Dalat International School

Dalat International School

Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Essential Information
Preschool/Kindergarten Primary Schools Secondary Schools
American Curriculum
Pre-school (3 years) through Grade 12 (18 years)
August to June
8:20 am through 3:50 pm

About Dalat International School

Dalat's beautiful seaside campus is located on the island of Penang, Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca. The school has 7 acres of well-maintained facilities, modern classrooms, new boarding facilities by the sea, athletic fields and courts, and large performance spaces fully equipped to accommodate 720 students ages preschool through 18 years. 

Dalat is a small American Christian school that allows for teachers and staff to really know and work one-on-one with each student. Close relationships between faculty and students and a high level of engagement with families creates a strong sense of community at Dalat. Through the pursuit of an education for life, shared experiences, and exploring new cultures together, students who live and learn at Dalat use their skills to thrive in the world. Learning support is available for students with mild to moderate special needs. All students have access to school computers, and secondary students are assigned personal iPads to use during their time at Dalat.

The four-year program of secondary studies leading to an American High School Diploma balances broad exposure to major academic disciplines, while encouraging students to pursue in-depth study in areas of personal interest through choices of many electives. Dalat provides a North American-based education, preparing students for entry into colleges and universities worldwide, assisted by a college counseling program. At the completion of four years of high school (24 credit unit), students receive the high school diploma and are fully prepared for university and life.

Students of all nationalities with good use of the English language are welcome to apply to Dalat, as we seek a diverse student body. Dalat’s policy states that all students attending the school are expected to live with their parents or documented legal guardian in Penang, or to live in one of the school’s boarding homes. All expatriate students studying at Dalat must apply for a student pass. Please contact the Admissions Department at admissions@dalat.org for more information and to schedule an appointment to tour Dalat International School.



Preschool Education

8.20am to 12pm.

Dalat International School Fees Structure

RM13,000 to RM50,000


RM1,200 to RM3,850


RM 200

Additional Programmes

Dalat’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) offers university level courses with American/Canadian curricula. Dalat offers many AP courses on campus and facilitates an additional 30 available online. In-person AP courses include AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Calculus AB and Calculus BC, AP Psychology, AP Chemistry, AP Mandarin, AP Art Studio and AP Music Theory. A student may take a maximum of nine AP courses during their study at Dalat. AP exam scores are required for admission to most universities in the UK for students who are graduating from Dalat. 

Dalat offers standardized university entry exams, including the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Preliminary SAT, and the American College Test (ACT).


Languages Taught

Bahasa Malaysia


Air-conditioned classrooms
Art room
Audio/visual room
Badminton court
Basketball court
Broadcasting Studio
Dining Room
Futsal court
IT resource center
Music room
Performance Hall
School sports complex
Science laboratory
Sports Hall
Sports field
Studio Space
Teaching Kitchen
Tennis court
Theatre facilities
Fitness/Workout facilities; Student Center; multi-purpose rooms; Elementary Science lab.

Extracurricular Activities

Dalat provides an extensive recreational and competitive Athletics programs for students in sports that include soccer (football), basketball, track & field, rugby, volleyball, and more. After-school programming are available for every school division, K- Grade 12. Students can choose grade level appropriate new skills to learn, participate in sports, visual arts, crafts, dance, music, computers, and many other classes after the school day ends