Middle School Principal
Welcome to the Mont’Kiara International School (M’KIS) middle school website! M’KIS is a place where students are welcomed by warm and nurturing faculty and staff, where there are high academic and behavioural expectations, and where every child is given the opportunity to succeed. As of this academic year, M'KIS is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) - this quality program is in the process of being implemented for our Middle School students, as well as students in Grades 9 and 10 of our High School. The MYP program is a unique and highly specialized program based on best education practices which is designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively in and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. The MYP program flows naturally into the International Baccalaureate Diploma (Grades 11 and 12) which is a highly sought after and very portable internationally recognised qualification.
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 both here and following high school at competitive universities and colleges. Rigorous academic offerings, a full range of sports after school as well as clubs and service programs provide our students a well-rounded experience that nurtures their academic, physical, social, extracurricular, and leadership development. A 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.
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.
Our middle school students’ core program courses include English, mathematics, science, social studies, and physical education. Students have six required subjects to take each year plus two elective subjects. They have a wide range of elective courses they may choose such as modern languages, music, art, drama, and dance. Middle school students also have the opportunity to take single quarter exploratory courses such as Malaysian Studies, information technology, health, speech communication, and study skills. Our middle school has very active Student Council, Helping Hands, and Model United Nations programs. We host a very successful annual MYMUN conference at M’KIS.
Success is a team effort and every player (student, staff, and parent) is an integral part of that team. When every player does his or her best everyone wins! Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with MKIS, I am confident that our students will learn how to grow and be prepared for their transition to high school.
Whether you currently reside in Kuala Lumpur or are just moving into our community, I hope you will consider Mont’Kiara International School as a great choice for your children. Please feel free to contact me or visit our campus for more information on our programs.
Middle and High School Principal