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From rustic boarding schools to university-like city locales, we look at the most stunning campuses from the top international schools in the country

Garden International School Malaysia

One of the oldest international schools in the country, Garden International School's two campuses—the Early Years Centre in Desa Sri Hartamas and the main campus in Mont Kiara—create a warm and welcoming environment for a diverse student body that numbers approximately 2,000. In line with a commitment to cutting-edge educational standards, the facilities here consist of a variety of tech-integrated learning spaces.

The Mont Kiara campus boasts a dedicated Sixth Form centre, two libraries, design and technology workshops, a Perceptual Motor Programme room and sports facilities that include a sports hall, an all-weather football field and tennis courts and a 25m eight-lane swimming pool. The colourful Early Years Centre is just as impressive, offering purpose-built indoor and outdoor learning environments equipped for a multi-sensory learning approach.  

16 Jalan Kiara 3, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur | +603-6209 6888

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Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar

This renowned British-style international boarding school in Negeri Sembilan boasts a sprawling 80-acre campus that exudes the feel of a tropical resort. Traditional architecture meets state-of-the-art primary and secondary school facilities here which include a purpose-built Sixth Form centre, a sophisticated library known as The Arc, a music studio, an 11-metre indoor rock climbing wall, a cricket field, two outdoor netball courts and more.

Mantin, Negeri Sembilan | +606-758 2561

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Charterhouse Hartamas

The arrival of Charterhouse Malaysia's five-star campus in the heart of Sri Hartamas couldn't have made bigger waves. Charterhouse Malaysia trades the old-world nostalgia of wooden walls and stoic halls for a cutting-edge modern site that's designed to facilitate flexible learning.

Futuristic auditoriums and classrooms here flow openly into well thought-out communal spaces that encourage group discussions and collaboration. The open and spacious layout of classrooms and study areas in Charterhouse make social distancing for students ideal in a post-lockdown setting.       

62 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1 ,Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur | +603-27025270

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Shattuck-St Mary's Forest City International School

True to its name, Shattuck-St Mary Forest City boarding school fronts greenery as far as the eyes can see, from rooftop gardens and vertical greens to tree-lined avenues with plenty of shaded outdoor areas. 

This American school is known for its elite golf programme at the SSM-FC Golf Center of Excellence. Other unique spaces for future-ready learning here include the weCreate studios for digital production, music and video editing, robotics, engineering and fashion design.      

Jalan Forest City, Lebuhraya Tanjung Pelepas, 8 Jalan Pulau 1, Gelang Patah, Johor | +6019-590 3128

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Marlborough College Malaysia

A place where educational tradition meets innovation, Marlborough College Malaysia is a boarding school situated on 90 acres of green, peaceful grounds in Iskandar Puteri: home to a golf driving range, a lake and the organic Barton Farm, the produce of which is actually used in the school's cafeteria.

Located on campus is a 24-hour health centre known as 'the Sani', a climbing wall, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a junior swimming pool, two sports halls, squash courts, six tennis courts, basketball courts, an athletics track and an all-weather cricket pitch and facilities that has contributed to Marlborough College Malaysia's status as one of the premier cricket venues in the country.   

Jalan Marlborough, Iskandar Puteri, Johor | +607-5602200

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British International School of Kuala Lumpur

Sporting a bright, cheerful campus that's split between Lower, Junior and Secondary areas, the British International School of Kuala Lumpur's spacious grounds in the neighbourhood of Bandar Utama allow for modern facilities like a 9-a-side covered sports field, three indoor sports halls, three libraries, two swimming pools and two football fields. Students here also get to enjoy the presence of a rock climbing wall, a 3D printing room and a 650-seat theatre.   

1 Changkat Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor | +603-7727 7775

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Prince Of Wales Island International School, Penang

Thanks to its location in the serene Balik Pulau area, this prestigious boarding school boasts a peaceful, lush campus that makes study time a dream. Facilities here include art studios, computer labs, an auditorium as well as a swimming pool, a tennis court and a football field. In September 2019, the school opened its purpose-built primary campus in Tanjung Bungah, serving ages three to 11.

1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, Balik Pulau, Penang | +604-868 9999

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French School of Kuala Lumpur

It isn't easy to forget the kaleidoscopic wall and cheerful red shade sails suspended above the courtyard at Lycée Français de Kuala Lumpur, or the French School of Kuala Lumpur. The Segambut campus offers a variety of cosy spaces for kids to grow and learn, from a light-filled library and colourful classrooms to an auditorium, a swimming pool, basketball courts, a multipurpose hall and a cheerful open-air canteen. 

Fun fact: Located just 100m away is the newly-opened and colourful primary school called Hevea, which boasts a swimming pool, a playground, activity rooms and nap rooms.

34, Jalan Dutamas Raya, Kuala Lumpur | +603-6250 4415    

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St Joseph's Institution International School Malaysia

Located in a 6.5-acre area in the verdant township of Tropicana in Petaling Jaya, St Joseph's Institution International School Malaysia is guided by its Lasallian education philosophy, reflected in its approach to learning and its spacious and attractive campus layout. The premises house a secondary and elementary library, an auditorium, music rooms, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, a chapel, a dedicated International Baccalaureate lounge and an FA-Qualified soccer field with a spectator gallery.

1, Jalan PJU 3/13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor | +603-8605 3605

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