Monday, 9 July 2012

International Schools in Penang

Its decision time yet again. Our eldest daughter starts primary school next year and the hunt for a suitable school has begun. This is what I have learnt so far into my research.

There are 3 main types of schools in Penang, which are Public (government) schools, Private schools and International schools. Public school follow the Malaysian curriculum while private schools follow the Malaysian curriculum in English and International schools follow recognized International curriculum. Here is a list of International and Private schools I came across while researching for schools for my daughter.

International Schools in Penang

The International School of Penang (Uplands)
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Location: Batu Ferrengi

Dalat International School
Curriculum: American Curriculum
Location: Tanjung Bunga

St. Christopher’s International School 
Curriculum: British National Curriculum
Location: George Town

Tenby International School 
Curriculum: National Curriculum for England
Location: George Town

Prince of Wales Island International School 
Curriculum: National Curriculum for England and Wales
Location: Balik Palau

Fairview International School
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Location: Bukit Jambul

Straits International School – Bayan Lepas
Curriculum: British Curriculum
Location: Bayan Lepas

So far visited Fairview and Straits International schools (SIS). Both seem quite impressive. But Fairview seems to be lacking the open spaces giving it a slightly crammed look. SIS is a new school which will be starting its first semester in September this year school building is not ready yet though.Temporary building is in Bayan Lepas. Please feel free to share your feedback (good or bad) on the schools in Penang. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these information, yes, To know the goodness for Uplands School. Take a tour of the school’s impressive facilities and visit the classrooms to experience our teacher-student interaction at: