Nelson Mandela once said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” That is why parents invest in quality education for their children’s future. How will you know that you are giving your child the education that he deserves? There are traditional schools, home schooling options, and boarding schools. Boarding schools is a growing trend in Malaysia. It promotes after-class activities which gives students the opportunity to harness their potential in sports, arts, theater, and others. Below, we look at the some of the international boarding schools in Malaysia and compare prices.
The International School of Penang (Uplands The school harnesses a multicultural and multiracial community that adopts a mix of International Baccalaureate (IB) and International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGSCE) programme. It prides itself with being the one of the oldest international schools in the country . Tuition fee ranges from RM15,900 to RM23,800.
Marlborough College Malaysia A counterpart of the English school, it follows and extends the national curriculum. Apart from its wide range of extra-curricular activities, it has a pastoral and tutor system, wherein students can dialogue and discuss their opinions freely with their teachers. Fees range from RM25,750 to RM59,000.
Nexus International School Next to the IGSCE education that your child will get, your child’s many talents and potentials will not be sidetracked at this progressive school. It takes on an emphasis on learning by doing and on social skills. Like other international schools, it has a wide range of extra curricular activities, however since it is a progressive school it puts collaboration in to the centre. Boarding charges cost RM39,000 per annum.
Prince of Wales Island International School If you are looking for an international boarding school in Penang that puts an emphasis on its pastoral system then go with this. Teachers monitor the academic excellence as well as the extra-curricular activities of the students. Course fees range from RM12,600 to RM14,700, with three terms per year. Boarding fees range from RM12,000 to RM13,500 per term.
Boarding schools give children more opportunity to play and collaborate with their friends. With the schools above, parents need not worry about their children being away for too long as they are just in the country.