The International Islamic School (IIS) was established in September 1998 and at this point it was located in Batu 14 Jalan Gombak. It was the fruit of years of study by Muslim scholars from various parts of the world who taught in the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) who dreamed for a model integrated Islamic school that could serve their children and also those of others, especially Muslim expatriates. The idea of the School was sparked in the mid 1990s by Dato Dr Abdul Hamid Abu Sulayman, the Rector of IIUM then. The School is thus, a testimony to the university’s continuous effort in providing quality, affordable, balanced, integrated and holistic education guided by the principles of Islam. The School moved to its present premise close by the IIUM in 2005. It has grown from a humble beginning of 30 students to an enrolment of approximately 800 students today, ranging from nursery to A-level.
The International Islamic School’s international environment is obvious from the presence of students and teachers from 46 different nationalities interacting with one another in the spirit of Islamic brotherhood. It is truly a miniature Mecca without the Ka’abah and ihram! Such a great blessing for young souls but at the same time could be quite challenging in trying to understand their varied cultures. As we know Islam is not monolithic. Thus, the School’s slogan – Uniting Differences, creating excellence.
Being an Islamic school means to emphasize an integrated and balanced human development — intellectual, physical, spiritual, moral, emotional and social — based on the Islamic World View anchored on Tawhid (the unity of God). This means spiritual and character education is regarded as equally important as Intellectual education. The school arouse curiosity and wonder in students, inculcate important values such as sincerity, honesty, trustworthiness, self-reliance, excellence and responsibility. The school also enhance the students’ spirituality through wonders of the natural phenomena, congregational prayers, Qur’an recitation and memorization, Qur’an studies, halaqah (study circle), and observe Islamic adab.
The International Islamic School desires their students to be excellent in whatever they do following the precept of Prophet Muhammad. Thus, the School encourages and train them to think critically, creatively and ethically through the method of philosophical inquiry based on Prof Rosnani Hashim’s Hikmah Programme so that they will be able to make good judgement in their lives. They are also encouraged to excel in their academic and co-curricular activities.
Being international, English is the medium of instruction and the school adopts the University of Cambridge International Examinations Curriculum. Being Islamic, means Arabic Language and the Qur’an are equally or even more important.
International Islamic School Curriculum
The IIS curriculum acknowledges the different ways of gaining knowledge. Hence the IIS curriculum integrates
- The traditional or perennial knowledge i.e. the sciences of the Qur’an, the Prophet’s Tradition, and other religious sciences derived from them; and
- The intellectual or acquired knowledge such as the natural science, social science, humanities, behavior science, applied science
The school offers two levels of programme – primary & secondary
- The primary level terminates with the CIPP
- The secondary programme offers the IGCSE O level and A level.
Both form of summative and formative assessments are given to ensure that learning has taken place and the immediate and long term goals are achieved.
CIPP, IGCSE O and IGCSE A are external summative exams provided.
The school also assess students’ character and leadership abilities based on the co-curricular activities.
International Islamic School Facilities and Resources
IIS provides facilities with state-of-the art technology to ensure the satisfaction and safety of our students while studying here. IIS ensures its management efficiency through strict adherence to the standard QMS ISO 9001:2000.
- Science Lab (Biology Lab, Physics Lab and Chemistry Lab)
- Computer Lab
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Indoor Basketball Court / Badminton Court / Table Tennis / Futsal Courts
- Football Field
- Local & International Cafeteria
- Art Room
Location Map of International Islamic School
International Islamic School Contact Details
International Islamic School (IIS)
Batu 8, Jalan Sungai Pusu,
53100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +6(03)6188 4400
Fax: +6(03)6188 3300