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CurriculumsIB and Canadian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Boarding available
Yearly fees: Not public
Reviews: 2.2
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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 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.

Address: 1799 Zuchongzhi Road, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, 215347, China
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we offer ESL(English as Second Language) classes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, Korean and Spanish

Max. number of students per class

Pre-nursery 16 students. Other grades 22 students.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Multimedia classroom with iPads

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma and HSK

Results in these examinations

Since 2018, CISK graduates have made a lot of achievements, most of which have received admission notices from well-known universities in Britain, Canada, Australia, the United States, Hong Kong, and other places, such as Harvard University, Duke University, Imperial College of London, the University of Manchester, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Toronto, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, etc. In 2020, the average score of our IB graduates was 37 points, which was far higher than the global average of 31 points. As for university applications, CISK students have received more than 90% of the admission offers from the world's top 100 universities, more than 80%from the world's top 50 universities, and 50% from the world's top 30 universities.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Homework should not exceed 1 hour for grades 1 – 3 each night. 1.5 hours for grades 4 and 5. Pre Nursery to Kindergarten is optional.
6 - 9 hours for grade 6 to 10. 11 to 13 hours for grade 11. 12 to 15 hours for grade 12.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We have social-emotional counselor and SEN teacher. One to one counseling to students who need support, classroom lessons about social emotional education.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We encourage students to enter international and local competitions, have a long list of co-curricular activities, organize numerous events throughout the year, and encourage leadership through the Student Council.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Admission interview and assessments for kindergarten and primary school students. Entry exams and assessments for secondary school students.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

If you are applying for grade 1 or above, your child will also be asked to complete an academic test in both English, Mathematics and Mandarin.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

Mon-Thurs 4:30pm. Fri 3:30pm.

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available

Yes, 7 routes to Kunshan City Proper, Huaqiao, Suzhou Industrial Park, Taicang.

School provided lunches


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

Special diets for vegan available. For others, it can be put forward and catering according to the actual situation of the school.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports: Football, basketball, Frisbee, street dance, golf, fitness, badminton, karate, youth fitness, etc.
Art: Pottery flute, guitar, children's songs, band, graffiti, handicraft, violin, creative art, dress design, film screening room, etc.
Steam: Lego, woodworking, science, robot programming, scientific experiment, mathematical thinking, board games, etc.
Languages: Drama, speaking club, debate competition, picture book reading, Chinese Literature, Spanish, Korean, Podcasting, etc.
Others: Chess club, handwriting, homework guidance, etc.

Sports activities included

Physical Education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

CISK covers an area of 193 mu, with a building area of nearly 40,000 square meters. It is equipped with a main teaching building, a kindergarten building, student apartments, modern laboratories, a library, smart classrooms, an indoor gymnasium, a campus dining room and cafe, and outdoor sports facilities including a 400-meter running track.
The campus was designed by a famous Canadian design company. It is safe, beautiful, harmonized with the natural environment, and integrated with international education concepts. The dynamic learning environment and diverse cultural atmosphere enable students to connect the classroom with the outside world.
The main teaching building was constructed with green environmental protection materials, equipped with PM2.5 air purification, central air-conditioning, and rainwater circulation systems, which meet green building standards. They have been certified as reaching the two-star green building standard.
The kindergarten building is equipped with interactive teaching facilities, natural game venues and rich and diverse classrooms. The colorful rainbow stairs, the spacious and bright dance classroom, the dazzling children's library, the wonderful tree house and sand pool... everything that children love can be found here.

Sports facilities at the school

An indoor gymnasium and outdoor sports facilities including a 400-meter running track.

Grades/ages available for boarding

Grade 6 to Grade 12

Boarding facilities at the school

Residence in located in the southeast section of the school campus, (at present) including two modern dorm buildings and a public hall. The public
hall also including reading area, group activities area, leisure area and laundry rooms. Each floor contains two student units and two teacher’s rooms. Each student unit has 7 rooms, a living room and dining area. Each room has its own bathroom, four beds, four desks and four wardrobes, which can provide boarding services for four students. The dorm has two elevators, and boarding students can swipe their cards during the opening hours of the dorm. Dorm is equipped with intelligent air-conditioning system, with each room equipped with independent fresh air and air purification devices.
The school is equipped with a professional dorm management team, responsible for boarding students' safety and life management; In addition, a team of counselors composed of professional teachers is provided to provide necessary guidance and help for students' study.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded in 2012, Canadian International School Kunshan(CISK) is a K-12 international school and is the only international school in Kunshan licensed by the Education Bureau of Jiangsu´s provincial government. CISK offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes for students from kindergarten to high school, with English as the language of instruction. The school follows the IB education philosophy to develop international mindset as the core of the school´s culture. CISK focuses on improving students' learning abilities, cultivating their spirit of humanity and innovativation, while school also developing students' personalities. The school has a comprehensive curriculum system, so that students can master knowledge, develop their interests and specialties, and so grow into individuals of moral integrity and strong abilities.

Teaching approach of the school

CISK's mission is to create a welcoming, caring and learning school community that embodies an “unrelenting pursuit” for academic excellence, nurtures the unique talents, abilities and gifts of each individual student entrusted to its care, instilling in them a love for learning and belief in oneself, and opening their minds to a future of endless possibilities.


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