Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur


The Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur Story

Sri Bestari Private School is an internationally recognised private school located in Kuala Lumpur that nurtures and supports its learners in order for them to achieve academic success and become globally responsible citizens. We accomplish this by providing an environment that is innovative and progressive that is grounded in trust, compassion and respect.

The school was established in December 1995, in response to the government’s call to private agencies to fulfil their social obligations to society. The strong desire to this call resulted in our school’s humble beginning in a double storey shop lot in Bandar Sri Damansara. Today, besides the establishment of ‘Education and Learning Support Academy’ (ELSA) by Sri Bestari Private School to support autism, dyslexia and children with learning disabilities, Sri Bestari Private School is also amongst the leading private school offering Robotic, STEM Education, Inquiry Based Science Education, Singapore Mathematics, Foreign Languages and International Examinations.

Located on a beautiful 15-acre site in Bandar Sri Damansara, the school is the pride of not only Land and General Berhad but the entire Bandar Sri Damansara community. Its shady trees and green lawns with over 70 spacious and airy classrooms ensure a conducive learning environment with generous space for sports and co-curricular activities.

The past 10 years of the rich history of the school have been nothing but extraordinary. The colours of the school, her logo, uniform designs, the infrastructure as well as the academic and non-academic programs had seen a complete overhaul. What remains is the ethos of the school which was implanted by the initiators of this expansive, green 15-acre campus some 30 years ago. The school was founded on the principle, ‘Every Child Does Not Escape Your Attention’ where the aims of the school remain clear to provide holistic education to all and in turn develop well-rounded and well-grounded graduates who are ready to take on the world. The success of the school’s graduates who are making impeccable impact in almost every specialised field may it be professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners and in academia is something the school takes pride in.

The Company Lang Education Sdn Bhd

Lang Education Sdn Bhd or in short, LESB, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Land and General Berhad (LGB). LESB comprises Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur which has been championing the national curriculum for the past 30 years. The team at Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur consists of qualified, dedicated and experienced faculty who are technology savvy and able to guide the students in their learning and development. LESB serves to educate, train and impart noble values to young boys and girls who aspire and hope to be the next generation of professionals and leaders.

The school facilities consist of ICT suites, the Yves Quéré IBSE Pilot Centre, dedicated music rooms, ECO schools centre, a paddy plot, urban farming, STEM labs, a Vivarium, a swimming pool, complete sporting facilities and purpose-built classrooms all within the same compound. In addition, the School has introduced the virtual learning platform with the aim to promote a collaborative and self-directed learning environment that can facilitate the students with 21st century learning skills.

The School’s Philosophy

We are committed to being an internationally minded learning community that nurtures and supports every child’s emotional, physical, creative and intellectual needs in order that they can achieve academic success and become global responsible citizens. We accomplish this by making sure that “No one Escapes Our Attention”.

Our Vision

The school accepts students as they are and helps them develop into well-rounded and well-grounded individuals while identifying their aptitude as well as passion and assisting them in realising their full potential.

Our Mission

Academic Excellence
To produce students who are conversant in the 4Rs and equipped with good communication skills, are self-directed learners and are prepared for higher education and life-long learning.

Social Responsibility
To foster Character development; Good citizenship qualities.

Growth & Development
To realise and develop students’ full potential and talent as well as their critical and creative thinking abilities together with analytical and problem-solving skills.

Our Values

We provide a safe environment that allows embedded  talents to flourish. 

As the bedrock of any school is her value system. The  values in Professionalism, Excellence and Respect are upheld by all teachers and staff at all times as we hold to the belief that all things begin with us. If we are able to hold strong to these core values it will in turn be translated and nurtured down to the students during their fertile years at the school. For students to make headway in this turbulent global environment they require the right attitude and resolve and if these elements are coupled with humility and respect they will be shining examples of global ambassadors the world so needs.

Our Promise

To educate the youth of the world to take their productive place as leaders in the global community, our promise is to treat everyone as gifted and talented individuals and to foster those talents and gifts through careful mentorship and guidance that is based on respect for all. With commitment and dedication, we the staff of Sri Bestari Private Schools Kuala Lumpur sincerely pledge:

To be sensitive and responsive to the feedback received from all stakeholders

To work together with all parents to nurture and develop the potential of every student.

To nurture our students to aim for the highest in both academic and co-curricular pursuits.

To create a conductive and caring environment in ensuring that our students receive quality education at all times.

To provide a holistic and balanced education which encompasses intellectual, spiritual, emotional & physical aspects of a student’s development.

To mould our students to be responsible, loyal and discerning citizens of our country Malaysia.

Message From the Principal

Dr. Steven Baptist
Dr. Steven Baptist

Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur is a trusted brand in the private education sector in Malaysia for almost 30 years. Thousands of students have benefitted immensely from the education and experience received as students and graduates of the school and have gone on to carve impeccable careers in their chosen field of endeavour. The school is now experiencing a return of her Alumni’s children enrolling back to the school akin to a second wave from the next generation. This surely augurs well for the school, its Alumni and her brand.

Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur is nimble, able and willing to respond and adapt to the growing changes taking place in the education sphere in order to meet the ever-growing global demands. Students are equipped with the required knowledge and skills to excel in the ever fast changing market place especially with the advent of Industrial Revolution 4.0 sweeping the world. Remaining mere users of technology is unhelpful. We need to be creators and innovators in our own right and we at the school have experienced a trajectory of newness in terms of new programs, approaches, methodology and networks the past decade. It does not seem to be tapering off anytime soon. As we expand into new frontiers we seem to keep riding the new wave and explore even more opportunities for growth and development. This is akin to the adage of a school that never sleeps.

We at Sri Bestari are mindful that a child’s development is holistic. Therefore, all aspects of their growth should always be in tandem as self-esteem, respect for others and discipline are no less important than academic and co-curricular attainment.

Board of Governors

Dato' Dr. Sharifah
Maimunah Syed Zin (Chairperson)

Coordinator of the STEM education unit of ISTIC, and Associate of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Former director of the Curriculum Development Division of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.

Datin Roslina
Abdul Manap

Managing Director, Coach (ACC, ICF), NLP & AL Practitioner, Facilitator & Trainer at Protégé Advisory Sdn Bhd. Datin Roslina was the Finance department Manager in Lang Education Sdn Bhd, for over 15 years.

Professor Dr.
Kamila Ghazali

Vice-Chancellor, International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW). Prof. Dr. Kamila has more than 20 years’ experience holding positions in various capacities at the University, National and International levels.

Mr. Leo
Chan Hon Weng

Company Secretary at OBM Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd. Mr. Leo Chan is a Committee Member of Institute of Approved Company Secretaries (IACS), a professional non-profit Company Secretaries' body.

Mr. James
Wong Chee Chin

Lawyer and founding partners at Jeff Leong, Poon and Wong Associates. Mr. James is also a Notary Public; Visiting Research Fellow, China Asean Legal Research Centre and Honorary Legal Advisor, Malaysia Steel Association.

Company Directors

Mr. Low Gay Teck

The Managing Director at Land and General Berhad, Low Gay Teck has a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Victoria University (AUS). He has had 25 years in Property Development and Project Management, handling and implementing projects such as residential, commercial, shopping complex, hotel, golf course, condominium and service apartments.

En. Ferdaus Mahmood

Encik Ferdaus joined L&G as the General Manager in one of the property subsidiaries of L&G. In 1998, he was appointed the Chief Operating Officer to head the property operations of L&G in Australia and returned to Malaysia in 2005 to be based in Kuala Lumpur as the Director of Property Division, L&G. Currently, he sits on the Board of a few subsidiaries of L&G.

Senior Management Team

Notable Alumni

The success of a school is often gauged by the success of her graduates. After almost 30 years since the establishment of the school, thousands of students have walked the hallways and successfully graduated. The width and breadth of their reach in terms of their professional life and careers are immense. The Alumni of the school always attribute their successes today to their Class of that graduating cohort and their teachers which have given them so much which no words can completely describe it. The alumni are a close-knit community and many are returning to their alma mater to contribute back to ensure that the continuation of the good work the school is doing for the benefit of the future generations to come and we salute them all.

Dr. Raja Aiman Hakim

Year Graduated: 2008
Current Position: Veterinary
Highest Education: Diploma and Degree from University Putra Malaysia

YM Tengku Mardiah Tengku Marzuki

Year Graduate: 2002
Current Position: Medical Doctor
Highest Education: MBBS from Universiti Padjadjaran Bandung, Indonesia

Dr. Wan Puspa Melati

Year Graduated: 1999
Current Position: Head of Department School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Taylor’s University
Highest Education: PhD in Sociology & Anthropology IIUM

Ms. Alyssa Lee Xin Yi

Year Graduated: 2020
SPM Result: 9A+ / IGCSE Results: 7A*
Current Position: A-Level Student at Sunway College, KL

Ms. Elysia Ong May Wen

Year Graduated: 2020
SPM Result: 9A / IGCSE Results: 7A*
Current Position: Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine Student at Monash University

Mr. Steven Tan Kian Yau

Year Graduated: 2015
Current Position: Sustainability & Risk Executive
Highest Education: B.Sc. (Hons.) Environmental Management, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Ms. Nadia Izzati Zamri

Year Graduated: 2016
SPM Result: 8A+
Current Position: Pharmacy Student in Monash University, Australia

Mr. Sattish Gunnallan

Year Graduate: 2022
Current Position: Dentistry Student at Penang International Dental College @ MAHSA University

Ms. Judy Song Joohye

Year Graduated: 2017
SPM Result: 9A+
Current Position: Medical Student in Seoul University, South Korea

