The International School of Penang (Uplands), Malaysia

Head: (Acting) Emily Vallance
Telephone: 04-881 9777
School Address: International School of Penang (Uplands), Jalan Sungai Satu, Batu Ferringhi,, 11100, Penang Malaysia


Number in School: 530
Number of Boarders: 13
Boarding Age: 11-18
Boarding Type: Flexi Boarding, Full Boarding, Weekly Boarding - (Monday to Friday), Weekly Boarding - (Monday to Sunday)
School Type: Co-Ed

Head of Boarding: Ben Lim (Head House Parent)
Head of Boarding Email:
Head of Boarding Contact Number: +6012-9753911

The International School of Penang (Uplands) is a not-for-profit, co-educational and non-denominational day and boarding school for students aged between 4-18 years old.
Uplands School was founded in 1955, in a colonial hotel on the top of Penang Hill, as a British preparatory boarding school for the children of expatriate families in Malaya. It was relocated to a historic, former Catholic seminary site in George Town in 1976 and moved once again in September 2006 into purpose-built facilities in the heart of Batu Feringgi, the island’s beach resort.

Uplands School is an IB World School, which is recognised by the Malaysian Ministry of Education and permitted to admit both foreign and local students. Uplands School is accredited by The International Baccalaureate Organisation and a member of The Council of International Schools (CIS), The Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), The Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS) and The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA). The School is approved to offer external examinations by The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), Edexcel International Examinations and a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education.