The International Modern Arabic School was initiated in 2007 as a bilingual, Arabic-British, non-profit institution with a total of 220 students. By the year 2012, the number of students had increased to more than 700 and the school acquired Arabic and International recognition. IMAS now occupies a unique position among Arabic and International schools in the Malaysian Capital, Kuala Lumpur. Today, the total number of students enrolled at IMAS has reached 1,600 students from 68 different nationalities. The school adopts a British curriculum, which gives students the opportunity to obtain the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).