Why You Should Be Sending Your Kids To These International Schools In Ipoh?

These are three of the more popular international schools listed in random order:


1. Seri Botani International School (SBIS)

SBIS is an educational arm under the Taiko group of companies, set to provide high quality education in Bandar Seri Botani, Ipoh beginning 2020.The international school will be offering the Cambridge Primary and Secondary Curriculum preparing students for International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The International School will be opening in January 2020 and is currently accepting students of Early Years, Year 1 to Year 9, age from 3 to 14 years old for its first year. Subjects taught in Primary and Secondary are:-

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art & Design
  • Physical Education
  • Mandarin
  • Bahasa Malaysia(Compulsory for Malaysian students)
  • English
  • Performing Arts: Music and Drama
  • Global Perspectives
  • Personal, Social and Health Education

Purpose-built to the highest standards, the 10-acre campus includes spacious classrooms, science laboratories, language labs, resource centre/library, music and dance studio, art rooms, ICT rooms, cafeteria, prayer rooms, sick bay and also a fully furnished boarding facility with a residential team of experienced staff providing supervision and support. The boarding house is equipped with gym,media/TV room, study area, dining hall/cafeteria, guest corner, Wi-Fi, locker room and laundry area.

There is an outdoor field, covered basketball and futsal courts, swimming pool and ample green space to provide numerous sporting and recreational opportunities for students. The school is committed to ensuring all members of their community are provided with a safe environment. Patrolling surveillance service from the auxiliary police team in Bandar Seri Botani is an added security feature for the school.

Registration fee of RM2500 will be waived for signing up in January 2020. Don’t miss the promotion, sign up now!

Seri Botani International School
Sales Office Address: 26 Bougainvillea A/3,
Bandar Seri Botani,
31350 Ipoh, Perak.
Contact: 05-3182288
Facebook: SBIS Ipoh

2. Fairview International School

The only IB World (International Baccalaureate) school in Perak to offer primary and middle years education.

Despite its location only 10 minutes from Ipoh’s City Centre, the Fairview International School is nestled amongst the limestone hills for which Ipoh is famous and enjoys pristine surroundings with the freshest air.

Fairview International School Ipoh is the fifth campus by Fairview Group, which is the largest International Baccalaureate (IB) education provider in Malaysia.

The Ipoh campus is purpose built. To ensure the school is equipped to conduct Fairview’s Digital Learning, each class is installed with an Apple TV and the school library has a rotating system of iPad in carts. As the Ipoh campus is still relatively new, the school is able to provide a rich academic experience through small-sized classes. It is truly proud of its community fostering  close relationships between staff, parents and students.

Fairview Ipoh is equipped with all necessary equipments for 21st century learning.

Digital Learning Showcase- Students shared their BeED journey and learning outcomes with parents.

Fairview Schools are authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer 3 out of its 4 IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). In Fairview Ipoh, the school offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) – designed for students aged 4 to 12
The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child.

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) – designed for students aged 11-16
A challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, the MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation.

Ipoh campus received its IB PYP authorisation in 2017 and recently went through its Middle Years Programme (MYP) verification.

Students engage in hands-on activities and collaborate with each other in an active-learning classroom.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision. More information about the International Baccalaureate programme is available at

They are committed to raise the standards of education in the Perak region through continuous training and teachers’ development, while utilising the best teaching pedagogies. Primary and Secondary classes are all available now, utilising contents based on the Fairview curriculum, incorporating standards from the world-renowned International Baccalaureate programme and learning outcomes from the established UK national curriculum. For more information, please call +60 17-404 0082 or email to

Parents’ Testimonial

Fairview International School
Hala Lapangan Suria, Medan Lapangan Suria, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.
Contact: +60 17-404 0082
FB: Fairview International School

3. Asia Metropolitan International School (Ametis)

In line with their philosophy of ‘Educating Forward’, AMETIS provides a holistic learning environment, focusing on IT driven knowledge to keep pace with development in AI initiatives and net-based contents with a great emphasis on mastering the English Language and one other foreign language. The school offers Cambridge International programmes of study and the National Curriculum for England where the learners will be assessed by the Cambridge International Examinations board. The school itself is a registered Cambridge International Examinations centre and offer a range of internationally recognised assessments and qualifications such as the Primary Checkpoint, Secondary Checkpoint, IGCSE and A-levels.

 Ametis offers Primary and Secondary education. The subjects covered for Primary are:-

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English
  • French
  • Bahasa Malaysia / Mandarin
  • ICT
  • Humanities (History and Geography)
  • Art and Design Technology
  • Music
  • Performing Arts / Drama
  • PE
  • PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Emotional learning)
  • Co-Curricular Activities

As for Secondary, the curriculum added Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and other foreign languages to the subjects.

Ametis believes that learning takes place in and outside of the classroom. The school has done various annual outreach programmes in the past – Project Cambodia 1 (2015), Project Kerala 1 (2016), Project Kerala 2 (2017) and Project Cambodia 2 (2018) with the theme of ‘Be the reason someone smiles today!’ from 4th to 8th July. 17 learners and 5 staff members spent two days at schools run by the Volunteer Development for Children’s Association (VDCA) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. They conducted activities such as language games, sing along sessions, painting and a hygiene awareness programme. The team was able to take along 30 boxes consisting of clothes, medicine, books, stationery, toiletries, foodstuff and also made a cash donation of USD 1200.00 to the VDCA thanks to generous donations from parents and friends of AMETIS. To read about the past programmes, click on

All areas of the school are equipped with internet access, dedicated computer labs, an art room,  music room, library facilities and individual computers in classrooms.

“Very committed teachers, principal & staff. The children feel at home, bond well & grow together to be caring individuals looking out for each other. Education is not just about academic achievement but bringing out the best inside each child.” – Cheong Kwei Foong Iris

Ametis engages students in active learning with exposure to various activities from time to time.

Field trip to Zoo Taiping

All dressed up for Halloween.

See fee structure here:

ASIA Metropolitan International School
No. 28, Lebuh Perusahaan Klebang 1,
IGB International Industrial Park,
Jalan Kuala Kangsar,
Tasek30010 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel : +605-543 0244
Email :
Website :
FB: AMETIS-Asia Metropolitan International School, Ipoh

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