Schools in Cameron
There are several public schools located around Cameron Highlands which are attended by the children of the local families here. The schools offer classes in the primary and secondary levels as required by the Malaysian government.
Public schools in Cameron Highlands are divided into 2 major types which are the Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan which are more language based and the Sekolah Kebangsaan which adhere fully to the language and curriculum of the Malaysian government. In terms of Chinese schools, there are a few here like the SJK (C) Tringkap, Kuala Terla, Bertam Valley, Tanah Rata and Kea Farm while the one in Brinchang is among the most prominent.
Brinchang Chinese School
Located along Jalan Besar in Brinchang, the Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Brinchang is one of the most easily located schools here which has about 150 pupils at any time.
There are the Tamil-based schools like SJK (T) Kuala Terla, Ladang Boh 1 and 2, Ladang SYL, Ringlet and a few others. Meanwhile, in terms of Sekolah Kebangsaan, there are several schools here like the SK Brinchang, Lemoi, Telanok and Terisu, among others.
Convent School Tanah Rata
In Tanah Rata is the Sekolah Kebangsaan Convent which is known as a SBT or Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi. Often referred to as SK Convent, it has one of the oldest architectures here where the school was once used as a British military hospital. In fact, the building in SK Convent has often been said to be very elegant.
Another public school here is called the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Ahmad Shah which is located in Tanah Rata. Its location is at the Persiaran Dayang Endah which is where the Tanah Rata hospital is located where this school is one of the larger ones in Cameron Highlands. There are about 80 teachers in this school which is known in short as SMK Sultan Ahmad Shah while it accommodates to about 1,000 pupils at any one time.