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ACADEMIC PROGRAM

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We at ISK endeavor to provide the best of an American and International education for all students, using English as the medium of instruction to prepare students for university. Our mission is to not only provide a comprehensive academic education but to encourage and challenge all students to reach their full potential. Our vision is to see that all students excel in an environment of high expectations that foster cooperation, tolerance, communication, self-motivation and a love for learning.

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International School of Kuantan believes education is founded upon the acquisition of skills and knowledge at each grade. The academic program at ISK is divided into three divisions:

Elementary school - Kindergarten & Grades 1 – 5 (Ages 5 - 11 years old)

Middle School - Grades 6 – 8 (Ages 11 - 14)

High School - Grades 9 – 12 (Ages 14 - 18)

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The curriculum of the International School of Kuantan follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in the elementary school and in the middle and high school is based on an American educational model, but enriched to provide an engaging and challenging program for our diverse international student body. From the elementary school through to the High School Program, ISK faculty employ engaging, research-based instructional methodologies to prepare our students with the necessary skills not only for University but to become life-long learners.

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Graduates from ISK have been accepted into prestigious colleges and universities throughout the World, examples of which include Trent University (Canada), University of Canterbury (New Zealand), Dartmouth University (USA), Deakin University (Australia), San Francisco State University (USA), New York University (USA), University of Tsukuba (Japan), Lincoln University (New Zealand), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan), Taylor's University, Monash University (Australia), INTI International University & Colleges, LimKokWing University of Creative Technology, and many other international as well as local universities.

Elementarty School (Kindergarten & Grades 1-5)

At ISK elementary school (Kindergarten & Grades 1-5), our major focus is on developing well-rounded, independent and responsible students. Given our small size, we use a multi-grade / multi-level style of instruction where our students are divided into two classes (KG-G2, G3-G5). All students who attend ISK Elementary School are fully encouraged to be curious and enthusiastic about learning. We strive to meet the individual needs of each of our students while simultaneously developing their self-confidence, respect for one another through constructive collaboration and an appreciation for diversity through daily interaction within a diverse community.

Middle School (Grades 6-8) & High School (Grades 9-12)

In ISK Middle & High School, learning is promoted through critical thinking, creativity and problem solving as well as application of learned knowledge rather than through rote learning.

A comprehensive American and International Curriculum has been designed for students in Middle and High School that not only serves to prepare students for university or college but to encourage them to be independent and life-long learners. In the Middle School, we also adopt the multi-grade / multi-level style of instruction with a mix of topic-based integrated inquiry learning and a wide variety of non-core subjects to allow them to make more informed decisions when choosing their path in the High School. The wide variety of subjects across Middle and High School is designed to provide students with a well-rounded learning experience. After completing Grade 12, students graduate with a High School Diploma and the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions to take their place as leaders in a globalized world.