California International School Informational Video- Learn more about CIS
California International School is a Candidate school for the Primary Years Program for the International Baccalaureate Program (IB)Learn More
What sets us apart?
Small Class Sizes
Highly Educated Faculty
World-Class Level of Academics
Robust STEAM Program with a state-of-the-art Makerspace facility
Two World Languages (Mandarin and Spanish)
Personalized Educational Goals for every student
What Our New Parents Are Saying
An amazing investment in my Child’s education! The school is very secure which brings me peace of mind. The staff is absolutely amazing and makes the school feel like home. The students learn both mandarin and Spanish, global studies, visual and performing arts. They have a makerspace equipped with 3D printers, robots and a pottery kiln. The campus is modern and absolutely beautiful! There is only one class per grade and 16 students max so your child not only gets individualized attention and learning plans, they also get to grow and advance with the same classmates/friends by their side. Such a unique opportunity to have the same children in your class until the 5th grade. The project based learning has been amazing for my child, it really helps her understand how to apply what she is learning in the real world and allows her to get creative and think outside of the box. I couldn’t have asked for a better school, she has thrived and grown so much from just one school year!
Parent Review: Niche June 2023
Our children love CIS, and we are delighted to invest in our child’s education to build the foundation of project-based STEAM learning. We would highly recommend other families join CIS! All the teachers care and show that through frequent communication, newsletters, and student showcases! They enjoy CIS summer camps, too, the school year flew by that they insist on being involved and attending everything CIS has to offer!
Parent Review: Niche June 2023
The school is super clean and modern. They have cameras everywhere and the entry to the school is locked and each family is given their own keycard to allow them entry. There is a lot of modern technology, they even have robots. The staff is absolutely amazing! Everyone makes you feel at home. There is one class per grade which adds to the home like feeling since the school is small and more intimate. 1:8 ratio, each class has a total of 16 students and a teacher and educational assistant. So each child gets the attention they need. They also provide individual educational plans. The students learn BOTH Mandarin and Spanish. And they also offer global studies. It's project based learning so not a lot of homework and busy worksheet type work. I'm blown away with everything CIS has to offer my child! This school is everything I thought it would be! My child is thriving so much! And it feels like a real family here. I love how small and intimate it is. And I'm really looking forward to my child growing up with her classmates over the years. I highly recommend CIS to anyone that is looking for a unique school experience for their children. It's also a VERY safe environment. I never have to worry about my child which gives me so much peace of mind!
Parent Review: Yelp 2023
A Capital Region, Transitional Kindergarten to Grade 6 international, project-based learning, STEAM school.
CIS' guiding statement on vision is "Empowering Each Child With the Knowledge to Unite". Those who graduate from our school embody the skills, knowledge, and character to ignite change, and make a positive impact in the world.
California International School offers an international, inquiry-based curriculum in a collaborative, creative and respectful learning community. Our innovative approach to education encourages our students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and world citizens who can bring innovative thoughts and solutions to local and global issues.
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Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math are the tools by which we prepare our students to be able to accomplish their goals in life.
Our academic program is built around our Vision and how best to equip your children in the spirit of that vision.
We offer before and after school care every school day with a variety of activities designed to augment our academic program with a playful, fun approach.
How a child learns, what tools each individual child requires, and how best to engage and motivate each student is at the center of our learning approach.