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CityGuangzhou
CurriculumCanadian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Boarding available
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元147,200
to: 元202,200
Address: Dongyi Road of Panyu District, Guangzhou, China

CIS is the first Alberta, Canadian accredited K12 international school that’s monitored by both Canadian and Chinese governments in mainland China.
When students register at CIS they are registered with the Canadian Education System. As such, they will graduate at Grade 12 with a globally recognized Alberta diploma.
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Number of students

Over 600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 40

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, our teachers are Canadian certified.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we offer English language learning programs.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, French, Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

In September 2017, CIS introduced its own technology program which invited students in grades 4-12 to bring their own device (BYOD) to school as another tool for learning.

CIS will continue to have technology suites, iPads and laptops available for all students to use in CIS' learning commons and technology labs. CIS' students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3 will continue have school-based technology for their usage inside in the classroom.

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 offer online programs for students who cannot come on campus.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

All students are required to wear uniform on school days. Secondary students are required to wear formal uniform and change for PE.

Entry evaluation for students

All students have to pass the Admissions Test to be enrolled in CIS.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students are require to take an English admissions test and participate in an oral interview as part of the qualification process.

Students can join after academic year begins

We accept mid-year, students need to pass the Admission Test to be enrolled.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of our students will graduate and attend college or university.

External examinations or assessments available

CIS students in Grade 6 and Grade 9 take the Alberta(Canada) Provincial Achievement Test, Grade 12 students take the Alberta(Canada) Diploma Test.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

CIS has school bus service for students in Guangzhou area, including Tianhe, Panyu, Haizhu, Yuexiu District.

School start time

8:20

School finish time

3:06

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Students at CIS can participate in our After School Activities. These activities are lead by our world-class teachers and it is a chance for students to follow their passions which may fall in the arts, the sports or the academics, among others. For example: chess, floor hockey, sewing, animal club and so on.

School provided lunches

CIS students have snacks twice a day and we provide lunch service to all students.

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

No

Sports activities included

Soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, etc,

Sports facilities at the school

Competitive running track, advanced indoor and outdoor basketball field, indoor swimming pool

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

CIS Grizzlies. With over 20 different teams, there are many opportunities for students in Grades 2-12 to be involved in a competitive team.

Other facilities at the school

Library, Theatre, Science/Chemistry/Biology labs, music and dance room, Fine art studio.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Collaborate, Innovate, Succeed

Teaching approach of the school

We're using the Alberta(Canada) curriculum. A student centered, inquiry approach to teaching and learning is emphasized in CIS.

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