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 – one 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 well into the 21st century.
A Cempakan, over the course of their 12-year career at the school, shall be nurtured into a scholar, sportsman & gentleman. They will adopt a growth mindset and develop powerful character strengths like grit and self-control that will continue to serve them for life.