Welcome to the CIS Website and by extension, to the school. If you are a first time visitor, I invite you to look around and contact us with any comments or questions. If you are a returning guest, it is our pleasure to welcome you again. The website has been designed to give you sufficient information to form an impression and learn generally about the school. Again, please contact us with any specific needs. We stand eager and ready to invite you in for a closer look at our wonderful school community.
CIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the IB Primary Years Programme, the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. With more than 4,000 IB schools worldwide, the education that we offer is globally recognized and easily transferable. CIS has been accredited by the Council of International Schools since 1973 and is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the U.S. for the past thirty years.
CIS is committed to excellence in the education and the personal growth of every student. Our students learn in a multicultural community where each person is respected regardless of nationality, race, or religion. Students discover the world, its people, and its cultures through direct experience. Through play, study, co-curricular activities and the relationships they form, students at CIS learn to appreciate their own strengths and to respect differences rather than fear them. Combined with academic rigor, this experience extends outside the classroom and equips students for success and global citizenship beyond school. We take very seriously our mission that states that together at CIS we are “learning to build community” both locally and internationally.
CIS is one of the original IB Diploma Programme schools and we have offered the program since its very beginning in the mid-1960s. The IB Diploma is a strong academic program, centered on the traditional core disciplines, which prepares students for entrance into colleges, universities, or other institutions providing tertiary education and training. University and Careers Guidance at CIS is carefully structured grade by grade to lead students through the process of career selection and to help them to make successful applications to future institutions. More than 90% of the graduating CIS seniors enter universities and institutions of higher learning worldwide.
In addition, the school provides courses and learning support services, which address the needs of a student body diverse in educational background and ability.
Currently 20% of CIS students come from the USA, 13% from the UK, and 20% from Denmark. The remainder come from 80+ countries around the world. For information about the admission process, click here.
Students attending CIS enjoy living in Scandinavia and in or near the city of Copenhagen which is consistently named as one of the top 10 best places to live in the world – and amongst the Danes, who both in 2012 and 2013 were found to be “the happiest nation in the world” according to the World Happiness Report, commissioned for the UN Conference on Happiness.
Again, welcome to CIS. We look forward to meeting you in person.