Over 35 Years of Excellence

In 35 years, REAL Schools have grown from a private school in a rented bungalow to 3 large purpose-built campuses in Shah Alam, Johor Bahru and Cheras, offering both international and national school syllabi. In that time, more than 25,000 students, many of whom have secured places at top universities including Cambridge University, have graduated from our schools.

As one of the pioneers in character education and the allrounder model of education, REAL Schools now offer, over and above our traditional focus on excellent teaching in all academic subjects, an expanded syllabus that includes programs to teach our students “Real World Skills” and provide them with guidance and experiences, to discover themselves and the 4IR world, and find a career path that will resonate.

Here are some milestones in our history:


Sekolah Sang Suria (later to be known as Sekolah Seri Suria and subsequently REAL Schools, Cheras Campus) begins operations in a rented bungalow in Cheras with a humble 40-student enrolment. This pioneer school was then under Education Ventures Sdn Bhd


Sekolah Seri Suria (to be later known as REAL Schools, Cheras Campus) relocated to a new, purpose-built campus on a 10-acre site in Hulu Langat where the school is presently situated.


The ‘R.E.A.L Education’ philosophy is conceived, leading to the writing and publishing of REAL’s very own curriculum which pioneers the practice of nurturing Multiple Intelligences within each student


REAL’s second campus is built and launched in Shah Alam, Selangor to meet a growing demand for quality education


  • On 13 October 2008, Education Ventures Sdn Bhd officially changes its name to REAL Education Group Sdn Bhd in order to streamline all its business units under a single brand – ‘R.E.A.L’
  • REAL spreads its wings south by having its third and newest member of the REAL Schools family in Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru joining the fold
  • REAL Schools, Shah Alam Campus begins offering international school curriculum, paving the way for REAL’s two other campuses in Cheras and Johor Bahru to follow suit the following year


TPG Capital Asia acquires a majority stake in REAL Education Group, thus making REAL part of Prestigion K12 Education (now known as XCL Education) along with KDU Smart Schools