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Kazakhstan International School Almaty

Our story

KIS is more than academics, more than a school - we are a community with a strong vision & mission.

KIS history 1

Kazakhstan International School, founded over 20 years ago as a Montessori kindergarten, is proud to be an IB World School, offering the renowned International Baccalaureate programme (IB).

KIS is more than academics, more than a school - we are a COMMUNITY with a strong vision & mission.


KIS history 2

In 2008, KIS became an IB World School, offering the globally recognized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). In December 2018, KIS moved to a centrally located, state-of-the-art new campus, enabling us to expand to Grade 10, completing the Middle Years Programme. 2020 was another milestone year as we developed into an all-through IB school for 2- to 18-year-olds, receiving authorization to deliver the prestigious Diploma Programme.

In 2023, KIS achieved certification as an MSA accredited school, marking a significant milestone in its commitment to excellence in education.


KIS history 3

Our brand-new campus opened in December 2018, and our older Early Years children joined us in January 2019. From this new site, 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 the city of Almaty.

Our classrooms feature the latest touchscreen technology in our state-of-the-art facility, including a spacious sports hall and a purpose-built auditorium seating up to 300. More facilities are planned as we continue to develop our campus and its grounds.

KIS is more than a school, we are a community - one that places strong emphasis on values as well as grades, on developing skills and interests beyond the classroom and putting our knowledge and skills into action to serve society. This is why we say a KIS education is ‘More Than Academics’. People describe us as being one big family, and we look forward to welcoming you!


Our principle

KIS is a school, a community where students can excel both in learning and in life.                                                                                                                                                    KIS Head of School Ole Bernard Sealey