ELC International School started as elc Secondary School in 1987 with 5 students and 6 teachers including the Principal. The school was formed in order to provide a legitimate vehicle to privately educate this small group of children, 3 of whom were the children of the founders namely Dr. & Mrs. Kaloo and Dr & Mrs. Ghazalli.
The School was registered as a secondary school, under the terms of the Education Act 1961, to prepare qualified children for the GCE ‘O’ Levels in May 1989. In June 1992, the school was given permission to add a Primary Division to the established Secondary Division. During this time, elc operated out of two campuses within the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail area, one for the Primary Division and another for the Secondary Division.
The three core values of elc International School are embedded in its name — ‘excellence in everything we do’, ‘loyalty to each other and the school’ and ‘commitment to continuous improvement’. These values are enhanced by the school motto ‘Learn to Aspire’ and students are encouraged to aspire to succeed in reaching their personal, social and academic potential. A tradition-based ethos, an environment conducive to learning and character building as well as preparation for the responsibilities, opportunities and challenges of adulthood are essential elements in the school’s approach. Moreover, the school also encourages positive parental involvement as this provides the students with a sense of security, which is the foundation for good learning.