School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Head of school Corey Stixrud
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 450
Curriculum USA, IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP, SAT
Language of Instruction English Kodaikanal International School (KIS) is an international residential school located in the Palani Hills of South India. At 7000 feet above sea level, the beautiful hillstation town of Kodaikanal provides an ideal location for learning and living.
First IB school in India
Founded in 1901, KIS has since been an autonomous Christian multicultural residential school with an academically challenging and university-oriented curriculum. KIS was the first school in India to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP), in 1976, and now also offers both the IB Primary Years and Middle Years programmes.
The KIS experience
Education at KIS is a truly international experience. With students and staff from over 25 countries, KIS students benefit from the unique opportunity of belonging to a community where ideas, cultures, and faiths from the world over meet. Understanding different cultures becomes an essential part of the global education KIS offers. Students learn to accept and celebrate their differences while recognizing the values that are unique to this community life.
An education at KIS goes beyond the ordinary
The pristine environment, rich century-long heritage, IB World School programme and college placement services are just a few of the reasons that make Kodaikanal International School the best choice to educate the leaders of tomorrow. The core of the academic programme is a strong emphasis on individual development, which in turn prepares students for entry into some of the finest colleges and universities in the world. KIS provides students excellent opportunities to excel in their areas of interest; whether it is in the core academic subjects of Science, Mathematics, Language and the Humanities, or IB Film and Art, Business Management and International Relations - KIS has something for each individual. KIS also provides access to top-notch music, sports, and drama facilities, a full-fledged hiking and camping programme, field trips and international exchanges - enhancing the academic experience beyond the classroom.
KIS has been ranked the No. 1 International Residential School in the Education World India School Rankings 2013 & 2014 Survey.
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