Kodaikanal International School

Co-Education (3-19)
Boarding School
+91 4542 247 500
Seven Roads Junction, Club Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India
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Year of Foundation 1901
Enrollment Phase / Grades Kindergarten through Grade 12
Boarding Boarding School
Number of students 470
Nationalities 23
Teacher Student Ratio 1:12
Accreditations CIS, MSA
Headmaster Mr. Corey Stixrud
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) USD 19'000
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) USD 21'800

Description

Kodaikanal International School is an international residential school located in the hills of South India. At 7000 feet above sea level, the beautiful hill station town of Kodaikanal provides an ideal location for learning and living. A global educational experience at Kodaikanal International School (KIS), combines an ambitious, challenging academic program and a rich range of extracurricular activities within a Christian values framework that draws on a variety of cultures and prepares students for global citizenship. KIS draws on the richness of all its constituent cultures and has been educating global citizens for a 115 years. Self–expression and creative thinking is valued. Our keen focus is on our students, commitment to quality and dedication to continuous improvement. Classroom teaching focuses on ‘Thinking globally on issues of Economy, Environment and Society and acting locally to bring about change in ourselves and our communities’. The emphasis is on sustainability and empowerment of individuals and societies. Students are encouraged to develop an approach of mutual and reciprocal interaction with the community. KIS also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (IBDP) for grades 11 and 12. As the first school in India and the second in Asia to offer the IB Diploma, KIS now has an outstanding 30+ year track record of world ranking academic results. KIS prepares students for admission to colleges and universities throughout the world through two academically challenging programs: KIS Diploma and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. After a college– preparatory education at KIS, students continue their education in colleges and universities around the world. We provide comprehensive careers & college placement services to all students from grade 9 to grade 12.

Academics

Curriculum

International Baccalaureate

Languages of instruction

English

Foreign languages

French, Hindi, German, Tamil, Spanish, Dzongkha and Korean

Examinations

International Baccalaureate

University counseling

Yes

Learning support

Yes

Extra-Curricular

We are committed to giving each student the opportunity for the fullest possible personal development: academically, spiritually, emotionally, morally, socially and physically. Student life is enriched by a variety of extra-curricular activities — including intramural and inter-school sports competitions, hiking and camping, community service and numerous opportunities for creative expression through the drama and music program.
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