Engage. Enlighten. Empower.
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, CIS offers the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students in ECE to Grade 6, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students in Grades 7 to 10, and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students in Grade 11 and 12. CIS is also accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education, Canada to offer the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) to students in Grades 11 and 12. Both the IB DP and the OSSD are recognised at universities worldwide.
A diverse and challenging curriculum and a wide range of experiential learning activities seek to develop the potential of every student. Academic rigour is valued at all stages of a student’s progress throughout the school, and the classroom focus is on challenge, engagement and achievement. Students are given ownership of the learning process and are encouraged to actively participate in their own education by setting personal goals and practicing on-going self-evaluation.
Inquiry-based programmes and activities teach students how to think about, and analyse, what they are learning rather than simply memorizing facts. Critical thinking skills are developed and students learn to apply them to a wide range of subject matter. In addition to an internationally oriented curriculum, CIS gives students first-hand experiences whereby they are part of an international community.
The new Canadian International School “Lakeside Campus” at Jurong West, set on 43,000 sq. m. (463,000 sq. ft.) of land, has been designed to reflect the very latest thinking in educational philosophy and functionality and will support CIS’ progressive and innovative educational programmes.
The new Lakeside campus will provide state-of-the-art classrooms, academic facilities, spacious sporting, outdoor and playground facilities, as well as a Performing Arts and Fine Arts centre, Auditorium and Media Centre. The campus is expected to reach its capacity of 3,300 students over the next 10 years. Every aspect of the school has been designed to reflect the most recent best practices in school design and functionality. As well as being at the forefront of innovative educational design, the Lakeside campus will be a “green” building and has been awarded Gold Status in Singapore’s Green Mark Scheme, allowing CIS to use the campus as a vital instructional tool as students are educated in ecological sustainability.