30 Years Of Excellence

We have summarized the most important events in the Group for you. From a small bungalow house with just 40 students to an integrated education group with more than 30 preschools, 6 schools across 3 campuses and a growing chain of 60 English language centres, there are few private education providers that can look back on such a rich history as we can.

Since its establishment, R.E.A.L Education has weathered many storms and rose above them. During these years, the founders’ reverence and passion for education has led them to look beyond just school services. They have invested every ounce of energy into extending holistic education to younger children. This was when our first kindergarten was set up under the name of Child Enrichment Centre (C.E.C).

The essence of education is obtaining enhanced results through active learning. This is how R.E.A.L was born. Subsequently, we adopted the concept of Multiple Intelligences (M.I) as the active learning approach in our programme curriculum to nurture, develop and groom holistic individuals based on their unique individual strengths.

R.E.A.L Education marked a significant milestone last year with CIMB coming in as a strategic partner and stakeholder of the company. This is another step forward in us continuing to spread our wings, by setting up more centres and campuses that benefit communities as a whole.

1. Humble Beginnings

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

The First of Many

R.E.A.L Kids (then known as ‘C.E.C’ or Child Enrichment Centre) opened its first kindergarten in a bungalow at SS19, Subang Jaya in 1986 with a modest population of just 60 students. Within slightly more than a decade, R.E.A.L Kids rapidly grew to become 10-centre strong

A new home

Construction of a purpose-built school premise on a 10-acre land commenced in Hulu Langat for Sekolah Seri Suria, and was completed the same year

Our Very Own Syllabus

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

Welcoming Another to the Family

R.E.A.L’s second campus, Sekolah Seri Cahaya, is built and launched in Shah Alam, Selangor to meet a growing demand for R.E.A.L Education

R.E.A.L Welcomes ALFA College

ALIF College (now under the name ALFA International College) comes under R.E.A.L Education Group’s management. With this, R.E.A.L takes another step in realizing its dream of providing lifelong education with the inclusion of ALFA’s tertiary programmes into its repertoire of services

Pioneering Multiple Intelligences

The concept of Multiple Intelligences (M.I) is introduced across all our kindergartens, making us the pioneer preschool in the country to adopt such an approach as our curriculum core

R.E.A.L Makes History

R.E.A.L Kids is inducted into The Malaysia Book of Records for being the ‘First kindergarten in Malaysia to be accredited with ISO9001:2000’

A Landmark Centre

R.E.A.L Kids marks the celebration of its 30th kindergarten opening in Setia Indah, Johor Bahru

A New, R.E.A.L Identity

On 13 October 2008, Education Ventures Sdn Bhd officially changes its name to R.E.A.L Education Group Sdn Bhd in order to streamline all its business units under a single brand - R.E.A.L

R.E.A.L Welcomes a Third

R.E.A.L spreads its wings south by having its third and newest member of the R.E.A.L Schools family – Cahaya Campus in Johor Bahru – joining the fold

R.E.A.L Goes International

R.E.A.L Schools, Cahaya Campus, Shah Alam begins offering international school curriculum, paving the way for R.E.A.L’s two other campuses in Cheras and Johor Bahru to follow suit the following year

R.E.A.L and CIMB Collaborate

CIMB Group, under its Group Strategy & Strategic Investments arm (GSSI), invests in R.E.A.L Education Group by acquiring a significant minority stake in the company