International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at CISK
What the Program Offers:
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a world renowned educational curriculum that is taught in over 4000 schools globally. The program was designed to prepare students for a successful future no matter the direction they choose. It aims to develop students who have a wide range of knowledge, students who flourish intellectually, emotionally, ethically and socially and who are capable of thinking critically and embracing the multi-faceted world around them.
The Diploma Programme is comprised of six subject groups and the DP core which consists of the Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE). Through the DP core students reflect on the meaning of knowledge and how it is obtained and understood, undertake a community service project of their design, learn a new skill and complete a high level research essay on a topic of their choice to prepare them for university research and writing. Through their six subjects students will develop a wide breadth of knowledge while mastering the six essential approaches to learning that will ensure they are full prepared for their post-secondary educational plans.
Benefits for Students:
The Diploma Program provides the following benefits for students:
Students will study at least two different languages giving them the opportunity to graduate with an IB Bilingual Diploma
Students have the opportunity to excel in traditional academic subjects and gain an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge
The program focuses on all aspects of the students and allows them the develop physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and
The program fosters international-mindedness preparing students to succeed and excel all over the world
Students will develop strategies for coping with demanding workloads and learn to manage their time to meet all expectations placed on them
Students who complete the Diploma Program will be better prepared for learning in higher education
72% of students taking the DP in Chain attend one of the world’s top 500 universities (2013)
What are the benefits of being associated with SJK, a private school in Ontario?
Our association with SJK means that CISK has benefitted from SJK's expertise in IB programming, resources and learning materials. Our affiliation with SJK allows our students an opportunity to study abroad at their campus in Ontario.
Does CISK accept students in the middle of the year?
CISK recognizes that families may move to Kunshan in the middle of the school year and is able to accommodate new students. We will make every effort to help late-entry students get adjusted to our school and the new surroundings, as quickly as possible.
What are the school hours?
Students attend school from 9.00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Students are expected to attend teacher supervised activities from 3:30 to 4:30 from Monday to Thursday.
How many students are in one class?
Our admission policies allow for an average of 20 students in each classroom. Nursery, Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten have two teachers in each classroom, one qualified native English speaking professional and one certified bilingual English assistant.
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