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Kuala Lumpur primary schools and the fees that they charge

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Kuala Lumpur is one of the most fascinating cities not just in southeast Asia, but the whole world. It boasts a modern cityscape that includes the famed Petronas Towers, many bustling markets, restaurants and a busy business district. It also boasts great infrastructure, which includes a host of outstanding primary schools. 

Let us look at some of the best known ones and the school fees that they charge.

1. Global Indian International School Kuala Lumpur

Global Indian International School Kuala Lumpur is one of the best known K to 12 schools in Malaysia. It boasts an outstanding campus replete with all modern amenities and facilities that a modern 21st century school providing a holistic education should have. Its teachers too are some of the best anywhere. The school provides access to leading curricula like Global Montessori Plus, CBSE, Cambridge CPP, Cambridge CLSP and Cambridge IGCSE. 

It has a fantastic academic and university placement track record making it one of the favourite international schools, both amongst the locals and the expat communities living in the country. The fee for grades 1 & 2 is RM 20,172.60 and for grades 7 and 8, it is RM 24,627.60.

2. Mont ‘Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur

Mont ‘Kiara International School is one of the primary international schools in Kuala Lumpur providing a world class K to 12 education to its students. Founded in 1994, the school offers the full suite of the renowned International Baccalaureate programme to its students- Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). This co-educational school par excellence is extremely popular with both expat and local students on account of its brilliant track record in both academics and university placement. Besides, the school is known to let each student grow, learn and develop in accordance with their own individual abilities. The primary school fee charged by the school varies between RM 46,540 and RM 52,000.

3. Fairway International School, Kuala Lumpur

Fairway International School, Kuala Lumpur is another one of the outstanding International Baccalaureate schools in Kuala Lumpur. It is the first continuum IB world school in Malaysia to offer the full IB suite comprising PYP, MP and DP. Everything about the school from its campus to its teachers is out of the top drawer. The school does not share information about its fees publicly and one needs to contact the school to obtain that information. Fairway School has won a large number of awards on account of its ability to impart a fabulous holistic education to its children. 

4. Taylor’s International School Kuala Lumpur

Taylor’s International School Kuala Lumpur is a fabulous coeducational school providing a world class education to students from nursery to year 11. The school follows the world renowned Cambridge curriculum which is so highly thought of around the world. At the primary level the school follows the National Curriculum for England that incorporates the International Primary Curriculum. This enables holistic development of the students at a very early stage in their academic careers. The fee charged by the school at the primary level ranges from MYR  23640 to MYR 42840.


Kuala Lumpur might be famous as a gateway to major tourist destinations or as a place to do trade and business, but is also earning a reputation for its great schools. A former British colony Malaysia has always accorded great importance to the education of its children and nowhere is it more evident than in Kuala Lumpur which has a very large number of schools of the highest quality. These include both grown ones and international ones. The latter ones are often run by leading school chains from around the world. The presence of these schools makes a very large number of expats living in the country provide the best possible education to their children. 

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Going to school in Kuala Lumpur is quite a privilege considering the fact that it is such a beautiful city. In fact the students get exposed to the best of traditional Malaysian values as well as the best of western pedagogy in these schools which augurs really well for their future. Going forward one can expect Malaysia to make a great name for itself as a major centre of school education in Southeast Asia and beyond. The fact that the 21st century is expected to be an Asian century makes receiving an education in a major country from that region quite fortuitous for the children involved.

We can expect the children who are currently receiving their primary education in Malaysian schools to grow up to be fully equipped to make a name for themselves and their alma maters. That will augur very well for themselves, their countries and the world we all live in. After all, a child is supposed to be the father of man.


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