The History of Sri Kuala Lumpur
Sri Kuala Lumpur Primary School was first established in January 1979 by Tan Sri Dato' Ir. Othman Merican and a group of friends. Temporarily housed in an old bungalow on Jalan Nipah, Kuala Lumpur, classes commenced with an initial enrolment of just 6 students with the assistance of Mrs Siew Pick Yoke. In August that year, the school moved to Jalan Anak Gasing.
By 1980, the school’s enrolment had increased to over 100 students. That number increased to more than 300 the following year and the school moved to Jalan Ampang. Having established itself as a forerunner in private education and to meet the ever-increasing student population, the school again moved to bigger premises in Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya in December 1984. Finally, in January 1986, Sri KL moved to its present and permanent premises in Subang Jaya.
In January 1987, Sri Kuala Lumpur Secondary School was officially incorporated. Two years later, the Primary School moved into a newly constructed building adjacent to the main facility. In January 1990, the block was officially opened by the then Menteri Besar of Selangor together with YAB Tan Sri Khir Johari, Chairman of Malaysia Chapter of the World Wildlife Fund.
In 1991, Mr Chong Tek Yin was appointed Principal of Sri KL Secondary School while Mrs Siew continued as Principal of the Primary School. Following Mrs Siew’s retirement in 1997, Miss Tan Geok Lian assumed the post of Primary School Principal.
In 1997, Tan Sri Dato' Ir. Othman Merican projected his vision of the Smart School Concept, resulting in a paradigm shift in the form of physical infrastructure, computer training for teachers, restructured syllabus specification, and in-house workshops. Later that year, teachers commenced computer training by third-party lecturers. By 1998, all teachers were computer literate and IT lessons were integrated into the Primary School timetable the following year.
In July 1999, the Honourable Deputy Minister of Education, Datuk Mohd. Khalid Yunos launched the SMART SCHOOL CONCEPT and the official website of Sri KL Primary School.
In June 2000, Sri KL Secondary School was officially declared a SMART SCHOOL by The Honourable Minister of Education, Tan Sri Musa Muhammad.
After the retirement of Mr Chong in 2001, Mr. Chew Teck Ann was appointed Principal of Sri KL Secondary School. The following year, Mrs Chong You Peng became Principal of Sri KL Primary School. The current Primary School Principal, Dr Tan Khun, assumed the post in 2006.
In keeping with the times and to provide the students with a better-rounded education, a new five-storey facilities block and swimming pool were completed in December 2003. More improvements were ongoing and in 2004, the Great Hall was upgraded to become a modern Auditorium. These new facilities were declared officially open by the Honourable Minister of Education, Dato Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, in September 2005.
In November 2007, Athenaeans Alumni Association of Sri KL is established.
In January 2008, Sri KL Secondary School adopted the Cambridge Exam Syndicate's International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE or O Levels) beginning with Year 10. The Secondary School currently runs both the IGCSE programme and the local KBSM syllabus.
In December 2009, Sri Kuala Lumpur School became a not-for-profit charitable foundation.
At the start of 2010, Sri KL Primary School adopted the Cambridge Exam Syndicate's Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) beginning with Years One and Two. Currently, the Primary School also runs both the CIPP and the local KBSR syllabus.
The school currently sits on 5.5 acres and has a total school population of about 2100.