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Ages 2 to 17

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 17
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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 18 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 31,873,951 Riels
to: 87,449,045 Riels
This school has more than one campus in Phnom Penh:
Main Campus - Diamond Island: Ages 4 to 17

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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Number of students

Full capacity - 1625

Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

CIS is an international community.

Ratio of local students to international students

CIS is an international community.

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?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Learning Support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Mandarin bilingual programs.

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)

CIS is currently conducting Distance Learning classes via Zoom, Seesaw, and Google Classroom.

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.

Uniform required


Waiting list

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

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.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

Canadian Alberta Province high school diploma

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a non-religious school.

School bus service available


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.

School start time

Nursery to Senior Kindergarten: 8:30 am
G1 to G5: 8:15
G6-G9: 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 9: 3:15pm

Supervised care before/after school

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

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

School provided lunches

School lunches are optional.

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


Sports activities included

Swimming, General Physical Education

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool at each campus (Fall 2020)l, full-sized gymnasium, playgrounds, soccer field, basketball court, sports complex at Koh Pich campus (Fall 2020)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


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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