Head of School at Mont'Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia
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Head of School
Mont'Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Sep 23, 22
Oct 31, 22



Position for a Head of School

Starting July 2023

Mont’Kiara International School (M’KIS) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of a Head of School, with duties to begin in July 2023.  

An exciting opportunity for an experienced, dynamic educational leader seeking to move an already excellent, progressive and high achieving school to even greater heights. 

An added benefit to this position is that Malaysia is a beautiful country, safe, warm and hospitable. M’KIS is located in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur amidst some of the most exotic travel destinations in the world.


M’KIS, established in 1994, serves the expatriate community of Kuala Lumpur.  It has a current student population of close to 600 students from 51 countries, and serves students from Pre-school through Grade 12.  

M’KIS is a college preparatory school.  Over 80 qualified and dynamic faculty members from across the globe and more than 60 support staff help provide a distinguished international education.

M’KIS is a proprietary school governed by a Board of Governors, and operates in full compliance with the relevant statutes of the country of Malaysia.

M’KIS conducts a North American International curriculum.

M’KIS is fully accredited by:

  1. the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

  2. the International Baccalaureate World School

  3. the Malaysian Ministry of Education

We adhere to the following Mission, Vision and Value Statements:

Mission - Educate to improve our global community by enhancing the creative, emotional, social and academic talents of the individual child.

Vision - Educational excellence in a diverse and compassionate personalized learning community.

Values - Belonging and Connection, Kindness and Compassion, Excellence and Positivity

Our biggest achievement is nurturing a close-knit community of students, teachers, parents, staff and alumni who have made M’KIS the unique place it is today.  We continue to be driven by the values that make M’KIS not just a school, but a home.  Potential applicants will find the M’KIS website most useful at www.mkis.edu.my

Campus and Facilities

Covering over 8 acres of land, M’KIS offers excellent purpose-built facilities and to name a few, fully air-conditioned classroom space for the entire spectrum of the learning program, a 25-meter swimming pool and early childhood pool, sports fields for PE, recess and after-school activities, 2 sports halls, a gymnasium, a futsal court, a dance studio, climbing walls, science labs, STEM lab, a 440-seat theater, library, music rooms, product design lab, health office, etc.

The Position

The Head of School serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the School, responsible for the overall organization and its leadership.

Preferred Professional Qualifications 

  1. Masters degree in educational administration, educational leadership or equivalent

  2. Valid senior administrative certification from a competent jurisdiction

  3. At least 5 years’ experience as a Head of School

  4. Demonstrated competence in a senior position as an educational administrator

Job Description

A detailed job description is posted here. [website link].

Salary and Benefits

The salary offered will be competitive and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.  Benefits include a generous housing subsidy, car, annual home leave benefits, medical and life insurance, tuition fee at M’KIS for designated dependent children aged 3-18, work permit and dependent passes.

Application Procedures 

Interested candidates should send an application by not later than October 31, 2022.   

The Board reserves the right to invite selected candidates for interview prior to the application deadline mentioned above.   

Candidates must send the following information in the prescribed format:

  1. A cover letter of not more than 2 pages, detailing your interest in the position

  2. Not more than 2 pages of Curriculum Vitae/Resume 

  3. 1 page of Statement of Educational Philosophy

  4. A minimum of 3 recent testimonials

  5. A list of up to 5 referees with names and positions; one of whom must be your current Board Chair

All applications will be accepted in electronic format only as an attachment to an email and send to: 

Head of School Search Coordinator


All of the above materials must be scanned into a single PDF attachment and be sent in the same transmission. 

Please limit your PDF file to not more than 5MB. No high-density photos, etc. A photo will be requested as the process moves forward.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Dr. Barry Drake has over 40 years' experience in administration and teaching in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East and East Asia.