Class of 2018 College Acceptances

Out of the 38 graduates in the Class of 2018, 35 have received multiple offers to enter universities around the world, and three chose to take a gap year.

Scholarships were awarded to 15 of these graduates, and these range from 15% to 100% based on merit, academics, sports, financial need and IB Diploma scores. In addition to the 15 who received scholarships, additional grants will be available after final IB exam results.


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IB Global Conference 2018 Reflections

The 2018 joint IB Head’s and IB Global Conference was held in Singapore from 25th – 27th March, 2018. The event attracted more than 1700 educators and school leaders to commemorate the IB’s 50 years in education.

Keynote speakers included: Pak Tee NgAssociate Dean, Leadership Learning at the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Rose Luckinleading researcher on artificial intelligence, and Meagan FalloneCEO of Barefoot College International, an organization aimed at spreading self-sufficiency and sustainability “one woman at a time” in least developed countries.

Dr. Underwood (Superintendent) and Ms. Choco Laplana (IB and Curriculum & Accreditation Coordinator) spent the three days networking and attending various workshops led by IB educators and IB personnel on topics such as Formative Assessment, Learning Diversity and Inclusion, Concept-based teaching and IB Program Updates.

“Happy 50th Birthday, IB”

It is impressive to see how far the IB has come over the last 50 years, and how it has established itself as the premier International School Program in the world. CIS is proud to have been the first, and currently still the only, IB World School in the Visayas and Mindanao region of the Philippines, and like the IB, we look forward to continuing our journey towards providing the most effective learning environment for our students to develop in!

“The best teachers are those who know their students not just who gets the most grade 7s [top grades]”

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CIS Model United Nations Club Goes to Beijing

The Model United Nations club members recently traveled to Beijing, China, for the 25th anniversary of the International School of Beijing’s THIMUN-affiliated conference. The theme this year was “Justice and Equity in the Age of Globalization”, and was reflected throughout all issues and crises debated in each forum.

Our students filled the roles of delegates from Spain and Vietnam in a variety of committees, resolving and debating a wide array of important issues challenging the world today. As part of this conference, students were able to attend brief lectures by prestigious guest speakers from the United Nations, New York Times, US Embassy in China, and more.

A trip to a historically and culturally rich country such as China would not be complete without experiencing local traditions, foods, and places. Students climbed the Great Wall, attended Kung Fu and Chinese acrobatic shows, indulged in local cuisine, and toured the Forbidden City.

CIS is proud of its continued representation at the conference, and congratulates all the students for their preparation, hard work, and continued dedication throughout the conference. We are hoping that more high school students in the coming years will continue to help the club grow!

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CIS Wins ISAC Basketball Title

By Mars G. Alison | March 17,2018

HOST Cebu International School (CIS) ruled the boys basketball competition of the 3rd season of the International Schools Activities Conference (ISAC) for school year 2017-2018 which came to an end yesterday.

The CIS hoopsters outlasted the basketball team of British School Manila (BSM), 51-45, to take the boys basketball title.

BSM had actually topped the eliminations with a clean sheet after winning all of their games.

CIS struggled during the first day but climbed to the second spot following a 4-2 (win-loss) record and bounced back strong during their finals showdown against the visiting BSM squad.

CIS rallied past Southville International Schools and Colleges (SISC), 51-46, in the final four to advance to the finals.

BSM bagged its finals ticket at the expense of Brent International School Manila (BISM), 59-34, in the semifinals.

SISC settled for third place with a 52-44 routing of BISM, relegating the latter to fourth place.

The fifth to seventh places were occupied by Brent International School Baguio (BISB), Brent International School Subic (BISS) and Faith International Academy (FIA), respectively.

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Open Day 2018

CIS would like to invite you to our Open Day this February 9, 2018. This event is open to all interested families that book an appointment with us.

Call: (032) 261-0247

If you know any families that are interested in sending their children to CIS, kindly spread the word. We look forward to having you!

