High School Principal
Welcome to the Mont’Kiara International School (M’KIS) High School website. M’KIS has a strong reputation of academic excellence and a caring, student-centred approach to education. Our faculty members are totally committed to our students and to providing each of them with a world-class education in a compassionate, caring environment that will nurture the attitudes and understandings necessary to produce caring, independent, productive, and responsible citizens.
Our campus is a very busy, challenging, and exciting place for our students. Our faculty is passionate about their academic specialties and committed to preparing our students to succeed at competitive universities and colleges throughout the world. One distinguishing feature of our school is the truly diverse and international composition of our student body, with students representing 59 nationalities resulting in a school community rich in diversity. Our students truly experience and understand global citizenship. You will find our M’KIS school community is always welcoming to the new families joining us each year. Our school’s team enjoys a wonderful partnership with our school families and welcomes their participation and feedback so that the quality of our children’s education is continuously improved.
Students at MKIS are expected to be actively involved in their education—by participating in class, asking questions, thinking critically and working with others. While knowledge can be gained through studying a book or taking an exam, true education requires one to apply that knowledge to life’s problems and to work with others to find solutions. At MKIS, our curriculum reflects this philosophy and provides an enriching, varied and effective program of academics, arts, and athletics that inspires students to strive for individual and collective excellence.
MKIS is focused on providing a challenging academic environment as a university preparatory school, but more than that, we aim to educate our students to be responsible, global citizens and leaders for positive change. To that end, we are offering a solid program of academic studies based on both International Baccalaureate as well as American curricular standards. Along with academics, there is a rich extra-curricular environment that includes a Model United Nations club as well as many other athletic, artistic/cultural, and social activities.
M’KIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the United States. We set high standards and our students benefit from an academic program that offers both rigor and variety. Our curriculum and academic programs support our students in meeting our Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRs), in which our students will become, academic achievers, critical thinkers, effective communicators, involved citizens, and self-directed learners. We set high standards and our students benefit from an academic program that offers both rigor and variety.
The education we provide aims to develop the skills, attitudes and values essential for success in an increasingly global society, respect and consideration for their fellow community members, and the strength of conviction in contributing to the development of a better future for all. Above all else we expect all members of our school community to be respectful to people and property, urging them to aim for excellence, all of the time and with humility.
I am proud to welcome you to MKIS, and look forward to working with you in developing a home-school partnership that will bring out the best in your child and our school community. MKIS has a developing reputation as a centre for excellence – we value greatly those that comprise our community, and welcome those that aspire to develop it further. Please feel free to contact me or visit our campus for more information on our programs.
Middle and High School Principal