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Welcome to SMK St.Mary of Kuala Lumpur

INTRODUCTION

St.Mary's School, a mission school of the Church of England was established in 1912 in the then green and salubrious neighbourhood of Weld Road, Kuala Lumpur, housed in an estate manager's bungalow of a former coffee plantation. A complex of dedicated school buildings developed over the years in Middle Road, which later came to be known as Jalan Tengah. This dear and caring school soon became a school of choice, providing quality education for girls in the Klang Valley synonymous with strong traditions of service, dedication and excellence.

In the 1950s, this area developed and became known as the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur where gracious homes with large gardens rapidly disappeared, replaced by high-rise commercial buildings. These new architectural giants surrounded and dwarfed the school resulting in an unfriendly and congested environment for the students.

For these reasons the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia decided to relocate the school to a more conducive environment that can also cater to the future needs of the students and also retain and fulfill its vision of educating girls of high caliber, integrity and skills so they can SERVE as responsible citizens of our country.

St.Mary's School is so honoured that the two most recent ' first ladies ' of Malaysia, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali and our late Datin Sri Endon Mahmood were both from St.Mary's School and are fine models of our School Motto " I SERVE "

This relocation was successfully completed in 1998 and the Jalan Tengah buildings were officially closed and all its facilities, staff and students moved to new and modern buildings and grounds at Taman Intan Baiduri in Selayang.

The School held a successful FAREWELL at Jalan Tengah and the sad goodbye to the buildings, the grounds and general ambience began.

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ISKL provides high quality education especially for expatriate children residing with their families in Kuala Lumpur. Approximately 1200 students attend ISKL from more than 50 countries. ISKL’s faculty comprises highly qualified and experienced individuals with over two thirds of them holding degrees at Masters and Doctorate level. An experienced support staff assists the faculty and administration and contributes to the successful daily operation of the school. In view of our diverse student population, our programs have been designed to nurture our students’ appreciation of other cultures.

Our students immerse themselves in their education through a solid academic programme. In meeting the challenges of the 21st century, ISKL provides comprehensive Information Technology resources that help students acquire the skills necessary to evaluate, retrieve and organize information as well as communicate effectively. ISKL provides world class education for the global leaders of tomorrow.

Key to the school’s success is the active involvement of all members of the school community. The Board of Directors, which sets the policy of the school, is composed of parents elected by the parent community. Parents also volunteer through the Parent-Teacher Association and support the wide variety of after-school activities and other special programs throughout the year.

In addition the above, ISKL families can maintain close contact online with the school from home through the ISKL Online/BBS services. This online link is simple to use and allows parents to obtain daily updates with the latest news from school. It also enables quick and timely communication with teachers, principals, and headmaster or with other members of the school community.

ISKL is a place where the interaction of students, faculty and families creates an energetic and invigorating learning environment. ISKL students have many opportunities to engage in challenging academic programs as well as extensive interscholastic athletics and co-curricular activities. ISKL is truly the first step to a lifetime of learning.

Welcome to our school!

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