As the only International Baccalaureate accredited school in the Visayas for almost 2 decades, have your children experience a renowned International education here at Cebu International School!

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Everyday Open Day at CIS

Did you know that CIS has an Everyday Open Day program? Our doors are open whether you want to have a school tour, or schedule a free trial of classes, whether half day or full day, at anytime of the year by scheduling an appointment with us with your preferred date and time.

Have your children experience a renowned International education here at Cebu International School. Call us at +63 (32) 261 0247 local 13o or email to schedule an appointment.

You may also go ahead and fill up our Inquiry Form for potential students here!

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CIS Proudly Presents: Seussical!

The students of Cebu International School will perform Seussical, a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!

CIS Production will bring to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

TICKETS – Php300 available at the CIS office now! Call 261 0247 for more details on buying tickets.

Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Steph Flaherty, & Eric Idle. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss.

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Upcoming International Student Conferences

BEIMUN 2018: The 25th Annual BEIMUN Conference will be held at the International School of Beijing in China, March 15-18, 2018, and we are pleased to announce that CIS will once again be participating in one of the region’s most prestigious conferences. Chaperones this year will be Ms. Holloway, Mr. Keller, and Ms. Chang. Any and all high school students (grades 9-12) are encouraged to join MUN for this amazing trip–even if you have no experience! Join MUN veterans and newbies alike at club meetings on Tuesdays in Ms. Holloway’s room (302) to learn more about it.
Interest forms were distributed at Tuesday’s meeting, but it’s not too late to stop by and pick one up! This signed form is due back to Ms. Holloway by Friday, November 24. If you have any questions, please direct them to Ms. Holloway at
GINBali 2018: CIS is thrilled to announce our first ever participation the annual GIN (Global Issues Network) Conference for middle school students to be held at Canggu Community School in Bali, Indonesia. The conference will be held March 2-4, 2018, and will be chaperoned by Ms. Holloway, Mr. Horne, and Mr. Pierra. All MS students attended an informational meeting on Wednesday and received interest forms to be completed and submitted to Ms. Holloway by Tuesday, November 21. On this same date, we will hold an informational meeting for parents and guardians, to be held at 3:30 in the Library.
All interested families from grades 6-8 are encouraged to attend the meeting and learn about this unique and exciting opportunity. We hope to see you there!
Note: space is limited to ten participants per school. Students are required to complete and submit an application for review by a panel of teachers and administrators. If you have any questions, please direct them to Ms. Holloway at
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Coffee Morning on Environmental Awareness

On Wednesday, October 25, we had our regular Coffee Morning topic on the environmental initiatives and ways our parents and families can be involved on efforts we can do and how we can incorporate it in our daily lives at home!

We had very good ideas and feedback from our parents who are equally passionate in helping us save the environment for the future.

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CIS Dragons sweep ISAC Volleyball Tournament 2017 to win back-to-back Championship

Cebu International School traveled to Manila over the weekend (Oct 19-22) to participate in the ISAC (International Schools Activities Conference) Volleyball Tournament.

The girls team, led by Senior Captain and All-ISAC Honoree Catrina Suarez, finished 2-4 on the weekend in a competitive girls bracket. With only one graduating senior, the team looks poised to be even stronger next season.


The boys team, led by Senior Captain Michael Pochiet and All-ISAC Honorees Eric Spencer, Drew Riveral, and Ken Nishikura, finished undefeated not losing a single set the entire tournament. The boys are back-to-back ISAC Champions for the first time in CIS history, defeating Brent International School Baguio in the finals for the second straight year. Even with four graduating seniors, the CIS boys volleyball team has a strong core returning next season.

The tournament was attended by athletes, coaches and athletic directors from Brent International School Baguio, Brent International School Manila, Brent International School Subic, British School Manila, Faith International Academy, Southville International School and Colleges and Cebu International School.

This is CIS’s third championship title and first back-to-back championship title.

Written by: Ms. Emily Cornet

Our win was also featured by the Cebu Daily News. For the full article: CIS is ISAC volley champ anew

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