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Most Affordable International Preschools in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

by on 02/04/2018 19386

Choosing a suitable school for your child possibly tops the list of most complex decisions you will have to make as a parent. The multitude of factors that influence this decision are wide enough to give you a splitting headache. Being a parent in Malaysia, the range of options are even more perplexing with the multifarious public, private and international schools available.

What used to be the norm here, where most children attended public or private schools, is now a thing of the past. Not that public and private schools have transformed into deserted, abandoned buildings, but more and more parents prefer to have their precious tots attend international schools, starting right from preschool.

After placing much emphasis on finding the “perfect” school, then comes the limitations. It is an open fact that international schools are notorious for their exorbitant fee structures. No matter how well matched international schools are to the requirements of parents when it comes to their children’s education, there may well be financial constraints for most.

Good news is, with the proliferation of new international schools in the country especially over the last few years comes a broader range of fee options, giving parents the access to more study savings opportunities.

Listed below are some of the international preschools, within Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, at the lower end of the cost scale:

01) Vikas International School

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It is a co-educational institution that strives to bring out each child’s unique innate potential. Classes start from Pre-Kindergarten for children aged 3 years. Teacher-to-student ratios are kept low for an individualized approach to teaching and learning. The school comprises teachers who are experienced, dedicated and highly qualified. Co-curricular activities are an integral part of the curriculum and students are encouraged to discover their talents in other activities.

Tuition Fees: From RM 6,000 per annum

Curriculum: Indian

Age: From 3 years

Location: Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur

02) Kuala Lumpur Chinese Taipei School

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Students are educated according to the Taiwanese national curriculum in Mandarin Chinese and is supported by language education in English and Bahasa Malaysia. The school caters to students from Kindergarten, starting at the age of 4 years. Teachers help students develop a variety of areas, including language, mathematics, art and craft, music, fitness and life skills, through a thematic program. Additional learning support is offered to those who require additional assistance.

Tuition Fees: From RM 6,600 per annum

Curriculum: Taiwan

Age: From 4 years

Location: Shah Alam, Selangor

03) Alnoor International School

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Alnoor International School is committed to developing children through the whole child approach. Fully-trained, experienced staff are dedicated to nurturing the socioemotional and physical development of children aged 3 to 5 years. The school believes in shaping personal growth through building essential life skills at a budding young age.

Tuition Fees: RM 7,953 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 3 years

Location: Bukit Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

04) International Modern Arabic School

The bilingual, Arabic-English, school pursues academic excellence through a British curriculum. The foundational concepts of the program offered to children aged 3 years and above are developmentally appropriate with a focus on cultivating creative minds, alongside a sense of responsibility to the community. The school’s learner profile reflects anticipated outcomes of high academic standards and development of essential life skills.

Tuition Fees: RM 9,200 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 3 years

Location: Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

05) Baseerah International School

Students at Baseerah International School are supported with the relevant tools to learn, discover and grow within a stimulating environment. Children are guided by a team of outstanding teachers who respects each child’s unique learning abilities. The learning program encompasses language, physical, personal, social and moral development, as well as aesthetics and fine arts appreciation.

Tuition Fees: RM 9,500 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 4 years

Location: Batu Caves, Selangor

06) Sayfol International School

This well-established school provides a nurturing environment that is conducive to learning and character-building for children aged 2 to 5 years. Every aspect of the school strives to facilitate a smooth transition from home to school, allowing students to maintain high levels of achievement and social competence. The curriculum spots a thematic program that consolidates areas of learning through play-based and enquiry-based approaches. Teachers of high caliber maintains a commitment to address the needs and interests of each individual child.

Tuition Fees: RM 9,600 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 2 years

Location: Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

07) Tenby International School

Tenby offers holistic and academic programmes for children aged 3 years and above through the Cambridge International syllabus. The school helps students reach their maximum learning potential by incorporating a child-centred thematic approach. A highly individualized learning experience is provided to ensure that children enjoy their schooling, while attaining the highest possible standard.

Tuition Fees: RM 9,990 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 3 years

Location: Semenyih & Kota Kemuning, Selangor

08) UCSI International School

The learning experience at UCSI International School is set out to be experiential and transformational. A holistic British curriculum is offered to nurture students from 4 years to become knowledgeable and responsible global citizens. It is the firm ambition of the school for students to build a solid foundation of character through individual creativity, self-discovery and self-expression. The student-centred programme is led by a culturally diverse team of highly motivated professionals.

Tuition Fees: RM 10,500 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 4 years

Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor

09) MAZ International School

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The school is rooted in the belief that students need to develop beyond a solid academic foundation. Supportive teachers strive to provide a well-rounded experience to all students and guide them towards realizing their true strengths to withstand future life challenges. The programme is carried out in a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can learn through creative play. The curriculum is complemented with a programme that includes reading, writing, counting, science, art and craft, sensory learning, music, dramatic play and field trips.

Tuition Fees: RM 10,500 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 3 years

Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor

10) Asia Pacific International School

For a holistic development of children, the school augments its curriculum with a wide range of theme-based co-curricular activities, as well as extracurricular activities. Teachers respect that children have diverse learning dispositions and individual needs. The areas of learning include literacy, mathematics, world topics and expressive arts and design. It is the school’s mission to equip children with relevant knowledge, attitude, skills and competencies for life in the future society.

Tuition Fees: RM 11,520 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 3 years

Location: Subang, Selangor


The information provided in this article is current as of March 2018. Data is obtained from related party websites and serves as a guideline only. Figures shown are not inclusive of other miscellaneous fees such as application fees, registration fees, cost of uniforms, technology fees, meal plan, bus services and exam fees. Do note that most international schools offer discounts upon registration and tuition fees for siblings.