Principal Welcome Letter

Dear Parents and Students,

At CIS, we have an outstanding programme available to our High School students, supported by excellent teaching staff and facilities.  We believe in an inquiry approach where students are challenged to develop their learning around Concepts, Competencies and Character, the 3 Cs which form the basis for our programme development. The curriculum is academically rigorous and provides opportunities for choice alongside required courses for graduation.  Students in Grades 11 and 12 also have the opportunity to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme which is offered in 140 countries and is highly valued by universities around the world.

CIS takes a holistic approach to education that recognizes school is much more than simply an opportunity for academic study.  Students are supported in their learning by our teachers and councelors and are expected to participate actively in the life of the school community. We offer a wide variety of after school activities which cater for many interests from sports and athletics to raising awareness for environmental initiatives. Students are encouraged to take part and develop not only their skills in the activities but also as collaborators who can work with others with kindness. CIS high school students are involved in the community and strive to address issues and concerns that impact others and the surrounding environment.

This High School Handbook provides parents, students, and the community with important information about the policies and procedures necessary to guide success and academic achievement.  This information is compiled for students and parents so that expectations are clearly defined and explained.  

I look forward to working with all our new and returning students and families this year.

Best wishes,

Claire McQuillan
High School Principal
Claire McQuillan
High School Principal


Dr. Manouchka Pierre
High School Assistant Principal