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International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

In March 2021 CIS became an authorised IB World School and will be offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma from August 2021. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.


Alberta Accredited International Schools (AAIS) is a body that works with international partners to enable them to offer the world-renowned Alberta curriculum to students. Currently, there are 14 accredited international schools which support more than 5,800 students. CIS is proud to have been an accredited Alberta institution since 2012.


International Quality Education (iQe) is an Asian based ownership, management and consulting company in the education sector. iQe establishes and manages international schools covering the grades of kindergarten to grade 12 and learning centres for children, both of which teach using internationally recognized Canadian curricula. iQe’s founding principles and mission are to consistently provide high-quality education for its students on a high value-for-money basis. iQe’s website contains more information on their work:


The Canadian Overseas School Association (COSA) network is the leading collaborative association promoting and supporting the ideals and best practices of Canadian education. It links and promotes high-quality schools that offer Canadian curriculum. Member schools share best practices, student activity opportunities, professional development opportunities, and model the effective development of meaningful learning environments.


LabelFrancÉducation is a seal of quality granted to public or private schools that offer students enhanced instruction in the French language while also teaching other subjects in French. The LabelFrancÉducation seal is granted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on the advice of an inter ministerial advisory committee. Since the label was launched in 2012, 91 schools from all over the world have received it. CIS became the first school in Cambodia to receive it when it was awarded in recognition of our French Bilingual Program in 2019.


The Canadian International Schools Sports Association (CISSA) is a group of Canadian schools across Asia who have joined forces to bring their students together to celebrate Canadian education and sports. CISSA is also a platform for uniting Canadian physical education teachers, athletic directors, and coaches who work in Canadian schools overseas to share resources, information, and collaborate on projects. CISSA members include CIS Phnom Penh, CIS Guangzhou, TIS Macao, Sunway International School of Bandar Sunway, and the British Columbia Internation School of Bangkok.


The WIDA International School Consortium is a community of accredited, PreK-12 international schools that use WIDA’s research-based standards and assessments. Member schools are committed to developing inclusive programs that build on the assets of all learners, while transforming the conversation about what multilingual students can do. The Consortium provides access to resources, research and reciprocal learning opportunities with other member schools.

WIDA is housed in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the oldest, largest and most productive education research centers in the world. 


The ASEAN Sports and Activities Conference (ASAC) offers high-level international competition to athletes at both the Junior (Grade 6-8) and Senior (Grade 9-12) level. The organization focuses on bringing together like-minded international schools from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia to compete in multi-day sports events. The league offers students a chance to interact with individuals from an international setting and an opportunity to travel and represent their school.


The International Schools Sports Association of Phnom Penh (ISSAPP) is a collection of the top 10 international schools in Phnom Penh who together organize sports leagues, competitions, and tournaments year-round for students in grades 4-12 in Phnom Penh. ISSAPP sports include soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross-country running, track and field, and swimming.