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History of KIS

KIS is more than academics, more than a school - we are a community with a strong vision & mission.

Kazakhstan International School, founded over 20 years ago as a Montessori kindergarten in Almaty, is proud to be an IB World School, offering the renowned International Baccalaureate programme (IB).

In 2008, KIS Almaty became an IB World School, offering the globally recognised International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). In December 2018, KIS Almaty moved to a centrally located, state-of-the-art new campus, enabling us to expand to Grade 10, completing the Middle Years Programme. 2020 was another milestone year as we developed into an all-through IB school for 2- to 18-year-olds, receiving authorization to deliver the prestigious Diploma Programme. KIS has also started the process for becoming a CIS and MSA accredited school. 

Our brand-new campus in Almaty opened in December 2018, and our older Early Years children joined us in January 2019. From this new site, our school enjoys a beautiful and central location among the green hills of Almaty with spectacular views of the snow-capped Tien Shan mountains and the city of Almaty. Our classrooms feature the latest touchscreen technology in our state-of-the-art facility, including a spacious sports hall and a purpose-built auditorium seating up to 300. More facilities are planned as we continue to develop our campus and its grounds.

Our new KIS Astana campus will open in August 2024 with an Early Years campus for children aged 2 to 5 and a Primary campus for Children aged 6-10 (Grade 1 to 4). he new campus is conveniently located in the new EXPO area of Astana. We are proud to have a newly purpose built campus with state 0f the art educational facilities and outdoor recreation and sports grounds.

KIS is more than a school, we are a community - one that places strong emphasis on values as well as grades, on developing skills and interests beyond the classroom and putting our knowledge and skills into action to serve society. This is why we say a KIS education is ‘More Than Academics’. People describe us as being one big family, and we look forward to welcoming you!