In 2003, the Utama International School (UIS) Johor Bahru was established. The influx of local Malaysian students joining International gained momentum in 2006 when the Malaysian Government opened the quota allowing local students to join the International schools.
UIS follows the Cambridge International Examination curriculum at both Primary and Secondary levels. This results in formal qualifications under the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) board. Cambridge qualifications are recognised throughout the world and are highly valued by further educational institutes, universities, and employers. Cambridge programmes prepare students for life, helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning.
The school offers well-equipped learning facilities. Classes are conducted in separate facilities for International and National students. However, both of these groups can meet in the common areas such as a multi-purpose assembly area, canteen and sporting facilities such as football and futsal fields, swimming pools and basketball courts.that promote a sense of community.