The Canadian International School of Phnom Penh expands its operations

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An artist’s impression of the upcoming campus faciliities on Diamond Island. cis

Since opening its doors as a preschool in 2012, the Canadian International School of Phnom Penh (CIS) hads expanded to their main campus on Diamond Island (Koh Pich) in 2015 and opened their second preschool in Tuol Kork in 2016. Expansion continues as eager learners are enrolling year-round at all three campuses and construction of phases two and three are well on their way at their Diamond Island location.

“At the Canadian International School, the teachers we hire are all fully qualified, and would be able to teach at schools in Canada.

“Our curriculum is a cohesive, research-based K-12 scheme that is inquiry-focused and enables students to engage with concepts and skills needed in the 21st century.

“Our facilities, especially when considering our current expansion project, will offer our students and teachers every opportunity to explore, create, and push teaching and learning to new levels.

“We are fast expanding, this is because we have established a reputation for delivering a high quality program while also maintaining a friendly and welcoming school culture,” said Head of School, Jason Caruana.

The construction of the next two phases will continue north along the Tonle Bassac. Once completely finished, the entire CIS will cover over three hectares of land with two major campuses: a secondary school (middle and high school) with a student capacity of 750 and the current elementary school (primary school) with a student capacity of 925 bringing the total campus capacity to 1,675.

This phase of construction will highlight new additions such as a black box theatre with a capacity of 600, a running track, a six-lane 25m swimming pool with spectator seating, science labs, fitness facilities, a new library, makerspace, student lounges, computer labs, science labs, dance studios, a soccer pitch and much more! The construction is estimated to be finished during the 2019-2020 school year.

While their main campus on Koh Pich is under construction, CIS will move their Tuol Kork preschool closer—to Olympia City—and is currently in the midst of finalising its construction plans of opening campus doors in January 2019.

CIS continues to grow at a rapid but healthy rate and is right on track for their expansion plans set back in 2012. These impressive new additions will only add to their success as one of the top international schools in the city!

The Canadian curriculum implemented at CIS is seen as one of the top curriculums in the world with graduates from their sister school in Macao (TIS), being accepted into over 200 universities worldwide with their Canadian diplomas. CIS is also in the process of applying to be a candidate school to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) at the Grade 11 and 12 levels, giving students access to the most prestigious and widely recognised university preparation program internationally!

In addition to their world recognised curriculum, CIS hosts multiple community events throughout the year, provides three terms of extracurricular activities that are available to children from four years old to 13 years old, and offers additional language classes for students from three years old—French, Khmer and Mandarin—and boasts a French bilingual program available to students from Grade 1 and up where they learn in French for 40 percent of their school day - over 10 hours a week!

For more information about their curriculum or to take a tour of CIS, call 023 900 399 or email their admissions team at: [email protected]