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Jalan Yaacob Latif,
|Type||Public, Secondary school,
Boarding school, Sekolah Berasrama Penuh, Mixed-gender education
|Established||1 January 1973|
|Principal||Tn. Hj. Juakhir B Mundakir|
|Grades||Form 1 - Form 5|
|Medium of language||Malay, English|
|Houses||Pendekar, Pahlawan, Panglima dan Perwira|
|Colour(s)||Red, Blue and Yellow|
|Affiliations||Sekolah Berasrama Penuh, Ministry of Education (Malaysia)|
Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor or SM Sains Selangor (SMSS) (English: Selangor Science Secondary School) is one of three fully residential schools (Sekolah Berasrama Penuh) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Established in 1973 under the Second Malaysia Plan to comply with Malaysian New Economic Policy,the school is located about a small hill in Bandar Tun Razak,overlooking the scenic Permaisuri lake. In 2011,the school was awarded with the Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi or High Performance School title, a title awarded to schools in Malaysia that have met stringent criteria including academic achievement, strength of alumni, international recognition, network and linkages.In the recent PMR examination (2013), the school managed to produce 84 straight A's students out of 120 with GPS 1.06 to be the best schools in Kuala Lumpur.
Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor is located within the boundaries of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the earlier SM Sains schools in the country, hence its name bearing or representing the State of Selangor, prior to formation of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
SMSS is a co-ed school, with students from all the states in Malaysia. The pioneer batch of students which were made up of Form 1 and 4 started in 1973 temporarily placed for a year at four other different schools in Kelang and Kajang before reuniting at the new school in 1974 as Form 2 and 5 students. Later intakes were mostly from Form 1 based on their UPSR excellence, with a trickle coming in at Form 4 based on their PMR results.
SMSS has its own sibling rivals like Sekolah Menengah Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra and Sekolah Menengah Sains Raja Tun Azlan Shah. They compete with each other during yearly competitions such as rugby, football, hockey, debate, and wind orchestra. The school have been an Off-site team challenge for MasterChef Malaysia season 2.
In 2013, in conjunction with the school 40 years celebration, the school were honoured to host the Fully Residential School Excellence Day.
Situated on top of a small hill in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur; Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor has a view overlooking the scenic Permaisuri lake. Its main arch is directly opposite the Cheras Football Stadium, which is in turn adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Sports Complex and Kuala Lumpur Swimming Complex. It also enjoys having the company of other schools i.e. Sekolah Menengah Sains Alam Shah or ASiS (all-boys SBP School), Sekolah Menengah Teknik Kuala Lumpur, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Permaisuri and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Cheras as its immediate neighbours. Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is also in the vicinity.
The school is known for its strong Rugby team. After 40 years of establishment, the school have won more than 100 national championships, including 43 times state's champion, 4 times Fully Residential School Rugby 10's and 5 times being crowned as ANSARA Tens Rugby Championship. The School alumnus is known as SMS Old Boys while the rugby alumnus team is SMS Old Boys Rugby Club."From Boys to Gentleman", the book which trace back the schools rugby achievements for 40 years, were launched by Ian Fleming Gordon, the school own "Father and Grandfather of Rugby".The school is active in other sports too such as hockey. It has a high performance wind orchestra team that competes in the national SBP Wind Orchestra competitions (The Renaissance). In 2006, The Renaissance was awarded the Bronze Award during the 2006 SBP Wind Orchestra Competition. As time passed by, the achievement had improved until it got 2nd place in Finale Wind Orchestra 2010 and finally, in 2012, being crowned as national champion. In 2011, the school band have been featured in a flashmob style, reality programme, Refleksi Orkestra in conjunction with Orkestra RTM 50 Golden Jubilee.
- History of SMSS