Education and Schools in Kuala Lumpur
Schools in Kuala Lumpur are divided into public, private and international schools. Due to numerous factors, including the language barrier and bureaucratic obstacles of enrolment at public schools, most expats living in Kuala Lumpur choose to send their children to a private or international school.
Parents should not struggle to find a school for their child as there is a broad range of private and international schools in Kuala Lumpur to choose from. However, education at these schools comes at a high price and parents should factor these costs into any negotiations for their relocation package.
The top schools may also have waiting lists, so it’s best to begin the enrolment process as early as possible. When choosing a school it is important to consider the location of the school. Traffic in Kuala Lumpur can bring life to a standstill at times and, even though some schools may seem relatively close to the office or home, they may be inaccessible during peak traffic.