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Kazakhstan International School Almaty

Student Life

Active and engaged student participation is integral to the holistic educational philosophy at KIS. In alignment with our commitment to providing a comprehensive learning environment, students are encouraged to actively participate in a myriad of extracurricular activities and events. This approach extends beyond traditional academics, fostering the development of essential life skills and augmenting the overall educational experience.

To quote Dr. John Dewey, "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." In the context of KIS, this encapsulates the significance of active student involvement. Participation in various facets of student life is not merely an extracurricular pursuit; rather, it is an integral component of the educational process. By engaging in diverse activities, KIS students gain practical insights that complement their academic knowledge. This not only enhances their critical thinking skills but also facilitates a seamless application of theoretical concepts in real-world scenarios, preparing them comprehensively for their future endeavors.


Beyond the physical benefits, such as promoting fitness and reducing health risks, regular participation in sports significantly contributes to mental health. Physical activity is associated with the release of endorphins, reducing stress and enhancing overall mood. Moreover, engagement in sports fosters essential life skills, including teamwork, collaboration, and effective communication, particularly in team sports. These skills are not only valuable on the field but also have profound applications in academic settings and future professional endeavors.


Teaching students social engagement is pivotal for their holistic development and future success. Beyond academic knowledge, social engagement cultivates essential interpersonal skills, teamwork, and emotional intelligence. It empowers students with conflict resolution abilities, fosters a global mindset, and contributes to leadership development.


The importance of arts in students' lives extends far beyond the canvas or stage, encompassing a myriad of educational, cognitive, and personal benefits. Firstly, engagement with the arts enhances creativity and imagination, encouraging students to think critically, problem-solve, and express themselves in unique ways. It fosters a sense of individuality and self-discovery, promoting a deeper understanding of personal identity and emotions. Furthermore, participation in artistic activities cultivates discipline, perseverance, and time management skills.