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Introduction

Fairview International School looks beyond students’ intellectual development by nurturing their physical, social and emotional well-being. 

Fairview International School Ipoh is an authorised IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). Fairview Ipoh belongs to the Fairview network, which has five IB World Schools strategically located across Malaysia and one international school in the UK. Our other campuses located in Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Penang, and Johor Bahru are all honoured to have been authorised by the IB Organisation (IBO) in all their programmes.

A visionary leader of education for a better world, Fairview uses the best teaching practices from around the world. All our campuses are designed with inquiry-driven, concept-based approaches to teaching and learning and are equipped with wireless, digitally advanced and the latest in educational technology. 

All Fairview institutes are co-educational day schools set within extensively purpose-built grounds and the main medium is English. The community of learners across all Fairview schools originates from over 55 countries worldwide and helps to promote open-mindedness, understanding, respect and appreciation of the rich heritage, cultures and traditions found throughout all campuses.

The Ipoh campus can facilitate over 600 students however each class contains approximately 24 pupils with a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 students to permit student-centered, active learning.

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 over 2,000 students in five IB World Schools across Malaysia, representing over 55 different nations.

Despite the school’s 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 44 years in 2022.

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

A visionary leader of education for a better world, Fairview uses the best teaching practices from around the world. All campuses are designed with inquiry driven, concept based approaches to teaching and learning in mind, wireless, digitally advanced and up to date with the latest in educational technology. All Fairview institutes are English medium, co-educational day schools set within extensively purpose built grounds. The Ipoh campus can facilitate over 600 students however each classes contains approximately 24 pupils with a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 students so as to permit student-centred, active learning.

Message from Principal

“I want to warmly welcome you to Fairview International School Ipoh. As your principal, it is my sincere pleasure to work with our dedicated staff and community to help provide an excellent educational experience for our students. We are committed to ensuring that your children receive the best support to learn and grow.

The vision of Fairview Ipoh is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

Together, we can make a big difference. Families, teachers, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. 

We are excited for the opportunity to work with you and your child to provide a safe, productive, and conducive learning environment. I encourage you to come in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish all of us great success ahead!”

Professor Gopinathan Ramankutty

Principal of Fairview International School, Ipoh

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.

Facilities

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 and are equipped with wireless, digitally advanced and the latest in educational technology. 

Fairview Ipoh is an English medium, co-educational day school set within extensively purpose-built grounds. The school also offers English language support, online counselling services and tutorial classes for students. 

The school’s facilities include air-conditioned classrooms, a school field, a multi-purpose hall, a basketball court, a canteen, a science lab, a library, maker space and an indoor playground.