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10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru [2024]

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International School Johor Bahru

International School Johor Bahru

If you are looking for the best international schools in Johor Bahru, look no further! We have compiled a list of the 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru. These schools offer world-class education and facilities, and will prepare your child for success in the global marketplace.

1. Marlborough College

Marlborough College - 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru
Marlborough College – 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru (Credit: Marlborough College)
Key ServicesInternational School, Pre-prep (Ages 4 to 7), Lower Prep (Ages 7 to 9), Upper Prep (Ages 9 to 14), Senior School (Ages 14 to 16), International Baccalaureate (Ages 16 to 18)
Websitehttps://www.marlboroughcollegemalaysia.org/
AddressJalan Marlborough 79200 Iskandar Puteri Johor Malaysia
Phone+607 5602200
Emailmalaysia@marlboroughcollege.my
Operating hoursMonday-Friday 8.30am-5pm
Saturday 8.30am-1pm

Marlborough College is an independent British institution that grew out of Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England. The school is led by a majority of alumni from Marlborough College.

Marlborough College, Malaysia is a coeducational, independent boarding and day school. For students aged thirteen to eighteen, the boarding and day School is available. The campus features a healthcare center, wellbeing program, running track, swimming pool netball, squash and tennis courts climbing center, gym, science garden, organic farm, golf driving range and lake for watersports.

Key Differentiators:

  • Academic Rigour
  • Innovation
  • Generosity of Spirit

Customer’s Review:

Tranquil village type settings in Malaysia’s state of Johor. Lots of beautiful greenery and more importantly, a high level of academia and excellent British teaching staff.

Neena Ali

2. Sunway International Schools

Sunway International Schools - 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru
Sunway International Schools – 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru (Credit: Sunway International Schools)
Key ServicesInternational School, Early Years (Ages 4 and 5), Elementary School (Grades 1 to 5), Secondary School (Grades 6 to 10), and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Grades 11 to 12).
Websitehttps://sunwayschools.edu.my/
AddressJalan Persiaran Medini 3, Sunway City Iskandar Puteri, 79250 Iskandar Puteri, Johor Darul Takzim Malaysia
Phone+607 533 8070
Emailinfosis@sunway.edu.my

Sunway International Schools (SIS) are the first and only international schools in Malaysia to provide both the Canadian (Ontario) curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, making them IB World Schools.

SIS provides students with internationally recognized credentials for acceptance into top-tier universities worldwide, with two campuses in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur and Sunway City Iskandar Puteri, Johor.

Their school’s curriculum is based on a Canadian one that has been granted high accreditation in Mathematics, Science, and Reading. Campus Highlight are Football Field, Art and Music Rooms, Pre-School Specialist Rooms, Swimming Pool

Key Differentiators:

  • Internationally Recognized Education
  • Certified Educators
  • Assessing for Success

Customer’s Review:

Had an amazing journey in this school. Inspirational, friendly and caring teaching staff..

Nicholas Chin

3. Raffles American School

Raffles American School - 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru
Raffles American School – 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru (Credit: Raffles American School)
Key ServicesInternational School, Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 3 and 4), Elementary School (Ages 5 to 10), Middle School (Ages 11 to 13), and High School (Ages 14 to 18).
Websitehttps://raffles-american-school.edu.my/
AddressJalan Raffles, 79050 Iskandar Puteri, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia
Phone+60 (7) 213 2638
Emailinquiry@raffles-american-school.edu.my
Operating hoursWeekdays 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Raffles American School is a WASC-accredited institution. Their campus, which is designed as a “Green Building,” makes use of passive cooling methods and outside shading devices to help it operate more efficiently.

Raffles American School is a learning community that allows students to reach their full academic and life potential. The Performing Arts Center, Planetarium, Athletic Amenities, and Olympic Swimming Pool are all featured attractions at Raffles American School

Key Differentiators:

  • Premium K-12 American Curriculum Boarding and Day School
  • Community of Inspired Learners
  • Learning Outcome Approach

Customer’s Review:

A school that provides holistic education with warm n nurturing content knowledgeable educators. It offers various choices of curricular activities, and cutting edge facilities; Planetarium (getting my kids all excited about learning!) A 21st Century Education and skills preparing students for the global and real life.

