As students become young adults, our focus is to provide them with the education and environment that encourages them to expand their learning inside the classroom and out.

Grades 6 TO 10

For many, this will be their first experience moving from class to class and taking instruction from subject specialists. Following the middle school philosophy, students are carefully transitioned from elementary school and prepared for high school. Students are grouped in homerooms and will often have one Math/Science teacher and one English/Social Studies teacher in addition to their option teachers.

As a middle school, our lower secondary team works hard to develop a sense of community and learning where adolescents can thrive and find a sense of belonging.

Students will study these core subjects all year:

  • Mathematics
  • English Language ArtsIMG_5620
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Language Option (Mandarin, Khmer, French, English as a second language)

Students will have two option courses per semester:

  • Drama
  • Music
  • Art
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)


Middle school students will spend a week with their peers exploring another country. Students are able to assert their independence in a supervised environment and push their boundaries to experience everything that South East Asia has to offer.

Grades 10-12

CIS will be adding Grade 10 to our academic program for 2020-2021. The learning outcomes for high school will continue to follow the Alberta curriculum and can be accessed below:

As CIS continues to grow, we will be adding one further grade level each year.

Grade 11: 2021-2022

Grade 12: 2022-2023

Our students will continue to follow the Alberta curriculum, culminating in the Alberta Diploma, a high school diploma recognized by universities around the world. Students in Grade 11 and Grade 12 will also have the option to participate in the IB Diploma Program*. Further information on the IB program can be accessed through the link below.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.