About GEMS International School Pearl City

A Strong Foundation for Fulfilling Dreams

Welcome to GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang. We offer your children the opportunity to embark upon on an enjoyable, wonder-filled journey that will prepare them for a happy and productive future.

Parents who are looking for a good international school for their children are no doubt considering many factors – both local and global. At GEMS, our international standard of education has been successful in more than 85 schools worldwide.

Furthermore, we are constantly improving and enhancing the quality of education we provide through our principles, plans and practices.

We understand that the children of today are growing up in an increasingly globalised world. They will be challenged by talented young people from within and outside Malaysia when it comes to getting places at leading universities and securing a job. The criteria for success is clearly evolving beyond academic excellence alone. We insist on equipping your child with a well-rounded or holistic education, focusing not only on academic excellence, but also the development of key 21st century skills and competencies such as critical thinking, creativity, resilience and a collaborative spirit.

Our school aims to develop our students to meet this challenge by giving them the tools and skills to be:

  • Creative thinkers
  • Independent enquirers
  • Effective participators
  • Team members
  • Self-managers
  • Reflective learners

All our programmes, starting with the Little GEMS (Early Years Foundation Stage or Kindergarten) programme through Primary and Secondary school phases, are based on the British International Curriculum that provides a detailed, robust, balanced and innovative blueprint for a child’s academic progression from the ages of 3 to 18. We also provide our students with thorough preparation for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Cambridge Advanced (A) Level examinations required for entry into leading universities in Malaysia and overseas. 

While we focus on our international standard of education (based on the British International Curriculum), we also provide Ministry of Education-directed programmes of study including Malay and Mandarin language classes and Malaysian Studies through our innovative Social Studies core. Our programme structure ensures that your child can pursue further study or careers in their home country or overseas.

We realise that every child at our school has unique abilities and potential. Instead of having students of different abilities compete for the same finishing line, we encourage them to excel as individuals and fulfil their own potential. This creates an environment where students celebrate each other’s achievements, respect differences amongst their peers, collaborate with each other, and discover the meaning and joy in learning together.

We do all this in a school that creates a caring environment with vibrant spaces for students who want to explore, grow and above all, be inspired and motivated to learn.

If you would like to know more about how our students learn and/or explore the school environment in which our enriched British international curriculum is delivered – please continue with the links below. If you have any other queries, please feel free to contact us or make an appointment for a school tour as we would love to host you and your child(ren) at our school. Seeing is believing!


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