The ethos of the Highlands International Boarding School (HIBS) in Malaysia is best summed up by its vision statement:
"We nurture individuals to reach their highest potential."
Students at HIBS achieve their best possible results through the school’s three-pronged focus on academic success, personal development and planning for the future.
Located high in the beautiful hill resort of Genting Highlands, and just half an hour from capital Kuala Lumpur, HIBS is an inspiring place to study. With annual fees including board and lodging for foreign students in secondary education set at 51,850 RM (just over £9,000), and the Cambridge A-Level course also available, it is extremely competitively priced compared to its international counterparts and a fantastic option for parents all across Europe and Asia.
HIBS sets students the highest academic targets - through regular examinations, study camps, and extra classes for those not reaching their potential. But with its innovative co-operative teaching style delivered by forward-thinking academic staff, school is truly fun for HIBS pupils. Academic success is not just for its own sake, but to give HIBS students the best possible start in life, which, coupled with regular career development support ensures students are well connected for further study and employment around the world.
Pastoral care is also central to the HIBS philosophy. Staff understand that children possibly away from home for the first time may encounter tough times, so the school counselling department is on hand to help. A special personal development programme helps students get to grips with their physical, mental and social development, all to ensure they graduate as fully-rounded, engaged young citizens into a world of potential.