Suraya-Rose Mc

4. Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Forest City

Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Forest City - 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru
Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Forest City – 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru (Credit: Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Forest City)
Key ServicesInternational School, Early Childhood School (Ages 3 to 6), Elementary School (Ages 6 to 11), Middle School (Ages 11 to 15), and High School (Ages 15 to 18)
Websitehttps://ssm-fc.org/
AddressShattuck St.Mary’s Forest City International School, Jalan Forest City, Pulau Satu, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia.
Phone+60 19-590 3128
Emailinfo@ssm-fc.org
Operating hoursAlways open

Shattuck-St.Mary’s Forest City, Minnesota, has an American curriculum based on its 160-year-old academic institution in Shattuck-St.Mary’s School in Minnesota.

Educators are mostly Americans and come from countries including Canada, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Highlighted features include a fully equipped theatre, dance, music and art studios, robotics studios, fashion design studios, and several others. A full-size swimming pool is also available. Soccer fields are also on campus.

Key Differentiators:

  • American-style education
  • Focus on independent learning and creativity
  • Teachers with years of experience

Customer’s Review:

Great school, with small classes and dedicated teachers. The students are kind and respectful and eager to learn.

Andy Lingle

5. Crescendo-HELP International School

Crescendo-HELP International School - 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru
Crescendo-HELP International School – 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru (Credit: Crescendo-HELP International School)
Key ServicesInternational School, Primary and secondary school stages
Websitehttps://chis.edu.my/
AddressPTD 204446 Lebuh Cemerlang, Taman Desa Cemerlang, 81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia
Phone07-861 6788 / 012-7206500 / 012-7076500
Emailinfo@chis.edu.my

The Crescendo-HELP International School in Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia, was established through a collaboration between Crescendo Berhad and HELP Education Group. The founding groups are well-known due to their long history of academic excellence and leadership development.

Dance and Art Studios, Sports Hall and Fitness Gymnasium, Running Track, Tennis Courts, and Swimming Pool are some of the campus highlights.

Key Differentiators:

  • Providing excellence 
  • Flourish and fulfill potential
  • Wide variety of co-curricular activities

Customer’s Review:

Nice environment. Good education system and management. For those who seek for international school that is using education system as overseas. This is a good choice!

Edward Ng

6. Stellar International School

Stellar International School - 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru
Stellar International School – 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru (Credit: Stellar International School)
Key ServicesInternational School, International Early Years Curriculum (Ages 2 to 5), International Primary Curriculum (Ages 5 to 11), and International Middle Years Curriculum (Ages 11 to 14).
Websitehttps://stellar.edu.my/
Address1-3 Almas, Persiaran Laksamana, Puteri Harbour 79100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Phone+60 11-5622 3116
Emailenquiry@stellar.edu.my
Operating hoursWeekdays 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Stellar International School is located in Puteri Harbour, Johor, and by 2025 it will have a bigger campus. Their curriculum is based on the Cambridge International Curriculum and Singapore National Curriculum, which are blended together. Art and Music Hall, Design Technology Workshop, Dance Studio, Student Exchange Programme, and Partnership with Educity Sports Complex are among the campus highlights.

Key Differentiators:

  • Provides a refreshing holistic and innovative approach 
  • Raise a generation of stars for a sustainable future
  • Emphasize academic performance and involvement in Co-Curricular Activities

Customer’s Review:

My kid love this sch. Teachers are passionate about seeing their students succeed. Students here got chance to express themselves to gain more confidence in their learning abilities. Admins here very friendly too..

Priscilla Wong

7. Austin Heights Private & International School

Austin Heights Private & International School - 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru
Austin Heights Private & International School – 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru (Credit: Austin Heights Private & International School)
Key ServicesInternational School, Early Years Curriculum (Ages 3 to 5), Primary Curriculum (Ages 5 to 11), Secondary Curriculum (Ages 11 to 16)
Websitehttp://www.austinheights.edu.my/en/
AddressNo.2, Jalan Austin Heights 3/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Phone+607-351 5000, +607-351 3003
Emailenquiry@austinheights.edu.my
Operating hoursWeekdays 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The Austin Heights Private and International School, which opened in 2011, has earned a spot as one of Johor’s finest international schools.

