Cempaka International School Kuala Lumpur
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About Cempaka International School

Cempaka International School caters to parents who believe in the value of hard work and healthy moral values. We create a competitive but nurturing environment in which children thrive to emerge leaders in their respective fields. By the time the graduate at the end of their twelve years with us, they would have developed the ability, moral compass and genuine desire to make a positive difference to their community and country, and to inspire others to do the same.

In 1983, Cempaka Schools was born, by a family, and for a family. Students entering our doors will continue to find themselves welcomed warmly and be taught to live together as a family-to be nurtured and cared for, and to share, bond and develop lasting friendships. Dato' Freida Pilus started Cempaka School in a rented bungalow to provide the best possible education for her sons. It has since expanded to form the Cempaka Group of Schools - a group of private and international schools in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, comprising of two schools, spread over two campuses - Cempaka International School in Damansara Heights, and one in Cheras.

Students range in age from four (Reception) to eighteen (A-Levels). Though Cempaka has expanded and modernized, and continues to be at the cutting edge of modern education, it has remained true to its original ideals: a school by a family for a family. Her sons for whom Dato' Freida Pilus founded the school are still with her, this time joining her to take Cempaka International School well into the 21st century.

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English, IB

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3 to 16

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6 Reviews of Cempaka International School

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Overall 3.25
Facilities 4.00
Academics 3.50
Teachers 3.00
Sports 4.00
Music & Arts 4.00
Science & Tech 3.50

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British (2)

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Chris Lawson, 13/03/2022 @ 07:19:15
Relationship   Other

Music & Arts

Standard of teaching in English and science is poor. No explanation to students regarding the answers to their quizzes. If done, this would be of great help to students. Maths teaching seems to be good.

James Keeton , 24/05/2020 @ 12:37:48
Relationship   Teacher

Music & Arts

Excellent school in a great location.

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Luqman Suhaib, a year ago

Great working environment, with reasonable expectations and wonderful colleagues; not to mention the awesome students.

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Gerryko Malaysia, 2 years ago

Nice looking place. Gerryko Malaysia media events food YouTube channel

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Isabelle Warren, 11 months ago

The primary school is good, with experienced teachers and genuine care. I was there for the Year 6 Cambridge Checkpoint, and we were given past year papers to practice everyday. The secondary school, however, is so much worse. Many higher-ups only care about the school's name, not the students. Pupils who excel are the only ones who receive attention--those weaker ones just get left behind, without much care from the school. Many scholars have help from outside tuition. Fees are definitely overcharged.

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Kron Hertz, 2 years ago

Another fake private school masquerading as an international school. It does not have the proper accreditation from CIS and EARCOS.

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