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Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 2,136,772 KZT
to: 8,724,533 KZT
Address: Al-Farabi Avenue 118/15, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
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Number of students

400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30+

Most common nationality

Kazakhstani

Ratio of local students to international students

30% foreign / 70% local

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French
Kazakh
Russian
Mandarin Chinese
Turkish

Use of technology in the classroom

Every classroom has an interactive touchscreen. All students from Grade 6 upwards use laptops.

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 implemented online learning from March 2020 onwards.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

From 20 minutes to an hour, depending on age.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We use the CAT4 aptitude test, and a test of English language skills, as well as an interview with the Head of School

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, students can join KIS year-round

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Not applicable yet: our first high school graduates will be in academic year 2021-22

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Not applicable yet: our first high school graduates will be in academic year 2021-22

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

Learning support offered

Young students with special learning needs are supported by teaching assistants, and work is differentiated to enable them to access the curriculum.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8.00am

School finish time

Normal lessons end at 3.30pm, after which we have optional After-School Activities until 5.20pm

Supervised care before/after school

Students are supervised from 7.45am onwards, and may work in the library after scheduled lessons (e.g. if waiting for a sibling, or for an after-school activity that begins later in the afternoon)

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Activities include football, skiing, table tennis, basketball, fitness, chess, dance, drama, story telling, music, drums, coding, Lego Education, foreign languages, and a wide variety of arts and crafts activities

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes, there are vegetarian and non-allergenic options available daily

Sports activities included

Sports include football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, athletics, fitness training

Sports facilities at the school

Sports hall, artificial football pitch, basketball court, running track

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. In addition to our own school competitions, as a member of COASH we take part in inter-school competitions with other private and international schools in Almaty

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kazakhstan International School is proud to be an IB World School, offering the prestigious International Baccalaureate programme of education from Early Years to the IB Diploma, for children aged 2-19. We are a friendly, family school with close ties between parents, students and teachers.

Teaching approach of the school

KIS nurtures international-mindedness within its multilingual school community by providing an inquiry-based curriculum focused on the development of the whole child as a caring, open-minded, lifelong learner.

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