CIS believes students learn best when a school partners with its community.
The mission of the CIS Parents and Teachers Association (CISPTA) is to build a vibrant and cohesive community among CIS families, which in turn helps complement and enhance our children's school life experience. To fulfil this mission, CISPTA promotes and facilitates open communication between parents and the school administration and encourages parent volunteerism in all areas of school life.
Please visit the CISPTA page for more information.
Board of Governors
The Board of Governors has the ultimate responsibility for the School. Its primary obligation within this responsibility is to hold the School to the highest standards of service to its constituencies, which are the students, parents, teachers, and the community. To meet this responsibility the Board establishes broad policies and then acts in partnership with the Head of School to oversee their implementation.
Learn more about the Board on the Founding & Governance page.
Since CIS's earliest days when they provisioned the school lunch and bus services, parents have always been encouraged to play a visible and supportive role in the education of their children.
Families are kept well abreast of each child's progress and of school developments through regular communications, information sessions and other opportunities to meet and gather with teachers, staff and fellow parents. They also receive formal feedback on each child's progress from written school reports (two times per year) and parent-student-teacher conferences (two times per year).
The school offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities for both parents and alumni.
Once their children are enrolled, CIS parents have ample opportunity to learn about how they may volunteer to provide one-off assistance as a mystery reader, backstage hand, sports team booster, or Careers Day speaker; or serve in longer-term roles as a class parent, Annual Fund Advocate, or school Governor - to cite just a few examples.