All your questions answered in one convenient location - plus links to our special community initiatives.
Addressing the Class of 2019, Lily Cheng '97, Founder of Hubel Labs and a member of the CIS Alumni Board, challenged students to "think different" and reject the status quo in order to build a better world - a powerful idea she first experienced at CIS.
2018-19 was a significant academic year for CIS as it marked our 35th anniversary. Read about our milestones and dedicated educational contributions to date.
CIS is not just a school my kids attend to develop skills for a challenging world - but a community that I fully entrust with their education and wellbeing.
── Jean DeSombre, Parent
Well-read, thoughtful, nice-looking and bilingual...Let us introduce you to XiaoHua, our twice-yearly student magazine that has won kudos from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. XiaoHua grew out of a Year 11 Personal Project supported by Student Dream Fund and offers a lively window on campus life and student concerns. View it online or Contact Us for a hard copy.
Our school name reflects our multilingualism. To many we're "CIS", while to others we're known as 漢基 - "Han Ji" - the name that highlights our Chinese foundations and features in our school logo...and then there's the name you'll want to use when riding the mini-bus to school: "Hon Gei!"
The Moongate is our heart and home. It's the main entrance to the school. It's where daily soccer matches run wild. It's where we celebrate Chinese New Year and where families take photos on Graduation day. When the school intranet - our home online - needed a name, you can guess what we chose to call it. (Login into Moongate if you're a current student, parent or staff member.)