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Kodaikanal International School | Dindigul, Kodaikanal

Seven Roads Junction, kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
4.5
Annual Fees ₹13,37,000
School Board IB
Gender Classification Co-Ed School

About School

Welcome to Kodaikanal International School, a unique school with an extraordinary history and tradition spanning well over a hundred years! Our keen focus on our students, commitment to quality and dedication to continuous improvement empowers our students to handle whatever life may throw at them. Our greatest strength lies in our commitment to community – the crafting together of a shared vision.From our establishment in 1901 as an American residential school for the children of missionaries in South India, our many milestones include a number of ‘firsts’ – from when we became the first IB school, first international school in India (and the third in Asia) by adopting the International Baccalaureate Diploma program in 1976 among only nine other schools worldwide; to when we became the first school in India to have its own separate campus for camping and outdoor activities in 1994.

Key Information

Student Teacher Ratio

1:7

Transportation

Yes

Outdoor Sports

Yes

Maximum Age

NA

Total no. of Teachers

79

Other Non Teaching Staff

36

Outdoor Sports

Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Cricket, Football, Basketball, Hockey, volleyball

Indoor Sports

Chess, Tennis Table

Frequently Asked Questions

The school was founded in the year 1901

It is located in Kodaikanal, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India.

The school follows the IB curriculum

Student life is enriched by a variety of extra-curricular activities &mdash: including intramural and inter-school sports competitions, hiking and camping, community service and numerous opportunities for creative expression through the drama and music program.

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Kodaikanal International School runs from Nursery

Kodaikanal International School runs upto Class 12

Kodaikanal International School began in 1901

Kodaikanal International School believes that nutrition is an important part of a student's life. Meals are an integral part of the day. Meals are provided in school

Kodaikanal International School believes that the school school journey is an essential part of the student life. The school thus provides the transport facility.

Fee Structure

IB Board Fee Structure - Indian Nationals

Security Deposit

₹ 1,00,000

Other One Time Payment

₹ 2,00,000

Yearly Fees

₹ 13,37,000

IB Board Fee Structure - International Students

Admission Application Fee

US$ 70

Security Deposit

US$ 1,400

Other One Time Payment

US$ 5,480

Yearly Fees

US$ 21,800

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* The above listed fees details are information available. Current fees might vary, depending on recent changes.

Admission Details

Admission Start Month

2021-07-14

Online Admission

Yes

Admission link

www.kis.in/admissions/

Admission Process

Students who are residents of SAARC countries should visit KIS for testing and interview. During the visit the prospective student and his/her family will meet with the Admissions Officer, the Dean of Residential Life and be interviewed by a faculty member. He/she will also be required to sit a general aptitude test in English and Math and write an essay on a topic of interest.

Other Key Information

Establishment Year

1901

Entry Age

3 Years

Total hostel capacity of the school

450

Total Student Strength as on date

600

Student Teacher Ratio

1:7

Language of Instruction

English

AC Campus

No

CCTV Surveillance

Yes

Grade From

Class 5

Grade To

Class 12

Co-curricular Activities

Outdoor Sports

Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Cricket, Football, Basketball, Hockey, volleyball

Indoor Sports

Chess, Tennis Table

Total no. of Teachers

79

Other Non Teaching Staff

36

Safety, Security & Hygiene

Kodaikanal International School (KIS) is not only a K-12 school, but also an international, residential community. KIS is a home, away from home. Living on a ‘sky-island’ 7000 feet above sea level offers a chance for our students and staff to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Kodaikanal is a warm town where our students are frequently involved in serving the local community. The safety of our students is taken very seriously, through a solid security network across all our campuses. The school’s security policy enables KIS security staff to adhere with fairness and consistency. The policy outlines procedures to be followed during emergencies on KIS properties. Community life at KIS is an avenue for students and staff to support and encourage one another, providing for a memorable experience

School Exchange Program

We provide a wide range of opportunities to our students to be citizens of the world – from student exchange programs with schools in France, Germany and Italy, to providing a platform to practice and exercise their leadership capabilities in our local community through our social and environmental programs. Our students also participate in a variety of national and international experiences such as the Model United Nations, other multidisciplinary exchanges, conferences and competitions.

