International, Canadian curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Canadian International School

7 Jurong West Street 41 Singapore 649414
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CurriculumInternational, Canadian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): SGD $38,900
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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 11 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: SGD $38,900
This school has more than one campus in Singapore:
Lakeside Campus: Ages 2 to 18
Tanjong Katong Campus: Ages 2 to 12

Important notes about this school

The school also offers possible bilingual instruction programme (English, Chinese) for students aged 4 to 9 years. This programme is for additional fee.

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

71 Nations

Most common nationality

We have no dominant nationality.

Max. number of students per class

All classes are staffed to ensure our students enjoy an optimal learning environment, and sizes range from 16 to a maximum of 24 students. Full details can be viewed on the school's website.

Average number of students per class

The average teacher:student ratio at CIS per grade is outlined below.

Grades Class Size
Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) 1 teacher and Educational Assistant: 16 students
Junior Kindergarten (JK) 1 teacher and Educational Assistant: 18 students
Junior Kindergarten (JK) Bilingual Classes 2 teachers: 20 students
Senior Kindergarten (SK) 1 teacher and Educational Assistant: 19 students
Senior Kindergarten (SK) Bilingual Classes 2 teachers: 22 students
Grade 1 1 teacher and Educational Assistant: 22 students
Grades 1 to 4 Bilingual Classes 2 teachers: 24 students
Grades 2 to 10 1 teacher: 24 students
Grades 11 and 12 1 teacher: 16 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

In the Kindergarten years and Grade 1.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, they normally are.

Language support for students not fluent in English

There is an English Language Learner (ELL) programme available for students who are not fluent in English. This is mandatory for students in Grades 1 through 10, if, after English proficiency assessment, CIS determines that the student requires this support programme.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, French, and Spanish.
The School's After School Language programme offers the following:
Dutch (Mother tongue only)
Chinese (Language acquisition and mother tongue)
Danish (Mother tongue only)
Spanish (Language acquisition only)
Japanese (Mother tongue only)
Beginner English Language Learner Classes (Grades 4 to 6 only)
Intensive English Language Learner Classes (Grades 8-10)

Use of technology in the classroom

Students in Grade 4 and 5 must have an iPad to use at school every day.
Students in Grade 6 through 12 must have their own MacBook computer at school every day.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, homework is assigned daily.

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the age of the student / grade.

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students

Students must meet the CIS entry requirements in order to be eligible for admission to CIS.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students must meet the CIS entry requirements in order to be eligible for admission to CIS.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline for registration for Kindergarten to Grade 10, CIS accept new students throughout the academic year. Entry into the Diploma Programme is at the beginning of Grade 11 only. Queries regarding DP entry can be directed to the Admissions Department.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, with the exception of Diploma Programme.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Almost all

External examinations or assessments available

MAP; International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
MAP assessments are administered in Grades 3 to 10 in Reading and Mathematics, and allow us to measure our students’ achievements against students internationally, while the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12 allows us to compare to worldwide results.

Results in these examinations

CIS IB DP Average Score: 32.5 V Worldwide Score 29.8

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?


School bus service available

Yes, CIS contracts with an independent, local school bus operator (Yeap Transport) to provide door-to-door bus transportation for CIS students. Yeap’s fleet consists of modern, air-conditioned buses, equipped with 2-way radios, CCTV and a GPS tracking system.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school offers limited Learning Support. Please speak with Admissions for details.

Learning support offered

Please speak with Admissions for details.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Please speak with Admissions for details.

Student access to education psychologist


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

CIS offers an extensive Activities programme to students school wide. The Activities programme is divided into three core segments: Arts, Grizzly Club Sports and Leisure and Learning,

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

CIS offers an extensive Activities programme to students school wide. The Activities programme is divided into three core segments: Arts, Grizzly Club Sports and Leisure and Learning;
Programme examples include: Badminton, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Tennis, Netball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Yoga, Judo, Taekwondo, Karate, Photography, Jewellery and Bead Making, Chess, Magic, Movie Making, Computer, Clay Modelling, Inline Skating, Modern jazz, Circus Skills, Lego Robotics, Acting, Perfume, Cheer Leading.

School provided lunches


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

Food includes dishes that cater to the western palate, local taste and vegetarians.

Sports activities included

Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Soccer, Cross Country, Swimming, Football Rugby, Tennis are some of the School's core sports.

Sports facilities at the school

Olympic-length swimming pool , Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, Football Pitch, Gym (Lakeside)
Basketball Courts, Futsal Courts, Football Pitch / Field, Gym (Tanjong Katong)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, the school competes in the ACSIS league, and also the Community sports leagues.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Canadian International School (CIS) has, for 25 years, provided a high-quality education to the international community living in Singapore. With over 3,100 students from 70 nations, CIS offers children aged 3 to 18 years a truly international experience. In partnership with parents, we strive to equip each student with key 21st century skills that will enable them to thrive and achieve ambitious and worthy goals in an increasingly globalised world.

Teaching approach of the school

At CIS, we strive to develop students who are successful, well-balanced and responsible global citizens. We achieve this aim by modelling the IB Learner Profile, encouraging students to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective.

CIS students experience a standards-based, International Baccalaureate university preparatory education, that places them at the centre of all learning experiences. Our students are active learners, blending traditional academic subjects with real world “inquiry based” learning and investigation, and problem solving skills. CIS students go beyond learning facts and figures; they create new knowledge by using the array of tools available to them in today’s information age.