Charis International School (CIS) started on Aug 24, 2014 as the first international school for Tawau and the third for the East Malaysian State of Sabah. The school is located in Tawau’s new landmark, Calvary Crown; a ten-story multi-purpose building that is situated very strategically in the heart of the town.
CIS, a K-11 school, is a registered Cambridge International Primary and Secondary School, providing the Cambridge Primary, Lower Secondary and the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).
Charis International Kindergarten (CIK) follows closely after the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of UK and prepares the children well for Cambridge Primary. The curriculum is a well rounded one, providing avenues for the children to develop in all areas of their lives. The teaching methods encourage students to develop confidence as well as critical thinking skills. Besides the core subjects, children also learn practical life skills, independence, persistence, creativity, patience, cooperation and a caring attitude towards others.CIK is attractively decorated and equipped to provide the conducive environment for children to learn through hands-on experiences.
The school has received encouraging response from the local community. Outstation and international students can enroll as “Charis Home” is available to offer “A Home Away From Home”.
The team of dedicated, qualified and experienced local and expatriate teachers from UK, America, South Africa, India, Australia and the Philippines adds international flavor to the school environment and enrich the experiences provided.
CIS actively engages students in activities outside of the classroom to give students a better worldview of life and society. Twelve students went on an educational tour to UK October 7-22, 2015. They joined an elite school in London for a week to have a taste of British education. A second group of twelve was similarly taken to UK October 11-27, 2017. Charis students also participate in Rotary International sponsored Young Leaders Award (RYLA) training a few times annually as well as in community projects, planning and carrying out special programmes at Grace Alternative Training Centre for stateless children in Tawau.