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Established in late 2006, Fairview International School Penang is the only school in Penang authorised to offer both Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme to learners aged 3 to 16. The school is nestled among greeneries next to a beautiful lake in the suburb of Bukit Jambul. We follow the UK National curriculum.

Fairview’s teachers are deeply committed to our students’ learning progress and holistic development, which act as our core belief and utmost priority. Our campus is filled with passionate, caring and supportive teachers and staff who care for the future of our next generation. Exciting inquiries, intellectual conversations, heart-warming service and action, as well as thought-provoking discussions can often be seen, heard, and felt in all corners of the school on a daily basis.

As a WWF certified Eco-School, we promote environmental friendliness and uphold a sustainable learning environment for all. Our students enjoy their times in school be it for lessons, sports or co-curricular activities. Each of these global citizens always go the extra mile in all that they do; our teachers are ever ready to guide them in a myriad range of concept-based activities. We are proud to have a closely knit parent group that acts as our partners in motivating our students to keep moving forward in all learning areas.

As soon as you visit us, you will notice our diversity, with over 20 nationalities represented in the student body. Fairview Penang is one of the few campuses that offers genuine and warm hospitality that welcomes people from all around the world with open minds and hearts. We are equally proud of our graduates who are admitted to many of the world’s best colleges and universities. Come on board with us, on a journey of discovery!

Fairview's History

Dedicated to providing premier yet affordable education, Fairview International School was established in 1978 for parents seeking a more enriching and comprehensive form of learning. From its humble beginnings and only a handful of students, Fairview International School is now home to well over 2,000 students in four IB World Schools across Malaysia, representing over 65 different nations.

Established in 1978, Fairview was founded by a group of like-minded parents seeking greater educational opportunities for their children. Despite the schools many achievements, Fairview lacked one thing – a true home. Until 2009 the students and staff of the Kuala Lumpur campus had been uprooted several times from one location to another, for various reasons.

Since then, Fairview has grown in leaps and bounds, reaching a significant milestone of 35 years in 2014. More importantly, Fairview has inspired the minds of thousands of students over the years; students who not only achieve outstanding academic results but are nurtured socially, emotionally and physically. Our students leave the halls of Fairview as internationally minded global citizens, equipped with essential skills for the many challenges of the 21st century.

Fairview International School is the only IB World School in Malaysia to offer the continuum of IB programmes; the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

Fairview Today

Fairview International School is a member of Fairview Global, a growing regional network of international schools dedicated to enriching learning in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Since 2009 Fairview International School’s Kuala Lumpur campus is now permanently located in Wangsa Maju. This first fully-owned campus features Halls of Residence, classrooms, auditorium, playing fields, sports halls and swimming pool contained within a sprawling modern complex.

Message from Principal

Welcome to Fairview International School Penang! Our campus has come a long way since its inception in 2006 and we are proud to be under the flagship of Fairview as one of the top International Baccalaureate World Schools in Malaysia and globally.

At Fairview, our students embody the IB Learner Profile attributes in their daily activities and use Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills in their work. This set of skills is a unique programme by Fairview that enables our students to develop the necessary critical skills needed to become well rounded lifelong learners.  These same students go on to fulfil their potentials and naturally rise to the occasion should it be expected of them.

Classes are frequently abuzz with hands-on activities allowing students to collaborate and communicate with each other whilst applying the concepts learned. Our students are incredibly experienced in projects and presentations and one can truly be amazed by their ability to share and present as well as their depth of knowledge and understanding. Beyond the classroom, our students effortlessly excel in external competitions such as the World Scholars Cup, Kangaroo Math Competitions, etc. 

The backbone of our institution is upheld by our team of dedicated teachers who continuously strive to implement new initiatives and innovations, ensuring our students receive the best pedagogy. Fairview was recently recognised for its’ outstanding initiatives being delivered in English-medium international schools around the world by ICS Research and won the ‘Teaching and Learning Award’ under ISA (International School Awards).

Even with the current pandemic, Fairview continues to stride in confidence. With the introduction of Flipped Learning and the BeED Learning Management System (LMS), we are fully prepared to carry out lessons, be it physically or virtually.

Fairview also highly values and cherishes its’ close relationship with parents. We are truly thankful to all our parents for their continuous support and for entrusting us with their children. We salute our Parent Angels and parent volunteers for the countless hours spent planning and executing ideas and events with us. As such, we welcome new parents on board and we would like to warmly extend an invitation to potential parents to visit us at our brand new retrofitted campus. 

Together, may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly!

Ms. Ann Lim

Principal of Fairview International School, Penang

Our Vision

A Rich Academic Programme

A curriculum based on the best research evidence and on successful teaching, as well as learning strategies for children of diverse backgrounds and learning needs.

A Community School

A vibrant centre of educational, recreational, cultural and social programmes for children and adults from all corners of the world which draws upon and contributes to the vitality of our international community through an innovative and focused curriculum.

A Unique Professional Development Focus

A culture of continuous professional growth for all staff, Fairview functions as a “Hub” for educators throughout the world, regularly engaging teachers in a wide range of learning opportunities that promote ongoing professional growth.

Our Mission

Fairview International School

aims to be a vibrant centre for educational, personal and social growth in the world providing a rich academic curriculum for children in the local and international community.

Through the use of

best practices in teaching and learning, Fairview International School will educate, motivate and inspire students in an educational ambience that encourages learning and development in a nurturing social and stimulating environment.

Fairview school is committed

to raising the standards of education not only in its schools but across the world through innovative training, development and 21st Century pedagogy.


Some of the school’s facilities include air-conditioned classrooms, school field, multi-purpose room, basketball court, canteen, IT resource centre, library and performing arts rooms.

A visionary leader of education for a better world, Fairview uses the best teaching practices from around the world. All campuses are designed with 21st century learning in mind, wireless, digitally advanced and up to date with the newest educational technology. Fairview Penang is an English medium, co-educational day school set within extensively purpose built grounds.

The school also offers English language support, counselling services and tutorial classes for students.

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