American Curriculum, International Baccalaureate (IB)


Preschool, Primary, Secondary


Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur


Max 24 students in class


No boarding


Situated on a single campus in the suburb of Mont’Kiara, M’KIS consistently ranks as a top international school in Malaysia and rated a five-star school by the Malaysian Ministry of Education.

In operation since 1994, we are a fully accredited North American Curriculum Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 international school that predominately caters to expatriate families. We pride ourselves on being all inclusive and internationally diverse. This is reflected by a student population of over 54 nationalities.

M’KIS is licensed by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia, and certified by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), U.S.A, and authorized as an IB World School by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). We believe in offering a challenging and stimulating curriculum with an international perspective that prepares children for the intellectual, societal and global demands of the 21st Century.

Our Expected School-Wide Learning Requirements (ESLRs) guide our students to the goals of being Academic Achievers, Critical Thinkers, Effective Communicators, Involved Citizens, and Self-Directed Learners.

The M'KIS community is committed to enhancing the creative, social, emotional, and academic talents of the individual child by providing a world-class education within a compassionate environment. As lifelong learners, our students will acquire the skills and attitudes necessary to be caring, independent, productive, and responsible citizens ready to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

We believe that...

  • Learning is a life-long process

  • Life-long learners recognize the benefits derived from the skills, information and knowledge they acquire

  • Learning best occurs in context and when connected to previous experiences

  • Individuals are responsible and accountable for their choices and actions

  • Individual and cultural diversity enriches life

  • Appreciation of diversity of ideas, culture, gender and age contributes to a strong society

  • Honesty, integrity, and mutual respect are essential character traits

  • Open, honest, and respectful communication is essential to mutual understanding

The school boasts very modern facilities with purpose built facilities for all programs, including areas for instruction in the ELL program and the enrichment centre. Eight computer laboratories (4 fixed, 3 mobile and the research centre in the Library Media Center) house the necessary hardware to fully integrate IT into the instructional day. Fully equipped science laboratories exist for earth science, chemistry, biology, physics and physical science. The Arts Education program is fully supported via several general music rooms, a band room, three art rooms, a dance theatre plus a fully equipped ceramics room. The gymnasium is one of the centrepieces to the school and the physical education facilities come complete with two fields, a multipurpose hall, a small gymnasium, a well-equipped fitness centre, a climbing wall and a pool. Our 440 seat state of the art theatre houses all manner of artistic events for the entire school community. Student safety is a top priority for us. To that end, M'KIS has 24-hour security, provided by security personnel employed by the school. M'KIS is a gated school community with state of the art security deployed throughout the school.

The elementary school wing has 29 classrooms, five English Language Learners (ELL) classrooms, three learning center classrooms, art room, band room, choir room, two elementary music classrooms, gymnasium, three world language classrooms, one Malaysian studies classroom, two IT labs, library media center, elementary administration office, physical education office and a student support services office.

The middle school wing houses 34 classrooms plus one computer lab and science lab. The high school wing contains 15 classrooms, two IT labs, art room, ceramics room, and laboratories for earth science, chemistry, biology, physics and physical science.

Building upon its longstanding history of excellence with the IB Diploma Programme, M'KIS is officially a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.