International Islamic School Malaysia (IISM) was established in 1997 to provide integrated and holistic education which adheres to the Islamic tenets. The school offers education to students of primary, middle school and secondary levels.
The school works hard in providing learning success to students and motivate them to become life-long learners. IIUM Universities Sdn. Bhd. (ISSB) – known previously as IIUM Lower Education Sdn. Bhd: Bhd. – was first established in 1997 as a private educational provider, of which the International Islamic School Malaysia is a part of it.
The creation of the IIUM company is to provide an integrated and comprehensive education that adheres to the primary, secondary and A-level Islamic principles and values in order to enable all children to experience learning success and become life-long learners and contributing members of the community.
The school offers the British National Curriculum and is utilising the Cambridge International Education or CIE. It is the international counterpart of Sekolah Setiabudi which offers the Malaysian National Curriculum. The school keeps the class sizes small, it stresses on good academic performances and offers state of the art facilities to students. Being a school with an Islamic focus, the school focuses on integrated and balanced human development.
The International Islamic School Malaysia puts emphasis on the intellectual, physical, spiritual, moral and emotional development of each student. The faculty team consists of international teachers who are experienced and well-trained teachers. With a humble start of only 30 students in 1998, the enrolment of students coming from 47 countries, including Malaysia, has experienced tremendous growth in which the total number has reached to 2170 in the year 2018.
The school maintains a small teacher student ratio to ensure a personalised attention to each student. The school provides adequate mentoring to students with respect to Islamic practices and obligations. Through the Malaysian National Curriculum and the Cambridge International Curriculum implemented in Sekolah Setiabudi (Setiabudi) and the International Islamic School Malaysia (IISM) respectively, coupled with various Islamic programs, ISSM succeeds in attracting large numbers of students both locally and globally.
The Hostel IISM / Setiabudi offers a very comfortable accomodation as well as learning environment. The hostel is located in the compound of the International Islamic University (IIUM). The hostel is clean, comfortable and affordable and helps the students to comfortably pursue their studies.
Students from IISM / Setiabudi have to stick to a regular and organized schedule at the hostel. After Asr prayer, students are encouraged to take part in sports, physical activity. Students perform Maghrib, Isha’ and Fajr prayers in congregation and are nurtured between Maghrib and Isha’s prayer with Qur’an recitation, memorization, and condensed tafsir to instill a sound understanding of Islamic faith, Shariah, and Akhlaq.
Students are also monitored through a home cleaning program, and over the weekend ‘ digging ‘ their talent tasks. The accommodation design is based on the concept of the apartment style.
The school operates out of a fully-equipped facility with air conditioned classrooms, comprehensive resource centre, science and computer laboratory, swimming pool, musolla, living skill workshop, cafeteria, multi-purpose hall, art room, futsal court and student’s locker. Students get everything they need to flourish and pursue their higher studies.
The company is moving forward to have more branches all over Malaysia by founding IISM Kuantan Branch in September 2013.