As a testament to one of the cornerstones of our Vision Statement—to respect diversity—the 900 students at CIS represent about 70 different nationalities, of which Canadian (22%), Emirati (14%), American (13%), and British (5%) are the most prevalent.
Enrollment is open to English-speaking students who are likely to be able to complete the challenging Inquiry-Based Canadian curriculum. Our students are encouraged to work hard and play hard. On one hand, they are supported through the rigorous Alberta curriculum by caring teachers who seek to make success stories of each student. On the other hand, they are urged to contribute to CIS’s flourishing community through participation in sports, clubs, school improvement initiatives and community service opportunities.
A CIS student is one who is respectful and demands respect in return. A CIS student is one who embraces challenges. A CIS student is one who is learning to be a self-directed thinker and who is preparing himself or herself to be a leader in tomorrow’s technological, international, fast-paced world. A CIS student knows that upon graduation he or she will be ready to take on the world!