Dato' Ho Cheng Hann

Year Graduated: 2002
Current Position: Managing Director and CEO of Sri Ternak Group

Ms. Cherlyn Tong

Year Graduated 2011
Malaysia’s Top SPM Student 2011: 10A+
Current Position: Senior Technical Analyst, UK

Mr. Ahmad Shafiq Mohd Amin

Year Graduated: 2006
Current Position: Senior Manager/Inspection Officer at Securities Commission Malaysia
Highest Education: Monash University, Berwick & Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Ms. Nicole Oo Chia Xing

Year Graduated: 2014
Current Position: Teacher at SBPSKL Primary
Highest Education: Master in Education

Ms. Tai Li Ven

Year Graduated: 2015
Current Position: Music Teacher in SBPSKL Primary
Highest Education: BA(Hons) Popular Music, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Ms. Chen Xin Ying

Year Graduated: 2022
Current Position: Internship At Awonda Nature Park Taiwan
Highest Education: Cambridge A-Level at Sunway College

Ms. Lee Jia Man

Year Graduated 2023
SPM Result: 5A+, 4A
Current Position: Foundation in Science at Management and Science University (MSU)


Mr. Phum Boon Lim

Year Graduated: 2007
Current Position: CEO of Milleu Solar SB
Highest Education: BsC (Hons) Quantity Surveying from University of Salford, UK and MBA from Segi University

Mr. Lai Xuenwei

Year Graduated: 2000
Current Position: Partner Head of Chamber for Litigation at Messrs Richard wee Chambers(RWC)
Highest Education: Bachelor in Laws (LLB)

Membership, Awards & Accreditations

Sri Bestari Private School has been accredited for our excellent education and curriculum. Among our more prestigious accreditations are the establishment of the Yves Quéré Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) Pilot Centre awarded by Fondation La main à la pâte, Paris. The school is part of the IBSE Pilot School around the World under the renowned Science Institute, Fondation La main à la pâte. There are about 19 such IBSE Pilot Centres in France and the Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur is the first Yves Quéré IBSE Pilot Centre outside France.

Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur is one of the only 2 schools in Malaysia with 3 Eco School Green Flags and the coveted HIBISCUS Award by Foundation of Environment Education (FEE), Denmark and WWF-Malaysia.

We are also accredited by Tokai Fukuoka High School, Japan as a sister school for an International Student Exchange Programme partner for the past 10 years.

Yves Quéré IBSE Pilot Centre

This first Pilot Centre in Malaysia is named after the eminent Professor Emeritus in Physics, Yves Quéré of France. IBSE programme was developed by 3 prominent Physicists and Scientists in France. The inquiry-based approach to the teaching and learning of Science method by Fondation La main à la pâte, Paris has reached more than 40 countries in the world and has 3 regional networks, and Southeast Asia is one of them.

Eco School Green Flag 

The most prestigious of Eco Schools awards, the Green Flag Award & Hibiscus Award are the third of three award levels in the Eco Schools program. To be eligible a school must follow a Seven Step Framework to complete at least three pathways for accreditation. Audited every two years, schools must continuously promote certain standards of eco-friendly good management and best-practice.

Tokai Fukuoka Sister School

Tokai Fukuoka High School is affiliated with Tokai University. Key characteristic of the Tokai University Educational System (TES) is its unified educational system. Taking advantage of the specialties and innovative approaches of higher education, institutions work together to provide education suited for students’ respective development phases, avoiding an education that overemphasizes on knowledge alone.

Hibiscus Award

Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur was awarded the prestigious HIBISCUS AWARD in recognition of the school’s continuous achievement in the ECO Schools program and environmental education the past 10 years. The HIBISCUS Award was awarded by WWF-Malaysia and the Foundation of Environmental Education, FEE Denmark.

The Malaysia Book of Records

Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur managed to get into the Malaysia Book of Records with their creation of the National Flag, Jalur Gemilang in the form of a WAU (Kite). This creation measured 15.5 meters and 15.8 meters and was made in conjunction with the 45th Merdeka Celebration in 2002.

Ministry of Education Award

Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur has been awarded the prestigious Quality Standards Award for Private Education Institutions by the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE). This reaffirms our place as one of the top schools in Malaysia. This award is based on school performance which is assessed using 15 criterias such as curriculum, teaching and learning, teacher development, health services and discipline.

The Digital Maker Hub Award

The Digital Maker Hub award presented to Sri Bestari Private School Kuala Lumpur on 30 January 2024 by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, MDEC is in recognition of the past 3 years effort by the school is offering the most comprehensive STEM-Computer Science, STEM-CS program from Year 1, Primary up to Form 5, Secondary. Sri Bestari has successfully provided an avenue of spaces to learn and practise digital creativity and innovation and in turn help produce Malaysia’s talents in Digital Technology. Through the STEM-CS program and STEM competitions it provides a fertile platform for our students, teachers and parents to better understand digital technology education in light of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.