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Almaty
British curriculum
Ages 5 to 18

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 2,000,000 KZT
to: 3,500,000 KZT
Address: Microdistrict 4, 74 ​A10A5M5 Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Number of students

352

Number of nationalities represented in the school

13

Most common nationality

Kazakh

Ratio of local students to international students

3:2

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

16

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Kazakh, Russian

Language support for students not fluent in English

English language support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Kazakh is core. Selective one from Turkish, German, Korean

Use of technology in the classroom

Extensively, because of online education

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we have practised that

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

10 minutes per grade. E.g. maximum of 40 minutes for 4th grade

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Not yet

Entry evaluation for students

Admission exam, interview with a psychologist

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We assess English proficiency, while in secondary it is important, for primary students, English is not a prior condition

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

Results in these examinations

IGCSE results are good, especially the 2020 June series students' lowest grade was B. As for the A levels, last year only 1 student took it, they received A. This year we expect more students to take it. It is only 5th years we are using Cambridge Curriculum

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

While we are a secular school, the uniform is a must in our school, i.e. headscarves are not welcome,

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We do not have special prayer rooms.

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Our staff are professionals, however, it depends. In some cases, we will require parents to hire an additional SEN teacher that has expertise in the area the student needs

Learning support offered

Extra help for slow learners, EAL classes

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Olympiads to challenge them

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:30

School finish time

16:40

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Dance, art, handcraft, football, basketball, chess, piano, choir

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No, students with alternative diet bring their food themselves

Sports activities included

Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal, Football

Sports facilities at the school

Playground, GYM, Work out zone

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal, Football teams.
Competitions among International schools in Almaty

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Galaxy International School is an authorised Cambridge International School, located in Almaty, one of the most beautiful cities in Kazakhstan, known as a financial and cultural centre of Central Asia. GIS is a member of COBIS and offers Cambridge International Programmes.

Teaching approach of the school

GIS strives to develop well-rounded global citizens with a passion for lifelong learning.

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