Our story began in the year 1955, when a lady with a vision for children's education started the first preschool in Petaling Jaya and named it Madeleine Kindergarten. 15 years later, a couple left their comfortable white-collar jobs and bought over the school to continue the legacy of enhancing the education for children within the vicinity of Old Town, Petaling Jaya. Mr. Chew, Sr. ferried the kindergarten children to school while his wife, Mrs. Annie Chew taught a class.
Madeleine Kindergarten started with a humble beginning of only one school building that was large enough to house only three classes. Our first students sat on long benches, wrote on chalk boards and learnt to count using abacus beads. Till this very day, our students who graduated in the 1960s through 1990s would fondly retell stories of learning and playing under the old rambutan tree.
As the years went by, Madeleine Kindergarten continued to flourish and grow. Thousands of children, including Annie's own children and grandchildren, spent their formative years learning and growing in this place before venturing into a different stage of their lives every year. Each child left with a fond memory etched to his or her mind and a story to tell the future generations.
In 2000, under the care of Annie's son, Mr. Jeffrey Chew and his wife Mrs. Irene Chew, Madeleine Kindergarten went through a face lift. An office building and a two-storey school block were erected to accommodate the growing number of students. We also became the user of the FunGates system whose vision is in line with Madeleine Kindergarten's objective - to provide a holistic educational foundation for every child who is unique. We soon grew to become one of the largest kindergarten in Petaling Jaya, with a noteworthy history of academic excellence.
As of today, thousands of children have graduated from Madeleine Kindergarten and this is the testament of our commitment to preschool education. It is our hope that under our nurture and care, our students will grow to be men and women of integrity and character. We thank you for being part of our growth and journey in impacting young lives and raising a generation of future leaders. And with your support for Madeleine Kindergarten, we will persevere in our dream and vision to bring out the best in every child.