• Helen Prior

The 6 Price Tiers of International Schools in Kuala Lumpur (UPDATED)

Updated: Oct 31, 2019



You may have heard of the terms 'top tier' (or 'Tier 1'), 'mid tier' (or 'Tier 2') and 'bottom tier' (or 'Tier 3') when referring to international schools.


The phrases are loosely used to refer to both price and quality ('top tier' schools are the most expensive but also, usually, the best. Middle tier schools are in the mid-fee bracket - and so on).


Flawed terminology aside, there are so many international schools here now that, within each of those 3 tiers, there is a vast range of prices. Not useful for parents trying to work out exactly which schools are in their budget!


So, we have divided the most popular international schools in Kuala Lumpur up into 6 pricing tiers: Tier 1 (most expensive) to Tier 6 (least expensive).


You can see all of the schools' locations on our helpful map.


A Few Notes


We have based our price tiers on the annual tuition fees for Grade 6 / Year 7 students. We are not focusing on quality here - just cost.


- All prices are in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), per annum.

- Schools are arranged alphabetically within each tier.

- Deposits & registration fees are not included.

- Fee information has come directly from the schools.

- We have hyperlinked directly to fee information on the schools' websites, if they share this publicly (some don't).



PRICE TIER 1: 80-100,000


The Alice Smith School

The British School of Kuala Lumpur

Epsom College in Malaysia

Garden International School

The International School of Kuala Lumpur

Mont'Kiara International School



PRICE TIER 2: 60-80,000


Australian International School Malaysia

IGB International School

The International School @ ParkCity

King Henry VIII College

Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar

Nexus International School Malaysia

St Joseph's Institution International School



PRICE TIER 3: 40-50,000


Cempaka International School

Eaton International School

Etonhouse International School

Fairview International School

GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark

HELP International School

Kingsgate International School

Mutiara International Grammar School

Oasis International School

Peninsular International School Australia

Sri KDU International School

Sunway International School



PRICE TIER 4: 30-40,000


Asia Pacific International School

Beaconhouse Newlands International School

Dwi Emas International School

ELC International School (Sungai Buloh & Cyberjaya)

Hibiscus International School

Kingsley International School

Mahsa International School

Nilai International School

Rafflesia International School (Puchong)

Sri Emas International School

Taylor's International School (Kuala Lumpur)

Taylor's International School (Puchong)

Templer Park International School

Tenby International School Setia EcoPark

Tenby International School Tropicana Aman



PRICE TIER 5: 20-30,000


Brighton International School

Nobel International School

R.E.A.L International School

Sayfol International School

Sri Bestari International School

Straits International School (Rawang)

Tanarata International School

UCSI International School (Subang)

Qosmo International School



PRICE TIER 6: Under 20,000


Global Indian International School

Havil International School

Inspiros International School

Pine Hills International School

Sri Dasmesh International School

St John's International School

Wesley Methodist College

Westlake International School




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