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Malaysia’s ISKL Unveils Its Visionary New Campus

Hilda Alposilva
Malaysia’s ISKL Unveils Its Visionary New Campus

Dr. Norma Hudson, Head of School at the International School of Kuala Lumpur
International School of Kuala Lumpur to cater to growing global minded families
The new campus of the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) will continue the heritage of exceptional international education to children of families who are globally minded and seek a diverse learning environment.
Dr. Norma Hudson, Head of School said, “For 51 years, our school has developed a unique ability to provide an excellent academic program that allows our students to achieve both in universities around the world and in their next learning environment while doing so in a student-centric, supportive environment. ISKL will continue to reach and tap into the potential of every child, and provide the platform for them to discover their passion and shine. As a result, the students of ISKL become highly spirited global citizens.”
The new purpose-built campus facility will serve as an anchor for comprehensive educational programs catering to elementary, middle, and high school children and is expected to accommodate 1,800 students in 2018 with an ultimate capacity of 2,500 students. The school will also have approximately 230 full-time teachers, recruited from around the world.
ISKL’s "green" facility will be the first Malaysian school designed to achieve platinum Green Building Index (GBI) status with environmentally sustainable concepts. Currently, ISKL is already an Eco World School and the 1st school in South East Asia to be given The Green Flag award.
Mr. Saif Malik, ISKL Chairman of the Board added, “ISKL offers diversity, international experience and a nurturing environment for our students to be game changers in the global platform. The new campus will have a particular combination of academic, performing, and athletic facilities making it unique on the landscape of area international schools.”
ISKL has partnered with the Employees Provident Fund and the Malaysian Government to secure suitable land within the existing ISKL catchment along Ampang Hilir, as a resource for educators and learners throughout the region.
In addition, the campus set on approximately 25.7 acres of land in Ampang Hilir, is designed to create the most advanced learning environment, featuring academic and athletic resources. This includes world-class science labs and classrooms with flexible teaching spaces, two libraries, gymnasiums, competition swimming facilities, regulation track, and playing fields.
The heart of the school is the central plaza and the performing arts center which will include a 650 seat theater, concert recital hall, black box theater and atrium amphitheater that will give students the best support and facilities to explore and develop their talents.
The new ISKL groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 25, 2016 at the Ampang Hilir site. The ISKL Ampang Hilir campus is anticipated to open in August 2018.
About International School of Kuala Lumpur
Established in 1965, the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is the first fully accredited international school in Malaysia.Over the years, ISKL has built its outstanding international reputation by balancing sound tradition for academic excellence with innovative approaches to teaching, learning and expanding technology. ISKL is a private, not for profit, parent-governed school accredited in the United States through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and internationally through the Council of International Schools (CIS). Among the programs offered are Prep Reception (3 years old) to High School diploma, the International Baccalaureate diploma and Advanced Placement courses. ISKL provides high quality education for expatriate children residing with their families in Kuala Lumpur and academically qualified Malaysian students. More than 1600 students attend ISKL from more than 60 countries.
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