Canadian International School (also popularly known as CIS) 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 school offers an inquiry-based programme to ensure students enjoy the learning methodology. 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. The mission statement lays down three basic values – engage, enlighten and empower. The core values of the school are collaboration, curiosity, creativity, generosity, respect and excellence.
The school offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum to students throughout their schooling lives, from pre-Kindergarten up to per-university stages. CIS encourages students to develop via a diverse, wide-ranging curriculum and a whole host of activities, both within the curriculum and extra curricular. The children are given ownership and are active participants in their education journey, setting their own goals and practicing their own self evaluations.
CIS is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with a solid common understanding of the core principles and key terms necessary amongst the student population, while still being creatively flexible enough to permit students to embellish their learning with their own experiences.
At CIS, from pre-Kindergarten up until Grade Six the school inculcates the Primary Years Programme (PYP) which is a curricula based on the best current practices commonly accepted on an international level. As an authorised IB World School, CIS has to regularly take part in external audits to ensure a vigorous adherence to the highest acceptable standards as determined by the IB organisation.
For Grades 7 through 10, the school makes use of the IB Middle Years Programme (or MYP) whereby the students are provided with the attitude, skills, and know-how needed to be informed, active participants in the 21st century. The MYP framework encourages the pupils to make practical connections between their lessons and the real world.
For students between the ages of sixteen and nineteen, they can elect to take the IB Diploma programme. The IB Diploma can prove to be demanding, however it has been one of the leading pre-university benchmarks for centres of higher learning to gauge the admission of new students.
Canadian International School community is a true international institute with students and teachers belonging to more than 80 nationalities. The school is an all through school offering the Cambridge curriculum to students from preschool through secondary levels.
The Lakeside campus caters to students from preschool up to secondary levels. Lakeside Campus has a school-within-a-school design with students housed in a combination of cutting-edge classrooms, learning pods, and assorted other study and learning spaces which keeps the inquiry-based learning system and the strong sense of communal fellowship among the students as well as all the staff members.
Kindergarten and Primary classrooms are arranged according to Grade levels, whereas the Secondary classrooms are organised by subject and discipline. Some of the other outstanding facilities at the Lakeside Campus are the indoor swimming pool with 25m solar heated training pool, the multipurpose gymnasium, a 200-seat tiered black box theatre, not to mention soundproof visual arts studios and music rooms.
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.