Head of School's Welcome
Engage. Enlighten. Empower. These words are the cornerstones of the Canadian International School's (CIS) mission and educational philosophy, and eloquently define our commitment to education and represent the aspirations we have for all student learning experiences, be it in the classroom or beyond.
At CIS, we celebrate both our internationalism and the uniqueness of each of the 65 plus nationalities represented among our students and staff. In a multicultural and multilingual environment, with English as the language of instruction, we are greatly enriched by this diversity. Our community has the opportunity to develop an understanding of Canada's culture, customs and approach to education. It is truly the kind of "cultural mosaic" for which Canada has become so well known.
We have a tradition of curriculum development and innovation that is based on best practices world wide, and as an IB World School offer all three programmes of the International Baccalaureate to children aged 3 to 18. The final two years of these programmes, taught in Grades 11 and 12, lead to the award of the IB Diploma, a qualification recognized and sought after by universities around the world.
In partnership with parents, we strive to equip our students with 21st century skills - skills that will enable them to thrive, exercise leadership, achieve ambitious and worthy goals, and to make a positive difference in an increasingly globalized world. These skills are essential for their future, whether it is tomorrow or in ten years from now.
CIS provides a vibrant learning community and supportive home to over 2,900 students across 2 campuses. Our passionate, dedicated and highly trained staff challenges each of our students to reach his or her individual potential.
On behalf of the Canadian International School community, I invite you to come and explore our school. We welcome the opportunity to share with you the delight that comes in joining the caring and committed learning community that is CIS.
Glenn Odland, Ed.D.
Head of School