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CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: RM13,300
to: RM51,530
Address: Tanjung Bunga 11200 Penang Malaysia

Dalat provides education to day and boarding students.
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Number of students

720

Number of nationalities represented in the school

25

Most common nationality

USA

Ratio of local students to international students

1:2

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Second Language Program

Additional language classes offered by the school

Bahasa Malayu, Mandarin, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Dalat campus is well equipped to meet the technological demands of today’s students. All classrooms have computers connected to the school’s network, which provides file storage and high speed Internet access on campus.

As well, the school has four up-to-date computer labs, complete with data projectors and laser printers. All teachers from Grade 5 to 12 use PowerSchool to record student grades and take daily attendance. Students have access to eLearning technologies and other online courses. Dalat also uses an online course management system in many of its courses. This is available through DISCourse.

Elementary and Middle School students use tablets regularly for class work and research. High School students have a 1 to 1, Bring-Your-Own-Device program that is well integrated into the curriculum. Instruction highlights to students the benefits and challenges of the current digital age.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, Dalat utilizes a variety of online platforms to make learning possible for students of all ages.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Varies by grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, placement tests

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

For applications to be processed by the end of the academic school year, for enrollment in August, applications must be completed by May 1st.
For enrollment in January, 2nd semester, applications must be completed by December 15th.

Students can join after academic year begins

Possibly.

External examinations or assessments available

SAT, ACT

School bus service available

No.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Special Services program provides educational assistance to students with mild to moderate learning needs. The goal of the program is to provide supports and consultative services in grades K-12 to help students develop independence in their classrooms and achieve success in their learning.

Learning support offered

A range of services, icluding educational and behavioral assessments, classroom observations, individual education plans, individual or small group instruction, class-based support, and homework assistance. Consultative advice and support to classroom teachers and parents is also available.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Teachers may provide learning enhancements for students with different gifting.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Concert bands, jazz ensembles, choirs, sports, forensics, theatre arts, scouting, chess, worship teams, student government, crafts, sewing, and more.

School provided lunches

A cafeteria provides students with a healthy lunch each school day available for purchase.

Sports activities included

Both competitive and recreational sports are available, including volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, track and field, tennis, rock climbing, rugby, gardening, badminton, weight lifting, and more.

Sports facilities at the school

Athletic facilities include an indoor gym, outdoor basketball court, exercise room, tennis court, and locker rooms.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

A vibrant, energetic, multicultural environment, Dalat International School offers a challenging college-preparatory, American education curriculum. With high standards, rich traditions, and highly-qualified staff, Dalat serves missionary families, international expatriate families, and local students from every background.

Teaching approach of the school

Dalat seeks to provide an education beyond pure academics: “education for life” trains the next generation to be people of character, integrity and compassion, preparing them to make a positive impact on the world whatever their career choice, and wherever they live. Dalat teaches from a biblical worldview, guiding students to make decisions and evaluate the world around them.

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