Heritage

“ISKL is built upon a legacy that spans more than 50 years that shaped it as an institution of educational excellence.”

ISKL’s humble origin begins in an old palace on Jalan Maxwell in the Kenny Hill area, built in the 1920s by the Sultan of Selangor.

Under the tutelage of our first head of school, Robert Fendley, classes began in September, 1965 with 48 students, growing rapidly and doubling anticipated enrollment in its first year.

When the Malaysian government required the site, the Society for the International School of Kuala Lumpur was granted a 2.6ha parcel of land in Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama, Ampang Jaya. Operations at the new premises commenced in 1976.

In 1992, the Melawati campus opened to accommodate the Elementary School and the Ampang campus became the home of the Middle School and High School. In March 1995, the High School moved to a new wing of the Ampang campus.

Fully established in Malaysia for more than 50 years, we have provided not only academics, but social, emotional and moral development to our students and proudly nurtured over 1,000 IB Diploma graduates. Our alumni attend some of the world’s most prestigious universities becoming outstanding individuals in various organizations across the globe.