Welcome to KIS
Welcome to Kazakhstan International School! Our IB Programme for Kindergarten through Grade 12 offers a rich array of academics, arts, and athletics in a setting that inspires excellence and a love for learning.
Founded in 1998, KIS has made student-centered, inquiry-based learning a priority from the start. From our beginnings as the first Montessori-based kindergarten in Kazakhstan, we have consistently made decisions with a clear goal in mind: supporting quality student learning and social-emotional growth. With that goal in mind, KIS has developed to be one of a select number of world schools to offer the full IB continuum: PYP (Reception Class to Grade 5), MYP (Grades 6-10) and DP (Grades 11-12).
At KIS, we are more than academics; we are a learning community of students, parents, teachers, and staff working together to create a school culture that ensures a world-class, international education.
I look forward to welcoming you to our campus. Ole Bernard Sealey, Head of School
To be a caring, impactful community that excels in learning and life.
The KIS community nurtures a growth mindset through a holistic education that connects cultures.
KIS at a glance
Our three teenagers are enrolled at KIS, and our eldest just graduated from the IB Diploma Programme. She will attend her top choice university, which is ranked in the top 20 worldwide for her career path.
- MELBA V
When we moved to Almaty, our biggest fear was the smooth integration for our children into an international school of high standards. KIS proved beyond our expectations. Not only were our children academically challenged and encouraged, but they quickly developed socially, and the teachers were well trained. Most importantly, my children are happy here!
- RANA A
It is important to us that our child is in an educational environment in which he is self-motivated and really enjoys learning. KIS successfully creates this learning environment. Our son looks forward to going to school each day and is always excited about the new things he learns. The teachers are great at getting the kids to ask lots of questions, and link what they learn to the real world. As part of the IB programme we are confident that the curriculum taught at KIS is up to the best international standards.
- MICHAEL M
As an expat I wanted a safe, family environment where my child would be immersed in an international community. KIS has provided that and more during his four years as a student there. The IB education has given him confidence as well as excellent language and personal skills. He has developed his independence and a sense of self while learning to be a world citizen, to make a difference in the world.
- DENIZ K
As parents of two boys attending elementary school at KIS, we are pleased that our boys are in the hands of professional, positive and attentive teachers. There is a supportive culture which helps to form strong study habits. We are looking forward to the next school year!
- Rasa & Remigijus
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