Garden International School

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At GIS, we bring out the best in everyone, both inside and outside of the classroom through our unique learning culture where we pursue our passions and thrive for excellence; all in the spirit of respect, integrity and well being. Start your learning journey with GIS today.

Ages taught:

3 — 18

School size:

1100 boys, 1100 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • English National Curriculum



Accreditations and memberships:

  • Taylor's Education Group
  • Council of Independent Schools
  • Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA)
  • South East Asia Student Activities Committee (SEASAC)
  • Apple Distinguished School
  • Global Innovative Learning Program Award by 21st Century Learning
  • Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS)
  • East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS)
School Website

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Garden International School is a unique school with a particular and very special ethos. Put simply, it is our core aspiration that our students cultivate and explore their innate talents and developing interests and that they make a positive difference during their time with us - a difference to their own lives and a difference to the lives of others.

Garden International School, Bringing Out the Best in You Since 1951

Senior management

Principal: Mr. Mark Ford

School description

Garden International School (GIS) is one of the world’s leading international schools with a strong academic track record. Our high quality, holistic education ensures that our students leave us well equipped for life; it is not surprising that GIS students are in demand across the world and are sought after by the world’s best universities.
GIS students benefit from our unique, innovative teaching and learning philosophy, integrating knowledge and skill development, supported by 66 years of heritage and a thriving alumni global network. 
Accredited by the Council of International Schools, GIS is one of the oldest and most distinguished schools in Malaysia with two campuses: Primary and Secondary School in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur and an Early Years Centre in Desa Sri Hartamas. GIS provides British-based education for students ages 3 to 18 years of age across our Early Years Centre (Nursery to Reception), Primary School (Year 1 to Year 6) and Secondary School (Year 7  to Year 13).
The school has been teaching the National Curriculum of England and Wales with modifications designed to meet the needs of international students. With over 2,000 students, GIS is the biggest private co-educational school in Malaysia. Garden International School, bringing out the best in you since 1951.

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Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:


Reception average class size:


Primary average class size:


Secondary average class size:


Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 6

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 8

Term dates

  • 2017/2018
  • 16/08/16 - 09/12/16
  • 03/01/17 - 07/04/17
  • 24/04/17 - 23/06/17

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum

Examinations board:

CIE (University of Cambridge International Examinations), Edexcel

Higher education:

100% of students progress to higher education

University destinations:

Cambridge, Oxford, University College London, Imperial College, King’s College, LSE, St Andrews, Johns Hopkins University, Mc Gill University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, NU Singapore, Australian National University, HKUST, NYU

Sports and extra-curricular activities


We offer a wide range of sport opportunities to our students: 7-a-side football, basketball, netball, swimming, rugby 7s (boys only), touch rugby (girls only), cross country, athletics, tee ball, tennis, golf, badminton, gymnastics, netball and triathlon
We have two sport programmes: The Dragons, our elite sport team competing internationally and the Sports Academy, our non-competitive sports programmes to improve the children's skills in their chosen sports.

Extra-curricular activities:

We actively encourage students to develop their talents outside of their academic achievements. We offer up to 200 activities throughout the school year.
Over 20 Community Service options, Over 30 Global Citizenship options, Over 60 Physical Performance options, Over 80 Creativity options


Admission process:

The Application for Admission form may be obtained from the School -or- downloaded from the School's website. Upon completion, kindly email scanned copies of the completed form to -or- courier to us at the address on the form. If you prefer to complete an Online Application for Admission, please visit the School's website.

Admission and language criteria:

Applications will be reviewed taking into consideration various factors, including but not limited to, most recent and past school reports in its original language and in English, an Assessment, English language proficiency, a review of the child's learning needs and required support, behaviour, subject options at IGCSE/A Levels, & availability of places.

School Open Days:

22/09/2016; 12/10/2016; 19/10/2016; 14/02/2017

Bursaries and scholarships


Merit scholarships are offered to new students entering Y10 (IGCSE programme). For more information, contact

Fees (Annual)





Junior Day:


Secondary Day:


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School news & events




16 Jalan Kiara 3, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara


Kuala Lumpur

Post/Zip Code:



+60 362012468

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