Garden International School

Welcome to Garden International School

Garden International School (GIS) founded in 1951 is one of the first British international schools in Malaysia. From its original location in the Lake Gardens, GIS now is based in the affluent township of Mont Kiara which is located 10 kilometres from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. GIS is one of the largest international schools in Malaysia, educating over 2,000 students from 65 nationalities.


Accredited by the Council of International Schools, GIS provides high quality, holistic British-based curriculum with a unique innovative teaching and learning culture for students aged 3 to 18 years. Students benefit from both ‘taught curriculum’ that is delivered within the classroom and the ‘wider curriculum’ that takes place outside of the classroom such as co-curricular activities (CCA), camps, Discovery Week, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, recreational sports, Sports Academy, and Community Service. The curriculum is designed to bring out the best potential in every learner. Our students graduate equipped with various skills and knowledge to succeed in life and make a positive impact in the community.


At the heart of the school’s teaching is the GIS Learner Skills. Students are nurtured to be well-rounded individuals with a set of skills, competencies and qualities that will allow them to succeed in the world as young adults and beyond.

Students benefit from our challenging international curriculum, innovative teaching and learning and skills development. Integrated programmes such as The GIS Diploma, Wider Life Programme, Student Leaderships Programme ensure our students are well prepared for their futures.


GIS students consistently achieve some of the best academic results in the world and continue to place the school as one of the top schools offering IGCSE and A-Levels. Based on statistics in 2016, 72.1 percent of our students acquired A*/A grades in IGCSE while 66.1 percent acquired A*/A grades in A-Levels. Over sixty percent of our students attend top 100 universities and our students often gain admissions to more than one of the Ivy League universities.

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At GIS, we learn together as a community. We give all the tools and opportunities to all our community members to benefit from our learning culture through innovative learning culture for our students, nurturing a strong home-school partnership with our community learning culture and attract and develop the best teachers through our professional learning culture.



Teachers receive weekly professional development to support their professional growth. Parents too are offered weekly parent workshops which are in line with the school’s ethos of optimising students learning.

Early Years Centre (EYC)

At EYC we believe in providing a happy, secure, enriched environment in which children feel valued and have the self-confidence to become lifelong learners. Our learning environments both inside and outside, are well resourced offering a range of multi-sensory learning opportunities. Our team of dedicated staff actively promote positive relationships and support children in developing effective communication skills.


An added dimension to learning at EYC is our Jungle School programme. This is a hands-on programme based on the ‘Forest Schools’ approach in Europe, that enables children to take managed risks and become actively involved in their immediate natural environment.

Jungle School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment.The “Jungle School” concept is really at the centre of the outside of the classroom learning.

Throughout their time at EYC, our young learners have opportunities to follow their interests and take ownership over their learning. This is encouraged through providing first-hand experiences to create a sense of awe and wonder about the world around them.


Garden International School is accredited by renowned institutions and received on regular basis award for its innovative teaching approach and quality of education.

Apple Distinguished School

Garden International School has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017–2018. Apple Distinguished Schools are K–20 schools that provide 24/7, schoolwide, one-to-one access to Apple notebook computers and/or mobile devices to all students, teachers, and administrators. They demonstrate an innovative and compelling learning environment 
that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.

Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)

Garden International School (GIS) is awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) in recognition of its quality of teaching and learning in science. Led by the University of Hertfordshire School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust, PSQM is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education. The PSQM scheme enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning.

British International School Awards 2018

Garden International School (GIS) has been shortlisted for the British International School Awards 2018 in the Outstanding Strategic Initiative category. The Outstanding Strategic Initiative award nomination is a recognition of the success of the GIS Professional Learning Culture in fostering an environment of reflective and collaborative learning across the school community.

Global Innovative Learning Program Award

Beating entries from 26 countries, GIS is the only school in Malaysia to receive the Global Innovation Award 2016 which recognises those who demonstrate exemplary values and best practice in learning and teaching in 21st Century schools.

TES Independent School Awards 2016 shortlist

Garden International School (GIS) has been shortlisted for the British International School Initiative of the Year category of the TES Independent School Awards 2016. The British International School Initiative of the Year nomination is a recognition of GIS outstanding strategic achievement through the unique and innovative Large-Scale Enquiry Programme. GIS is the only school in South East Asia to get shortlisted for this prestigious award which is a solid testament of the implementation and integration of a strong component of ethical world-changing education in the traditional curriculum.

GIS students benefit from our unique, innovative teaching and learning culture, integrating knowledge and skill development, supported by over 65 years of heritage and a thriving alumni network.  Accredited by the Council of International Schools, GIS is one of the oldest and most distinguished schools in Malaysia with two locations in Kuala Lumpur, the Early Years Centre in Desa Sri Hartamas and the main campus in Mont Kiara.

GIS provides British-based education for students from 3 to 18 years of age across our Early Years Centre (Nursery to Reception), Primary School (Year 1 to Year 6) and Secondary School (Year 7  to Year 13).

The school has been teaching the National Curriculum for England and Wales with modifications designed to meet the needs of international students. With 2,000 students, GIS is the biggest private co-educational school in Malaysia.

Virtual Tour:

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Educating Global Citizens: The Opportunities and Challenges in Asia

Robert Stitch, Principal, Garden International School, Malaysia, in conversation with Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor of Relocate Magazine

Education and Family Focus Webinar

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Primary and Secondary School (main campus) Kuala Lumpur Campus

16, Jalan Kiara 3, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara

Kuala Lumpur



T: +609 5673391

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Early Years Centre

1 Jalan 41/70A

Desa Sri Hartamas

50480 Kuala Lumpur.GPS Coordinates: 3.159030


T: +603 6209 6888