Established in 1993 with 67 students, KISU has grown steadily over time. It currently accommodates about 460 students representing 60 nationalities. State-of-the-art facilities include four science labs, three computer labs, three music rooms, three performance areas, an indoor gym, outdoor basketball court, 25 metre eight lane competition swimming pool, two libraries, smart boards in most classrooms and a five acre playing field. It has accreditation status with CIS and IBO.
Students participate in an extensive range of extracurricular activities including outdoor education and overseas trips, to diverse destinations such as The UK, France, Italy, Mount Kilimanjaro and a yearly ski trip in Europe. The holistic education also fosters involvement in community building activities.
Early Years Programme at KISU
In the Early Years our children follow the English National Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, a carefully structured, relevant and child-centered curriculum, covering six areas of learning: 1) Personal, Social and Emotional Development; 2) Communication, Language and Literacy; 3) Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy; 4) Knowledge and Understanding of the World; 5) Physical Development and 6) Creative Development. Well-planned play at KISU is a key way in which children learn whilst enjoying themselves and feeling challenged. Computer skills are introduced at this very young age.
Primary Programme at KISU
Students undertake a modified version of The National Curriculum for England and are taught in small class sizes in mixed ability groups in Key Stage (KS) 1 (Years 1-2) and KS 2 (Years 3-6). A strong emphasis is placed on Reading, Writing and Mathematics, whilst specialist teachers teach Music, Art, Drama and French through resource based modern methods of teaching.
Secondary Programme at KISU
Students continue to study a modified National Curriculum for England in KS 3 (Years 7-9). A Francophone programme is also available at this level. Students are offered IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) in Years 10 & 11 and the IB Diploma Programme in Years 12 & 13.
IB Programme at KISU
The IB diploma Programme fully complements KISU’s goals and purposes, KISU’s traditional curricular and cross curricular elements, service philosophies and practices. Learning is enhanced through cross-curricular projects, development of research skills, an awareness of environmental issues and cultural diversity.
KISU also provides Special Educational Needs (SEN), EAL (English as an Additional Language) and Career/ University Guidance.