International Schools are schools that conduct foreign curriculum using English as the main medium and prepare students for external international examinations (e.g. IGCSE 'O' Level, GCE 'A' Levels, IB, Grade 1 to 12, etc.).
Private Primary Schools in Malaysia offer either primary schooling only (Standard One to Standard Six) or they may be a part of a larger institution tht offers bot primary and secondary schooling to the more affluent segment of the Malaysian Society.
PHEIs are private-funded institutions and comprise:
Private pre-schools or kindergartens are designed for children between the age of 4 to 6 for an education period of one to three years.
These are schools that use an education structure that is independent of the national system, and students sit for examinations independent of the ones prescribed by the national curriculum.
These schools accomodate pupils with severe visual or hearing impairment, or learning disabilities and provide academic and vocational education.
These are schools established specially for the foreign community working or doing business in Malaysia. The curriculum and type of langauge used are based on the requirements of the native country (e.g. Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, German, French, Taiwanese, Turkish, etc).