Cebu International School

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Cebu International School
Cebu International School Logo.png
Pit-os, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Coordinates 10°23′37″N 123°55′16″E / 10.39361°N 123.92111°E / 10.39361; 123.92111Coordinates: 10°23′37″N 123°55′16″E / 10.39361°N 123.92111°E / 10.39361; 123.92111
Type Private, International School
Established 1924
Superintendent Dr. Gwyn Underwood
Grades Pre-School - Grade 12
Enrollment 350 students
Houses Acacia, Mahogany, Molave, Narra
Athletics conference ISAC
Team name CIS Dragons
Phone/Fax +6332 261 0247

Cebu International School (CIS), was founded as the Cebu American School in 1924, and renamed in 1973. It is a co-educational day school, non-profit, non-sectarian institution, governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees. The current legal status of the school is defined in Republic Act No. 9190 (2003). In 2014, CIS celebrated the 90th anniversary of its founding.

From its original location in a villa in Gorordo Avenue, the school moved to Banilad, (opposite Cebu Country Club), and then, in 2000, relocated to the present purpose-built campus in Pit-os, on the northern side of Cebu City.

In School Year 2007-08, Cebu International School attained full international accreditation through the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as PAASCU and DepEd accreditation within the Philippines. CIS is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS). Accreditation teams visited CIS from PAASCU (November 2012) and from CIS/WASC (April 2013), and following the two accreditation visits, Cebu International School's status as an accredited school has been renewed for another five years. CIS will have a full accreditation visit from CIS/WASC in September 2017. The fact that Cebu International School is the only school in the Philippines that is accredited with all three organizations means that it holds a unique position within the spectrum of education offerings in the Philippines, particularly as the only fully accredited international school in the Visayas region.

Cebu International School is an IB World School, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). In January 2014, after 18 months of preparation and a visit from IBO representatives in November 2013, CIS received authorisation to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). English is the language of instruction at CIS.

List of Nationalities currently represented at CIS (Faculty and Students)[edit]

 Republic of the Philippines  Japan  Russia
 Australia  Malaysia  South Korea
 Brazil  Mexico  Spain
 Canada  The Netherlands  Sweden
 France  New Zealand   Switzerland
 Guatemala  Norway  United Kingdom
 Germany  People's Republic of China  United States of America
 India  Republic of China  Uruguay


In recent years, graduates from CIS have been accepted at the following colleges and universities:

Country College/University
Australia Central Queensland University, Curtin University of Technology, Edith Cowan University, Queensland University of Technology, International College of Hotel Management, International College of Management, Sydney, La Trobe University, Le Cordon Bleu, Macquarie University, Monash University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), University of Queensland, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Newcastle, University of Notre Dame, University of South Australia, University of Wollongong
Canada Concordia University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, McGill University, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Montreal, University of Toronto
China Fudan University
France École Internationale Tunon de Paris
Germany Provadis School of International Management and Technology, RWTH Aachen University
Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Savannah College of Art & Design, University of Hong Kong
Italy Bocconi University, Politecnico di Torino
Japan Akita International University, Asia Pacific University, Sophia University, Waseda University, Yokohama City University
Korea Chung Ang University, Duksung Women's University, Ewha Womans University, Handong Global University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea University, Sangmyung University, Yonsei University
The Netherlands Maastricht University, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
Philippines Ateneo de Manila University, Cebu Doctors University, De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde, De La Salle University, Enderun Colleges, Southwestern University (Philippines), University of Asia and the Pacific, University of Cebu, University of the Philippines, University of San Carlos, University of San Jose Recoletos, University of Santo Tomas
Singapore Management Development Institute of Singapore, S P Jain School of Global Management
Spain University of Barcelona
Sweden Jonkoping International Business School
Switzerland Belvoirpark - Hotelfachschule, École hôtelière de Lausanne, Glion Institute of Higher Education, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, University of Zurich
United Kingdom Bangor University, Heythrop College, Kensington College of Business, London College of Communication, Middlesex University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Birmingham, University of Durham, University of Exeter, Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of York, Richmond, The American International University in London
United States of America Academy of Art University, Berklee College of Music, Binghamton University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, California College of the Arts, California Polytechnic State University, Chapman University, Columbia College Chicago, Cypress College, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Fashion Institute of Technology, George Mason University, Gonzaga University, Holy Cross College, Maryland Institute College of Art, Indiana University Bloomington, Methodist University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Northeastern University, Parsons The New School for Design, Penn State University, Pratt Institute, Purdue University, Reed College, Ringling College of Art and Design, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Savannah College of Art & Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Saint Louis University, Saint Mary's College of California, Santa Clara University, State University of New York, Strayer University, Stony Brook University, Texas A & M University, University of California, Davis, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Diego, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, University of Portland, University of San Francisco, University of South Dakota, University of Washington, Virginia Tech, Wentworth Institute of Technology

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