Canadian International School Singapore provides an opportunity for students to develop through a diverse and challenging curriculum and a world-wide range of activities. Students are empowered by taking ownership of their own learning process by setting their personal and learning goals.
The mission statement lays down three basic values that is at the centre of their vision, namely: engage, enlighten and empower. The core values of the school are collaboration, curiosity, creativity, generosity, respect and excellence. The school has two campuses, a Lakeside campus and the new campus at Tanjong Katong.
Located on the East Coast of Singapore, only blocks away from the beach and strategically located between the airport and the Tanjong Katong campus offers a mix of indoor learning spaces and outdoor green areas, activities, as well as sporting zones. Adjoining grade levels (the school being a Canadian school) are conveniently situated next to each other, which encourages better cooperation and collaboration between different grade levels, and fosters easier teamwork.
The school believes this layout design supports CIS’ inquiry-based approach, enabling a solid sense of community across grades while simultaneously ensuring students enjoy the learning methods. Students are motivated to find their interests and strengths and discover their passion. The school provides a safe and caring environment which beams with positivity.
Canadian International School Singapore community is truly international with students and teachers belonging to close to 80 nationalities. The school is an all through school offering the Cambridge curriculum to students from preschool through secondary levels.
The Tanjong Katong campus caters to students from preschool up to primary levels. The school offers the IB Diploma curriculum to students at the secondary level. The school also offers a bilingual programme which is a revolutionary way of learning Chinese. Through this method, students develop a deep understanding of the language and start loving it. Apart from academics, the school puts a strong emphasis on co-curricular activities as well, with many ECA both indoors and outside in the natural environment, and sporting activities.
This East Coast campus is not just limited to using the natural environment for extra-curricular activities but combines with indoor spaces as well to make unique alternate learning spaces, with an Outdoor Learning Centre directly connected to the classrooms of the youngest learners enabling a more meaningful connection between ‘in and out of the classroom’.
Some other facilities that are also labelled learning spaces by the administration include a library, an amphitheatre, a STEAM makers space, and an outdoor classroom. Some of the sporting learning spaces are the playing field, the cricket nets, the basketball and football courts.