The CISS teaching staff will be recruited worldwide. CISS only hires qualified/certified teachers with a number of years of experience. One Academic Principal, and three Vice Principals will lead the Academic faculty. One Vice-Principal responsible for Kindergarten, one responsible for the Elementary Program, and one responsible for the Middle/High School Program. CISS has been certified to offer the IB continuum Curriculum, so an IB coordinator has been hired to implement the three levels of IB that we offer.
English it is used as the teaching language, but a mandatory Chinese Language Program it is also delivered to all students at CISS. Only certified CSL teachers are being hired for the delivery of the Chinese Program.
Academic support staff will be hired both internationally and locally with English proficiency.
Montessori education is a complex philosophy involving psychology, educational theory, and instructional materials. The method of teaching aims for the fullest development of the whole child, ultimately preparing the child for life's many experiences. Our primary goal is to cultivate a child's desire and joy to learn.
CISS's Montessori and IB inspired Kindergarten serves children from 18 months to 6 years. We use Montessori's philosophy, based on a profound respect for each child as a unique human being, and Dr. Maria Montessori's curriculum, whose scientific observations have resulted in her educational approach. The school's peaceful and non-competitive atmosphere promotes strong moral character and human values. CIS created an environment which includes the trained and experienced teacher, child size furniture, aesthetically pleasing and scientifically accurate didactic material and much more.
Montessori Primary Education：
Montessori created the primary curriculum for children 3 to 6 years of age after many years of scientific observation and work with children. The study of her work inspired us to create beautiful, child-size, tailor-made classrooms which will give children great joy in learning and discovery, as children have a natural attraction to beauty and an inner urge for practical knowleage.
There are four general curriculum areas in the Prepared Environment for the child to explore daily:
Practical Life: the skills of daily living-Adaptation to the Environment; acquisition of coordinated movement; development of the Will, and independence
Sensorial area: exploring the world with all the senses
Language Area: spoken and written language, reading, also including Zoology, Botany, Geography and Art
Mathematics area: starting with the sensorial exploration as a concrete experience, and materializing the abstractions.
Everything is presented gradually to the children who progress at their own pace according to their needs and when they are developmentally ready.
Our teachers work with the children as individuals and each Montessori inspired curriculum monitors each child's progress.
In the multi-age setting, the children learn from each other. Students can enjoy and learn to prepare the variety of food from East to West. There are daily outdoor activities and other programs such as music, art, cooking, gardening and social service.