Cempaka International Ladies' College is a part of the Cempaka schools Malaysia, a leading group of international schools in the country. This school is one of the leading secondary residential schools for girls which follows the UK-based Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB - DP) and Global Assessment Certificate (GAC). Students of year 7-11 are offered IGCSE along with IB-DP and GAC programme. The school strives to create a modern learning environment against the Asian setting. Students learn varied skills such as entrepreneurship, communication, design, innovation, global awareness, cultural understanding, media skills, information literacy, art appreciation and environmental responsibility. These learnings are inbuilt in the formal curriculum and the co-curricular activities.
The class sizes are intentionally kept low in between 10 to 20 students to provide individual attention to each student. While the IB-DP programme is academically challenging, the school provides all the necessary assistance for a successful university life of each student. GAC, on the other hand, is a university preparation programme which equips students with the right knowledge and skills to enter the top universities across the world. The school boasts of various awards and recognitions over the years. It is the first Apple Distinguished school in South Asia. The school also offers a number of extra-curricular activities to students including speech, drama, music, swimming and water polo.