IGB International School (IGBIS)

IGB International School (IGBIS) is one of the leading independent day schools located on a 10-acre campus in Malaysia. It is the only IB World School in the country offering all four International Baccalaureate programmes, from preschool to pre-university.

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The teaching staff at IGBIS is highly regarded and comprises an impressive 92% of expatriate teachers from various  countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Many of these teachers have previous experience teaching IB programmes. The student population at IGBIS is diverse and includes students from 35 countries, creating an environment that fosters cross-cultural exchange and understanding. Situated in a pleasant residential neighbourhood in the Klang Valley (Kuala Lumpur and Selangor), IGBIS is conveniently located near areas with a significant number of expatriate families.IGBIS accreditationsIGBIS is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) and the Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS).

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IB Prepares & Equips Students for the VUCA World.

In the fast-changing world of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) today, IB education is the answer, as the IB programmes are designed to develop well-rounded individuals who can respond to today’s challenges with optimism and an open mind. For over 50 years, IB programmes have provided a solid, consistent framework and the flexibility to tailor students’ education according to their culture and context. IB programmes enable teachers to develop resilient, self-motivated young people with the knowledge, skills, and sense of purpose they need to thrive throughout their lives and contribute to making the world a better place.
  • The Primary Years Programme (PYP) marks the start of a lifelong journey. It develops caring and culturally aware children aged 3 – 12 to become active participants in their learning.
  • The Middle Years Programme (MYP) builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed by the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), making connections between their learning in the classroom and the real world and preparing students aged 11 - 16 for the demanding requirements of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and IB Career-related Programme (CP).
  • The Diploma Programme (DP) is designed for students aged 16-19 and offers a rigorous and holistic curriculum that prepares students for university-level study and beyond. The DP focuses on developing a deep understanding of subjects, critical thinking, research skills, and intercultural awareness.
  • The Career-related Programme (CP) is designed for students aged 16-19 interested in pursuing career-related education. The CP combines academic study with career-related courses and provides practical skills and knowledge to help students succeed in their chosen career paths.

State-of-the-Art Facilities provide students with the best possible learning opportunities.

