels. The primary curriculum includes subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and Information Technology. Students may also opt for a second or third language from options including Tamil, Hindi, Bahasa Melayu, Telugu, and French. The school facilitates parent-teacher communication through a mobile app, offering an accessible platform for parents to track their children’s academic progress.


The International School @Park City Kuala Lumpur

The International School @Park City Kuala Lumpur divides its Primary School into two key stages: Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6). Key Stage 1 students follow the National Curriculum for England in Mathematics and English, alongside the International Primary curriculum. The school prioritizes literacy development, phonics understanding, and mathematics skills for Key Stage 1 students. A seamless transition is ensured from Key Stage 1 to prepare students for Key Stage 2. In Year 5, students can partake in a residential programme that focuses on strengthening peer relationships, fostering resilience, and developing independent skills.


Havil International School

Havil International School adopts the Cambridge curriculum for both primary and secondary students. Similar to the majority of the international schools in Malaysia, the primary curriculum at Havil International School consists of two key stages as well. In Key Stage 1, the primary focus is to provide an environment and culture that supports students in creative learning while developing their communication and collaborative skills. As students progress to Key Stage 2, they continue to participate in various programs and activities but also concentrate on preparing themselves for the Primary Cambridge Progression Tests.


Alnoor International School

Alnoor International School was established more than 15 years. Its founder sought to provide the right education for children of Arab expatriate families. Focused on fostering a global-mindset among the younger generation, the school seamlessly combines a western style education (IGCSE) with the community-focused Arabic values. Over the years. Alnoor International school has continuously improved and expanded and has relocated from Jalan Damai to Jalan Bellamy.


Marefat International School

Situated at Taman Melawati, Marefat International School offers the British national curriculum to their students ages 5 to 18. Secondary-level students are further provided the opportunity to pursue the IGCSE, AS and A levels. Marefat International School reflects a global outlook with 60% of its students drawn from different parts of the world and 65% of the teachers being expatriates with considerable teaching experience.


Sri Utama Schools 

Situated at Jalan Rampai, Sri Utama Schools provide students in primary and secondary levels with the Cambridge curriculum, leading up to the IGCSE examinations. In addition to the fundamental core subjects, Sri Utama Schools offer elective subjects such as Social Studies, Islamic Studies/ Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) and Malay.


International Modern Arabic School

International Modern Arabic School (IMAS) serves as a platform for students to discover their own interests and talents through reading programs and a diverse range of activities. IMAS emphasizes bilingual education, and offers Bahasa Melayu and Arabic as foreign languages. Core subjects taught in primary school (Year 1) include Mathematics, Science, English, Arabic, Bahasa Melayu, Islamic Studies, Holy Quran, Art and ICT.


Baseerah International School

Baseerah International School proudly offers the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) from the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE, Cambridge Board). The school believes strongly in enhancing student’s self-study skills for effective learning. To achieve this, students at Baseerah International School are actively encouraged to grasp concepts through engaging activities, projects, and worksheets.


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