Students at CAIS have a wide range of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to learn a diverse range of skills, knowledge and attributes. CAIS is a continuum IB World school that implements the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.

The classroom curriculum

Learning in CAIS classrooms is framed through the three IB programmes, the PYP, the MYP and the DP.  The IBO has developed these programmes over decades based on research and practice. Learning through these programmes is based on a socio-constructivism learning model where students play an active, central role in constructing their own understandings- i.e. learning.


Early Years  PreK-K2 (3-5 yrs) 

All Early Years and Primary students study through the IB Primary Years Programme with a focus on Inquiry-led learning. All Early Years classes have a qualified teacher with PYP training, a Teaching Assistant (TA) and a nanny.


Primary    PYP1-PYP5     Grades 1-5      Ages 6-11

All Primary students learn through the IB Primary Years Programme with a focus on Inquiry-led learning. Primary classes have a qualified PYP teacher and a Teaching Assistant (TA).


MYP1-MYP5      Grades 6-10      Ages 11-16

All students follow a curriculum that adopts the Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework. Students have a wide range of MYP subjects, which are supported through some additional CAIS Middle School classes. 


DP1-DP2       Grades 11-12        Ages 16-18

Depending on individual strengths some take separate subjects (Certificates) whilst others take the 3 HL and 3 SL  subjects including  the Core, which make up the IB Diploma.  


A Constructivist approach to learning

Learn more about how the IB programmes frame learning through a constructivist approach.

Constructivist Learning

Holistic learning

CAIS students have a wide range of opportunities to develop a range of soft skills and the IB Learner Profile Attributes outside of the classroom thorough the extensive Extra Curricular Activities programme, the CAIS Houses and the Outdoor Education programme.

Life-long learning

CAIS students discover the importance of learning through hands-on experience, working cooperatively and looking after our natural environment. These lessons are to prepare more responsible citizens for the future to better protect the Earth's natural resources.