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Most Affordable International Preschools in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

by on 02/04/2018 21802

This article was last updated in September 2021.

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) St. John’s International School

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St. John’s International School (SJIS) presents a new milieu for students from different cultures and backgrounds to be nurtured in education, sports and extra-curricular activities excellence. Students here receive a holistic education that promotes values of respect and a sense of responsibility. Good discipline and strong student-faculty relationship are emphasised to create a mutual and respectful learning environment within the school. Members of the SJIS faculty are discerningly selected for their top academic qualifications and methodical competencies. They focus on varied exposures and the well-balanced needs of students that will set them on a trail blazing path in higher education studies glory and a bright future.

Tuition Fees: RM 10,230 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 4 years

St. John's International School (Early Years), Bukit Nanas

No. 145, Jalan Bukit Nanas,
Kuala Lumpur 50250
Malaysia
03-2034 1XXX
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St. John's International School, Bukit Nanas

No. 145, Jalan Bukit Nanas,
Kuala Lumpur 50250
Malaysia
03-2034 1XXX
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09) 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


10) 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


11) Discover International School

Discover International School is driven by a vision to “inspire every child with a love of learning, the confidence to explore and growth to achieve as an individual.” Founded by Dr. Danny Ghee, winner of the EDUCOOP National Outstanding Educator Award 2019, the school strives to be a leading international school where all children have equal access to good quality education regardless of social background, and one that’s recognised for its commitments to excellence.

The school’s campus is located in Bayan Club, a recreational centre with excellent sporting facilities. Students get to enjoy all the amenities including a swimming pool, badminton court, tennis court and gym.

At Discover International School, they offer a solid, well-rounded curriculum that’s based on the British education system, but designed to be locally appropriate. The comprehensive framework combines both academic and skills-driven learning to support students holistically. From the age of 3 years onwards, students who enrol in Discover International School will progress seamlessly from preparatory (preschool) to secondary (IGCSE).

Tuition Fees: RM 11,170 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 3 years

Location: Bayan Club, Seri Kembangan 

Discover International School (Early Years), Seri Kembangan

Discover @ Bayan Club, Jalan BS 3/12, Taman Bukit Serdang,
43300
Malaysia
0176644XXX
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12) 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


13) Leo International

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Leo International promotes independent critical thinking and embrace creativity. Their primary curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England, supported by language education in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin. The learning process focuses a lot on encouraging students to participate and ask questions to boost their confidence. A comprehensive range of co-curricular activities form an integral part of a well-rounded curriculum that aims to help students learn essential skills, discover a range of interests and develop the confidence to pursue new challenges.

Tuition Fees: RM 12,000 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 4 years

Leo International (Early Years), Putra Heights

No. 2-G & 2-1, Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/8D,
Putra Heights, Subang Jaya, Selangor 47650
Malaysia
03-5103 7XXX
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Leo International, Putra Heights

No. 2-G & 2-1, Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/8D,
Putra Heights, Subang Jaya, Selangor 47650
Malaysia
03-5103 7XXX
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14) Sri Bestari International School

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Sri Bestari International School (SBIS) welcomes students from the tender age of 3 years until 15 years. The school sits in a 15-acre campus that is very well equipped with spacious classrooms, labs, performing studios, sports field, tennis court, swimming pool and auditorium. Experienced teachers with diversified experiences guide students to gear up for the 21st century.

Tuition Fees: RM 15,000 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 3+ years

Sri Bestari International School (Preschool & Early Years), Bandar Sri Damansara

Persiaran Margosa, Bandar Sri Damansara,
Bandar Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 52200
Malaysia
+603-6263 9XXX
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Sri Bestari International School (Primary & Secondary), Bandar Sri Damansara

Persiaran Margosa, Bandar Sri Damansara,
Bandar Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 52200
Malaysia
+603- 6263 9XXX
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15) Campus Rangers International School

Campus Rangers International School, Kuala Lumpur offers a supportive learning environment where students will benefit from an intimate school setting that brings out the absolute best in every child. It started as an IGCSE learning centre in 2012 by a husband-and-wife duo, who are both experienced educators with a vision to inspire and transform students’ lives. For many students, if not all, the personalised learning experience was transformational; they managed to perform much better in ways that they were unable to in other schools. Seeing these exceptional achievements, the founders sought to expand their vision. Here it is today, with a bigger campus while maintaining the same close-knit community.

