Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School

Gelang Patah, Johor
Essential Information
Preschool/Kindergarten Primary Schools Secondary Schools Pre-University
Ages 3 to 18
Early September to mid June
8.30am to 3.30pm; Extracurricular Activities (ECA): 4pm to 5pm

About Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School welcomed our first students in the fall of 2018. The school is located in Forest City, which is South East Asia’s first ecologically green city located on the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia, with Singapore visible across the Straits of Johor. All the academic, residential and commercial properties in Forest City are adorned with vertical greeneries, sky gardens and rooftop garden systems that form a natural barrier against heat, reduce energy consumption, naturally purify air, conserve rainwater, and reduce noise. It feels like living in a forest with greenery everywhere.

Our students come from both near and far, as citizens of Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Canada, the UK, and the USA. We offer an American curriculum based on the longstanding tradition of academic rigor and innovation that has been established in Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Minnesota over the past 160 years. Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School offers students a unique opportunity to enjoy an American education in Malaysia as either day or boarding students. Our purpose-built academic campus and residential building create a vibrant educational community where teachers and students live and learn together.

Our teaching faculty brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the American curriculum. Over half of our international teachers are Americans. We also have teachers from Canada, the Philippines, the UK, Australia, Germany, Singapore, and Malaysia. The experience and training our teachers bring to their craft create a truly international learning experience for our students.

Preschool Education

8.30am until 3.30pm

Shattuck-St. Mary’s international approach to education in early childhood was designed as a response to the needs of the community in Forest City. We provide a strong foundation for children to experience the joy of learning throughout their lives, weaving together principles  of the bilingual, bicultural Te Whāriki curriculum from New Zealand and Anji Play from China. Our curriculum is designed for teachers and families to collaborate with our students on in-depth projects, following the inquiry based approach of the world-renowned preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. This approach helps the children develop their skills and dispositions for learning, together with a sense of connection to their family, their  community, and where they come from. Also informed by research based practices to support learning through play together with developmental assessments and standards from the USA, we offer a world class education for children in their foundation years.

Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School Fees Structure









Languages Taught

Bahasa Malaysia


Air-conditioned classrooms
Swimming pool
Sports field
Running track
Tennis court
Basketball court
Badminton court
IT resource center
Science laboratory
Art room
Music room

Extracurricular Activities

High School - Creative Art, Musical Theatre, Band, Quilling, Art, Swimming Team, Triathalon, Golf, Swimming Team, Fitness, Tennis, Zumba, Badminton, Leadership Club, Chinese Chess, Model United Nations, Green Team, Essay Writing Techniques, Yearbook/ Journalism, Speaking, Anime Studies, Writing Fiction, Basic Guitar, Rock Painting, Still Life Drawing, Crocheting, Jazz Band, Football (Soccer) Team, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Tae Kwon Do, Table Top Games/Game Design, Math Tutoring, English Tutoring, Science Tutoring & AP Bio


Elementary - Expressive Art, The Bucket Band, Creative Art, Color Snap Art, Doodle Art, Swimming, Golf, Swimming Team, Tennis, Badminton, Chinese Board Games, Play Like A Kid, Stem Challenges, Chess, Table Top / Game Design, Performing Art, Children Choir, English, Games, Art Attack, Soccer, Robotics, Dance, Math Olympiads, ScratchJR, Playground Games, Capoeira, Chess, Chinese Culture Club

Additional Information


  • Academic Scholarship
  • Art Scholarship
  • Golf Scholarship