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International School of Kuala Lumpur
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 available year-round.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 1,248 (PK-grade 5: 459; grades 6-8: 329; and grades 9-12, 460).

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 Lumpur
P.O. Box 12645
50784 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 60-3-4259-5600
Fax: 60-3-4259-5721

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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