English speaking expats moving to KL will be delighted to know there is plenty of choice. The number of international schools is increasing, with quite a number having opened in the last few years.
However, although there are many that claim to be "international", including some not listed here, only a few really cater for expats. Those listed below are the main ones most expats really do consider.
Do note that some are very new and may have small student numbers. The curriculum will probably be the first thing you look at and there are schools offering British, US, Australian & international programmes. School locations include central, east, south and west of the city.
Perhaps surprisingly, many schools are twenty minutes or more from the centre but all provide bus services. The city is crowded and schools have had to locate away from the centre in order to provide spacious campuses.
Fees are generally quite high, but there is some differentiation.
Alice Smith School - Primary
No.2 Jalan Bellamy
Long established, British curriculum school located near the Royal Palace KL. Caters for pre-school to Year 6 (ages 3-11). Well resourced, it is a not for profit school.
Alice Smith School - Secondary
No. 3 Jalan Equine
British international school that prepares pupils for GCSE and A levels. Spacious, well planned and equipped, purpose built campus (1997) south of the city. Wide range of after-school activities.
Australian International School
The MINES Resort City
Phone:0060 03 8943 0622
Fax: 0060 03 8948 4522
Caters for ages 3 - 18; offers a 100% Australian Primary & Secondary curriculum. Recognised by the NSW board of Studies; exams offered are NSW School Certificate (Year 10) and Higher School Certificate ( Year 12). Located 20 minutes south of central KL. Owned and managed by the Taylor's Education Group (who also run Garden International School and Nexus World School).
British International School
1 Club Drive
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opened September 2009. Located North East West of the city, currently located in a new country club with access to good sports facilities and has whiteboards in every class. Member of The British Schools Group and is UK managed.
elc International School
3664, Jalan Sierramas Barat
Located near to the Valencia Resort gated community; established in 1987 as a secondary school; primary school added in 1992. New campus was opened in 1997 and is 20 minutes from the city. British curriculum up to GCSE (age 16). Still run by the founding family. Lower fees than some others in the city.
Garden International School
16 Jalan Kiara 3
Off Jalan Bukit Kiara
Established in 1951, it offers a British education for 3- 18 year olds that is based on the National Curriculum for England, leading to IGCSE and A levels. An academic school that also offers many co-curricular activities. The whole school is housed on one campus, located within the Mont Kiara residential area. Member of the Taylor's Education Group.
Lycee Francais de Kuala Lumpur
No 34 Jalan 1/38B
off Jalan Segambut
French curriculum but is moving towards a French/English bilingual program.
Mont'Kiara International School
No.22 Jalan Kiara
Located in the centre of the new Mont'Kiara residential area. Established in 1994; campus caters for students from ages 3 to 18. Offers the US High School Diploma and IB Diploma. Students who opt for the US Diploma can study for IB Certificates. The school years starts at the beginning of August.