International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Chinese International School Manila

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Php485,000
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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
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Php485,000

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Max. number of students per class


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, Filipino

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Admission test, sit-in and interview.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

After completing the admissions test, the prospective student will be required to return to CISM on another day for a sit-in. The duration of this sit-in will be the full length of the school day at that grade level applied for. The Headmaster has full discretion to waive the sit-in or to recommend a sit-in at an alternative grade level, if he deems it will be in the student's best interest.

Following the admission test and sit-in, the Admission Office may arrange for an interview with parents and a panel comprising the CISM Headmaster and at least one Trustee of the Board.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School start time

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, classes begin at 7:30 a.m.
On Wednesdays, classes begin at 8:30 a.m.

School finish time

KG1: 2:15 pm
KG2 - G12: 2:30 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Chinese International School Manila is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational K-12 international school devoted to delivering to its students the highest standard of education. CISM fosters the values of integrity and honesty and strive to instill a global outlook through immersion in Western and Chinese cultures and the Mandarin and English languages

Teaching approach of the school

The rigorous CISM curriculum is aligned with the U.S. Common Core State Standards and prepares the graduates for acceptance in top tier colleges and universities around the world.

The main language of instruction at CISM is English. All students are required to attend Mandarin language classes. Chinese culture and traditions are likewise incorporated into the curriculum.