Equiping Graduates with the Ability to Access Top Universities

It’s always an exciting time at Mont’Kiara International School. From class achievements to triumphs in sports, from local charities to global dominion, there’s always something to be proud of our students.

Welcome to M’KIS High School

Kevin Ritchlin

Middle & High School Principal

Kevin Ritchlin

Welcome to Mont’ Kiara International School. Mont’ Kiara International School (M’KIS) is a wonderful place to learn, develop academic skills, explore extracurricular opportunities, and cultivate interpersonal relationships. Utilizing the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme ensures our students receive the finest educational preparation. Not only is our academic programme first rate, but we have a wealth and variety of extracurricular activities, sports, and clubs to keep students immersed and active. As an international school with over 55 nationalities represented, we are also an incredibly diverse community. Indeed, M’KIS’s diversity is our strongest attribute. As a global community of learners, we all bring something different and unique to M’KIS. Allowing our students the opportunity to learn about different cultures, helps foster, and develop, lifelong global relationships. The real heart and strength of M’KIS is our devoted and knowledgeable international faculty and staff. Smaller class sizes, a diverse international teaching core, and highly capable and experienced faculty, make M’KIS a top tier international school. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant school community.

High School Years

Our High School program equips graduates with the ability to access top universities worldwide. In accomplishing this, the High School has been a source of immense pride for the school. M’KIS offers two distinctive and rigorous high school programs, the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, and the U.S. high school diploma.

The dynamic and globally-recognized IB diploma has become a cornerstone of the school’s program. Through IB, our graduates aspire to the highest academic standards, while fulfilling the global vision of being well-rounded individuals that is at the heart of our mission.

Our U.S. High School program offers a rich selection of academic and non-academic programs that meets their needs and interests while being offered an extra-curricular selection that provides many distinct opportunities.

Whether a student is destined for business, the arts, law, science, research or other exciting fields, our high school program gives graduates the tools for future success.

IB Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme offers Grade 11 and 12 students a challenging and rewarding two-year pre-university academic experience that leads to one of the most widely recognized external qualifications in the world.

Mont’Kiara International School (M’KIS) recognizes the IB Diploma Programme as fully consistent with our Vision, Mission, and Values. Coordinated by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) based in Switzerland, the programme offers students the choice of taking the full IB Diploma or individual IB Courses.

The aims of the program are to:

  • Provide an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepare students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond.
  • Encourage international-mindedness in students starting with a foundation in language and culture.
  • Educate the whole person emphasizing intellectual, physical, emotional, personal, and ethical growth.
  • Develop inquiry, thinking skills, and the capacity to reflect upon and to evaluate actions critically.

IB Courses

At M’KIS we offer the following IB courses:

Group 1

English Language and Literature HL & SL

Group 2

French HL, French SL, Malay Ab Initio SL (2019/2020 only), Chinese B HL, Chinese B SL, Spanish B HL Spanish B SL, Spanish Ab Initio SL

Group 3

Business Management HL, Business Management SL, Economics HL, Economics SL, Geography HL, Geography SL, History HL, History SL, Psychology HL, Psychology SL

Group 4

Biology HL, Biology SL, Chemistry HL, Chemistry SL, Computer Science HL, Computer Science SL, Physics HL, Physics SL

Group 5

Mathematics HL (2019/2020 only), Mathematics SL (2019/2020 only), Math Studies SL (2019/2020 only), Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches HL/SL, Mathematics: Applications & Interprentations HL/SL

Group 6

Dance HL, Dance SL, Music HL, Music SL, Theatre HL, Theatre SL, Visual Arts HL, Visual Arts SL

IB Diploma candidates must choose one course from each group. It is possible to replace the group 6 course with a second course from groups 1-4. IB courses are offered at either Higher Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL). Diploma Programme candidates choose 3 HL and 3 SL courses.

Core Requirements

In addition, the Diploma Programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the student’s educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and understanding.

The Extended Essay (EE) is a 4000 word research essay on a focused topic, normally from one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB Diploma. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity leading to a major piece of formally presented, structured writing.

Students commence work on their extended essay in November of their Grade 11 year and submit the final essay in December of their Grade 12 year.

Theory of Knowledge (ToK) is a course designed to develop each student’s critical thinking skills by reflecting on the nature of knowledge and by examining different ways of knowing and different kinds of knowledge. ToK asks students to consider how we know what we know and how different perspectives might accept or assess knowledge differently.

ToK is offered as a timetabled class during the first three quarters of both Grade 11 and Grade 12.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) involves students in a range of experiences alongside their academic studies. The three strands of CAS are often interwoven and can be characterized as:

  • Creativity: exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product of performance
  • Activity: physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle
  • Service: collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need

CAS should be both challenging and enjoyable, a personal journey of self-discovery.

Students not taking the full Diploma have the option of taking any of the Core components: EE, TOK or CAS.

Students taking the Diploma Programme are also scheduled into Core Block. During these classroom sessions, students in Grade 11 and 12 are provided with the time, support, and resources to help them successfully manage the requirements of the DP Core. There are also college applications workshops and social/emotional counselling sessions on offer during Core Block.

IB Diploma Supportive Programs and Events

M’KIS offers two distinctive and rigorous high school programs: the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, and the U.S. high school diploma. The dynamic and globally-recognized IB diploma has become a cornerstone of the school’s program. Through IB, our graduates aspire to the highest academic standards.

During Senior Success Week, our students dedicate time to learning critical skills to help them prepare to be independant self-starters. Throughout the week, students manage their own schedule to work on program components such as their Extended Essay (EE), internal assessments, and additional higher level coursework.

Students also meet individually with the college counselor and have opportunities to attend workshops that support the Extended Essay, Creative, Activity, Service (CAS), and college applications.

Our biology, chemistry, computer science, and physics students participated in a collaborative science project called Crime Scene Investigation.

Students were tasked with creating a scene, leaving clues (including DNA profiles, chemical composition, and blood-splatter patterns) and using science-based inquiry to analyze the clues and solve the crime. M’KIS students are creative, smart, and hardworking, and this project, which is a program requirement, always turns out to be fun and engaging.

The IB Core Block consisting of the Extended Essay (EE), Creative, Activity, Service (CAS), and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) continues to be an instrumental component of the Diploma Programme. Its primary function of supporting the IB Core has already shown statistically significant improvement in students’ success.

Students were tasked with creating a scene, leaving clues (including DNA profiles, chemical composition, and blood-splatter patterns) and using science-based inquiry to analyze the clues and solve the crime. M’KIS students are creative, smart, and hardworking, and this project, which is a program requirement, always turns out to be fun and engaging.

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Results & Achievements

Delivering excellence for our IB Diploma Results.

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Sports & Athletics

Discover a variety of sports to suit your child’s interests.

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Visual & Performing Arts

Dance, music, theater and visual arts are essential ingredients for balanced intellectual growth.

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