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Notes for Prospective Students
CIS is invested in development of the total person, which is
reflected in the school mission statement: "To guide students in
the pursuit of excellence through academic, physical, and creative
achievement while exemplifying a commitment to integrity, trust and
To encourage students to realize the joy of living
through personal achievement and service to others in preparation
for higher learning and community life." Every student, junior
kindergarten through twelfth grade, is challenged daily to fulfill
his or her potential.
CIS emphasizes a classic curriculum,
including art, drama, foreign languages, language arts, Latin
(beginning in sixth grade), mathematics, music, physical education,
science, and social studies.
Foreign language course offered are
French, Spanish and Mandarin.
All academic courses at CIS are
designated as honors courses.
At the Upper School, ninth through
twelfth grade students are able to take Advanced Placement (AP)
courses in art, foreign language, language arts, mathematics, and
Small class size (about 10 students) maximizes
student learning through increased personal attention and
Most importantly, all of our students learn from
faculty members who believe in lifelong learning and model it by
their own example.
At CIS, students are active partners in the