They have a curriculum that is based on the Cambridge International Curriculum for primary school students and the National Curriculum of England for secondary school students, with adjustments made to accommodate international pupils.

Golf Course, Bowling Alley, Sports Venues, Design and Technology Workshops, Performing Arts Studio, and a 25m Swimming Pool are among the campus highlights.

Key Differentiators:

  • Academic Excellence 
  • English Program me
  • Exciting and extensive provision of Co-curricular Activities

Customer’s Review:

Highly recommended international school with dedicated teachers and an excellent track record for Cambridge IGCSE exams. Also, their school fees are affordable and have not increased for the past ten years.

Cheryl Yeap

8. Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens - 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru
Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens – 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru (Credit: Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens)
Key ServicesInternational School, Early Years Curriculum (Ages 3 to 5), Primary Curriculum (Ages 5 to 11), and Secondary Curriculum (Ages 11 to 16) at Tenby International School or Sekolah Sri Tenby.
Websitehttps://tenby.edu.my/setia-eco-gardens/
AddressNo. 7, Jalan Laman Setia Utama 81550 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Phone+60 7-558 8812
Emailecogardens@tenby.edu.my
Operating hoursWeekdays 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tenby Schools has a long history and has evolved into one of Malaysia’s most well-known private international schools since its inception in 1960.

Setia Eco Garden is a purpose-built campus with Sekolah Sri Tenby (Malaysian National School Curriculum) and Tenby International School.

Art and Music Rooms, Sports Hall, ICT Suites, Sports Field, Swimming Pool are just a few of the highlights on campus.

Key Differentiators:

  • Unique Amazing learning philosophy 
  • Over 100 co-curricular activities to choose from
  • Encourage students to be resilient and persistent

Customer’s Review:

Good international school

imam shaik

9. Paragon Private & International School

Paragon Private & International School - 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru
Paragon Private & International School – 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru (Credit: Paragon Private & International School)
Key ServicesInternational School, Primary School (Year 1 to Year 6), and Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 11).
Websitehttps://www.paragon.edu.my/
AddressNo 3, Jalan Mutiara Utama, Taman Perindustrian Plentong, Mukim Plentong, 81750 Plentong, Johor, Malaysia
Phone+60 7-361 9696
Emailinfo@paragon.edu.my
Operating hoursAlways open

Paragon Private & International School provides students the choice of attending their private school, which uses the Malaysian National Curriculum as its foundation, or international schools that use Cambridge and Singapore education methods.

The Design and Technology Room, Auditorium, Media Room, Sewing Room, Culinary Studio, and Swimming Pool are some of the campus highlights.

Key Differentiators:

  • Low Student – teacher Ratio
  • Internationally Recognized Curricula
  • Practical Learning & Exposure

Customer’s Review:

Nice facilities and environment for studying

Alex Chu

10. REAL Schools International & Private

 REAL Schools International & Private - 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru
 REAL Schools International & Private – 10 Best International Schools in Johor Bahru (Credit:  REAL Schools International & Private)
Key ServicesInternational School and Private School
Websitehttps://realschools.edu.my/
AddressREAL International School, Lot 2361, Jalan Persiaran Sri Plentong, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor Malaysia.
Phone+607 – 386 4468
Emailenquiry@real.edu.my

REAL International School in Johor is the latest edition of campuses under REAL Education Group. Their International School syllabus is based on the UK National Curriculum (Cambridge).

The Art and Design Room, the Culinary Arts Kitchen, Music Rooms, Dance and Drama Rooms, Performing Arts Theatre, Swimming Pool, Futsal Court, Sports Field, and Indoor Sports Hall are some of the campus’ highlights.

Key Differentiators:

  • Real Academic Excellence
  • Real World Preparation
  • Real Career Guidance

Customer’s Review:

My son love this school so much. Teachers are so caring and what impressed me the most is the efficiency on how they arrange virtual & physical classes. All teachers are professional and always update his learning progress from time to time

W S

International School Johor Bahru

International School Johor Bahru are a great way to provide your child with international education. Whether they want traditional or flex learning, there is an option for them here!

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