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International School of Penang (Uplands)

location_onBatu Ferringhi, Penang


School Type

International School, Boarding School


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Levels Offered

Primary, Secondary

Student/Teacher Ratio

Max 24 students in class



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About International School of Penang (Uplands)

The International School of Penang, more commonly known as Uplands, was founded in 1955. The school is a co-educational primary and secondary school and also offers boarding facilities. Today the school boasts 72 qualified teachers who come from 18 countries and a student population of approximately 520.

International School of Penang Uplands offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to 5 to 11-year-olds. It was the first school in Malaysia to be authorised by the IBO to offer their PYP.


Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 students follow a broad base of studies intended to extend upon previously acquired knowledge and to provide a foundation for their future schooling. Currently, courses for senior students culminate in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Years 10 and 11. All students entering the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) will study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.


The school also places emphasis on sports, visual and fine arts in its curriculum.

The International School of Penang employs a fully qualified Nurse who is stationed at the school's sick bay and is available on site from 7.45am until 4.45pm, Monday to Friday attending to the needs of any student.


The boarding facilities at the school provides students the option of staying either as weekly boarders or as term boarders. Term boarders are the most common because the students enjoy staying on weekends with their schoolmates to participate in activities and entertainment that they do not get to do during the week. Students are also allowed to come to school on weekend in order to participate in co-curricular classes.

Pick-up points:


  • Silverton
  • Marina Bay
  • Mercure Hotel
  • Gurney Beach Condo
  • Regency
  • Sri York
  • Scotland Villa
  • Sri Pinang School Bus Stop
  • Cantonment Road
  • Cantonment Condo
  • Tanjong Tokong Bus Stop
  • Infinity Condo
  • Double Tree Resort
  • The Cove
  • Sri Pangkor
  • H Residence
  • Belissa Court
  • Bank of China
  • Breeza
  • Jalan Bayu 1
  • Jalan Bayu 2/Ariza
  • Public Bus Stop
  • Fettes Residence
  • Diamond Villa
  • Jalan Loh Poh Heng
  • Lembah Permai (Alila Horizon)
  • Permai Garden
  • Tenby School (Lintang Lembah Permai)
  • Taman Leader
  • Coastal Tower/Waterfront
  • Moonlight Bay
  • Sales Gallery

International School of Penang (Uplands) Fees

Application Fee

  • RM800


The ISP School Association Membership Fee

  • RM1,000

*Membership applicable to one parent only

Entrance Fee

  • RM7,000


Enrolment Deposit

  • RM5,000


Tuition Fee (per term)

  • Reception - Year 4: RM16,700

  • Year 5 & 6: RM19,900

  • Year 7 - 11: RM24,500

  • Year 12 & 13: RM25,000

*2 terms per academic year

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International School of Penang (Uplands) | Contact Details


International School of Penang (UPLANDS) Jalan Sungai Satu, Batu Feringgi 11100, Penang





Frequently Asked Questions

International School of Penang (Uplands) opens from 7.30 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

International School of Penang (Uplands) offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) for primary school students, the international IGCSE curriculum for secondary school students and ending with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Year 13.

The school fees for International School of Penang (Uplands) ranges from RM 24,000 to RM 55,880 per year.

Yes, boarding is available for students in Year 7 to Year 13.