Our history of innovation starts at the founding of the school in 1946 by Alice Fairfield-Smith, our original innovator.
Unable to find a suitable school for her daughter in Kuala Lumpur, Alice Fairfield-Smith, a biology graduate from Harvard University and an experienced teacher, set up the school in her home in Jalan Eaton. In doing so, she founded the first British international school in Malaysia.
When Alice and her family left in 1950 The Alice Smith Schools Association (ASSA) was formed, placing the responsibility for the administration of the school in the hands of a Council of Governors. Today, the Alice Smith School is still owned by the Alice Smith Schools Association (ASSA), a not-for-profit educational foundation registered in Malaysia.