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About CIS

The Canadian International School (CIS), established in 1996, offers a world-class education to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our focus on nurturing, challenging, and empowering, well-rounded individuals with strong social, physical, and intellectual skills set us apart. As a place of learning, we offer internationally recognized curricula and experienced faculty that engage a diverse student body of over 35 nationalities.

At CIS, we prioritize a student-centred approach to education in a learning environment that encourages active engagement. Our achievements include being the first IB DP school in Bangalore, the first 1:1 iPad school in South India, the first school in India to operate entirely on solar power, and we earned the distinction of being the first Apple Distinguished School in India, by Apple Inc., for our innovation and integration of technology in education.

Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Learning at CIS is a transformative  process that leads to conceptual  understanding, demonstration of competencies through application, and character development as  seen through the CIS Core Values.

Definition of Learning

In 2019, teachers, students, and parents came together to co-create our Definition of Learning.  We believe everything we learn in life can nest in our 3Cs- Conceptual Understanding, Competencies, and Character Development.


CIS is not about obtaining the best marks but about getting students to be the best they can be. We seek to develop students as individuals who achieve their full potential. The progression from Elementary to Middle School curriculum is smooth. 

Meet the Leadership

Our Leadership Team is representative of our diverse community.  We encourage open communication and feedback to better understand how we can all get a little bit better at what we do to Nurture, Challenge and Empower our students.

Accreditation and Affiliations

CIS is one of the only truly accredited international schools in Bangalore with dual accreditation from US (NEASC) and European (CoIS) accrediting bodies.  Our deep pool of international affiliations amplifies what we do in our classrooms and enriches our faculty’s professional growth.

Explore CIS

Canadian International School, established in 1996, was the first school in Bangalore to introduce the IB Diploma program in grades 11 and 12. The school uses 100% solar energy for all its electricity requirements and is the first carbon neutral school in Bangalore. In 2011, CIS introduced 1:1 iPad integrated teaching and learning and today, CIS is a leading school at the forefront of technology in education!