|The International School of Kuala
Lumpur (ISKL) is a private, not-for-profit, parent-governed,
coeducational day school offering an educational program from
pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for students from 50
nationalities. The school year has 2 semesters extending from
mid-August to mid-December and from mid-January to early June.
Organization: The School is governed by a 14-member Board of
Directors elected for 2-year terms by members of the Society for the
International School of Kuala Lumpur, the sponsors of the school.
Membership in the Society is automatically given to parents or
guardians of children enrolled. The School is officially registered
as a non-profit educational institution under the Malaysia Education
Act of 1961.
Curriculum: A U.S. college preparatory curriculum,
Advanced Placement courses, and the International Baccalaureate are
offered with all instruction in English. French, Spanish, Bahasa
Malaysian, and Mandarin Chinese are taught as foreign languages in
the middle and high schools. The School is accredited by the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges. Graduates attend colleges and
universities in the United States and in their home countries.
Extracurricular activities include drama, gymnastics, dance,
choral/instrumental music, computers, publications, photography,
debate, Model U.N., clubs, intramural, and an extensive program of
interscholastic athletic competitions with local, regional, and
other schools throughout Southeast Asia.
Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 139
full-time and 4 part-time faculty members. Specialists include
reading, computer, speech/hearing, learning disabilities and
enrichment teachers, counselors, a psychologist, nurses, and a
curriculum coordinator. Professional development opportunities are
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year,
enrollment was 1,248 (PK-grade 5: 459; grades 6-8: 329; and grades
Facilities: The School operates two campuses. The Ampang
Campus houses the middle and high schools, and the Melawati Campus
houses the elementary school. Both campuses have air-conditioned,
modern facilities including carpeted classrooms; special rooms for
art, music, and computer instruction; a library; and specialized
science laboratories at the secondary campus. Sports facilities at
each campus include a gymnasium, sports fields, and a swimming pool.
At the Ampang Campus there is a dance studio, a fitness center, and
tennis courts. Air-conditioned canteens at both campuses serve
snacks and lunch.
Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, about 98% of the
School’s income derives from tuition and fees. Annual tuition rates
are as follows: PK: $5,873; Kdg.-grade 5: $8,859; grades 6-8:
$10,249; and grades 9-12: $11,115. The School also charges an
entrance fee of $3,555 for PK-grade 12, and an annual reenrollment
fee of $925 for grades 1-12. A refundable family deposit of $2,635
is also charged. Fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are
quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Mr. William Powell, Heamaster
International School of Kuala
P.O. Box 12645
50784 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia