Kuala Lumpur and its many IGCSE schools

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Kuala Lumpur is among the top destinations for professionals from all over the world to work and live on account of its good infrastructure and proximity to some of the most spectacular tourist destinations in the world. The fact that Kuala Lumpur schools are amongst the best anywhere means that many such expat professionals can live in the city with their families including small children. In particular, the large number of IGCSE schools in the city is a major reason for foreign nationals to seriously consider providing an education to their children in Malaysia. Let us take a look at some of the best known IGCSE schools in Kuala Lumpur.

The Best Known IGCSE Kuala Lumpur Schools

  1. Global Indian International School Kuala Lumpur

Global Indian International School Kuala Lumpur is one of the best known IGCSE schools in Kuala Lumpur. It boasts a world class campus replete with modern facilities and some of the best teachers anywhere. It offers classes from the pre nursery level to grade 12 and follows the well known Global Montessori Plus, Cambridge CPP, Cambridge CLSP, Cambridge IGCSE and CBSE. The school provides a holistic modern education to its local and expat students preparing them for life in the 21st century. Not only does the school boast excellent academic results, it has a fantastic track-record with regard to getting their students admission to some of the best colleges and universities in the world. 

  1. Charterhouse Malaysia

Charterhouse Malaysia is an outstanding IGCSE school in Kuala Lumpur catering to the educational needs of students in the age group of 14 to 19. It offers them the very well-regarded Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge A level curricula and provides them with a most enabling learning environment. The school boasts world-class infrastructure and teachers who specialize in GCSE and A level subjects. 

The school also provides access to career guidance counselors as well as development coaches who prepare the students for life beyond the school. Charterhouse Malaysia’s popularity can be gauged by the fact that it is exceedingly popular both with ex-pat and local parents as the place to send their children to receive a world-class education.

  1. Brighton International School

Brighton International School is one of the foremost international IGCSE schools in Malaysia following the British curriculum. It endeavors to teach its students to be successful while being cultured and well-mannered. Brighton International School follows the Cambridge Assessment International Education system, which is all about attaining excellence in education. 

Providing a holistic education from the pre-school to the high school level, Brighton International School has gained a formidable reputation for the sheer quality of the education provided by it. It is hardly surprising that the school is extremely popular both with local and expat parents. 

  1. Taylor’s International School

Taylor’s International School is a leading IGCSE co-educational school that is known for its ability to build character. The school lays great stress on turning the students into well-rounded individuals. The idea is to have the students receive an education that is commensurate with what 21st century employees and universities need.

Apart from academics the school lays a great deal of stress on extra-curricular activities that include sports, performance ( music, drama and art) and international relations. It is hardly surprising that the school is so well regarded by both expats and locals. 


Kuala Lumpur is attracting more and more expat workers on account of what it offers, including world class schooling for their children. There are many reasons for Kuala Lumpur schools to be as good as they are. These include a modern, cosmopolitan ethos, the presence of a large number of ex-pats and its colonial past which made English a very commonly spoken and understood language in Malaysia. 

The international schools in Malaysia cater to the diverse educational requirements of students who hail from diverse parts of the world. Amongst the most popular curricula followed by these schools is the British IGCSE, which has great international acceptability. The Malaysian economy in fact depends to a great deal on the presence of expats in the country and if it weren’t for the presence of all these international schools in Kuala Lumpur, many of these people would not have come to the country.

Going forward one can expect Kuala Lumpur to become a major school hub in the region on account of the very large number of world-class schools it has. That can only augur well for the city as it will continue to attract the best talent from around the world. Besides, the locals too stand to gain by the presence of  a large number of excellent international schools in the country as it exposes their children to the best of global contemporary education. That can only be good for their and their nation’s future.

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