CIS takes pride in its innovative approach to the teaching of the Primary curriculum in English and Chinese (Mandarin). This approach involves a variety of collaborative teacher partnerships, which ensure that students receive close teacher attention while also experiencing the two languages used in a balanced and integrated way.
Every homeroom is headed by a pair of teachers with native-language abilities in English
and Chinese (Mandarin), and at every year level teachers of the two languages collaborate to plan and teach outcomes from the school's inquiry-based integrated program.
In Primary, traditional full-form characters are used for Chinese.