Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) was founded as a private educational institution in January 1983 by the Methodist Council of Education. The Founder Principal was Mrs. F R Bhupalan. Secondary classes (Forms 1 to 5), Sixth Form and A-level classes were conducted and the enrollment increased dramatically with the success achieved by the College.
Due to the growing student population, a new campus was established in Sentul in 1994 and Forms 1 to 5 classes were moved in stages to what is now called the Wesley Methodist School, Sentul. This move was completed in 1999 and Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, Brickfields is now focused on providing pre-university studies, diploma and certificate level courses as a private higher education institute (Institut Pengajian Tinggi Swasta – IPTS).
In 2000 the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme of the Curriculum Council, Western Australia was added to the GCE A-level, U.K. pre-university studies programme. Both the GCE A-level and AUSMAT programmes have successfully prepared numerous students for admission to overseas universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, U.S.A., Singapore, India and many other countries as well as to local private university colleges.
The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education programmes to train professional early childhood educators were started in 2005. In 2006 the Certificate in English programme and short courses in Business English were added to the College’s course offering to meet the needs of working adults and secondary school leavers.
Located in the rapidly developing area of Brickfields and KL Sentral, the College is poised for its next stage of growth with the launch of its new building extension and renovation plan. In 2008 Methodist College Kuala Lumpur celebrated its 25th Anniversary as a private college of Excellence for Life.