Established in 1993 with the support of the Melaka Foundation and the State Economic Development Corporation, Melaka International School was modelled on the British school system. The school had a humble beginning with two kindergarten students in Jalan Taming Sari. Later on, it expanded to elementary and secondary school. With an increased number of teachers and students, the school shifted its location to Jalan Kubu.
With the vision to build a school with world-class infrastructure and with special features to make people aware of global warming, MIS started work on a 5-acre site at Taman Siantan. It is the first school where two acres of the land has been used as an organic farm with a range of features like solar power, recycling organic waste and rainwater retention. Students at the school are given knowledge of organic farming and its benefits.
Melaka International School (MIS) caters to the needs of the students from 4-17 years. The students and teachers at MIS come from more than fifteen different countries across the world. The cultural mix motivates the students to embrace diversity, support, learn and explore together.
Melaka International School follows the Cambridge curriculum and students are thoroughly prepared for the IGCSE exams. The kindergarten at MIS welcomes children from the age of 4. The school lays emphasis on play-based learning while focusing on numbers and language literacy simultaneously. Hands-on experiences and field trips are an important part of the curriculum.
The primary school welcomes students between 6 to 12 years. It provides students with a strong academic foundation through a curriculum that encourages self-directed learning. The secondary school welcomes students aged 12-17 years, preparing them for O-levels IGCSE in Year 11 through a rigorous and comprehensive academic curriculum.