Canadian International School (CIS) is the only K - 12 school in Bangladesh offering K - Grade 8 Canadian Curriculum (Ontario) from the Ontario Ministry of Education, Canada and a Grades 9 - 12 Manitoba Curriculum from Manitoba Education, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Established in 2005, CIS is a comprehensive, co-educational English medium school. There are over 20 different nationalities reflecting our multicultural diversity.
CIS is a registered school under the Ministry of Education Bangladesh and is licensed to offer a Canadian Curriculum in Bangladesh up to Grade 12. Currently, CIS offers an Early Years Program (EYP) and an Elementary School Program (ESP) Grades 1 to 8. In August of 2012, we added the Manitoba Grade 9 High School Program. In August of 2013, we added the Manitoba Grade 10. We have added Grade 11 for 2014-15 and Grade 12 for 2015-16. We will celebrate our first Grade 12 Canadian graduation class in June of 2016.
CIS is governed by a 5 member School Board, 2 from Management, 1 from the Academic group and 2 from the Parents association one of whom must be a Canadian citizen.
Our Canadian curriculum is holistic, hands on and inquiry-based in nature. Students are expected to be active participants in their own learning and are given opportunities and assistance to do so. The teaching philosophy and educational materials used in the school compare favorably to those employed in North America. The curriculum is structured to enable students to integrate into any English speaking school system in the future. CIS students get a full credit transfer to any school in the same grade level in Canada or in the USA. Students graduating from CIS will be eligible to apply for enrolment to any English speaking universities and colleges worldwide.
Children are placed primarily by birth year. However, due consideration is also given to previous school records, results of a developmental screening for EC to KG students and a written assessment and personal interview for the older students (Grades 1 to 12). We also take into consideration the emotional, physical maturity and achievement levels. Our Preschool accepts children from age 2, the Elementary from age 6 and the High School (Grades 9 - 12) from 14 to 17 years.
We are in a brand new state of the art campus here in Gulshan 2. The classrooms are air conditioned, decorated with modern furnishings, and have internet access with a Wi-fi connection. The school has a big, beautiful, modern library; a new computer lab with all new computers and a new science lab. We also have a large multi-purpose hall room and own playground.
The school is located in the area of Gulshan 2, a residential area of Dhaka, not more than 10 minutes drive from anywhere in Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara areas. The majority of the expatriate population lives in these areas in Dhaka.
CIS provides air-conditioned mini- van service to and from school wherever it is feasible. We also provide transportation for our field trips.
The school year consists of 188 to 200 days - and is divided into three terms for ES and HS as semestered
Term1: August – November
Term2: December- March
Term3: April - June
Classes are held Sunday through Thursday.
Early Years Program:
Early Childhood 1, Early Childhood 2 and Junior Kindergarten
Morning session: 8:30 am to 11.30 am
Kindergarten Program: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Full Day session:
Elementary School Program and High School Program: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Extra-curricular Activities: Many extra-curricular activities take place outside the normal school day. These activities include drama, music, art, dance, cooking, computers, and piano, learning a foreign language, cultural and social events, and sports.