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CityPenang
CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Boarding available
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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 24 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: RM21,200
to: RM57,080
Address: Jalan Sungai Satu, 11100, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Malaysia
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Number of students

550

Number of nationalities represented in the school

39

Most common nationality

Malaysia

Ratio of local students to international students

30% Malaysia
70% International students

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Academic English support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Malay, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

For Primary, yes

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

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

IGCSE/GCSE Results (Grade A* – C) - 91.4%
38 IB Diploma Results (Uplands Average Points)

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Learning Support Department aims to support those students who, for a variety of reasons (academic, social, emotional, physical), are struggling to meet the demands of the mainstream curriculum.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment and Interview

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Athletics, basketball, football, netball, rugby, swimming, gymnastics, yoga, Taekwondo, sci-fi and fantasy club, string ensemble, climbing, programming

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Multi-purpose hall with gymnasium, large football field, 25-metre swimming pool

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Penang (Uplands) is a not-for-profit, co-educational & non-denominational day & boarding school for students aged between 4-18 years old in Penang, Malaysia.

Teaching approach of the school

Uplands' mission is to be an international community that upholds the school's values, nurturing its members to become globally minded citizens.

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