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1980s

Head of School
Gail Schoppert: 1978-1983
Joseph Kennedy: 1983-1986
Ronald J Dowty: 1986-1987
Dexter Lewis: 1987-1989
Dr. Richard Krajczar: 1989-1996

Throughout the 1980s enrollment fluctuated, somewhat aligned to the ups and downs of the Malaysian economy. The school was changing. Head of School, Joseph S. Kennedy, stated in the 1986 yearbook:

“The student enrollment of less than a hundred has grown to its present level of almost nine hundred. What was originally a school for the Americans, now has students from almost fifty different countries enrolled.”

Overtime this led to changes such as; adoption of the International Baccalaureate program, formation of a separate Middle School, extension of the day for the youngest students, principals were hired for each division and there was a variety of construction on the Ampang campus.

Many of these changes arose out of the self studies for WASC, an accreditation process that, along with CIS, continues to serve the school well in validating and encouraging positive development.

Technology was developing fast in the world and ISKL recognized the importance of this and started to develop its IT program by ensuring students had access to the the latest resources.

This decade also saw the formation of IASAS and its growth towards the vibrant association it is today. Although initially formed for sporting competition, it soon encompassed the various areas of Arts and the MUN etc. It was at this time that the PAC (Panther Athletic Activities Club) being formed by students to earn money to pay for IASAS trips and the beginning of the PAC Shack.

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