The fully residential school or SBP is a public boarding school system by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Malaysia. Known to be accepted the crème-of the-crème students, SBP schools can be found across the country with its well-equipped boarding school facilities. Since its establishment, SBP schools have successfully produced some of the country’s prominent figures.
In the 9th Malaysian Plan, the Government of Malaysia has approved the construction of a new SBP school in the Southern Zone, the Sekolah Menengah Sains Batu Pahat. Located in the outskirt of Batu Pahat town in Johor, the school site is facing the main trunk road to the town centre, and also bordered with other public school complex and near to a residential township.
With a capacity of 900 students of secondary level, the school complex comprises academic blocks, student hostels, teaching staff accommodations, sporting facilities, multipurpose hall, surau and other supporting school facilities. It also boasts 30 classrooms that are fully furnished with state-of-the-art educational tools and equipment. As the students are required to live-in, the hostel blocks are also provided with the bedrooms, dining hall, reading room and leisure room.
As a modern boarding school, the school layout concept takes into consideration that all facilities are within reach by the end-users i.e. students and academic staffs. The school blocks are linked by covered walkways and courtyard-concept corridors. Conceptualising the modern educational design, the school design has been kept straightforward and practical, but embodies aesthetics and tropical design elements.