Top Boarding Schools in Malaysia

Top Boarding Schools in Malaysia

Increasingly, the international population in Malaysia are sending their children to boarding schools in various parts of the country. 

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding which school to send your children to board at. From the location to the courses offered, one of the main associate factors has got to be the cost.

The cost of good boarding schools in Malaysia has been known to be on the high side, but the quality of the educational programmes is also widely lauded and parents view it as a worthy investment in the futures of their children. 


Westlake International School

Situated in the former mining state of Perak in the town of Kampar, the Westlake International School is an academic boarding school designed by world-class architects with world-class infrastructure right next to a huge lake, leaning into the school’s belief that ecological sustainability and environmental protection is not just important- it’s critical for the students of tomorrow to be aware of.

From the preschool to the secondary schooling levels, Westlake provides the Cambridge International Examinations curricula offered alongside outstanding academic and recreational facilities to keep your boarding student well engaged both inside and outside the classroom.


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City Harbour International School

Another boarding school towards the coastal regions of Perak, City Harbour International School has a much more singular educational experience. Being the only international school around that is directly affiliated with the Outward Bound outreach programme, students of the boarding school can partake in numerous outdoor, active lifestyle activities on a weekly basis such as rock climbing, sailing, mountaineering, and community service. 

A cadre of trained educators teach students on a modern campus surrounded by a lush green environment with some of the best facilities outside of a major city centre. City Harbour provides both it’s local and boarding students some of the most well rounded, holistic education in a stimulating environment.


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International School of Penang

At least 42 nationalities study at the International School of Penang in northern Malaysia, so the students are exposed to, and learn to embrace other cultures at a very young age- right along with top-notch upbringing in the Cambridge International Examinations or the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes.

The International School of Penang is a not-for-profit day and boarding school for students for ages 4-18. The entire, beautiful campus in the hills is modernised and sports wireless internet throughout. 


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Nexus International School

As the first ‘Apple Distinguished School’ in the country, Nexus International School puts technology and innovation at the forefront of their schooling system. Both the IGCSEs and the IB Diploma are offered to their day and boarding students at the campus in the nation’s administrative capital of Putrajaya.

The boarding facilities are co-ed and really top-shelf, reminiscent of a nice boutique hotel rather than a hostel. The recreational facilities are likewise of the highest standards so the students can focus their utmost efforts on their learning.


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Kolej Tuanku Jaafar

With an emphasis on being a British-influenced boarding school, Kolej Tuanku Jaafar (or KTJ) is widely recognised as popularising the international schools concept in Malaysia back in the early 1990s. 

KTJ has an immense campus outside the Klang Valley in the countryside of Seremban, students from ages 3-19 study the English National Curriculum including the IGCSEs and A-Levels, with a focus on building character and personal development of the students heading into their tertiary education.


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