School Profile

International Islamic School

International Islamic School

(wholly-owned by International Islamic University of Malaysia)


"Uniting Differences Creating Excellence"


To develop a Muslim generation capable of analytical and critical thinking who become Muslims by conviction and who will strive to fulfill their role as Allah's vicegerent on earth.


To develop strong and highly-educated Muslim persons for whom Islam is a complete way of life. This is achieved by developing a balanced and wholesome Islamic personality whereby one's behavior and attitude are guided through training of the spirit, intellect and emotion as well as developing a sound and healthy body.

Established in 1983, the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) has been instrumental in taking the concept of Islamization of Knowledge a step further.

The establishment of the International Islamic School (IIS) in September 1998 is testimony to the university's continuous effort in the provision of quality, affordable and holistic education to the foreign staff of the university in particular, and for the enhancement of a continuous learning experience guided by the principles of Islam to the Muslim Ummah.

IIS is wholly-owned by IIUM through its subsidiary company IIUM Holdings Sdn. Bhd. It adopts the system of integrated curriculum of Revealed Knowledge and Acquired Knowledge.

IIS fosters an Islamic environment by starting the day with Dhuha sunnah prayer in the morning, followed by congregational prayer for Zohor, and observes Islamic aurat for both boys and girls.

The IIS international environment has attracted students from 46 countries with teaching staff from 11 different countries to guide students in effective teaching and learning.

English is the medium of instruction and the school adopts the University of Cambridge International Examinations Curriculum. IIS offers boarding with well-equipped hostel facilities.



- Football and Futsal
- Swimming
- Archery
- Badminton
- Table tennis
- Tennis


- Debate
- Entrepreneur
- Math & Science
- Red Crescent
- Photography
- Household

Events and Festivals

The events and festivals held yearly at IIS include:

  • Debate Championship Ibadah Camps
  • Motivation Camps Educational Trips
  • Cultural Day Homestay & Foster Programmes
  • Qiamullail Academic Quiz Competition
  • Iftar Gathering Eidul Fitr Celebration
  • Sports Day Tilawatul Quran Competition
  • Quranic Memorization Competition Food and Games Carnival
  • Hajj and Umrah Program Prize Giving Ceremony


  • MS ISO 9001: 2000AR 2859
  • University of Cambridge International Examinations MY 102
  • Ministry of Education (IIS Primary)BIF7041
  • Ministry of Education (IIS Secondary)BIF7042


The IIS hostel provides a very conducive atmosphere for learning. The hostel is clean, comfortable and affordable and enables students to pursue their studies in tranquility.

At the hostel, IIS students have to adhere to a systematic and structured schedule. Students are encouraged to participate in sports, physical activities after Asr prayer.

IIS students have to be involved in every congregational prayer including Maghrib, Isya' and Fair. At the hostel, students are nurtured with Islamic Awareness Programmes from Monday to Friday, between Maghrib and Isya to instill a sound understanding of Islamic creed, Shariah and Akhlaq.

What Makes Us Special?

  • Wholly-owned by International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Conducive hostel accommodation
  • Qualified and experienced teachers
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • International school's standard facilities
  • Indoor basketball hall
  • International and English environment
  • Fully-fenced football field

Programme Outline

Academic Programmes:

  • Primary Grade 1-6
  • Secondary Grade 7-9
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
  • A-Level

Special Programmes:

  • Intensive English Programme
  • Tahfiz Programme
  • CambridgeYoung Learners
  • Swimming Classes

Academic Facilities & 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. The school has to go through ISO audits annually to ensure that it maintains the QMS ISO 9001:2000 certification. In order to support the strict academic guidelines set by the Cambridge University Board of Education, IIS imposes a duty on itself to provide the best infrastructure to its students.


All our classrooms are spacious, well-furnished and air-conditioned to ensure that students are comfortable and are able to focus on their academic pursuits. The school is also committed to maintaining a high teacher to pupil ratio. Currently there is one teacher to 25 students. By maintaining smaller classes, students are able to benefit from personalized attention and problem-solving. This also encourages dialogue between our teachers and students, forming a necessary bond that is beneficial to the teaching and student development process.

Science Lab (Biology Lab, Physics Lab and Chemistry Lab)

All our labs are outfitted with the latest equipment so that no students are hindered in their academic research and practical work. Our labs are regularly updated to ensure that it complies with the Cambridge University Board of Education syllabi. The technicians we hire are competent individuals who can provide assistance alongside the teacher. The IIS labs are required to possess the best facilities as it conducts the IGCSE and Advanced Level practical examinations bi-annually.

Computer Lab

As IIS caters to a more modern, tech-literate generation, it is imperative that it provides its students unlimited access to the Worldwide Web. Our lab-supervisors and technicians are professionals who ensure that the latest software is at our students' disposal, while ensuring a secure environment for surfing the internet. Our parental control checks are very strictly-enforced to protect our young scholars. IIS maintains a 1:1 student to computer ratio. Our academic curriculum encourages a computer-based learning. As such, almost every subject has research-based projects to ensure that students become computer-literate, and are able to use e-resources effectively. As the IIS hosts Computing examinations on behalf of the Cambridge Board of Education, our facilities must be top-notch.

Indoor Swimming Pool

The Olympic-sized swimming pool caters for both primary and secondary students in IIS. The indoor factor implies that the students of the same gender are able to participate in water-based sports freely, a liberty that many schools are not able to provide. IIS also provides male and female lifeguards at all times, to ensure the safety of the students at the pool.

Indoor Basketball Court / Badminton Court / Table Tennis / Futsal Courts

The indoor courts cater to a variety of sports and recreational activities for both students and staff. With good lighting, ventilation systems and the latest sporting equipment and fixtures, IIS students can freely develop their non-academic passions and interests within the school compound.

Football Field

The football field is carpeted with high quality grass, and fenced all around in order to maintain the quality of the field and to ensure the safety of IIS students.


IIS students enjoy a huge collection of books from around the world including extensive compilations and volumes of encyclopedias and references. The library is the heart of the school where most IIS teachers and students spend their free time discussing, revising or preparing for their lessons.

Local & International Cafeteria

The cafeteria is a favorite haven for the students where it houses vast varieties of cuisine ranging from the East to the West. The school undergoes regular and rigorous health inspections by the Education Ministry to ensure that our students are provided with a varied, nutritious and balanced diet. Our food provisions are considered one of the best amongst all international and local schools. Prices are kept as reasonable and affordable as possible for students. The cafeteria is also given clear instructions to maintain high standards of hygiene and strict adherence to the pricing policy, as set by the school management.

Art Room

The art room enables student to express their artistic talent with the assistance of professional and dedicated teachers. Our Art results at the IGCSE level have been exceptionally good on a consistent basis, thanks to our dedicated teachers. The Art room is equipped with all the necessary equipment and facilities to ensure that students can exploit and challenge their artistic aptitudes.

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities

  • Transportation services
  • Sickbay and sending to clinic
  • Insurance coverage
  • Hostel accommodation
  • Student and guardian pass
  • Umrah & Hajj

International Recognition & Achievements

1. Rank - Top 5th Cambridge Centre in Malaysia for 2004
2. ISO certification since 2003

International Islamic School

Batu 8, Jalan Sg.Pusu Gombak
53100, Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan
Tel: 603-61884400
Fax: 03-61883300

  • Primary


    : Primary Lower
    : British Curriculum (Islamic)
    : Full Time

  • Secondary


    : Secondary Lower
    : British Curriculum (Islamic)
    : Full Time

  • GCE A-Levels


    : A-Levels
    : British Curriculum (Islamic)
    : Full Time

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