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 3,100 students from 70 nations attend the school across two campuses – Lakeside (Nursery to Grade 12) in the West, and Tanjong Katong (Pre-K 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.
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At CIS, we value our community’s linguistic diversity and are committed to promoting multilingualism. CIS's Chinese-English and French-English bilingual programmes are designed to allow students to be fluent communicators in both languages, providing them with an edge in an extremely competitive and ever-changing world.
Chinese-English Bilingual Programme:
Available to our Lakeside campus students in pre-kindergarten and to our Tanjong Katong campus students in junior kindergarten through to grade 6. It is fully aligned with the IB PYP and includes two qualified teachers per class: one native English speaker and one native Chinese speaker.
French-English bilingual programme:
CIS offers a French-English bilingual programme to children in grades 2 to 4 ( extending to grades 1 to 5 in August 2021 - subject to enrollment numbers). Available at our Lakeside Campus only, this programme is perfect for families who want their children to become bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural in both English and French.
Key features of our bilingual programmes:
- Two fully qualified teachers for each class
- A bilingual curriculum fully aligned to the IB Primary Years Programme
- Equal exposure to both languages
The CIS STEAM (Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Mathematics) philosophy and makerspaces provide project based learning experiences that challenge inquisitive minds, fuel innovative thinking, and create a culture of teamwork and collaboration. STEAM provides students with:
- An engaging interdisciplinary approach that integrates the five areas of science, technology, entrepreneurship, arts and mathematics.
Innovative and enlightening learning experiences that are transformational, for both students and educators.
- An inquiry-based approach that helps develop critical thinking skills and creativity, spurring innovation and invention. Students are empowered to take control of their own learning, preparing them to be problem solvers in the real world.
*Exciting New Development*
Our new virtual open house page will help you get a glimpse of what life at CIS is like. So, take the time to peruse our videos, magazine articles, social posts and parent testimonials to understand more about our community, academic programmes and campuses.
New Kindergarten Wing at Lakeside is due to open end 2021.
Students represent over 70 nationalities
Application & Deadline
The application process begins with the submission of an application form, the application fee, and all necessary supporting documents such as previous school reports. Some students may be asked to sit a placement test and/or the British Council Aptis test.