Frequently Asked Questions
The admissions office welcomes the opportunity to answer any questions you may have regarding an application to the school.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions by families touring the school. If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please send us an email and we will provide you with a response within one working day.
- Why choose CISH?
CISH offers a robust academic curriculum that combines the IB PYP/MYP/DP and Canadian curriculae.
We have a highly qualified teaching staff, all of which have degrees in their field, many of whom have master's degrees.
We have a warm welcoming student community and invite you to visit our campus so that we can further introduce you to the many opportunities CISH has to offer.
- Are after school activities offered?
Yes. We offer after school activities including arts, sports and academic enrichment programs. Some activities are provided free by the school, others offered by external partners for a fee.
- Is there a school uniform?
Yes. We have school uniform A & B. A is the more formal version and B is more casual. In addition there is P.E.uniform for use during P.E class time.
- Must my child be fluent in English to attend CISH?
No. As an international school, CISH support an international population. We offer additional English language support at all grade levels. Students are tested using WIDA, to determine English proficiency and level of language support required.
- Is it necessary for my child to have an interview before acceptance is offered?
Yes. Students will be interviewed with the Administration team and WIDA tested as part of this enrollment process.
- When should I submit my application?
The CISH academic year begins in August and applications for any given school year can be submitted starting in January of the same year.
Given that space is often limited, families are encouraged to submit an application prior to 1 March, although applications will be accepted throughout the school year.
- What is the school-day schedule?
Classes begin at 08:30 daily and end at 15:30.
After-school activities take place from 15:30 to 16:30, Monday through Thursday.
Wednesday is and early dismissal at 14:30 (no after-school activity on this day).
Friday there is an early dismissal at 15:30 (no after-school activity on this day).
- How to purchase a new school uniform(s)?
If you require a new school uniform for your child, you can simply go the finance office and request and pay for it there. They will issue a receipt to you and instruct you where you may collect the uniform, providing the correct size is available