IB Schools in Malaysia


IB Schools in Malaysia


If you’re a prospective parent searching for “IB Schools in Malaysia” on Google, you’re might end up with some confusing results. Why?


There are quite a few international schools in Malaysia that offer only a part of the IB curriculum - usually the IB Diploma in the final two years of high school. Usually, these schools are very ‘British’ in approach and don’t really adhere to the IB’s learning culture, focus on learner skills, internationalism and so on. (It is also worth nothing that often these schools also have pretty tiny IB Diploma cohorts - think 30-40 students across their entire 2-year programme - with most students preferring to take A Levels). However, Google won't tell you any of that...so your 'IB schools' list can actually end up pretty long...and rather inaccurate!


In all honesty, the IB Diploma isn’t nearly as popular here in Malaysia as it is in other large Asian cities, like Singapore or Hong Kong (we are not quite sure why). But perhaps that's a blogpost for another time.


In the meantime: here are a couple of lists we hope will be useful: one of the ‘FULL’ IB schools in Malaysia - and the other is a list of schools just offering partial elements of the IB programme.