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A Joyful & Nature-inspired



About SISM

SISM, the abbreviation for Soka International School Malaysia, is a non-sectarian international school scheduled to open in August 2023.

SISM will be offering the Cambridge curriculum for lower and upper secondary from Year 7 to Year 11.

The lower secondary refers to Key Stage 3:
Year 7 to Year 9.

The upper secondary refers to Key Stage 4:
Year 10 to Year 11.

IGCSE examination preparations are carried out during Cambridge Upper Secondary.

Students will take the IGSCE exams during Years 10 and Year 11. We will be offering the International Baccalaureate Programme and the Cambridge International A levels.

As a state of the art school offering excellent boarding services within a welcoming campus environment, we are surrounded by the warmth of a value-creating community.

About US

About the Founder Daisaku Ikeda

Daisaku Ikeda, President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), was born on January 2, 1928 in Tokyo. Ikeda is an educator, philosopher, prolific author and peacebuilder whose achievements in the realms of peace, culture and education have been widely recognised by academic institutions and nation states around the world.

Ikeda founded the Soka school system on the conviction that humanistic, student-centered education is the foundation for the development of a peaceful, life-affirming society. Ikeda is also the founder of a number of international non-profit peace and cultural institutions: The Institute of Oriental Philosophy, the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, the Min-On Concert Association and the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum.

In recognition of his contributions to education, Ikeda has been awarded professorships from Institutions of Higher Learning in more than 40 countries. He is also a recipient of the United Nations Peace Medal, and the Rosa Parks Humanitarian Award, among others.

Over the past five decades, Ikeda has held dialogues with some 1,600 leading figures in politics, education, academia, science, peace activism, business and the arts. More than 50 of these have been published into books, including published dialogues with British historian Dr Arnold Toynbee, the Father of Peace Studies, Dr Johan Galtung of Norway, and the Nobel Peace Prize-winning scientists and peace activists Dr Linus Pauling and Dr Joseph Rotblat.


Philosophy of Soka Education

The philosophy of Soka Education is centered on a belief in every child’s unlimited potential, and regards education as the lifelong pursuit of self-awareness, wisdom, individual and social development, and the ability to make meaning, or ‘create value,’ in any circumstance.

Soka Education is an education that fosters people of character able to create harmonious coexistence between themselves, as individuals, and the other of the social whole.

The starting point and essence of Soka (value-creating) education is the spirit to treasure each student’s individuality so that they can become happy and enjoy a glorious future. [...] The aim of Soka education is the happiness of oneself and others; for society as a whole, and peace for all humanity.

*Source: Jason Goulah & Olivier Urbain (2013) Daisaku Ikeda’s philosophy of peace, education proposals, and Soka education: convergences and divergences in peace education, Journal of Peace Education, 10(3), 303-322.


SISM is located in Seremban, the capital of the state of Negeri Sembilan. It is 60 kilometres away from the national capital of Kuala Lumpur; around an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is less than a 30 minutes drive from Seremban.
For more details, please refer to the map:

SISM Visitor Centre SISM Aerial View
Tuition, boarding fees, enrolment registration, and the curriculum will be announced in due course.

Contact Us

SISM Visitor Centre
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Saturday (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Closed every Sunday & Monday
Telephone: +606-775 4171

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