At CIS, the Secondary programme aims to empower students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and personal qualities they need to participate effectively in life in the 21st century.
Year 7 through 9 are foundational years focused on encouraging students to be active, open-minded, independent learners. Through a balanced curriculum, an extensive student affairs programme and a variety of co-curricular activities (CCAs), students are provided with a holistic learning environment that encourages life-long learning.
Year 10 and 11 are unique programmes that encourage students to develop greater self-knowledge while also becoming more active contributors to the various communities to which they belong. The Year 10 experience takes place at CIS Hangzhou and offers considerable scope for personalised, project-based and interdisciplinary learning, as well as a focus on service. In Year 11, students return to the Hong Kong campus and undertake a school-developed curriculum and assessment model, designed to bridge the gap between MYP and DP expectations, while aligning with the Hangzhou experience.
Year 12 and 13 maintain the whole-person approach, offering an academically challenging and engaging programme with a focus on helping students develop their intellectual curiosity, confidence, independence, and leadership capacity.
The main language of instruction at the Secondary school is English and a solid command of this language is necessary in order to apply. Chinese (Mandarin) is a required subject and is offered at different levels. Explore below to learn more about our approach to learning at the Secondary school.