5 Top Private Schools in Malaysia (Highly Rated)

Your child’s future is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and private schools offer so many benefits that it really can’t be argued that they are better than public ones.

If you’re looking for a place where your children can excel over their peers in the long term, these 5 private schools in Malaysia might just be what you are looking for.

1. Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur

Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur has a proven 28 years track record in the field of educational excellence thus far.

The school is nestled on top of a hill in a matured residential area:- Bandar Sri Damansara Kuala Lumpur covering 15 acres. The school is equipped with 4 extensive blocks of classrooms, labs, administration, sporting, library and fields in implementing the high standards at the national KSSR and KSSM curriculum.

Fun fact: Students from pre-school, primary and secondary have progressed through the ranks and gone to carve impeccable careers in medicine, engineering, financial services, academia, entrepreneurial endeavours and many more.

Here are some reasons why Sri Bestari is often the preferred choice for private school:

  • Immense innovativeness in providing cutting-edge and technological exposure to students. The STEM programme is devised by the school together with a STEM consultant as they write their own textbooks. No programme as such in Malaysia has received recognition from the STEM Division of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as well as the Ministry of Education, State Education Department and District Office as they aspire to learn and tap on Sri Bestari’s success story.

  • Award winning – The award for the school at the Yves Quéré Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) Pilot Centre by La main à la pâte Foundation, Paris is the first IBSE Pilot Centre outside of France. As there are 19 similar IBSE Pilot Centres in France and the Yves Quere IBSE Pilot Centre at the school is a huge recognition and an opportunity for the students to explore science via inquiry.

  • The school is a 3-time Eco Green Flag Award School, with the Hibiscus Award making it the premier school for Eco Education and a reference for other schools in Malaysia and abroad where Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur is the only national curriculum school in Malaysia with such awards.

Address: Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Kiara SD 11/1, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200, Kuala Lumpur.


Phone Number: 03-62755888



2. Sekolah Sri Cempaka

Source: Facebook (Cempaka Schools)
Source: Facebook (Cempaka Schools)

Sekolah Sri Cempaka is part of the Cempaka group of schools. The Cempaka School legacy was formed in 1983, which later expanded to include several international schools in Damansara Heights and Cheras, as well as a Ladies’ College and a school in Labuan.

The entire Cempaka campus is linked via a wireless network, where students are able to access both internet and intranet resources. Students and teachers are able to communicate through Schoology, an interactive platform that helps the students keep up with upcoming events, homework, assignments and grades.

The school is also equipped with an all-Halal cafeteria along with air-conditioned classrooms, and indoor and outdoor sports facilities.


3. Sri KualaLumpur School (Sri KL)

Source: Sri KL Website
Source: Sri KL

The school was founded as Sri Kuala Lumpur Primary School in 1979, with Sri Kuala Lumpur Secondary School being officially incorporated in 1987. 

A pioneer of the SMART school concept, Sri Kuala Lumpur adopts the Cambridge International Curriculum for both Primary and Secondary schools. While students are exposed to a more international approach to education, with best practices taken from all over the world, the school also adds a Malaysian flavour to the international curriculum and places emphasis on students acquiring additional languages (Bahasa Malaysia or Mandarin).

All classes are air-conditioned, along with additional facilities such as Promethean Activboards, SMART boards and Projectors used for presentations and interactive teaching. Other facilities in the primary school include a swimming pool, a library, a hall (used for assembly and also tests, competitions, performances and events), and other outdoor sports facilities. The secondary campus has a gym, library, dance room, book shop and an auditorium.


4. Sekolah Sri Tenby Setia Eco Park

Source: Tenby Schools Website
Source: Tenby Schools

Tenby Schools has grown to become one of the largest private international school groups in South East Asia, having 6 campuses in Malaysia alone.

Through Sekolah Sri Tenby and Tenby International Schools, they use a dual-stream system, combining local and international education, which enables students to be exposed to a variety of perspectives.

Tenby Schools is also a member of the International Schools Partnership, which is a network of 42 schools in 12 countries, it also provides students more opportunities to learn about the world.


5. Rafflesia International & Private Schools

Source: Rafflesia International & Private School Website
Source: Rafflesia International & Private Schools

Rafflesia International & Private Schools offers the International UK curriculum and the national Malaysia Primary School curriculum. The school aims to provide a tailor-made holistic and individualised education to serve the need of grooming the next generation to be global thinkers and leaders.

The Puchong campus is designed and equipped with the latest ICT infrastructure, with each classroom fitted with an Apple TV and the usage of iPads, iMacs and Macbook laptops to enhance the teaching and learning process.

Apart from English as the medium of instruction for the International School curriculum, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia are some of the languages offered at Rafflesia. The school believes that Mandarin will equip students with the necessary language skills to thrive in a global employment market.


Recap of the 5 Best Private Schools in Malaysia

  1. Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur
  2. Sekolah Sri Cempaka
  3. Sri KualaLumpur School (Sri KL)
  4. Sekolah Sri Tenby Setia Eco Park
  5. Rafflesia International School

And that’s a wrap! Pick the private school that best fits your requirement and your children will thank you for this decision 🙂

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