Educational Philosophy

Mission Statement

KCIS provides a stimulating environment where diversity and inspiration are embraced. Our students are empowered to acquire and reinforce skills needed to be engaging, active lifelong learners. Therefore, students will be prepared to face uncertainty with confidence in our global society. KCIS provides a coherent learning experience from our kindergarten to high school by utilizing innovative pedagogical methods based on a balanced international curriculum.


Nurturing International Leaders, Preparing Students for a Beautiful Future.



Global Participants
Global Participants,who …
  • understand, respect and appreciate our own culture, as well as those of other individuals and communities
  • explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance
  • propose thoughtful solutions to local, national, and world problems
Responsible Citizens
Responsible Citizens,who …
  • act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and for the environment
  • take responsibility for our actions and the consequences that accompany those actions
  • model proactive behaviors and lead by example
Effective Communicators
Effective Communicators, who …
  • understand and express ideas and information confidently in English and in Chinese
  • collaborate effectively and respectfully in diverse environments while valuing individual contributions
  • use technology and networking tools to access, evaluate, synthesize, and share information
Active Achievers
Active Achievers,who …
  • understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for ourselves and others
  • assess and understand our strengths and limitations to support our learning and personal development
  • aspire to be the best we can be
  • are college and career ready and committed to high academic and personal standards
  • are lifelong learners who understand the importance of new experiences and continual education
True Critical and Creative Thinkers
True Critical and Creative Thinkers,who …
  • analyze, organize, and apply information
  • develop and express creative ideas and solutions
  • apply problem-solving skills in a variety of situations
  • are willing to take risks and to learn from mistakes and failures
  • demonstrate continuing growth in higher-level thinking skills




Four Ideals