The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)

Kuala Lumpur City, Kuala Lumpur
Essential Information
Preschool/Kindergarten Primary Schools Secondary Schools Pre-University Special Education Needs
American International Baccalaureate
Advanced Placement (AP) courses offer students the opportunity to do college level work while having the support of a high school environment. AP exam scores can earn credits or advanced placement, or both, at the majority of colleges and universities in the USA and Canada. Courses include Calculus AB, Computer Science A, U.S. History and Statistics. Life-Centered Education (LCE) program designed to meet the needs of students who have a diagnosed intellectual or developmental disability and require individualized academic and social skill instruction.
Early Childhood to High School (Ages 3 to 19)
12 - 24
August to June
7:30 am to 4:15 pm
Elementary School Prep Reception & Prep Junior Start: 8 am End: 12:30pm; Pre Senior - Grade 5 Start: 8 am End: 2:45pm; After school activities: 2:45pm to 3:45pm; Middle school Grade 6 - Grade 8 Start: 8 am End: 2:45 pm; After school activities: 3pm to 4pm; High School Grade 9 - Grade 12 Start: 8 am End: 3 pm; After school activities: 3 pm to 4pm

About The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)

Learning is a lifetime journey, and it begins here at The International School of Kuala Lumpur.


The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), established in 1965, is the first fully accredited international school in Malaysia and home to more than 1,500 students from over 60 countries.


ISKL is a private and nonprofit, parent-governed school accredited internationally through the Council of International Schools (CIS), and in the United States through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ISKL is also authorized through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), becoming Malaysia’s first IB World School in 1989.


For over 50 years, ISKL has championed a holistic approach to education, building its outstanding international reputation by balancing sound tradition for academic excellence with innovative approaches to teaching and learning.


World-class Learning, World-class Facilities


To continue offering a world-class education for subsequent generations, ISKL realizes a long-term goal with a new, world-class campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) Fees Structure

Languages Taught

Bahasa Malaysia


Air-conditioned classrooms
Swimming pool
Sports field
Running track
Tennis court
Basketball court
Badminton court
IT resource center
Science laboratory
Audio/visual room
Theatre facilities
Art room
Music room

Extracurricular Activities

At ISKL, participation in a wide variety of extracurricular and student-selected activities is a vital part of our educational philosophy. Participation in extracurricular activities is a commitment on the part of each student, which impacts not only themselves, but also the school and the larger community. Students can choose from Arts, Sports and Leisure and Academic and Community activities and start as early as our Prep Senior class.

ISKL is a participating member of the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools (IASAS), International Schools Athletics Conference (ISAC), and International Schools Theater Association (ISTA).

ISKL encourage all students to participate in ISKL’s extensive range of activities in addition to their academic pursuits, recognizing that time management and balance are essential characteristics of success for all students. ISKL Varsity teams compete in IASAS. IASAS member schools run three, eight to ten week seasons in sports and activities. The season culminates in an IASAS championship tournament. These tournaments are hosted on a rotational basis among member schools.

ISKL compete in the following IASAS Tournaments:

●    Varsity Volleyball

●    Varsity Swimming

●    Varsity Soccer

●    Varsity Basketball

●    Varsity Boys Rugby

●    Varsity Girls Touch

●    Varsity Cross Country

●    Varsity Tennis

●    Varsity Softball

●    Varsity Badminton

●    Varsity Track & Field

●    Varsity Golf

●    Debate & Forensics

●    Cultural Conventions (Art, Dance, Drama, Music)

●    Math

Additional Information

In 2018, ISKL's two former campuses united as one in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art campus in Ampang Hilir. Located in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur’s prestigious Embassy district, the school is easily accessible from the greater city area.  Set on over 25 acres of land, ISKL provides one of the most advanced learning environments in the region featuring best practice academic, arts, and athletic facilities. From world-class science laboratories, technology rich classrooms, art studios, and three libraries, the campus also encompasses flexible spaces designed to incorporate the latest in teaching and learning concepts. With extensive playing fields that include an Olympic sized track, two gymnasia, and tennis courts, the Ampang Hilir campus is equipped with superb sports facilities. The Aquatics Complex includes a 50-meter Olympic sized competition pool, a 25-meter daily activity pool, and a learn-to-swim pool.  The Performing Arts Center (PAC), will showcase local and regional events that serve the needs of the broader community as well as that of ISKL. Included in this complex is a purpose-built 700 seat Performance Theatre, an Atrium Amphitheatre, and plans for further completion of a Concert Recital Hall and Black Box Theater.   ISKL’s teaching spaces are customized to support student learning with centralized common areas on each floor. These common areas are supported by the latest technology  and provide unique spaces for group collaboration, presentation, interdisciplinary study, or quiet reflection. Even the building itself, which has been designed to achieve the Green Building Index (GBI) Platinum rating, serves as a laboratory for the study and understanding of environmentally sustainable practices. The campus is the first in Malaysia to achieve a Platinum Level GBI status, which reflects ISKL's ethos and focus on environmental issues.  The school has an active parent community and provides gathering spaces for parents and volunteers to meet and contribute to all aspects of school life. From a full service Community Coffee Shop, to parent lounges and dedicated Parent Teacher Association (PTA) spaces, the campus design supports and enriches the ISKL community.