Canadian International School

Canadian International School (CIS) is a leading IB world school in Singapore that offers the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme for students aged 2 to 18 years. Over 3,000 students from 70 nations attend the school across two campuses – Lakeside (Nursery to Grade 12) in the West, and Tanjong Katong (Nursery to Grade 6) in the East.

The school’s passionate and highly trained staff, strive to equip each student with 21st century skills that enable them to thrive, exercise leadership, achieve ambitious and worthy goals, and to make a positive difference in an increasingly globalised world.

A Bilingual Programme in Chinese and English

CIS offers a pioneering bilingual programme in Chinese and English to students aged 4 to 11 (JK to Grade 6). Key features of this programme include:

  • Two fully qualified teachers for each class – one native Chinese speaker and one native English speaker.
  • A bilingual curriculum fully aligned to the IB Primary Years Programme, promoting intercultural understanding and inquiry based learning.
  • Equal exposure to both languages.

A STEAM Philosophy that Fuels Innovation

CIS’s unique STEAM (Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Mathematics) teaching approach and state-­of-­the-­art makerspaces, provides students with engaging and visionary learning experiences that spurs creativity, critical thinking, innovation and invention. Students are empowered to take control of their own learning during the entire process.

 

Essential Information
Telephone
+65 6743 8088
Type
Nursery, Preschool, Primary, Secondary
Grades
Nursery, Kindergarten, Grades 1 - 12
Starting Age
2
Curriculum
IBDP,
Year Founded
1991
Language of Instruction
English
Foreign Languages Taught
English, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish
Current School Population
2,884
School Hours
8:30am - 3:30pm
Demographic Breakdown
70 nationalities are represented at CIS.
Nationality Restriction
None
EduTrust Certified
Yes
Teacher to Student Ratio
3 - 6 years: 1:16 Early childhood to Junior kindergarten
7 - 10 years: 1:22 Grade 1
11 - 14 years: 1:24 Grades 5 to 8
15+ years: 1:26 Grades 9 to 12
Qualification Type
IBDP, High School Diploma
Admissions Interview
Yes
Facilities
Kindergarten Outdoor Learning Centre, Learning Indoor Pods, Junior Aquatic Centre, Junior Lab, Bilingual Classrooms, Chinese Classrooms, Spanish Classrooms, Junior / Senior Playgrounds, Sand Pits, Science Labs, Academic Guidance Centre, 500 Seat Theatre, Drama Studio, Visual Arts Studio, Music Room, Arts Collaboration Studio, Aquatics Centre, Tennis Courts, Elevated Playing Field, Fitness Centre, STEM Centre, Makerspace, Mulitmedia Lab, Gym, Basketball Courts, Nurses Station, Science
Term Dates
13 August 2018 - Start of 1st semester
21 January 2019 - Start of 2nd semester (subject to change)
13 June 2019 - End of 2nd semester
What Sets This School Apart

At CIS, our aim is to empower students. To set them up to succeed in a world we can't yet see.
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A Student-Centric Approach
CIS has a culture of innovation, in academic programming and thinking. Faculty adopt a student-centric approach which ensures that programme development, curriculum and assessment are driven by what is best for children and their learning, across the K-12 spectrum. This student-centricity manifests itself in pioneering programmes and learning spaces that simulate the real world, provoke inquiry and investigation, analysis and experimentation, collaboration and communication, and innovation and creativity.

Making Connections
At CIS, students are taught how to think, not what to think. Learning isn’t deskbound. Students are taught to become flexible and critical thinkers, creative in the way that they connect ideas and concepts, collaborative in their thinking and inspirational in their capacity to motivate others. They collaborate, they connect with the community and environment around them, and they search for solutions rather than look for the one ‘right’ answer. They are encouraged to build on their natural curiosity and develop strong communication skills that will enable them to connect with people both on a local and global level.

Instilling a Determination to Act and Achieve
CIS teaches students the value of resilience, giving them the confidence to pursue an idea from inception to completion, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to overcome the barriers they may encounter along the way. At CIS, students are instilled with a sense of drive, purpose and a determination to achieve.

21st Century Success
Today’s students are in a unique position; they are the first generation to face a world where exam results alone no longer dictate success. Success in a global environment more than ever before will require not only the ability to come up with fresh and original ideas, but the focus and dedication to turn those ideas into action.

