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Stonyhurst International School Penang

Stonyhurst is delighted to announce the opening of Stonyhurst International School in Penang, Malaysia. Stonyhurst is proud that its global reach is encouraging more young people to be the best that they can be.


This week marks a significant milestone in Stonyhurst’s already rich 429-year history with the much-anticipated opening of Stonyhurst International School Penang. The co-educational school in Malaysia welcomed around 300 students at the beginning of the first term on 26th September.

Stonyhurst International School Penang will build its enrolment in phases; the school will offer Early Years Foundation Stage up to Year 9 in the academic year 2022/23. Enrolment has been strong with over 300 pupils joining from across the globe. In time, the school will gradually cater to 1,200 pupils aged 3 to 18 in both the Junior and Senior Schools and will soon offer boarding facilities to accommodate up to 360 boarders.

Built on 4.3 acres of land, Stonyhurst International School boasts state-of-the-art facilities, designed with 21st-century teaching and learning pedagogy in mind. The school is strategically situated in one of the most coveted locations on Penang Island, even enjoying direct access to the beach. The school boasts a 530-seat auditorium, music practice rooms, a dance studio, a multipurpose hall, eight Senior School science labs, two libraries, an Astroturf field, a 25-metre swimming pool, a learner pool, dining hall, and designer classroom spaces.

Stonyhurst UK Headmaster, Mr John Browne, said:

‘Our sister school in Penang offers a truly unique educational experience for children across the world to experience a Stonyhurst education. The school upholds the Jesuit values that are embraced by the Stonyhurst family, and we are proud that our global reach is encouraging more young people to be the best that they can be. Our values are based around ensuring that all pupils experience the very best of British education while retaining a clear understanding of the cultural identities of the Malaysian and Asian community.’

Stonyhurst Penang aims to mirror the academic excellence of Stonyhurst College in the UK. Educational excellence at Stonyhurst extends far beyond the classrooms, with cura personalis - care for the whole person - steadfastly at the heart of all Jesuit schools. Naturally, co-curricular activities and the formation of character are the cornerstones of what makes a Stonyhurst education so unique. Stonyhurst Penang is set to deliver a world-class Jesuit education with deeply personalised learning, coaching, advisory, and counselling programmes.

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