The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is a private, not-for-profit, parent-governed, coeducational day school offering an educational program from prekindergarten 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.
The School is governed by a 12-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 nonprofit educational institution under the Malaysia Education Act of 1961.
A U.S. college preparatory curriculum, Advanced Placement courses, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program 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. Spanish is offered in the elementary school. The School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Graduates attend colleges and universities in North America, Europe and in a variety of home countries. Extracurricular activities include drama, gymnastics, dance, choral/instrumental music, computers, publications, photography, debate, Model U.N., clubs and intramural as well as an extensive program of interscholastic athletic competitions with local and regional schools. In addition, membership in the IASAS Conference provides athletic and performance opportunities throughout South East Asia.
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. The Ampang Campus has a dance studio, a fitness center, and tennis courts. Air-conditioned canteens at both campuses serve snacks and lunch.