Kazakhstan International School (KIS) was founded in 1999. We recently celebrated our 20 the anniversary, marking twenty years of success and growth as a community.

KIS is proud to be an IB World School, offering the renowned International Baccalaureate programme of education (IB). We have offered the IB Primary Years Programme for over 10 years, and we recently expanded so that we can offer the Middle Years Programme from Grades 6-10. In 2019-20 we will add Grade 11, with Grade 12 to follow. We plan to offer all three IB programmes (including the Middle Years and Diploma Programmes) so that we can provide a full IB education, all the way from toddlers to high school graduates applying to universities around the world.

Our ethos is simple: we put students first. At KIS, every child is treated as an individual. We meet our students’ varying needs by carefully assessing their development, planning with individuals in mind, and differentiating learning opportunities. The IB programmes are academically rigorous; they are also flexible, allowing students to learn in the ways that suit them best, and pursue their studies in the areas that interest them most.

Our fully qualified teaching team works in close partnership with parents to ensure every child can develop his or her potential fully. We believe that personal, social and emotional growth goes hand-in-hand with academic success. The IB learner profile is a key part of this approach, as it develops personal qualities that provide a foundation for success not just in your children’s education, but in their future careers and personal lives. These qualities include being principled, caring, open-minded and balanced, as well as skills such as being knowledgeable, and an effective communicator.

Our brand new campus opened in December 2018, and our Early Years children joined us in January 2019. Our school enjoys a beautiful and central location among the green hills of Almaty, with spectacular views of the snow-capped Tien Shan mountains, and across the city of Almaty. Our classrooms have the latest touchscreen technology, and we have state- of-the-art facilities including a spacious sports hall and a purpose-built auditorium that can seat up to 300 people. More facilities are planned as we continue to develop our campus and its grounds.

KIS is not just a school: we are a community. As a community, we place a strong emphasis on values as well as grades, on developing skills and interests beyond the classroom, and on putting our knowledge and skills into action, in the service of society. This is why we say a KIS education is ‘More Than Academics’. We are often described as being one big family –and we look forward to welcoming you!