Students from International Schools Fare Better in the Real World

An all-rounded education is important in the upbringing of future leaders who are able to take on the challenges of an ever-changing world. This is where international schools have the competitive edge. International schools typically provide a more balanced curriculum that places emphasis on both academic and personal development. Realizing this, more and more parents in Malaysia are turning to these schools for their children’s education.

English is often the main medium used in international schools, allowing students to gain a high level of proficiency in the language. With English being a global lingua franca, international school students will have the advantage of being able to communicate fluently in almost every corner of the globe. This opens up a world of exceptional learning opportunities to them beyond school.

Many international schools also have an amazing array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities incorporated into their daily schedules. This gives students the opportunity to explore their passions and discover their strengths in diverse areas as they pursue their interests beyond the rigors of academics. This integrated approach also allows them to cultivate the necessary soft skills and be better equipped to perform better in life.

An international school is often home to a diverse community of children and adults. Therefore, students are able to gain invaluable experiences in a multicultural ambience, which enable them to expand their global outlook. In an era of increasing globalization, this exposure to multiculturalism enhances the child’s adaptability and communication skills as well as life after school and their future employability.

At Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School, we bring a 160-year legacy of educational experience from a top American boarding school to Malaysian shores. In addition to English being the main medium of instruction there, the school is also helmed by native English-speaking academic leaders from the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia, providing an environment that is conducive for students to be truly proficient in the language.

The purpose-built campus features cutting-edge facilities, which give students the opportunity to pursue various athletic and artistic endeavors. These include a full-sized soccer field, running track, Olympic-sized swimming pool, gymnasium, theater that can accommodate over 800 people, dance and music studios, kiln rooms as well as a two-story weCreate center, where the students are encouraged to develop their creative skills in areas such as web design, architecture and woodworking.

Here at Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School, we bring together students from various backgrounds to provide an exceptional educational experience that will help shape the leaders of tomorrow.