- When does the school year begin and end?
- What type of program does your school offer?
- I’m not familiar with the U.S. education system. Can you tell me more about it?
- What classes will my child take in elementary school?
- What classes will my child take in middle school?
- What classes does my child need to graduate from high school?
- Do you have a Course Catalog?
- What is Advanced Placement (AP)?
- Do students have to take a test to graduate?
- What is the SAT?
- Where do Oasis Alumni attend university after graduation?
- How is technology incorporated at your school?
- What sports are available for students?
- Do you provide English language learning (ELL) support for those who are still learning how to communicate in English?
- Do you provide busing services for the students?
- How do I make an appointment to learn more about your school?
The school year is divided into two semesters. Semester 1 is from the end of August until December, and Semester 2 is from January until June. Here is a list of important dates for the 2019-2020 school year:
- August 22nd First Day of School/Quarter One
- October 29th Beginning of Quarter Two
- December 16th - January 3rd Christmas Break
- January 20th Beginning of Quarter Three
- January 24th - 27th Chinese New Year Break
- March 23rd - 27th Spring Break
- March 30th Beginning of Quarter Four
- June 5th Last Day of School
Oasis offers an American educational program for students in kindergarten to 12th grade that is staffed by U.S. certified teachers, created to be academically challenging, integrated with cutting-edge technology, and centered in developing character in our students. As the newest American school in the greater Kuala Lumpur area and a member of the Oasis International Schools network, OIS offers a personalized learning experience that integrates a holistic approach and is based on the United States education system.
In the U.S. education system, classes are rooted in content and skills that align with standards. The standards are designed to challenge students academically as well as to encourage them to think critically and demonstrate creativity. However, there are many other important aspects. To learn more, visit our U.S. Education System page as well as our Learning pages for Elementary School, Middle School, and High School.
For elementary students, there are five core subjects: English language arts, math, science, social studies, and character education. Students will also have specials in Visual and Performing Arts, Foreign Languages, and Physical Education. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum. For descriptions of each class, click here.
Middle school students will have core classes in English language arts, math, science, social studies, and philosophy. Other required classes and electives will complete a student’s schedule. To view a list of classes available for middle school students, click here.
Our Advanced Placement (AP) program provides students with university-level academic courses that give them an advantage when applying to top colleges and universities around the world. The program (which is operated by The College Board) is the most widely used academic program in the world. Students in 10th grade through 12th grade are eligible to take AP courses once they have passed pre-requisite courses. To learn more about the benefits, click here.
Each year in high school, students must complete semester exams as part of their classes. There is not one final test that must be taken to graduate; we believe that student progress should be evaluated daily in a variety of ways.
The SAT is a test that measures the knowledge and skills that students learn in high school and need for academic success in college and university. Millions of college-bound students choose to take this test each year. Universities examine the results of this test as a part of the application process; many other factors are also important such as high school grades, activities, leadership roles, and character. While it is not required for graduation, we recommend students take this test if they plan to attend university. To learn more, click here.
We incorporate technology as a fundamental part of the learning process and ensure every student on campus has access to at least one personal Apple device. We do this because we believe that technology not only fosters creativity and innovation but also leads to deeper and more meaningful learning. To assist with the integration of learning and technology, Oasis uses the ISTE Standards for Students across the curriculum. Also, all students at Oasis are required to complete our Technology Induction Program that will guide them through resources that teach appropriate technology use and behavior. For more information, visit our Learning through Technology page.