Cost is one of the biggest considerations for parents who are searching for an international school for their child. Here is a list of Year 1 annual tuition fees for international schools in Penang island and Penang mainland! 

Between RM30,000 and RM40,000


1. 
Fairview International School

Located in Bukit Jambul, Fairview International School Penang is one of the school’s five branches. The school has been in operation since 2006 and offers the IB Primary Years Programme and IB Middle Years Programme to primary and secondary students respectively.

2. The International School of Penang (Uplands)

Established in 1955, Uplands is the oldest international school in Penang and one of the oldest schools in Malaysia. The school offers the IB Primary Years Programme, IGCSE examinations and IB Diploma Programme. Boarding facilities are available at the school. Students aged four to 18 are accepted at Uplands. The school is located in Batu Ferringhi. 

 

Between RM20,000 and RM30,000

1. Dalat International School

Dalat International Schools is one of the most established international schools in Penang. The school has been operating since 1971 and offers the American Curriculum. The school is located in Tanjung Bungah and accepts students aged three to 18 years old. 

2. GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang

GEMS International School is the only school located in Penang mainland and offers the British Curriculum leading up to the IGCSE examinations. The school accepts students aged three to 18 years old. GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang was established in 2015.

 

Between RM15,000 and RM20,000

1. St. Christopher’s International Primary School

Established in 1963, St. Christopher’s International Primary School (SCIPS) accepts students from Nursery level to Year 6. The school offers the British Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum to its students. SCIPS can be found in Georgetown. 

 

2. Straits International School

The British Curriculum and IGCSE examinations are offered at Straits International School. The school has been operating since 2012 and accepts students at preschool, primary and secondary levels. Straits International School is situated close to the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas. The school also has an additional campus in Rawang which opened in 2018.

 

3. Tenby Schools Penang

Tenby Schools Penang was established in 2007 in Tanjung Bungah. Similar to their other campuses, the school offers the British Curriculum and Malaysian Curriculum. Students sit for the IGCSE and A Level examinations. The school is open to preschool, primary, secondary and pre-university level students.

 

4. Universal Hua Xia International School (Penang)

Universal Hua Xia International School (Penang) accepts students at preschool, primary and secondary levels. The Cambridge Curriculum is offered to primary and secondary students leading up to the IGCSE examinations. The school was established in early 2018 and can be found in Georgetown. 

 

Between RM10,000 and RM15,000

1. Pelita International School

Established in 2013, Pelita International School offers the British Curriculum and IGCSE examinations. Students at preschool, primary and secondary levels are accepted at the school. Pelita International School is located in Tanjung Bungah. 

 

2. POWIIS Primary 

POWIIS Primary recently opened its doors in September 2019. Located in Tanjung Bungah, the school accepts students from three to 11 years old to enter Nursery level to Year 6. The British Curriculum is offered at POWIIS Primary.

 

3. Wesley Methodist School Penang (International)

Established in 2018, Wesley Methodist School Penang (International) offers the Cambridge Curriculum to students from Reception to Year 11 leading up to the IGCSE examinations. Located in Georgetown, the school is one of the three branches of Wesley Methodist School which offers international curricula.

 

Meet representatives from leading international schools in Penang and more at the 8th Private & International School Fair in Penang on 6 Oct 2019 at the Olive Tree Hotel Bayan Lepas. The fair opens from 12pm to 5pm. Admission is free! 

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