Kinabalu International School


Location: Malaysia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About Kinabalu International School

Mission Statement

“At Kinabalu International School we are dedicated to providing an excellent education in a caring, respectful environment, challenging students to achieve their full potential as successful global citizens”.

Kinabalu International School is a not-for-profit, parent owned school and is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo) and has gained an excellent reputation for delivering a high quality education over the last 45 years. 

Kinabalu International School aims to provide an excellent British-style education in an international context, where the individual needs of children are met in a secure, stable and enjoyable environment. In doing so the school endeavours to:

  • Challenge students to reach the highest possible academic standards
  • Encourage all students to develop individual talents and abilities and to aspire to excellence, whether it be in the academic arena, creative or performing arts, or in sport
  • Foster the development of social skills, appropriate behaviour, environmental awareness and positive learning habits for students to achieve their full potential as responsible world citizens.

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah, Malaysia. It is also the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah. The city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea. Kota Kinabalu is a major tourist destination and a popular gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and Borneo. There are many other tourist attractions in and around the city. Kota Kinabalu is also one of the major industrial and commercial centres of Sabah and is one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia.

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Address: Off Jalan Khidmat Bukit Padang, P.O Box 12080, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88822, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 88224526
What people say about us

“KIS works hard to achieve its mission and feedback from students and parents indicates that high standards are being achieved……the school provides a friendly and nurturing environment and sets high expectations for all students.”

- Council of International Schools Visiting Team Rep