Founded in 2012, CISK (Canadian International School Kunshan) is a K-12 international school, and is the only international school in Kunshan licensed by the Education Bureau of Jiangsu’s provincial government. CISK offers the IB curriculum for students from kindergarten to high school, with English as the language of instruction.
Students at CISK enjoy full academic improvement and college admission support from the school's Guidance Counseling Center and student services department, which nurtures each individual student’s talents through gifted programs, co-curricular activities, and community service programs. CISK is an authorized IB World School, as well as an A-Level Test Center authorized by AQA.
PYP Key Words: Inquiry-based, Challenging, Caring
CISK PYP offers interesting, relevant, and challenging multidisciplinary courses centered around developing the students’ knowledge base, understanding of concepts, skills, attitudes, and their ability to take action inside and outside the classroom. In PYP, our students have agency over the direction of their curriculum (“voice, choice, and ownership”), and are willing to take responsibility for their own autonomous learning. The school has one expat teacher and one Chinese teacher to support the students of each class.
MYP Key Words: Reflective, Critical-thinking, Balanced
CISK MYP encourages students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. It emphasizes overcoming challenges, and encourages the students to build connections between traditional subject content and the real world. It supports students in developing their communication skills, multicultural understanding, and global involvement.
DP Key Words: Internationally-recognized, Academically-challenging, Beneficial
CISK DP is rigorous and effectively prepares students for post-secondary education, helping produce well-rounded and academically talented students. Students enjoy the flexibility of choosing their own courses, which allows them to target the subjects that are of particular interest to them and that they wish to pursue further study of in university.
CISK offers a wide variety of subjects for our DP students to choose from. Our graduates consistently obtain above average results on their overall DP scores and have been accepted to universities all over the world, including schools listed in the world's top 25.
We support our students and families throughout their DP journey. Our university guidance counselors begin working with students and their families in Grade 9 to set and meet their post-secondary goals, and our coordinators guide our students through meeting the IB DP requirements.
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Why you should enroll at CISK
CISKers are multilingual! CISK provides an English and Mandarin immersion environment for all students. For those learning to speak English, our ESL support program is offered to help remove any language barriers. CISK also values the development of students’ mother tongues and works to support their continual learning, from providing resources in our libraries to supporting self-taught language courses in students’ native languages in our IB diploma program. CISK also offers additional language courses to students in multiple divisions through our CCA program.
● Eligibility Requirements
In line with government policies, Canadian International School Kunshan can only accept students who meet at least one of the criteria below:
1. Students and parents are foreign passport holders with valid visas.
2. The student and one parent are foreign passport holders with valid visas.
3. Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan passport holders are considered foreign passports and one parent holds permanent residency in these areas.
4. The student holds foreign passport with a valid VISA, one parent holds permanent residency in that country.
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