School Alumni

Kodaikanal International School strives to maintain relations and connections with and amongst its ‘global family.’ As a School we seek to create lifelong relationship with every Alumni in order to advance in our mission of lifetime connectedness and networking between the School and Alumni and between the Alumni themselves.

School Vision

We strive to be a school the world needs: Our graduates will be transformative leaders, caring humans and thoughtful ambassadors for a just, sustainable and peaceful world.

School Infrastructure Details

No. of Laboratories

3

No. of Auditoriums

1

Barrier free / Ramps

No

Strong Room

No

Gymnasium

Yes

Wi-Fi Enabled

Yes

Ramps for Differently Abled

No

Fire Extinguishers

No

Clinic Facility

Yes

Examination center of CBSE

No

Key Differentiators

International community living: The school's student community consists of over 450 children, representing around 25 countries. Our greatest strength lies in our learning as a community – living together in an assortment of cultures, distinct faiths and varied experiences spanning the globe.

As the first school in India and the second in Asia to offer the IB Diploma, KIS has an outstanding 40+ year track record of consistently scoring above the world average.

With a range of extensive student exchange programs with schools in France, Germany and Italy, the school provides the opportunity to be citizens of the world. The programs develop students academically and nurtures them into resilient and culturally competent personalities, enabling them to contribute positively in the communities they are established in. Critical thinking, ethical decision making and emotionally intelligent human beings are hallmarks of a KIS graduate.

Our unique location and the natural beauty of Kodaikanal, a hill station nestled in the Palani Hills at 7000 feet above sea level, provides our students with an unparalleled experience of the environment and extraordinary adventures with nature. Hiking and Camping has been a staple feature of the KIS education since 1991 and provides students the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Western Ghats. The school’s 100-acre off-campus camping property, gives students an opportunity to raft, canoe, swim, explore archery, zipline, and enjoy the different climbing facilities.

Musical excellence is a hallmark of the KIS education and our alumni include a host of distinguished composers and professional musicians. In addition to the regular curricular music offerings, KIS offers IB Music to IB Diploma students and annually presents students for Royal Schools of Music (RSM), London examinations in Music, Practical and Theory which are held on campus.

With infrastructure to support upto 8 different sports, KIS provides an opportunity for learning the fundamentals, rules and strategies for the sport of choice. The sports curriculum provides a broad understanding for individuals through physical activities with a strong emphasis on the relationship between the physical, intellectual and emotional well-being.

From our experience, we find that the biggest advantage of the IB curriculum is that our graduates are college-ready. They are independent thinkers, who are culturally aware with a superior quality of academic output, and ready to take on challenges.

Our academic and holistic programs at KIS develop and nurture students to become resilient and culturally competent individuals, empowering them to contribute positively to society. Critical thinking, ethical decision making and social and emotional intelligence are hallmarks of a KIS graduate, enabling them to become leaders the world needs.

School Leadership

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Principal Profile

Name - Corleigh Robert Stixrud

Corey is an energetic leader and community-minded individual with over 18 years of professional experience in education. He serves as Principal of KIS, where he attended as a student from 1977 through his graduation in 1986. He returned to KIS in 2012 as Vice Principal and he took up the role of Principal in 2013. As Principal, Corey is responsible for all aspects of administration and management of the school, including academic programs, staffing, student services, finance, and facilities. He engages extensively with students, teachers, staff, and the broader KIS community of alumni and parents across the world. Corey has been in the field of shaping young minds and inspiring them to be lifelong learners for almost two decades. His wealth of experience in education includes being a classroom teacher, curriculum planner, literacy consultant, writing mentor, and youth program coordinator. Before joining KIS as an administrator, Corey lived in Portland, Oregon, where he served as a consultant for curriculum development and instruction and as an adjunct faculty member for the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark College. He gained valuable leadership experience as a coordinator, facilitator and board member at Willamette Writers, a non-profit organization. Corey holds a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Concordia College, Portland, where he received the Outstanding Student Award for Elementary Education in 2000. He also holds a Certificate in the Teaching of Writing from Lewis & Clark College’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling. He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lewis & Clark College, Portland, specializing in International Affairs.

Travel Information

NEAREST AIRPORT

Madurai Airport (IXM)

Distance

114 Km.

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