At Campus Rangers, students learn across a continuum of programmes guided by the British educational framework. “We equip students with holistic and quality education, impact them with Godly values and practices, and transform lives through love, care and counselling. We ensure No one is left behind,” Mr. Ho, founder of Campus Rangers International School.

Tuition Fees: RM 15,072 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 3+ years

Campus Rangers International School (Primary & Secondary), 9Seputeh

No. 9, Seputeh, 20 Jalan Telok Datok Off,
Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur 58000
Malaysia
+6017-282 8XXX
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16) Beaconhouse Newlands

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Beaconhouse Newlands aims to ‘develop young minds to be the brightest spark’. Their programme is designed to support 21st Century skills through engaging the imagination, curiosity and critical thinking. Teachers strive to instill a love for learning through nurturing children's confidence to try things and explore the world around them. Children are supported throughout different stages of life to build a foundation that shapes their health, happiness, growth and development.

Tuition Fees: RM 15,510 per annum

Curriculum: British

Age: From 2.5 years

Beaconhouse Newlands Early Years, Ampang U-Thant

No. 23, Jalan Taman U-Thant,
Ampang, Kuala Lumpur 55000
Malaysia
03-2181 2XXX
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Beaconhouse Newlands Early Years, Bangsar

No. 2, Lorong Bukit Pantai 7,
Taman Bukit Pantai,
Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur 59100
Malaysia
03-2201 5XXX
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Beaconhouse Newlands Early Years, SS2, Petaling Jaya

No. 37, Jalan SS2/44,
SS2, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47300
Malaysia
03-7865 0XXX
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17) Global Indian International School

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Global Indian International School offers a multi-faceted learning experience that nurtures 21st century skills. Students will be equipped with the fundamentals of formal learning that provide a seamless transition from preschool to high school. Apart from the core subjects, children are encouraged to excel in public speaking and develop higher sensitivity to their environment in order to be able to perform well in every stage of life. The school also offers a scholarship programme.

Tuition Fees: RM 16,868 per annum

Curriculum: British (Hindi offered)

Age: From 2.5 years

Global Indian International School (Early Years), Kuala Lumpur

No. 242, Lorong Abdul Samad off Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad,
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470
Malaysia
03-2276 7XXX
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Global Indian International School, Kuala Lumpur

No. 242, Lorong Abdul Samad off Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad,
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470
Malaysia
03-2276 7XXX
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18) Kingsley International School

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Kingsley International School is located away from the city, surrounded by lush greenery that offers a healthy and clean learning environment for its students. The school provides a broad and complete education based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales. Lessons are interactive and engages students through discussions, pair work, presentations, debates, seminars, dialogue, research works, projects, field trips/ excursions and hands-on activities. Learning is geared towards building students’ characters through community services, team building activities and a mentor-mentee programme. Kingsley International School produces students who are passionate and responsible toward themselves, the school, community and the nation.

Tuition Fees: RM 17,421 per annum

Curriculum: British 

Age: From 3 years

Kingsley International School (EYD), Putra Heights

Persiaran Kingsley, Kingsley Hills,
Putra Heights, Subang Jaya, Selangor 47650
Malaysia
03-5481 6XXX
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Kingsley International School, Putra Heights

Persiaran Kingsley, Kingsley Hills,
Putra Heights, Subang Jaya, Selangor 47650
Malaysia
03-5481 6XXX
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Disclaimer:

The information provided in this article is current as of September 2021. 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.