International School of Kuala Lumpur

Established in 1965, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has become known as a center of excellence in the world of international education.

ISKL is a co-educational, private, not-for-profit school responsible for the learning journey of over 1,500 students aged 3-18 years from more than 65 countries, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

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Redefining a School’s Purpose: Forging Innovative Pathways to Meet the Needs of Every Student, with Jeff Farrington, High School Principal, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)

Admission done well: success for everyone with Julia Love, Director of Admissions, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), and Claudine Hakim, Head of Advancement, Transitions and Student Support, International School of London, in conversation with Fiona Murchie


ISKL offers a robust international curriculum that combines leading North American educational frameworks with global best practice. The curriculum recognizes that students are on a lifelong learning journey and is driven by ISKL’s mission to challenge each student to ‘Be All You Are’ and develop the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and understanding to become a highly successful, spirited, socially responsible global citizen.

Delivering strong academic results that outperform regional and worldwide averages, ISKL’s flexible curriculum provides individualized programs to meet students’ abilities, interests, and aspirations – a ‘best fit’ approach. In Grade 9 and 10, students have access to PRAXIS 2030, an innovative learning program that reimagines the school experience. In Grade 11, students can choose between the full two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or combine individual IB, Advanced Placement (AP), and High School Diploma courses via the ISKL Pursuits Program to create a customized program.

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As the longest-running World IB School in Malaysia, ISKL has seen more than 1,500 students graduate with an IB Diploma over the past 30 years, representing a ninety-seven percent pass rate. This flexibility creates further education opportunities, with ISKL students receiving acceptances from leading universities worldwide.Besides that, ISKL’s school-wide service learning program encourages students to make positive changes in the world around them and become involved in exploring community needs, solution planning, and action. ISKL’s High School Global Action Program (GAP), which provides service learning experiences in remote communities around the region, is the culmination of a school-wide program designed to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to make a tangible impact. A wide selection of extra-curricular activities provides students with an avenue to participate in sports, theatre, the arts, advocacy, community partnerships, and humanities clubs, among other enriching activities. ISKL also boasts a faculty comprising a portfolio of inspirational international educators. Over 90% of ISKL’s faculty hold a minimum of nine years of teaching experience, over 70% have a Master’s or Ph.D., and 62% of IB teachers are also IB examiners. Students benefit from this knowledge base as teachers apply their experience and additional insights into classroom teaching and learning. ISKL’s active Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) organizes and participates in many activities such as new parent receptions, fundraising, and community-building events. The PTA’s role is to work closely with the school to build a strong community where students and their families feel at home right from the start. ISKL’s purpose-built 26-acre campus offers leading-edge academic, athletics, and art facilities, including state-of-the-art technology and science laboratories, indoor and outdoor sports complexes, and an aquatic complex featuring learn-to-swim, competition, and Olympic-sized pools. The Performing Arts Centre includes a 600+ seat theater, a 600-seat elementary theater, a black box-style theater with 345 retractable seats, and an amphitheater. An important differentiator is ISKL’s status as a not-for-profit, parent-governed school which means that revenue is reinvested back into the school to benefit all students. This ensures the best educational experience and learning environment possible.ISKL is accredited internationally through the Council of International Schools (CIS) and in the United States through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). There is a strong focus on service and sustainability across its divisions, and it is a member of the Eco-Schools organization and the Green Schools Alliance.Find out more about how ISKL develops future-ready learners who are ready to take advantage of all the opportunities ahead of them and make our ISKL your ISKL!   Additional videos:

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To find out more on how your child can learn about the ISKL experience, head over to

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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