Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar (English: The Malay College Kuala Kangsar; abbreviated MCKK; formerly known as Maktab Melayu Kuala Kangsar) is a premier residential school in Malaysia. It is an all-boys and all-Malay school in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Perak. It is sometimes dubbed “the Eton College of the East”.
It was awarded Cluster School of Excellence title by the Ministry of Education (Malaysia). Since 2010, the school was awarded with the Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi or High Performance School title, a title awarded to Malaysian top schools that have met stringent criteria including academic achievement, strength of alumni, international recognition, network and linkages. The school has been selected as International Baccalaurate (IB) World School for Diploma Programme since 2011 and Middle Years Programme since 2016. It offers both national curriculum (PT3 and SPM) while implementing IB curriculum standards. MCKK is also a member of an international organisation of best secondary schools in the world called Global Alliance of Leading-Edge Schools led by Raffles Institution of Singapore. About 10% of current students are with public & private scholarships, such as Bank Negara Malaysia, Telekom Malaysia, Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera and many more.
The school is one of the only two boarding school in Malaysia (the other is Sekolah Alam Shah, under the patronage of HRH Sultan of Selangor) that are under royal patronage. The school’s patron is the Conference of Rulers. As an institution under the royal patronage of Conference of Rulers, the school receives royal visits from His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong, King of Malaysia every five years and every year from HRH Sultan of Perak as school’s board chairman. The board members are also appointed by the Conference.
The school is specialized in rugby, basketball and leadership. It currently leads Malaysian schools in robotics & education innovation.