Kuala Lumpur
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

The International School of Kuala Lumpur

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: RM163,725

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Number of students

1600 students - PreK-12

Number of nationalities represented in the school

64 Nationalities

Most common nationality

Americans

Ratio of local students to international students

13% local

Max. number of students per class

Prep Reception = 12
Prep Junior = 14
Prep Senior = 16
Grade 1 - 5 = 20
Grade 6 - 8 = 24
Grade 9 - 12 = 24

Average number of students per class

Depends on the grade level. Not more than the above class sizes.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

We have Team Assistants who assist teachers with preparations. They do not teach.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Our faculty comprise from approximately 18 different nationalities. Languages are taught by native speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

ISKL offers a comprehensive English as Additional Language for those not fluent in English. These classes are offered during the school day.

Additional language classes offered by the school

World Languages include: Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, French, Spanish and Korean Language (IB and Higher Level)

Use of technology in the classroom

All teachers integrate technology into the curriculum whenever it is feasible and constructive.
Our Middle School students are provided MacBook Pros and our High School students bring their own laptops to school. Our Elementary School makes use of a more blended model where school-owned iPads are most prevalent in the early years while MacBook Pros and iMacs are abundant in our upper elementary classrooms. Other resources include SMART Boards, document cameras, digital video cameras, still cameras, digital voice recorders, and school-wide wireless access to the Internet.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Course description at the different levels will include a statement about the amount of time students can expect
to spend on homework.

Approximate hours of homework given

Varies at different levels.

Uniform required

ISKL has school uniforms and observes a dress code that varies slightly at each division. Occasionally there are tag days where students are allowed to dress according to a particular theme.

Waiting list

Students are admitted throughout the school year. We encourage parents wishing to enroll their child at ISKL to contact our Admissions Office regarding spaces and the process to apply.

Entry evaluation for students

In some cases, an admission decision is reached based on review of an applicant's file. In other cases, review of the application indicates a need for admission testing.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Testing might include a readiness assessment (for Prep Reception, Prep Junior, and Prep Senior), academic testing, such as mathematics, reading comprehension, writing sample, and/or English as an Additional Language (EAL) screening, or an interview with members of the admissions team.

After admission is confirmed, placement testing is administered if required to ensure appropriate class placement (such as a specific level of a foreign language or a specific level of math).

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no formal deadline to apply; we encourage families to apply as soon as possible.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we do if there the classes are not filled and if the applicant meets ISKL's Admissions requirements.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

ISKL’s graduating seniors Class of 2015 are bound for colleges and universities in 13 different countries, with 49% to the USA, 31% to the UK, 12% to Canada and 8% to many other countries.

External examinations or assessments available

In the High School the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the Advanced Placement Programs are available.

Results in these examinations

IB Diploma Exam Results
86 Full diploma candidates
84 (98%) Students earning the IB Diploma
36 Average points for passing diploma candidates
45 Highest diploma candidate score
22 (26%) Students scoring 40 or above

AP Exams
69 Students enrolled in ISKL AP course
3.9 Average AP score of students in ISKL course
120 (70%) Students scoring 4 or 5

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Muslim students are allowed to leave campus for Friday Prayers with the exception of the Elementary and Middle Schools students who are to be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

School bus service available

Bus services are available to and from various areas in the Klang Valley, including Putrajaya. Bus service is also provided for students involved in after school activities.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

ISKL strives to accommodate a variety of abilities and interests within the current available resources. The School provides services for children with mild learning needs, however there are limited spaces for learning support services at each grade level.

Learning support offered

The Student Resource Team (SRT) ISKL includes the English as an Additional Language (EAL) curricular leader, Learning Resource (LR) curricular leader, Counselors, Psychologist, Health Service Coordinator and Administrators. SRT members aim to provide support and care to ensure that each student becomes a successful learner. Collectively, the team strives to support teams in meeting student needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

ISKL strives to accommodate a variety of abilities and interests within the current available resources.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

Early childhood programs (Prep Reception and Prep Junior) run from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Prep Senior to Grade 5 run from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm
Middle School run from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm
High School run from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

School finish time

Early childhood programs (Prep Reception and Prep Junior) run from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Prep Senior to Grade 5 run from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm
Middle School run from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm
High School run from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISKL offers a wide range of extracurricular activities. A comprehensive list can be found on the school's website for each of its division.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

ISKL offers a wide range of extracurricular activities. A comprehensive list can be found on the school's website for each of its division.

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball Courts
Tennis Courts
Boys Locker Room
Girls Locker Room
Gymnasiums
Football Fields
Yoga Room
Fitness Center
Climbing wall
Swimming Pools
Playground

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Being an international school that has student learning and wellbeing at heart; we work collaboratively to optimize the learning in order to meet the needs of all students.

Our curriculum benefits greatly from having skilled teachers who take part in its development and implementation. ISKL's curriculum is diverse, rich, and provides a wide-range of options to meet the needs of students. Key qualities and characteristics may include:

A clear and shared Mission and Vision
A challenging and exceptional curriculum
High Standards and Expectations for all students
Effective School Leadership
High Level of communication and collaboration between school and home
Curriculum, instruction and assessments aligned with international standards
Continuous monitoring and assessment of learning and teaching
Caring and supportive learning environment for students
Well-planned and focused professional learning programs for faculty and staff
High level of parent and community involvement

Teaching approach of the school

Being an international school that has student learning and wellbeing at heart; we work collaboratively to optimize the learning in order to meet the needs of each student.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in MYR

Yearly fees: RM96,430
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: RM67,295
Total first year fees: RM163,725
See full breakdown of fees

Where exactly is this school?

This school has more than one campus in Kuala Lumpur:
Ampang Campus: Ages 11 to 18
Melawati Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@iskl.edu.my
School's webpage: www.iskl.edu.my
School's Fees webpage: www.iskl.edu.my/enrollment/fees
Address: Jalan Kolam Air Ukay Heights 68000 Ampang Selangor, Malaysia