The Senior School
The Senior School Program at CIS offer world class education in an international environment to students in Grade 9 - 12. Students joining us will find a friendly and well-motivated community, representing over 50 nationalities, of 220 students and 55 teaching staff. The Senior School Principals oversee a team of administrators, teachers and counsellors who ensure the academic, social and emotional needs of the students are met.
We follow the academic programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organisation in order to offer our students a rigorous and stimulating curriculum. Students in Grades 6-10 follow the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and those in Grades 11-12 follow the IB Diploma Programme (DP). The IB Diploma gives graduating students a prestigious certificate with international recognition.
The IB MYP and DP programmes prepare students for universities and careers worldwide, and we are extremely proud of the excellent examination results that our students have achieved. The College Counsellor offers university and careers guidance to students in Grade 9 - 12 to help students find happy and successful roles in their lives after CIS. Graduates from CIS go on to universities across Europe and North America, and in recent years we have sent students to Princeton, Harvard, Cambridge, Georgetown and Copenhagen, amongst many others.
There is wide-ranging extra-curricular provision for students, including the opportunity to participate in drama and music performances. Students can compete in year-round sporting activities, such as volleyball, basketball, swimming, and track-and-field international tournaments. The student council is given an important role in the school, where student initiatives lead to real change. Through a range of oversees trips and fund-raising activities, students are also able to give their energy, skills and time to others.
Every student in the Middle School and Senior School is assigned to a student Advisor and Advisory group to oversee their general welfare. In Advisory groups, the students examine study and examination skills, as well as issues relating to personal and health education. Throughout the school, provision is made for students whose first language is other than English.
The school believes that parental support and involvement in education is a crucial complement to our work. We put our partnership with parents at the centre, and there are regular Question and Answer sessions with the Senior School Principal and Middle School Principals at which parents can find out more information or air any concerns. In addition, we welcome communication and dialogue with parents at any time.