Experience an exceptional international education at ISKL

Now accepting applications for 2019-2020 academic year

“ISKL balances academic excellence with personal growth to create well-rounded individuals who are ready to take advantage of global opportunities”


Be A Global Learner
  • Creative thinkers
    ISKL global learners use a wide range of idea creation techniques, create new ideas independently, refine ideas for improvement and act to make useful contributions.
  • Reason critically
    ISKL global learners use a variety of appropriate thinking strategies, analyze information, synthesize input, and meaningfully reflect on learning to ask further questions.
  • Communicate effectively
    ISKL global learners listen respectfully, articulate thinking, use appropriate communication styles, and integrate media effectively when appropriate.
  • Collaborate constructively
    ISKL global learners maintain positive working relationships, make meaningful contributions, and take responsibility for their role in achieving common goals.
  • Learn enthusiastically
    ISKL global learners demonstrate initiative, reflect on their learning, and persist, even when learning is challenging.
  • Live ethically
    ISKL global learners critically research issues, recognize various perspectives, communicate ideas appropriately and demonstrate personal and social responsibility.

About ISKL

Welcome to the world of International Education at ISKL
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 1,600 students aged 3-18 years from over 60 countries at its state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. ISKL offers a robust international curriculum which 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.
ISKL is an IB World School and has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) since 1989. In addition to the full IBDP, students also have the option of combining individual IB, Advanced Placement and High School Diploma courses to create a customized program tailored to their abilities, interests, and aspirations. The flexibility of ISKL’s academic program creates global opportunities; last academic year over 160 graduating students representing 48 different nationalities received acceptances over 400 universities in 26 countries spanning 5 continents! ISKL is also accredited internationally through the Council of International Schools (CIS), and in the United States through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ISKL has a strong focus on service and sustainability across its divisions and is a member of the Eco-Schools organization and the Green Schools Alliance.

Learning at ISKL

ISKL provides an exceptional international education

From early childhood and middle school through to graduation, students are challenged to “Be all you are” in a dynamic, challenging and exciting learning environment. ISKL graduates attend leading universities in the UK, USA, and around the world, with the Class of 2018 receiving over USD$3.9 million in scholarships.

While ISKL’s international curriculum delivers strong academic achievement, ISKL is committed to developing well rounded individuals and provides students with access to an extensive range of opportunities in the arts, music, sport and service. As global learners, students benefit from cultural enrichment opportunities including travel throughout the region for performance, sporting and extra curricular activities, as well through the High School’s renowned Global Action Program and Malaysia Week Program in Middle School.

ISKL is an inclusive school and offers a schoolwide Life-Centered Education (LCE) program to meet the needs of students who have a diagnosed intellectual or developmental disability and require individualized academic and social skill instruction. LCE students receive customized guidance and support from highly trained special educators to develop essential skills for their next steps after earning their High School diploma.

ISKL Campus

Global learning in a state-of-the-art campus

Set on over 25 acres, ISKL’s purpose built campus is conveniently located 3km from Kuala Lumpur’s city center. Close to arterial roads, the school is serviced by ISKL’s dedicated school bus network offering parents a convenient schedule to coincide with after school activities. The campus creates a digital learning space designed around worldwide best practice that reshapes how students learn, study, and collaborate.  Students and faculty have access to the latest in educational technology with interactive technologies incorporated into the classroom experience to stimulate ideas, innovation, and creativity.

Sports facilities include basketball/volleyball courts, multipurpose pitches, an Olympic-sized running track, two gymnasia, tennis courts, and an Aquatics Center comprising learn to swim, competition and Olympic-sized competition pool. The Performing Arts Center has been designed to host local and regional events and serve the needs of the community well beyond that of ISKL. It includes a 700 seat Performance Theatre, an Atrium Amphitheatre, as well as plans for a Concert Recital Hall and Black Box Theater. In keeping with ISKL’s school values, the building itself is designed to achieve the Green Building Index (GBI) Platinum rating and is also a real time laboratory for the study of environmentally sustainable practice.

“From a Coffee Shop, to parent lounges and dedicated Parent-Teacher Association spaces, the campus design supports ISKL’s vibrant community.”

Why choose an exceptional international education at ISKL for your child?


Global citizens

Balance of academic performance and personal growth develops successful, spirited, socially aware global citizens.

Global opportunities

Individualized international curriculum optimizes international opportunities and supports global transition.

Global perspectives

Learning program includes diverse cross cultural experiences to promote global awareness and an international mindset.

Inclusive program

Schoolwide inclusive program enables all students to fulfill their potential and challenges them to “Be all you are”.

Strong values

Commitment to learning through service is core to shaping global learners with strong values that will last a lifetime.


Not for profit means continuous improvement with revenue reinvested back into the school to benefit all students.


People of ISKL


Nadia Redza,
As an international school, ISKL uses an engaging yet challenging education to encourage students to go out and explore – allowing us to truly become global citizens. My high school education is filled with all sorts of experiences and stories that anyone could dream of. When I tell stories of my time in ISKL, my peers in college really can’t believe that an 18-year-old has already experienced so much.

Boyle Family,
The ISKL early childhood program truly takes the philosophy of developing the whole child through play-based learning seriously. Within weeks of my children commencing in Prep Junior and Prep Senior, their teachers knew in great detail about their interests and strengths, as well as their family and social history. They gathered information through attentive 1:1 and group time in creation station spaces, readers and writers workshops, math sessions, discovery centers, and the extra-circular programs of art, music, physical education and world language.

Karthini Mahendranathan,
The International Baccalaureate (IB) helped mold me into a well-rounded person with an affinity for sport, the arts, and charity. The IB also appeals to top universities around the world and assisted me in securing places in King's College London and London School of Economics.