Cebu International School

Cebu International School (CIS), was founded as the Cebu American School in 1924, and renamed in 1973. It is a co-educational day school, non-profit, non-sectarian institution, governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees. The current legal status of the school is defined in Republic Act No. 9190 (2003). English is the language of instruction at CIS.

Cebu International School
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Pit-os, Cebu City 6000, [Philippenes]
Coordinates10°23′37″N 123°55′16″E / 10.39361°N 123.92111°E / 10.39361; 123.92111Coordinates: 10°23′37″N 123°55′16″E / 10.39361°N 123.92111°E / 10.39361; 123.92111
TypePrivate, International School
MottoResponsible, Respectful, and Prepared
SuperintendentDr. Gwyn Underwood
GradesPre-School - Grade 12
Enrollment300 students
HousesAcacia, Mahogany, Molave, Narra
Athletics conferenceISAC
Team nameCIS Dragons
Phone/Fax+6332 261 0247

From its original location in a villa in Gorordo Avenue, Cebu, the school moved to Banilad, (opposite Cebu Country Club), and then, in 2000, relocated to the present purpose-built campus the northern suburb of Pit-os, Cebu City.

In the 2007/8 School Year, CIS attained full international accreditation status through the Council of International Schools (CIS),[1] the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC);[2] as well as being authorized and recognized by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) and the Department of Education (DepEd) within the Philippines. CIS is also a full member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS).

Cebu International School is an authorized IB World School,[3] offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) from 1999, and the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) from January 2014.

Cebu International School hosted a joint re-accreditation/re-authorization visit by CIS, WASC and the IB in September 2017.


  1. ^ "Membership Directory". Council of International Schools. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  2. ^ "ACS-WASC Directory" (PDF). Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  3. ^ "Find an IB World School". International Baccalaureate. Retrieved 2017-05-01.

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