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Chinese Private Schools in Selangor & Kuala Lumpur

Published by SchoolAdvisor on Apr 28, 2021, 04:50 AM

With a total population of 6.57 million people, the state of Selangor has multiple education options that extend from public to private to international and Chinese schools as well.

Due to its close proximity to Kuala Lumpur, the Chinese schools in Selangor serve to cater to students in both areas with many institutions owning an illustrious heritage of the Chinese community in the state.

There are two categories of Chinese schools in Malaysia: private and government-funded. The difference between these two categories can be identified through their funding, medium of instruction and syllabus used.

Chinese private schools are self-funded independent high schools whereas the national-type Chinese schools (SJKC and SMJK) are public schools that receive either full or partial financial assistance from the government. Chinese private schools are also known as Chinese independent schools.

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At Chinese independent schools, the syllabus and textbooks are prepared by Dong Zong, which also prepares and conducts the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) for their students. Dong Zong, also known as the Joint Federation of Chinese Schools Board of Malaysia is an association that manages 60 Chinese High Schools around Malaysia.

At Chinese public schools, SMJK students follow the same syllabus and sit for the same examinations as their counterparts in national secondary schools (SMK) such as PT3 in Form Three, SPM in Form Five and STPM in Form Six.

Out of 60 Chinese private schools in Malaysia, here are some that are located in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

Selangor

1. Hin Hua High School

Hin Hua High School

Fee range (per year):  RM 5,210 - RM 5,660

Location: Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, Klang, Selangor

Founded in 1947 by the collective efforts of parents, teachers and students, Hin Hua High School is built upon the ideals of learning to live, learning to do, learning to be and learning to know. The school was accredited in 2009, 2012 and 2015 by the Ministry of Education as a Five Star Institute under the Private Education Quality Standards Exam (SKIPS).

The school has a significant emphasis on e-learning along with the mastery of the three main languages in Malaysia; Mandarin, English and Bahasa Malaysia. The school offers the option of IELTS and TOEFL for senior year students.

2. Chung Hua (PSDN) High School

Chung Hua (PSDN) High School

Fee range: Unavailable at the moment

Location: Jalan Kota Raja, Klang, Selangor

Chung Hua (PSDN) High School is located within a 4.5 acre campus with extensive facilities that includes boarding facilities for students. The school has an annual student population of around 2,000 students.

The school has built partnerships and industrial linkages with institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, China and Taiwan which provides graduating students of the school with a plethora of tertiary education options locally and abroad.

3. Pin Hwa High School

Pin Hwa High School

Fee range (monthly): RM 400

Location: Jalan Goh Hock Huat, Klang, Selangor

A Five Star Institute under the Private Education Quality Standards Exam (SKIPS) in the year 2009, 2012 and 2015, Pin Hwa High School was founded in 1929 as an education institute that catered to the Chinese community around Selangor.

The school’s vision is set upon the principles of “MH437” which stands for Modernization, Harmony, the 3 main languages (Mandarin, English & Bahasa Malaysia), 4 Q (IQ - Intelligence Quotient, EQ - Emotional Quotient, AQ - Adversity Quotient , & MQ - Media Quotient) along with the 7 habits in the Leader in Me programme. These habits are Be Proactive, Begin With the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood, Synergize and Sharpen the Saw.

The school is one of the first amongst the 60 Chinese Independent High Schools in Malaysia to have embraced the 7 habits popularised by Steven Covey, culminating in it being a “Leader in Me Lighthouse School”. This has allowed Pin Hua to engage and interact with similar schools overseas to exchange ideas and best practices in education.

4. Kwang Hua Private High School

Kwang Hua Private High School

Fee range (per year): RM 4,550 to RM4,850

Location: Jalan Pekan Baru, Klang, Selangor

With a history of 60 years in providing and nourishing students with education, Kwang Hua Private High School places an emphasis in teaching students the values in humanity, technology and also the future.

The school provides boarding options along with scholarships and fee waivers for students who are in need of financial assistance. Kwang Hua also has linkages with tertiary education instructions locally and in Taiwan which aim to provide pathways for graduating students.

Kuala Lumpur

1. Confucian Private Secondary School

Confucian Private High School

Fee range: Unavailable at the moment

Location: Lorong Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur

Founded in 1906, the Confucian Private High School takes inspiration from the reverend scholar from China, Confucius. Located at Lorong Hang Jebat, the school offers a rigorous academic framework for students along with a range of holistic co-curricular activity.

2. Chong Hwa Independent High School

Chong Hwa Independent High School

Fee range: Unavailable at the moment

Location: Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur

One of the oldest Chinese schools in the country, Chong Hwa Independent High School started off in Setapak in 1919 before moving to its current Jalan Ipoh location in 1947. The school is well known for its academic excellence with 100% passing rate for all government examinations since its conception. It has a total of 4,000 students currently studying.

3. Kuen Cheng High School

Kuen Cheng High School

Fee range (monthly): RM 450 - RM 500

Location: Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur

A former all-girls’ school, Kuen Cheng High School opened its doors to male students in 2008 and changed its name to Kuen Cheng High School. The school is located at Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur. Founded in 1908, the school’s heritage includes it being one of the first institutions that offered education to women.

4. Tsun Jin High School

Tsun Jin High School

Fee range: Unavailable at the moment

Location: Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur

Established in 1955, Tsun Jin High School was founded as an expansion of Tsun Jin Primary School. The school is located at Jalan Loke Yew in a spacious and well-facilitated campus. The school has a library, 8 badminton courts, an air-conditioned hall with a capacity of 800 persons, and a main hall built in 2009 with a capacity of 2,500 persons.

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