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A safe, caring, loving and well-resourced learning environment.

An enjoyable learning experience using latest technology.

A holistic program for children to reach their full potential.

Cambridge/British aligned International English based curriculum.

A real international focus where diversity is appreciated.

A wide variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities

Internationally minded, qualified, and committed teachers.

Arabic Language starting from Reception.

French as a second Language.

A transparent environment where integrity, leadership and excellence are the beating heart of people’s interaction



CIS International School of Tunis was founded by parents from various international backgrounds to provide a world class English-based education for their children in Tunis.

CIS International School of Tunis is founded on the fundamental principle of providing a caring, supportive and joyful environment for all members of the community so that they grow as individuals: the well-being of each and every individual is seen as both a personal and a collective responsibility.

Preparing them for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations (IGCSEs), CIS International School of Tunis aspires to help its students acquire the necessary skills and capabilities to shape the world’s future, which starts today, thus inspire them to become internationally minded, global citizens.

CIS International School of Tunis is also shaped on the fundaments of Leadership in which we teach our students to be their own decision makers, Integrity in which we ensure that our work ethic remains intact and Excellence in which we champion the notion of rewarding and self-achievement

  • Learning program from Nursery to Secondary
  • Positive learning environment
  • Learning through play and hands on experience
  • Extra-curricular Activities


Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!



CIS International School of Tunis understands that our families are coming from a variety of educational systems. CIST offers a program explicitly committed to providing children with both a challenging academic curriculum and opportunities for social, emotional, health and physical development.

Age/Grade Cut-Off Chart

Enrolling for 2020/2021 Academic Year

Birth Year Age Grade Level
1 September 2013 to 31 August 2017 3+ Nursery
1 September 2014 to 31 August 2016 4+ Reception
1 September 2013 to 31 August 2015 5+ Year 1
1 September 2012 to 31 August 2014 6+ Year 2
1 September 2011 to 31 August 2013 7+ Year 3
1 September 2010 to 31 August 2012 8+ Year 4
1 September 2009 to 31 August 2011 9+ Year 5
1 September 2008 to 31 August 2010 10+ Year 6
1 September 2007 to 31 August 2009 11+ Year 7
1 September 2006 to 31 August 2008 12+ Year 8
1 September 2005 to 31 August 2007 13+ Year 9
1 September 2004 to 31 August 2006 14+ Year 10
1 September 2003 to 31 August 2005 15+ Year 11
1 September 2002 to 31 August 2004 16+ Year 12
1 September 2001 to 31 August 2003 17+ College





Parents’ Documents:

    • Birth certificate
    • 4 photos passport size
    • Good Health Certificate from doctor
    • Vaccinations Record copy
    • Previous years Academic records
    • Photocopy of parents’ IDs

CIST Forms (These Forms are provided to you to complete):

    • CIST Pick up card Application Form
    • CIST Medical History Form
    • CIST Over the counter medication consent Form
    • CIST Doctor’s Medication Order / Parental Consent (if applicable)
    • CIST Parent/Guardian Medical/ Medication Administration Consent Form
    • CIST School Fee Payment Agreement Form 2018/2019
    • Allergies and special dietary need


US School Grades Compared to English (UK) School Years


USA school grades compared to English (UK) years and Key Stages have similarities but distinct differences too. The table (below) provides a quick and simple guide to American school years compared to English (UK) stages. CIS Tunis uses the Year level system

ROUGH GUIDE to US School Grades Compared to English (UK) School Years
Age UK Year (England Only) Key Stage (England Only) U.S. Level
 3 to 4 years  Nursery  Early Years  Pre-Kindergarten
 4 to 5 years  Reception  Early Years  Pre-Kindergarten
 5 to 6 years  Year 1 – Infants School
(aka Primary School)
 Key Stage 1  Kindergarten
(Elementary School)
 6 to 7 years  Year 2  Key Stage 1  1st Grade
(Elementary School)
 7 to 8 years  Year 3 – Junior School
(aka Primary School)
 Key Stage 2  2nd Grade
 8 to 9 years  Year 4  Key Stage 2  3rd Grade
 9 to 10 years  Year 5  Key Stage 2  4th Grade
 10 to 11 years  Year 6  Key Stage 2  5th Grade
 11 to 12 years  Year 7 – Secondary School  Key Stage 3  6th Grade – Middle School
 12 to 13 years  Year 8  Key Stage 3  7th Grade
 13 to 14 years  Year 9  KS3 (or KS4 for
3 year GCSE programmes)
 8th Grade
 14 to 15 years  Year 10  Key Stage 4  9th Grade (Freshman)
– High School
 15 to 16 years  Year 11  Key Stage 4  10th Grade (Sophomore)
 16 to 17 years  Year 12 (6th Form) —-  11th Grade (Junior Year)
 17 to 18 years  Year 13 (6th Form)
often used as a
route to University
—-  12th Grade (Senior Year)