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CityPhnom Penh
CurriculumsIB and Canadian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 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 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 32,159,400 Riels
to: 94,004,400 Riels
This school has more than one campus in Phnom Penh:
Main Campus - Diamond Island: Ages 4 to 18

Address: Elite Town Street, Diamond Island (Koh Pich), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Basaac Garden City Campus - Preschool: Ages 2 to 3

Address: Preah Norodom Blvd.(41), Bassac Garden City, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 12301

Olympia City Preschool: Ages 2 to 4

Address: Olympia City, Building S3/C4, Floor 5 & 5A, St. 182, Sangkat Veal Vong, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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All the details about this school in their own words

We have organised the information available for this school into 10 sections and 39 questions. Click or tap on the name of each section to read more.
Number of students

Full capacity - 1625

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 30

Most common nationality

CIS is an international community.

Ratio of local students to international students

CIS is an international community.

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Learners program

Additional language classes offered by the school

Language-Khmer, French and Mandarin
Bilingual- French and Mandarin

Max. number of students per class

The target maximum class size at CIS is 20 students.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, for nursery to grade 5.

Use of technology in the classroom

CIS is connected through its wired classrooms and extensive wireless network. Classrooms use laptops, iPads, projection screens, interactive whiteboards and speaker systems to enrich the learning experience.

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)

Our school is equipped to support virtual learning during COVID-19 quarantine. As of December 1, 2021, most of our students are engaged in on-campus learning.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a non-religious school.

External examinations or assessments available

Canadian Provincial Achievement Tests
Canadian Alberta Province high school diploma

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Each teacher has their own philosophy on homework and assigns it according to the needs of their students.

Approximate hours of homework given

Please refer to the question above.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We will add grade 12 fall 2022

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Parents can inquire directly.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Parents can inquire directly.

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We have a student in-take process to assess the social skills and competencies of prospective students.

Waiting list

There are waitlists periodically that are dependent on the grade level of the student and the availability of the classes.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have a rolling-admission policy. Students can enroll at anytime throughout the academic year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Nursery to Senior Kindergarten: 8:30 am
G1 to G5: 8:15
G6-G11: 8:00

School finish time

Nursery to Junior Kindergarten (Half Day): 11:30 am
Nursery to Junior Kindergarten (Full Day): 3:30 pm
Senior Kindergarten: 3:00pm
Grade 1 to Grade 5: 3:15pm
Grade 6 to Grade 11: 3:15pm

Supervised care before/after school

Parents are encouraged to promptly drop off and pick up their children from school.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

School lunches are optional.

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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Cooking, robotics, karate, sports, piano, skating, rainbow clay art, jewelry making, swimming, Khmer, French, Mandarin, dance, yoga, Chinese paper-cutting

Sports activities included

Swimming, General Physical Education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

CIS Koh Pich (main campus)- learning gardens, makerspace, elementary school library, middle and high school library, black box theatre, pottery studio, photography studio, music rooms, recording studio

Sports facilities at the school

Bassac Garden Preschool: outside play area, indoor play area, swimming pool, garden
Olympia City Preschool: outside play area, indoor play area, dance stage, dance studio, swimming pool
CIS Koh Pich (main campus): two outdoor play areas, ninja park, soccer pitch, swimming pool, sports complex, fitness centre

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

CIS is an Alberta Provincial education school dedicated to inquiry-based learning and providing young learners with academic and extracurricular programs that allow them to thrive. All students from junior kindergarten to high school engage in language courses, and we are known for our signature French (LabelFranEducation approved) and Mandarin bilingual programs. CIS’ main campus is located in the heart of Phnom Penh and is expanding to include world-class facilities such as a sports complex, swimming pool, black box theatre, secondary school library, maker space and art room. Our newest campus, the CIS Olympia City Preschool, is Cambodia’s first purpose-built Reggio-Emilia inspired early childhood facility.

Teaching approach of the school

Our educators use the inquiry-based, student-led approach to teaching. They empower students to be engaged participants in their own learning in order to become confident, well-rounded global citizens.

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