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The International School of Kuala Lumpur

ISKL At a Glance

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Students

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of ISKL’s international
educators have nine
or more years
teaching experience.

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of ISKL’s international
educators hold a
Master’s Degree
or PhD.

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 of ISKL’s IB teachers
are also IB examiners.

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ISKL students have
earned the IB Diploma.

ISKL 29-year Pass Rate

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IB World School since

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Class Size and Ages

Prep Reception (PR):

3 years old by September 1
Average of 14 students per class

Prep Junior (PJ):

4 years old by September 1
Average of 16 students per class

Prep Senior:

5 years old by September 1
Average of 18 students per class

Grade 1:

6 years old by September 1
Average of 20 students per class

Grade 2:

Average of 20 students per class

Grade 3 - 5:

Average of 22 students per class

Grade 6 - 12:

Average of 24 students per class

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School Hours and Schedule

Division

Grade

School Hours

Break Times

Co-curricular Activities

Elementary School Prep Reception 8:00 am – 12:30 pm 30 Minute Morning Break 30 Minute Recess
Prep Junior 8:00 am – 12:30 pm 30 Minute Morning Break 30 Minute Recess
Prep Senior – Grade 5 8:00 am – 2:45 pm 15 Minute Morning Break 50 minute break 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Middle School Grade 6-8 8:00 am – 2:50 pm 10 minute morning & afternoon break 50 minute break 3.10 pm – 4.10 pm
High School Grade 9-12 8:00 am – 3:00 pm 10 minute morning & afternoon break 40 – 50 minute break 3.10 pm – 4.10 pm
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ISKL operates on an 8-day rotational schedule

Implemented at many leading schools, an 8-day rotational schedule means that students have the same range of subjects every day, but classes meet at a different period each day. For example, a math class that meets in the first period on Monday will meet in the second period on Tuesday; Monday’s second period science class will meet in the third period on Tuesday; and so on.

Research has shown that students perform better in some courses at different times of the day and rotation allows all students to access courses at their peak learning time. Periods are the same length each day, generally from 75 – 95 minutes.

Benefits of an 8-day rotational schedule

  • Research demonstrates increased academic performance.
  • Increased time in class, allows for deeper learning to take place.
  • Supports continuity of learning/curriculum
  • Students often like the variety of different daily schedules generated by rotation.
  • If a student has recurrent absences it is less impactful on a single class.