Dear Students,

I am delighted to welcome you all to CIS, an environment and atmosphere of encouragement that prepares you for the first major step in your academic journey, and a place where innovation and leadership are skills that we aim to fully equip our students with.

As Aristotle once said: “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet”. Therefore, during your journey in this program, we will work together to push through with a great deal of passion, confidence, and patience to get the ultimate results you desire and to initiate the first step towards your future academic aspirations.

The CIS community is committed to providing you with a high quality education, and an inclusive learning environment, resources, guidance, and support throughout your journey here. However, we expect you to take full advantage of the upcoming two years, be committed to achieving your goals, and always aim to be your best self.

I wish you all the best of luck, and I sincerely hope you are looking forward to this exciting journey that awaits.

Best regards,

Ruba Aljariri

What Is the Diploma Programme (DP)?

The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education, with final examinations, that prepares students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and in life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

DP Subjects CIS is Planning to Offer:

Group 1:
Studies in Language and Literature
English Language and Literature

Group 2:
Language Acquisition
Arabic B
French Ab Initio

Group 3:
Individuals and Societies
Business Management

Group 4:
Design Technology

Group 5:
Mathematics applications and interpretation
Mathematics analysis and approaches

Group 6:
The Arts

The Core Elements of the DP

Theory of Knowledge
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
Extended Essay (E.E)

Useful Links:


Student Handbook | Extended Essay Handbook  | CAS Handbook

University/Career Counselling

UCAS Link | Career/University Planning Session | CIS-Universities Guide | Resume Rubric