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Fairview International School Johor Bahru, which began on the 14th of January 2008, is situated in the secure confines of the Johor Land Complex at the suburban neighbourhood of Bandar Dato’ Onn, surrounded by a sea of greenery, Fairview Johor Bahru has become a close-knit community school readily accessible via the North-South Highway and strategically located in the midst of several large townships. The student population of just 25 has multiplied and currently stands at just over 350 students. Our small student population has allowed for students and teachers to forge close relationships with one another in their individual journeys of discovery.

Fairview Johor Bahru is authorised to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Being the first IB World School in the south of Malaysia, Fairview Johor is firmly committed to quality international education.

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 2014 Fairview International School’s Johor Bahru campus is now permanently located in Bandar Dato Onn. This first fully-owned campus features Multi purpose hall, classrooms, auditorium, playing fields, sports halls contained within a sprawling modern complex.

Message from Principal

As the Principal of Fairview Johor campus, I am delighted that the school’s values align with my own personal values, including the importance of trust, respect, innovation and a sense of community. I know that the development of the school over the past few years has been significant. The future will build on these firm foundations focusing on the quality of school life, especially for the benefit of our learners.

The curriculum will continue to be regularly reviewed to ensure that it remains appropriate to the needs of our learners.

The curriculum emphasises the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities for all students attending our school. We believe that every learner is unique and special and that they all have the ability to learn. We believe it is our responsibility as educators to nurture and develop every learner to prepare them for life. Learners are continually encouraged to appreciate our diverse community and to care for others by becoming global citizens, and develop a concern and active respect for the environment.

At Fairview Johor, the educational community strives for excellence by preparing students for learning beyond their school years and assisting them to become lifelong learners, as well as helping them to be self-directed, realistic, and responsible decision makers when solving problems that they will encounter in our multicultural, ever-changing world. Ultimately, each learner will gain from their life at school according to the effort they apply.

We strongly believe in the importance of teachers, parents, and administrators collaborating and communicating openly and frequently. We continually strive to improve the quality of tools of communication, We look forward to serving you and your children over the coming years. Interested parents are encouraged to contact our school and to ask any questions they may have regarding our school and the programmes we offer.

Mr. Ariel Schatenstein

Principal of Fairview International School, Johor Bahru

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.


Fairview International School’s Johor Bahru campus is permanently located in Bandar Dato Onn. This fully-owned campus features a multi purpose hall, air-conditioned classrooms, auditorium, school field, basketball court, canteen, IT resource centre, library,  performing arts rooms  and sports halls contained within a sprawling modern complex.

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 Subang 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.