Alice Smith School - First British International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The Alice Smith School is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and a founding member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA). Additionally it is a member of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Alice Smith School was the first British international school in Malaysia and the only British international school in Kuala Lumpur which is ‘not for profit’. With two stunning campuses, Primary and Secondary, providing world-class facilities and an abundance of green, open spaces we are passionate about the difference we make and proud of our excellent reputation in providing an outstanding and thriving all-round education based on the British curriculum for 3 to 18 year olds. The exceptional quality of learning and teaching, the breadth of learning opportunities, the high levels of excellent student behaviour and agency, the depth of staff professionalism and the outstanding levels of governance practice and community engagement all contribute to make our school a wonderful place to be and are the foundation for our success.

Why Choose Alice Smith School:
– First not-for-profit British International school in Malaysia
– 47 nationalities represented in our school
– 34% of students are from our founding nations – Britain, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia
– 83% of teaching staff are from the United Kingdom
– 62% A* to A grades at A Level
– 54% achieved A* at GCSE
– 95% of students gained places at top world ranking universities including Cambridge and Yale

Language courses at Alice Smith School

  • Foundation Stage

    Course length
    Ages 3-5 years

    Course price
    USD 3,250 – USD 4,300

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    In the Foundation Stage – Pre-school and Reception (3 – 5 years old), your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

    The Alice Smith Early Years Curriculum follows the skills and directives set out in the English National Curriculum.

    We want our children to be happy and safe in their environment, and most importantly have lots of fun. Learning is child-led and is based around play. We are very lucky at the Alice Smith School because we have an amazing environment that offers free flow between indoors and out. Our teachers are specifically qualified and highly experienced in early years education and understand the needs to this age phase, fully supporting your child’s learning.


  • Primary School

    Course length
    Ages 5 – 11 years

    Course price
    USD 5,689 – USD 6,000

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    Our flexible, well planned cross-curricular units encourage students to make sense of their learning by creating links between subjects and the real world. Learning initiated by student questions is encouraged, celebrated, tracked and recorded as part of the connected and authentic learning process.

    All students have the opportunity to participate in sports, learn languages and develop a passion for reading, writing and numbers. With 82% of our teaching staff being from the United Kingdom, your child will develop a growth mindset and a love of learning within the British curriculum.


  • Secondary School

    Course length
    Ages 11 – 16 years

    Course price
    USD 7,000 – USD 7,700

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    Students learn English, Mathematics, Science and a Modern Foreign Language whilst also specialising in subject areas which reflect their interests, strengths and aspirations. This stage culminates in GCSE examinations.

    Students have the option between 9 and 11 GCSEs depending upon their learning preferences (via combined core and Additional Mathematics plus Triple Science).

    Alice Smith students consistently achieve high grades on their examinations – 76% of all GCSE grades were at A* or A (grades 9-7) in 2020 – while also discovering that they are capable of achieving more than they thought possible.


  • Sixth Form

    Course length
    Ages 16 – 18 years

    Course price
    USD 7,700

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    Alice Smith School offers a broad range of experiences in Key Stage 5 of which linear (2-year) A Levels are the main academic element.

    Your child can tailor their curriculum to suit their interests, strengths, needs and aspirations and follow personalised pathways comprising of enrichment activities (including leadership, service and physical activity) and the Extended Project Qualification; an individual research project on a topic of the student’s choice. This is equivalent to half of an A Level and prepares students for university through the development of key skills.

    Students also receive comprehensive support in careers education, university applications and preparation for life beyond school. The result?

    95% of students gained places at their first choice world universities including Cambridge and Yale.