Our Library

Elementary School Library

The elementary library is centrally located and welcomes visitors. All books are indexed with reading level, DRA level, and lexile level. This helps students select books that are appropriate for them. All students in the elementary school have library classes as a scheduled part of the learning experience. Our librarians arrange author visits, book fairs, and reading contests. CIS is a member of Hippocampus.

While encouraging all students to enjoy reading, CIS librarians help students and teachers find the resources that they need for success. Learners are active participants in using the library to find books for pleasure reading, printing posters, and researching essay topics.

Middle School and High School Library

Encouraging all students to enjoy reading CIS librarians help students and teacher find the resources that they need for success. Learners are active participants using the library to find books for pleasure reading, printing posters, and researching essay topics.

Teaching and learning are based on a process of continual interaction in which the library, teacher and student are partners. The library aims to provide access to a wide variety of print and non-print learning resources that have been carefully selected with the educational needs of our students in mind. Our librarians support students and help them master the learning and research skills necessary to use these materials effectively.

The secondary library at CIS is the meeting place for students, for parents and for teachers researching topics and looking for new ideas. Although, there are no regularly scheduled library classes, the librarians do lead lessons for Extended Essay students. They also host middle school classes to teach media skills periodically throughout the year. Students are instructed on how to access and use the wide array of online resources, our periodicals, and fiction and non-fiction books.

Each library has quiet corners for reading, wifi and computers, work tables for group work, and lots of space for collaborative activities.

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CIS is a culturally-rich mosaic, serving each student by providing a world-class international education, nurturing potential, developing life-long skills, and preparing students for an ever-changing global community.

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