A world of opportunities at ISKL

What are your best memories of school? It could be a teacher, a classmate, or a trip you took for a competition—what is for sure is that they played an important part in shaping you to become who you are today. As parents, we want to choose the right school, a school full of opportunities that will help create special memories for our children.

Here at The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), our co-curricular program complements our holistic education in supporting students to explore their passions and interests, achieve their goals, and better understand themselves. Essentially, we provide a world of opportunities for your child to be all they can be. 

A K-12 co-curricular program

In Elementary School, we believe that a strong and varied co-curricular program is an integral part of our educational mission for students. We seek to develop the whole child and provide opportunities for our young learners to discover hobbies, sports, and interests beyond the school curriculum and improve their social skills, including cooperation, leadership, interpersonal skills, and independence.

Adolescents need opportunities to explore new interests, develop their artistic, athletic skills, and grow as human beings. The Middle School (MS) co-curricular program ensures that students can explore and develop agency and future-ready skills. Every year, our MS students look forward to joining our camp program, Malaysia Week, which is experiential learning at its best. 

When students enter High School (HS), they are empowered to choose and lead clubs based on their interests, competencies, and aspirations in preparation for life beyond ISKL. Besides participating in co-curricular activities, our students are also encouraged to take on leadership positions and are involved in the exploration of community needs, solution planning, and action.

The opportunities bring a kaleidoscope of memories for our students. Let’s take a closer look at the three pillars around which our co-curricular programs are built: Activity, Creativity, Service.

Activities beyond the classroom

Participation in activities is an integral component of school life at ISKL. Beyond the academic curriculum, our students learn collaboration, camaraderie, and commitment through varied activities such as debate, STEM, athletics, and sports. These attributes are developed and practiced by students of every age, every week on the track and trail, court and studio, and pitch and pool.

Our students compete in many local and regional competitions throughout the year, which allows them to connect with students from other schools. ISKL is a proud participating member of The Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS) and the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asia Schools (IASAS), where the High School Athletic Program competes at the varsity level.

An avenue for creativity

Creativity is central to our student’s development, and we offer a wide range of opportunities that are both embedded within our curriculum and co-curricular activities. These are critical components in enabling all our students to experiment and take risks in a nurturing environment while encouraging them to explore and discover new interests.

We know that imagination is the door to possibilities, and providing them with the tools to think, innovate, and employ creative thinking will benefit students. From talent shows to musicals, youth orchestras to jazz nights, mural paintings to art exhibitions, our students have myriad opportunities to hone their talents and creatively express themselves. 

Learning through service

A wide range of service learning co-curricular activities are available to students that encourage them to make positive changes in the world around them and become involved in exploring community needs, solution planning, and action.

ISKL offers several clubs that participate in community partnerships, such as the Special Children Society of Ampang (SCSOA), the Chin Community Partnership, and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Besides that, HS students have the opportunity to engage in our Global Action Program (GAP), designed to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to make a tangible impact within the wider community. 

A key component of ISKL’s holistic education is our broad range of engaging co-curricular activities that provide a plethora of possibilities for each student to be all they can be. To learn more about the co-curricular program at ISKL, visit here. We look forward to creating beautiful experiences for your child!

About ISKL

Established in 1965, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has become known as a center of excellence in the world of international education. ISKL is a co-educational, private, not-for-profit school responsible for the learning journey of over 1,500 students aged 3-18 years representing more than 65 nationalities at its campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

ISKL offers a robust international curriculum which combines leading North American educational frameworks with global best practice.  The curriculum recognizes that students are on a lifelong learning journey and is driven by ISKL’s mission to challenge each student to “Be All You Are” and develop the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and understanding to become a highly successful, spirited, socially responsible global citizen.

ISKL is accredited internationally through the Council of International Schools (CIS), and in the United States through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). There is a strong focus on service and sustainability across its divisions and is a member of the Eco-Schools organization and the Green Schools Alliance.

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