1. ISKL Seniors Recognized as Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program

ISKL Seniors Recognized as Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program

Published on 15 Dec 2021


The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is delighted to announce that two of our students are recognized as Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program. High School students took the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), and Zoe B. ('22) and Hassan Z. ('22) were identified based on their scores. A Letter of Commendation was presented by the Head of School, Mr. Rami Madani, and High School Principal, Mr. Jeff Farrington, to these talented seniors.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.5 million students take the qualifying test each year. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) identified the top 50,000 highest scorers, of which our two students were included. These Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. 

Congratulations again to both Zoe and Hassan! We hope that this recognition will help them broaden their educational opportunities, and it is a genuine pleasure for us to join in celebrating their success. To read more about our students and life at ISKL, head on to www.iskl.edu.my

About ISKL

Established in 1965, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has become known as a centre 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 from more than 65 countries, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

ISKL offers a robust international curriculum that 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 offers a range of high-quality, transdisciplinary pathways that enable every learner to choose the curriculum best suited to their abilities, interests, and aspirations. In 2020-2021 two new innovative High School options, PRAXIS 2030 (Grade 9 and 10) and the Pursuits Program (Grade 11 and 12) were added to the curriculum. Both focus on enhancing student agency and self-directed learning.

In Grade 11, students can choose to undertake the full two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), or combine individual IB, Advanced Placement (AP), and High School Diploma courses via the ISKL Pursuits Program to create a customized program that meets the specific individual needs of each student.

As the longest-running World IB School in Malaysia, ISKL has seen more than 1,500 students graduate with an IB Diploma over the past 30 years, representing a ninety-seven percent pass rate. This flexibility creates further education opportunities with ISKL students receiving acceptances from leading universities worldwide.

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). ISKL has 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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