Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Fairview International School

Thank you for considering Fairview International School.


Fairview International School (FIS) is Malaysia’s largest network of A Top Global IB Schools, with campuses located in Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Ipoh, Penang, and Johor Bahru. The international school also has a presence in Scotland. This school is a candidate A Top Global IB Schools, while the ones in Malaysia are all certified A Top Global IB Schools that offer quality education. Its flagship school, Fairview Kuala Lumpur, is the oldest and largest IB school in Malaysia.

Malaysia’s Fairview International School is synonymous with academic excellence, integrity, and lifelong opportunity. Formed in 1978, the school is one of the most affordable international schools in Malaysia and offers a comprehensive IB programme. It has been named by many world-renowned educators as one of the top 10 international schools in Malaysia, and since its inception, Fairview has nurtured thousands of children from some of Asia’s finest and most influential families.

Currently, Fairview, the much sought-after private school in Malaysia, has in excess of 2000 students from over 65 different nations and offers the IB Primary, Middle Years, and Diploma Programmes worldwide.

  • Day school tuition No Information
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    Post Graduate
  • Scholarships Available Yes
  • Year founded 1978
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula UK National, IB Diploma, IB Middle Years, IB Primary Years, Host Country's National, A/AS Levels, Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Secondary
  • Type Co-ed


International Baccalauerate
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
Diploma Programme (DP)
Duke of Edinburgh (DOfE) International Award



● To inspire self-regulated learners, able to navigate an uncertain future sustainably with bravery, principled action and open-mindedness.

● To build a community of lifelong learners that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and values required for productive global citizenship.

● To build a professional learning community culture that promotes lifelong learning, evidence-based education and a model of education that believes in accessibility and inclusivity.


● Fairview will employ effective and efficient evidence-based educational strategies, and a holistic approach and engage with our communities to ensure that every learner can achieve his or her maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment into global-minded learners.

● Fairview will constantly raise the standards of education in both Fairview and the region through continuous innovation, research and excellent execution of professional development initiatives.


The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
As IB learners we strive to be:

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

We act with integrity and honest dignity and the rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experiences. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.


Through approaches to learning in IB programmes, students develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum that help them “learn how to learn”. They provide a solid foundation for learning independently. ATL skills help students prepare for, and demonstrate learning through, meaningful assessment.
Students should develop a clear and sophisticated understanding of how they learn best and how they can evaluate the effectiveness of their learning. This kind of self-regulated (independent and autonomous) learning helps students:

● reflect purposefully on their learning (metacognition)
● understand the diversity of human learning needs
● evaluate and provide evidence of their learning
● meet subject group aims and objectives
● share responsibility for creating productive, cooperative and safe learning environments
● develop the confidence to try new strategies and explore new concepts and contexts for learning
● prepare for further study and responsible participation in local and global communities. 

Admissions Information

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List Yes


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught English
  • Examinations available International Baccalaureate Diploma - IB Dip

Languages Taught

English, Mandarin, Malay.

Examinations Available

IB MYP e-assessment

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
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  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Access to an educational psychologist Yes
  • Student nationalities 65

Living Accommodations

The Hall of Residence is located inside the 24-hour secured school campus on the 6th, 7th and 8th floor. The HOR is accessible to boarders via a dedicated lift access pass. Boarding staff stays on campus and is always accessible to the boarders. Together they form the boarding community, an extended family unit that mutually looks after the well-being and safety of each other.

Each boarder is given an air-conditioned twin-sharing room with an attached bathroom. Each room is designed to provide a conducive environment for IB learners to be thinkers and inquirers. The common area is equipped with cooking facilities as boarders learn to acquire cooking skills under the guidance of the boarding staff.

Schools Facilities

There is a wide range of sports activities available, ranging from team to individual sports such as basketball, badminton, football, table tennis, swimming and gymnasium.

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes