Fairview international school
|Fairview International School|
|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Type||International Baccalaureate (IB)|
Fairview International School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school that was founded in Kuala Lumpur. It was established in 1978. It moved to its headquarters in Wangsa Maju (KL) from its Ampang campus and it also has campuses in Subang Jaya (Selangor), Penang, and Johor Bahru. The school will open a new campus in Ipoh in 2014.
Background and Progress
Fairview is the first and only International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Malaysia that offers all the 3 IB programmes; the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 5 to 10 years, the Middle Years Programme (MYP)for students aged 11 to 15 years as well as the Diploma Programme (DP) for students aged 16 to 17 years in one comprehensive school. It has about 2500 students representing over 55 nationalities. All 10 programmes are authorized by the IB Organisation (IBO) and fairview is the only school in Malaysia authorized to deliver the MYP. The Kuala Lumpur and Penang campuses are the only IB schools in Malaysia authorized to offer all three programmes: PYP, MYP and the prestigious DP
The school offers scholarships to its Master of Arts in Education programme which is delivered in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
The campuses and their authorised IB programmes are as follows:
Kuala Lumpur Campus (IB World School) - Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme
Subang Jaya Campus (IB World School) - Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme
Penang Campus (IB World School) - Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme
Johor Campus (IB World School) - Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme
In MYP (Middle Years Programme), students are being taught in various aspects. For the Lower MYP (Grade 7, 8 and 9), students are taught all the subject such as Language & Literature (English), Mathematics, Science, Language B (Mandarin and Bahasa Melayu), Physical & Health Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Design and Individuals & Societies. As for the Upper MYP (Grade 10 & 11), student will have to attend classes according to their selected subject.
All Malaysians are required to take Bahasa Melayu, as it is an official language in Malaysia. Mandarin was optional before but starting for the year 2015/16, Mandarin is a compulsory language to be taken.
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