The school’s state-of-the-art facilities offer an ideal environment for students to thrive, nurturing their personal growth and facilitating the formation of meaningful friendships through engaging activities. From invigorating Physical Education (PE) classes to an array of Extracurriculars Activities (ECA), IGBIS's state-of-the-art facilities offer a diverse range of avenues for students to explore their passions and expand their horizons, ensuring a holistic and enriching educational experience. These remarkable resources empower students to forge lifelong memories, nurture their talents, and discover the boundless potential that lies within them.50-metre Olympic-sized Competition PoolIGBIS Swimming pool
At 8 lanes wide, the pool doubles as a 25-metre pool for both elementary and secondary PE swimming lessons and for them to host multiple swimming invitationals throughout the year. IGBIS hosted various events, competitions and matches, such as the KLSL Swim Meet, accommodating numerous international schools while warmly welcoming parents to witness the exhilarating competitions, which was made happen with the 50-metre pool they have. The pool played a pivotal role in fostering camaraderie and sportsmanship through events like Aquathlon.25-metre Shallow Learners PoolIGBIS Learners poolThe 25-metre shallow learners' pool has a graded floor catering to younger beginner swimmers and lower elementary swim classes. This feature provides a supportive and controlled environment that promotes learning and skill development while instilling a sense of accomplishment in the budding swimmers. The pool's dimensions offer ample space for instructors to conduct lessons and provide individual attention to each learner, fostering a conducive atmosphere for effective teaching and improvement.Spacious Indoor Sports HallIndoor Sports HallHaving the ability to run three full-size basketball courts, three netball courts, three volleyball courts and 12 badminton courts, the sports hall at IGBIS serves as the stage for various events, including renowned international school tournaments like the KLSL basketball, badminton, and volleyball competitions and the AIMS bench ball, basketball, and badminton matches. The IGBIS sports hall stands as a beacon of athletic excellence, providing a versatile and spacious arena where students can showcase their sporting prowess. With its meticulously designed layout and top-notch facilities, the sports hall serves as a catalyst for physical development, fostering a vibrant sports culture that promotes teamwork, discipline, and a healthy lifestyle.Full-sized Astro Turf Football Pitch with Full-sized 400-metre Running TrackIGBIS Astro Turf PitchThe full-sized astroturf football pitch and a full-sized 400-metre running track on the campus also provide students with a multitude of sports activities, including football and track and field disciplines such as pole vault, sprinting, and long jump. With this spacious football field and running track, they have had the privilege of hosting exhilarating track and field meets with other schools, fostering healthy competition and camaraderie.IGBIS running trackAlong with a long and triple jump pit and a shotput circle, the school’s full-size 400-metre running track of 8-lane has served as a venue for meaningful events. These events include the Terry Fox Run, where the Grade 8 students actively engage in community service, and the impactful 24-Hour Race, empowering students to take a stand against modern slavery by raising funds for organisations such as A21, dedicated to combating human trafficking and supporting child advocacy centres.534-seater TheatreIGBIS 534-seater TheatreAt IGBIS, the impressive, purpose-built, 534-seater theatre provides a magnificent venue for hosting prestigious events like TEDxIGBIS Youth and captivating orchestra performances, offering a perfect setting to showcase talent and inspire their community and the wider community. The TEDxIGBIS Youth is where IGBIS proudly presents 22 exceptional youth speakers who share their unique ideas and perspectives on various aspects of today's life, advocating new world views, innovative life choices, and unexpected solutions. The school boasts an impressive, expansive theatre equipped with a spacious backstage area. It is well-equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, enhancing their assemblies and theatre productions. The venue offers ample versatility in staging, allowing for captivating and dynamic performances. IGBIS’s theatre is also used for divisional and school-wide celebrations, frequent occurrences in an international school as diverse as IGBIS in Malaysia!Music and Drama RoomsIGBIS Music and Drama RoomsThe school’s music rooms provide students with a dedicated space to learn and practice music in a supportive environment. These rooms are typically equipped with a range of musical instruments, including pianos, guitars, drums, and other percussion instruments. In addition to the music rooms, the school's drama rooms offer students a captivating sanctuary where the art of theatrical expression comes to life. These purpose-built spaces provide a dedicated environment for students to immerse themselves in the world of drama, honing their acting skills and nurturing their creative talents.Art StudiosIGBIS Art StudiosAs vibrant hubs of artistic inspiration that serve as sacred sanctuaries, IGBIS art studios showcase the culmination of students' artistic endeavours through prestigious events like the Grade 12 Final Exhibition and the MYP Visual Art Exhibition, allowing their remarkable talents to radiate brilliantly and inspire audiences with their awe-inspiring creations. These dedicated art studios provide a fertile ground for artistic exploration, nurturing talents and fostering an appreciation for the transformative power of visual expression where students can explore and develop their creativity and artistic abilities as well as express themselves in unique and meaningful ways. The art studios and classes can also provide students with important life skills, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication, which can be valuable in a range of contexts, both within and outside of academic settings.Design Technology and Maker Space RoomsIGBIS DT room
Design technology and maker space rooms are made available as IGBIS’s goal is to develop “design thinking” in students and to give them experience working with a range of materials and techniques. Currently, the school have projects using sewing machines and CNC embroidery, lighting projects using the laser cutter, wooden game design with veneers, and full-scale furniture being made. The workshop is also used for Innovation classes where students have the opportunity to develop new skills with open-ended, self-driven projects.

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Pre-University Programme that Paves the Way to Enrolment into the Prestigious Universities Around the World

IGBIS Pre University ProgrammeAlthough IGBIS is an inclusive, student-centred and future-focused school, its students continue to do well on conventional metrics. IGBIS has consistently been 4-5 points above the IB global average for the pre-university programme, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) result, however in 2022, they were thrilled to be Malaysia's highest-scoring IBDP programme with an average of 40 points, nearly eight points higher than the global average. Although it is not the entire picture, IGBIS sees incredible achievement as the natural consequence of aiming to raise great human beings with the drive to make the world more cohesive and ready for whatever the future holds for their students.

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IGBIS LogoIGB International School,Jalan Sierramas Utama, Sierramas,47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia+603 6145 4688       enquiries@igbis.edu.my
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