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About ISKL

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

ISKL's first campus was in an old British colonial building on Jalan Maxwell which was briefly home to the Sultan of Selangor and thus became known as the Istana, the Malay word for palace. 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. Then, in March 1995, the High School moved to a new wing of the Ampang campus.

With growing enrollments and a strong desire to once again unite all three divisions, a new campus site was found and the new Ampang Hilir campus officially opened to students on August 13, 2018.

Alumni Memories

ISKL Alumni Penny Olson ('86) and Joe Mannara ('85) reconnect 35 years after their odd IASAS housing arrangement. More...

It's easy to remember the first day of school, right? Was it somewhere in your elementary or high school years? Silvia Faldini remembers her first day… More...

Sally Anne Longden ('73)

Sally-Anne Longden ('69) remembers how the students were fitted for their uniforms during her years in ISKL at the original Istana building. More...



ISKL Through The Decades

At ISKL we practice a culture of care and empathy. Our alumni Mohamad Izzat Jahaya ('08) shares with us how one teacher showing empathy toward him ...… More...

ISKL 1960s

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ISKL 1970s

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ISKL 1980s

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ISKL 1990s

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ISKL 2000s

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ISKL 2010s

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ISKL Sports Records

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