At preschool level, HIS adopts the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), a thematic approach where learning is both enquiry-based and play-based. At primary level, the curriculum is a combination of the British curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which ensures participative learning using a comprehensive and thematic approach. The curriculum is also complemented with Singapore Mathematics syllabus that emphasises on critical thinking and problem solving. The secondary school curriculum is based on the British Curriculum, and it recently adopted the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) for lower secondary. It culminates with students sitting for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
At A-Levels, the unique Asian Scholars A-Levels Leadership Programme seeks to develop all-rounded leaders by providing them the opportunities not only to excel academically but to develop leadership through their service to the school and community at large.
In equipping our students to be global citizens, besides instilling a sense of international-mindedness since primary level under IPC, students are taught multiple languages in school. English is taught with a strong emphasis on literature. Mandarin is compulsory for all students, and French and Spanish are optional modern foreign languages. Bahasa Malaysia is mandatory for Malaysian students in compliance with Ministry of Education requirement. There is also learning support provided for Second Language learners.
With its philosophy of education that is both global and holistic, HIS offers an educational experience that encourages all-round development and inspires students to live life to its fullest. Students are exposed to developments in the following areas which we termed the eight masteries: intellectual, physical, social, creative, emotional, moral, career and leadership. Furthermore, being under the HELP Education Group with 30 years of rich tradition in educational excellence, allows for convenient access to shared resources and expertise from the highly established HELP University.