International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
The Canadian International School (CIS) is proud to be an authorized and accredited International Baccalaureate (“IB”) World School. Central to all IB programmes is the IB Learner Profile, which is the IB mission statement, translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The CIS mission, to Engage, Enlighten, and Empower our students, aligns perfectly with that of the IB, ensuring a synergistic educational approach.
- The Primary Years Programme (PYP) at CIS spans Early Childhood Education (ECE) to Grade 6 (age 3 to 12 years of age). The PYP culminates with students participating in the Exhibition at the end of Grade 6. The Exhibition is centred on a transdisciplinary theme, and sees students identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems.
- The CIS Middle Years Programme (MYP) spans Grades 7 to 10 (13 to 16 years of age). The conclusionary project in the MYP is the Personal Project, a challenging piece of work that is the product of the student’s own initiative and creativity. Projects reflect a students’ personal understanding of the Areas of Interaction - vehicles for refining conceptual understanding through different perspectives.
- The Diploma Programme (DP), an academically rigorous two (2) year curriculum, spans Grades 11 and 12 (17 to 18 years of age) and is a prestigious programme that is recognized by universities around the world. Three core requirements of the programme are: the Theory of Knowledge (TOK), the Extended Essay, and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS). These core requirements are included with the aim of broadening students’ educational experience and challenging them to apply their knowledge and understanding.
At CIS, we work hard to create an academic environment that fosters self-belief, individuality, creativity, leadership and academic excellence. Students are provided with highly effective and meaningful learning experiences, all aimed at upholding intercultural understanding as an essential part of a 21st century education.
Additional information regarding the IBO and its programmes can be found at www.ibo.org.