English schools in Asia
The primary aim of the Cebu International School is to develop well balanced, global citizens who are intelligent, concerned, dynamic, respectful of universal moral values within a multicultural environment, and able to cope responsibly in an ever-changing interdependent world.
Cebu International School was started in 1924, as the American School of Cebu with a small elementary population. In 1973 the school became Cebu International School, still an elementary school. In 1987 the school graduated its first high school class and since that time has been a full Kindergarten to Grade 12 institution.
The school now has a permanent base at Pit-os. We moved here in August 2000. Previously the school had two sites. In its early years it was located on Gorordo Avenue. Prior to moving to Pit-os the school grew up on a site by the Banilad road. Our new campus has 3.2 hectares of land, 7,500 square meters of instructional space which includes classrooms, laboratories, computer rooms, art rooms, music rooms, canteen, offices and a gymnasium. The football field is full-sized, the car park can hold 150 cars and the compound is very secure. Please take your time to browse through the pages of our site. We are certain you will find enough information to confirm, as we believe, CIS is the premier international school in the Visayas region.
Cebu International School received authorization to teach the International Baccalaureate programme for the first time in October 1999. In Grades 11 and 12, the full IB Diploma programme is now offered which allows students graduating from CIS the opportunity to seek entry into the best colleges and universities in over one hundred countries worldwide.
CIS is the only school in Cebu with this authorization and is IB WORLD SCHOOL 1165.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Cebu International School is proud to be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In May 2001, CIS received its second full six-year accreditation having followed WASC's rigorous Focus on Learning process. All WASC self-study and visiting team reports are available at the School's Library for community review and information. The visiting team reports are an integral part of the School's long term strategic planning.
WASC accreditation gives credibility to the CIS High School Diploma for graduating students as being equivalent to those awarded in North American and other international schools in the Asia Pacific region. Student's report cards and transcripts of records, because of the WASC accreditation, are accepted in schools, colleges and universities worldwide.
Council of International Schools (formerly the European Council of International Schools)
Cebu International School has been a regular member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) since 1998. CIS provides teacher in-service support, helps schools recruit international teachers and provides general education services to all its member schools.
East Asia Regional Council for Overseas Schools (EARCOS)
Cebu International School has been with EARCOS since 1993. As with CIS, this organization provides teacher in-service support and other general educational services.