Where do our community members come from?
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, 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 IGCSE & A-Level Test Center authorized by Oxford 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, All-rounded
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.
CISK is a harmonious workplace where students come first and where teachers and support staff are highly valued for the gifts and talents they bring to these young learners. The school offers many opportunities for professional growth, both on campus and with access to workshops and conferences across the globe. We hope your work at CISK is rewarding in both a professional and financial sense.
Currently, we have nearly 40 expats from more than 16 countries and regions, including many from the U.S, the U.K, Canada, South Africa and China.