Penang is a state located in the northeast of Malaysia and is known as a travel destination due to its unique offerings. There is also a growing expatriate community here. There are currently 11 international schools in Penang offering an array of curricula, and co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Additionally, these schools are equipped with world-class facilities to ensure that students have the best learning experience. 

Here is a list of international schools in Penang:

1. Dalat International School 

Dalat International School is one of the most established international schools in Penang offering the American Curriculum for students up to 18 years old. Located in Tanjung Bungah, the school also offers boarding for students who are far from home. 

2. Fairview International School 

Located in Bayan Lepas, Fairview International School is the first largest network of IB World Schools in Malaysia. They offer the IB curriculum in Primary, Middle Years and Diploma levels. 

XCL International School Penang

3. XCL International School 

XCL International School (formerly known as GEMS International Schools) is the only international school in the mainland that offers the British Curriculum leading up to the IGCSE examination. They are a compliance member school of the Council of British International Schools which reflects their high standards and ethos of a first-class British-style education system.

4. Pelita International School 

Located in Tanjung Bungah, Pelita International School offers the British Curriculum and IGCSE examinations for students ages four to 17 years. They aim to have their students explore concepts and ideas about themselves and the world around them through the development of core values. 

5. Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS)

POWIIS follows the English National Curriculum with revised content to ensure that learning is relevant and meaningful for both the students and teachers. The secondary school is located in Balik Pulau with boarding facilities while the primary school is in Tanjung Bungah. POWIIS ensures that their students have a strong framework of skills, knowledge and understanding throughout their learning experience in addition to aspects of philosophy, personal, social and emotional health education. 

6. St. Christopher International Primary School 

Located in Georgetown, St. Christopher International Primary School in Penang offers a broad and balanced British-based curriculum that correlates with the community’s diversity to ensure that the children are supported, engaged, and enjoy learning. 

7. Stonyhurst International School 

Located near Straits Quay, Stonyhurst International School Penang is an extension of Stonyhurst College in the United Kingdom. Stonyhurst International School Penang offers the Early Years programme to Year 9.  

8. Straits International School

Located in Bayan Lepas, Straits International School offers a British Cambridge Curriculum and IGCSE examination for students in preschool up to secondary levels. Additionally, the school has a dynamic approach to learning and school life through high-quality pastoral care, two-way communication with parents, and a commitment to providing value-added programmes.