10 Most Expensive International Schools In The Klang Valley

10 Most Expensive International Schools In The Klang Valley

To ensure their children remain competitive in the increasingly borderless world, more and more Malaysian parents are opting for international and private education for their children. However, these schools do not come for cheap.

In 2012, the Malaysian government has eliminated the quota for Malaysian enrolment at international schools. Due to the quota and the lack of affordable options, only selected affluent Malaysians could afford to send their children to these schools previously.

The 2012 decision to remove the quota has opened the floodgates and more international schools are mushrooming all over the country. According to the latest data by the International School Consultancy Group (ISC), a UK-based organisation, there are currently 99 English-medium international schools in the country, with a total of 39,460 students.

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The market has been growing at a rate of 19% per annum for the past five years, and it is showing no signs of stagnation.

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Based on latest findings, 40% of the students in these premium schools are local Malaysians, 9% British, 6% South Korean and 4% American.

How expensive are these premium schools really? We have collated the top 10 most expensive international schools in the country and this is how much you will have to fork out to send your child to these schools from nursery all the way till graduation:

1. Mont’Kiara International School (M’KIS)

Located in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Mont’Kiara International School (M’KIS) offers North American curriculum from Pre-Kindergarten through Year 12. Balancing academics and life skills, M’KIS emphasizes on the Expected School Wide Learning Results concept. There is a focus on vital academic skills such as communication, critical thinking, technological literacy, numerical literacy and independent learning.

The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the International Baccalaureate Organization.

The school is also catered for students with mild learning disabilities, physiological conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), significant lags in an academic skill area, or other circumstance that results in the need for regular weekly support are supported through the auspices of their Learning Assistance programme for Grades 1-12.

How much do you need to pay to enroll your kids to this premium institution?

Application fee, non-refundable
RM1,000.00
Preparatory to Kindergarten
Grade 1 to Grade 12
Registration, non-refundable
RM16,000.00
RM32,000.00
Level
Semester 1
Semester 2
TOTAL FEES UNTIL GRADUATION
RM1,291,900.00
Kindergarten Preparatory Advanced (KPA)
RM27,000.00
RM27,000.00
Kindergarten (KG)
RM39,050.00
RM39,050.00
Grades 1 – 5
RM42,350.00
RM42,350.00
Grades 6 – 8
RM47,350.00
RM47,350.00
Grades 9 – 12
RM52,400.00
RM52,400.00
Sub-total
RM629,450.00
RM629,450.00
  • The English Language Learner (ELL) Assessment Fee is RM1,000.00. The ELL Assessment Fee applies to new students whose linguistic backgrounds are judged by the Admissions Department as being in need of further objective validation by M’KIS academic team.
  • Academic Assessment Fees: Students who are returning will be assessed and the assessment fee is RM4,000.00 per year. This assessment fee is not refundable.
  • School supplies from Kindergarten Preparatory to Grade 5 will be provided.
  • Surcharge for Late Payment: A surcharge of five percent (5%) on unpaid tuition fees is applied for payments received fourteen (14) days after semester has commenced.

Discounts

  • Siblings Discount: Subsequent siblings of the first enrolled child, will only pay half of the initial registration fee of the first child.
  • For families enrolling more than two children, the second child will receive a five percent (5%) reduction in the tuition fee. The third child onwards will receive a ten percent (10%) reduction in the tuition fee.

Facilities

Academics• 8 computer labs
• Science laboratories for earth science, chemistry, biology, physics and physical science
• 29 classrooms in the Elementary School wing
• 5 English Language Learners (ELL) classrooms
• 3 Learning Center classrooms
• Library Media Center
• 34 classrooms in the Middle School wing
• 15 classrooms in the High School wing
Creative Arts• Music rooms
• Band room
• Art rooms
• Dance theater
• Ceramics room
• 440-seat theatre
Sports & Recreational• Gymnasium
• 2 fields
• Fitness center
• Climbing wall
• Swimming pool
Others• 24-hour security

Other information

Curricula & programmeInternational Baccalaureate (IB), American Curriculum and American High School Diploma
Number of students1,001 – 1,500
Average class size20
Levels of education offeredPre-kindergarten to Grade 12
Age4 to 18 years old
School year scheduleAugust to June
Contact information22 Jalan Kiara,
Mon’t Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel : 603 2093 8604
Email : info@mkis.edu.my
Website: www.mkis.edu.my

From Preparatory to Grade 12: RM1,291,900.00

2. International School of Kuala Lumpur

International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has two campuses located in Ampang and Melawati. The first international school that offers American-based curriculum and programmed, it was established in 1965.

Well-known and reputable internationally, the school programme covers Elementary School (Pre-reception through Grade 5), Middle School (Grade 6 through Grade 8 ) and High School (Grade 9 through Grade 12).

The school balances academics with co-curricular such as social, emotional and moral development.

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Here is how much it cost to send you child to ISKL:

Application fee, non-refundable
RM1,020.00
Society Membership Admission Fee, non-refundable
(One-time payment per family)
RM50.00
Annual Society Membership Subscription, non-refundable
(Annually per family)
RM20.00
Family Registration Fee, partially refundable
(One-time payment per family)
RM23,770.00
Admission Confirmation and Student Registration Fees
Grade: Prep Reception, Prep Jr.
(Requires a payment of an annual Registration Fee)
RM3,140.00
Prep Senior – Grade 12
(One- time payment per student)
RM35,600.00
Level
Semester 1
Semester 2
TOTAL FEES UNTIL GRADUATION
RM1,170,800.00
Prep Reception
RM28,200.00
RM15,190.00
Prep Junior
RM37,950.00
RM20,430.00
Prep Senior, Grades 1 – 5
RM45,100.00
RM24,270.00
Grades 6 – 8
RM51,525.00
RM27,745.00
Grades 9 – 12
RM57,100.00
RM30,680.00
Total Tuition Fees
RM719,725.00
RM387,195.00

Facilities

Academics• Air-conditioned and carpeted classrooms
• Computer labs with Apple computers
• Libraries
• Science labs
Creative Arts• Art studios (art rooms, darkroom, publication/graphics lab, outdoor batik area, ceramics studio)
• Drama studio
• Music rooms
• Theatres
Sports & Recreational• Climbing wall
• Covered recreational areas for basketball, volleyball and badminton
• Fitness centre
• Swimming pools
Others• Canteens
• Clinics
• Wi-Fi

Other information

Curricula & programmeInternational Baccalaureate (IB), American Curriculum, American High School Diploma, Advanced Placement Courses
Number of students1,501 - 2,000
Average class size12 – 24
Levels of education offeredPre-reception to Grade 12
Age3 to 17 years old
School year scheduleAugust to June
Contact informationEARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Melawati Campus
PT3350 Jalan Melawati 3
Taman Melawati, 53100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 4104-3000
Fax: +60 3 4108-4166
Email: iskl@iskl.edu.my

MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL
Ampang Campus (Main Campus)
Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama,
68000 Ampang, Selangor
Tel: +60 3 4259-5600
Fax: +60 3 4257-9044
Email: iskl@iskl.edu.my

From Prep Reception to Grade 12: RM1,170,800.00

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