High School

The High School at CIS is a diverse and welcoming community which prides itself on being friendly and inclusive. We offer a world class education to around 250 students from 62 nationalities, and with a range of course offerings and co-curricular activities, everyone can find their niche.

The IB MYP and DP programmes prepare students for universities and careers worldwide, and we are extremely proud of the excellent examination results that our students achieve. Our Counsellors offer university and career guidance to help students find happy and successful roles in their lives after CIS. Graduates from CIS go on to universities mainly in Europe and North America, but also in many other parts of the world including Australia, Korea, Japan and the Middle East.

There is wide-ranging extra-curricular provision for students, including the opportunity to participate in drama and music performances. Students can compete in year-round sporting activities, such as volleyball, basketball, swimming, and track-and-field international tournaments. The Student Council is given an important role in the school, where student initiatives lead to real change. There are a range of both curricular and service trips, locally and overseas. Students are able to find ways to make a difference, and to give their energy, skills and time to others.

Every student in the High School is assigned to a Student Advisor and Advisory group to oversee their general welfare. In Advisory groups, the students discuss such topics as academic honesty, examination skills and career options, as well as issues relating to personal well-being. Throughout the school, provision is made for students whose first language is other than English, or who need extra support to access our curriculum due to learning difficulties.

We believe that parental support and involvement in education is a crucial complement to our work. We have information evenings on a variety of topics, and hold regular coffee mornings for parents. In addition, we welcome communication and dialogue with parents at any time.

Mr. Stephen McIlroy
High School Principal



The IB Middle Years Programme. Video by the International Baccalaureate.