(Aug 27): Parents today demand quality education for their children. This has given rise to the establishment of numerous premier private schools in Malaysia. Those looking for world-class American education will be pleased to welcome the prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, which officially opened the doors of its campus in Forest City, Johor, on Aug 26, 2018. Hailing from Faribault in Minnesota, USA, this top boarding school brings with it a 160-year legacy as well as a rigorous academic curriculum enhanced by acclaimed bespoke programmes.

As the school’s first global campus in Southeast Asia, the establishment of Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School is in line with the Malaysian government’s efforts to provide access to quality education of international standard, as set out in the Malaysia Education Blueprint (2013-2025). Thanks to its rich heritage and expertise that has been honed for over one-and-a-half centuries, the school has gained a solid reputation for its tradition of educational excellence. It offers a well-rounded educational approach, which aims not just to prepare students for academic achievements, but also for life after graduating from school. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) becomes a key focus, complemented by robust athletics offerings.

High School students will also be able to enjoy the unique programmes offered by the school. These include its ScholarShift programme, which prepares students for self-directed learning as well as arming them with 21st Century skills for college and beyond, and weCreate that stresses on creativity, collaboration and innovation.

Another key aspect that distinguishes Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School from other private schools in the country is that it is helmed by 100% academic leaders from the USA, Canada and the UK, all of whom are highly trained to facilitate the highest standards of learning among the children.

The boarding facilities at Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School offer students the opportunity to be empowered to cultivate their independence in a safe space under the guidance of their dorm parents. With help easily available and fewer distractions along the way, they can focus more on their studies. They will also be able to mix around with people from various cultural backgrounds and foster lifelong friendships.

Set against a lavish backdrop of grand buildings and landscaped surroundings, the campus of Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School is equipped with a range of state-of-the-art facilities, including a fully equipped theater, various dance, music, and art studios including a kiln room, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a full-sized soccer field with running track, and a two-story customised weCreate center featuring studios for robotics, 3D printing, fashion design, engineering, video and music creation, and more.

Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School is undoubtedly set to make an indelible mark in Malaysia’s education scene as a premier private school that truly prepares your child for higher education and real life beyond.

Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School is the first educational institution in Forest City, a futuristic smart city comprising four man-made islands in the south of Peninsular Malaysia. The school began its school year on August 23, 2018 with around 150 pioneering students.

The school admits students throughout the year. Visit https://www.ssm-fc.org/ or call +60 197 302 021 to find out more.