Address: Lakeside Campus: 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414
Telephone: +65 6734 8088
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 18
Established in 1990, the Canadian International School (CIS) is one of the largest IB schools in Singapore. Their state-of-the-art campus at Lakeside houses approximately 3,000 students from over 70 nations in nursery (2 years of age) to Grade 12.
Every aspect of the CIS Lakeside campus was designed with learning in mind. It features open learning pods, spacious classrooms with touch-screen TVs to support learning, a huge double-storey library, a 500-seat theatre and community spaces designed to support the educational and developmental needs of all students. There is also a large array of dedicated arts spaces, STEAM makerspaces, and science labs. Sporting venues include a competition-sized FIFA pitch, gymnasium and Olympic-length swimming pool. These spaces will grow in January 2023 with the opening of the new Kindergarten wing, which will feature a 2,600 square-metre Outdoor Discovery Centre and a host of additional sporting facilities.
The Tanjong Katong (TK) and Lakeside campuses will be merging, and from August 2023 students from the TK campus will officially join the Lakeside campus and community.
What the school says
“The Canadian International School offers students an opportunity to develop through a diverse and challenging curriculum and a wide range of activities. Students are given ownership of the learning process and are encouraged to actively participate in their own education by setting personal goals and practising ongoing self-evaluation. Our inquiry-based programmes and activities encourage students to discover their interests and strengths. All of this is done in a safe, caring and supportive school environment that fosters positive attitudes and allows students to challenge themselves and be risk-takers, without the fear of being judged.”
CIS is one of the few international schools in Singapore to offer all three IB programmes – the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. The CIS curriculum is benchmarked against national curriculums globally, allowing students to transition to another school when the time comes, or to graduate to universities anywhere in the world.
Fees for the 2022/2023 academic year range from SGD 33,950 for Pre-Kindergarten to SGD 44,200 for Grade 12. The fees are payable before the start of each of the two school semesters in equal instalments. Chinese-English and French-English bilingual programmes are available at an additional cost. There is an application fee of SGD 2,500 and a confirmation fee of SGD 4,000, which with each child.
CIS is conveniently located in the west, near public transport, and is a short drive from most expat communities in the centre of Singapore.
From the head teacher
“CIS provides a vibrant learning community and a caring and supportive home to over 3,000 students across two campuses. Our passionate, dedicated and highly trained staff challenges each of our students to reach his or her individual potential. On behalf of the Canadian International School community, I invite you to come and explore our school. We welcome the opportunity to share with you the delight that comes in joining the caring and committed learning community that is CIS.”
– Dr Allan Weston, Head of School