Exciting New Developments

Canadian International School is delighted to announce the opening of a new Outdoor Discovery Centre at their Tanjong Katong (TK) Campus. The move follows the recent five-year lease extension of their TK campus and successful launch of a similar centre at their Lakeside Campus. Featuring amongst other things a mud kitchen, natural pond, herb and sound garden, the space helps young children develop important social, gross motor, math, observation and science skills.

Why an Outdoor Discovery Centre (ODC)?
Hands-on exploration in the Primary years solidifies concepts and understanding more concretely than rote learning. By the age of 10, students who have “played” in their formative years excel in creativity, intelligence, oral expression and work habits.

Through play with mud, water, sand and loose objects such as sticks, stones, mesh and rope, children engage their imaginative and creative thinking while solving problems. They learn to calculate, measure, invent, estimate, specify, analyse, hypothesise and test theories, thereby developing their thinking, communication and research skills.

Each of the ODC stations / spaces have been designed to enhance the learning experiences of our students.

Secondary School Foundation programme.
In January 2018, CIS is launching a new Secondary School Foundation programme. This programme has been designed specifically for students aged 10 to 14 and:
- are beginners in English
- do not meet CIS’ mainstream English language proficiency requirements
- are looking to spend a year learning English in an international setting

Partnering with the world’s leader in English language learning, the British Council, the Secondary School Foundation programme is designed to swiftly develop students’ English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

School Culture
Engage. Enlighten. Empower. These words are the cornerstones of the Canadian International School's (CIS) mission and educational philosophy, and eloquently define our commitment to education and represent the aspirations we have for all student learning experiences, be it in the classroom or beyond.

At CIS, we celebrate both our internationalism and the uniqueness of each of the 70 plus nationalities represented among our students and staff. In a multicultural and multilingual environment, with English as the language of instruction, we are greatly enriched by this diversity. Our community has the opportunity to develop an understanding of Canada's culture, customs and approach to education. It is truly the kind of ""cultural mosaic"" for which Canada has become so well known.
Financial Information
Annual Tuition Fee
Lakeside Campus Tuition Fees

(Mainstream: language of instruction is English)
Pre-Kindergarten Half Day Programme: S$18,770
Pre-Kindergarten Full Day Programme: S$30,750
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3: S$30,750
Grades 4 to 6 : S$33,650
Grades 7 to 10: S$37,470
Grades 11 to 12: S$37,990

Tanjong Katong Tuition Fee - Annual

Tanjong Katong Campus Annual Fees
(Mainstream: language of instruction is English)
Annual Fees
Pre-Kindergarten Half Day Programme: S$18,350
Pre-Kindergarten Full Day Programme: S$29,940
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3: S$29,940
Grades 4 to 6: S$32,840
Application Fee
$2,500
Application Fee Refundable
No
Admission / Enrolment Fee
First child - $3,500; Second child - $2,800; the fee is waived for the Third and subsequent child.
Deposit
NA
Building / Facility / Development Fee
NA
Parents Association Fee
NA
Discounts
Acceptance fee $2,500 for second child
Programs Available
Extra Curricular Activities
The Activities programme is divided into three core segments: Arts, Club Sports and Leisure and Learning, providing students with an opportunity to develop particular passions and talents outside regular school hours.

Activities provide students with the opportunity to connect with like-minded CIS friends from across different age groups, and, at times, with friends from other schools. Opportunities are wide in scope, and because of the demands made on their time, students learn about the concept of commitment and time management.

Activities encourage in students an understanding of their peers, while developing skills that facilitate success in group or team environments. By trying out new things, students have an opportunity to be risk-takers, communicators and knowledgeable.

Activities, run by external providers who are leaders in their field, take place after school and on weekends in fixed time slots. They are offered in three seasons across the school year, and students sign up via an online registration system. Competitive sports, offered under the ACSIS league, also run year round.
Pastoral Care
Yes
Special Needs Support
No
English as a Second Language
13 August 2018 - Start of 1st semester
21 January 2019 - Start of 2nd semester (subject to change)
13 June 2019 - End of 2nd semester
CONTACT INFO

Website: http://www.cis.edu.sg

Contact Number: +65 6743 8088

Email Address: admissions@cis.edu.sg

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