3 International Schools in Malaysia With Innovative Programs

International schools in Malaysia are known for having daringly innovative and unique curricula and programs that  push the boundaries of student’s capabilities. Check out what exactly makes these schools and their students so exceptional below:

  • Shattuck-St.Mary’s Forest City International School

Shattuck-St.Mary’s Forest City International School is an American-style boarding school located in Forest City, Johor. The school’s parent campus is located in Faribault, Minnesota, USA and has a prestigious 160 year history of producing world famous alumni.

One of the school’s most unique aspects is its weCreate® program. Here, students don’t follow a rigid set course structure. Instead they are free to learn whatever they so choose and encouraged to explore their passions and interests in the school’s state-of-the-art weCreate® Center. The focus is on the act of creation and the development of creativity.

If students are interested in robotics, they can tinker with drones, if they are interested in fashion design they can experiment with textiles. The studio offers students the opportunity to learn digital production, fashion design, graphic design, e-design, architecture, music editing and recording; robotics, woodwork, electronics, engineering and so much more. At Shattuck-St.Mary’s Forest City International School, students will develop their passions and ignite their creativity under the expert guidance of their experienced educators.

  • City Harbour International School

The fact that its set in the backdrop of a Naval base isn’t the only thing that makes City Harbour International School unique. The school located in Manjung, Perak puts a strong emphasis on holistic education, in particular emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual development while bearing in mind the sustainable goals of the United Nations.

A key feature is its exclusive collaboration with Outward Bound School (OBS), an international network of outdoor education schools founded in the United Kingdom in 1941. City Harbour International School students embark on fun and challenging weekly outdoors activities at OBS such as rafting, rock climbing, sailing, mountaineering and community service.

These intense physical activities ensures students learn the value of discipline, dedication, good physical health and creative thinking.

  • St. Joseph’s Institution International School

Remember how cool it was in Harry Porter where Hogwarts students are separated into individual houses like Slytherin and Gryffindor? Well, St. Joseph’s Institution International School has a similar programme with their House System.

St. Joseph’s Institution International School is located in Tropicana, Petaling Jaya and is a Lasallian educational institution, institutions affiliated with the De La Salle Brothers, a Roman Catholic religious teaching order founded by French Priest Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle. Lasallian education emphasizes the development of ‘good character’: a set of core ethical values that enables students to, not just be successful in exams, but live fulfilling lives as members of society.

St. Joseph Institution International School students in Elementary and High Schools are placed in ‘vertical’ Houses with others from each year group. Various events and activities are organized by each House. This provides students the opportunity to interact frequently and meaningfully with their juniors and seniors. Thus, students have a significant sense of community and unity in both each House and across the entire school. Additionally, participation in the organization of House events and activities give students plenty of leadership opportunities.

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