About CISB

Education is the most crucial factor for the development of a country. Education is directly related to human capital development, factor productivity, economic growth and the socio-economic development of Bangladesh. Canada and Bangladesh have a strong economic and educational partnership. There are many private schools in Dhaka Bangladesh. There is only one that offers a comprehensive certified Nova Scotia Canada course of studies combined with a local athletic DISA affiliation. Meeting the needs of students academically as well as socially is the goal of the Canadian International School Bangladesh (CISB).

Since 2005 The Canadian International School Bangladesh has been committed to high quality English-medium education that nurtures the mind and body of all students as they pursue academic excellence.



Welcome to the Canadian International School Bangladesh website.  Our website gives you a glimpse of daily life at CISB. Please look around.  You’ll see that our teachers, administrators, and staff are committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for our students by providing the best learning opportunities for students. Our strong identity as a Canadian School is a point of pride.  Our mission is to instill in our students the foundations necessary to go out into the world as lifelong learners, well prepared for life and the challenges it can bring.

Using Canadian curriculum and teaching methodology, we provide a rich educational experience that combines inquiry-based learning with the social, artistic, athletic, and extra-curricular elements. Through this type of methodology, students become higher-level thinkers and with strategic reasoning skills and therefore develop to his or her fullest potential. Upon entering High School, we employ Nova Scotia curriculum standards which allow our High School students to graduate with a Nova Scotia diploma. By attaining a Canadian diploma, it creates more options in terms of post-secondary education and in particular admission to Canadian Universities. 

We look forward to getting to know you and to learning how we can serve you and your family.  If you have any questions or would like to tour the school, please give us a call at Hotline (Mobile): 01841461000. We thank our current parents for entrusting their children to our care and we look forward to welcoming new families to our school community in the near future!


Janice Smales



Canadian International School, Bangladesh (CISB) is the only K – 12 school in Bangladesh combining a K – Grade 8 Curriculum from the Ontario Ministry of Education, with a Grades 9 – 12 Nova Scotia Curriculum from the Nova Scotia Ministry of Education. Established in 2005, CISB is a comprehensive, co-educational English medium school. There are over 20 different nationalities reflecting the multicultural diversity of our staff and students.

CISB is officially registered under the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh and is licensed to offer a Canadian Curriculum up to Grade 12. Originally, CISB offered an Early Years Program (EYP) and an Elementary School Program (ESP) Grades 1 to 8. We are offering Nova Scotia High School program. Since then we have had successful grade 12 graduates accepted into top ranked universities all around the world.

Governing Board

CISB is governed by a 5 member School Board, 2 from Management, 1 from the Academic group and 2 from the Parents association one of whom must be a Canadian citizen.


Our Canadian curriculum is holistic, hands-on and inquiry-based in nature. Students are expected to be active participants in their own learning and are given opportunities and assistance to do so. The teaching philosophy and educational materials used in the school compare favorably to those employed in North America. The curriculum is structured to enable students to integrate into any English speaking school system in the future. CISB students get a full credit transfer to any school in the same grade level in Canada or in the USA. Students graduating from CISB will be eligible to apply for enrollment to any English speaking university or college worldwide.

Placement Policy

Children are placed primarily by birth year. However, due consideration is also given to previous school records, results of a developmental screening for EC to KG students and a written assessment and personal interview for the older students (Grades 1 to 12). We also take into consideration the student’s emotional, physical maturity and achievement levels. Our Preschool accepts children from age 2, the Elementary from age 6 and the High School (Grades 9 – 12) from 14 to 17 years.


Our campus is located in Banani. The classrooms are air-conditioned, decorated with modern furnishings; we have internet access with a Wi-fi connection for Grade 7-12 students to connect their own devices. The school has a modern 10,000 volume library and a fully operational science lab. We also have a large multi-purpose hall and a wonderful courtyard.


The school is located in Banani, a residential area of Dhaka, not more than 10 minutes drive from anywhere in the Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara areas. (The majority of the expatriate population lives in these areas in Dhaka.)


CISB provides an air-conditioned mini-van service to and from school wherever it is feasible. We also provide transportation for our field trips.

School Year

The school year consists of 188 to 200 days – and is divided into three terms for Elementary School. The High School has two semesters.

E.S.                                                                                                        H.S.

Term1: August – November                                      Semester 1: August – January

Term2: December- March                                         Semester 2: January-June

Term3: April – June

Classes are held Sunday through Thursday.

School Hours

Early Years Program:

Early Childhood 1, Early Childhood 2 and Junior Kindergarten

Morning session: 8:30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Kindergarten Program: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Full Day session:

Elementary School Program: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  High School:  8:10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Extra-curricular Activities: Many extra-curricular activities take place outside the normal school day. These activities include drama, music, art, dance, cooking, computers, and piano, learning a foreign language, cultural and social events, and sports.

Pre-School and Kindergarten Programs

This includes Early Childhood Education (aged 2 and 3 years), Junior Kindergarten (4 years), and Kindergarten (KG – 5 years). Preschool is the foundation for effective learning. Carefully chosen activity based topics nurture each child’s growth and development. Using manipulative materials, centers, blocks and sand and water, each child’s first experiences are both stimulating and fun. Some children only watch at first but soon choose to become engaged and involved. Our children experience an introduction to literacy and numeracy, songs and rhymes, story time, painting, crafts, and outdoor play.

Our KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM begins to emphasize both literacy and simple printing skills. The alphabet, numbers, simple words and sentences which forms the skill framework for our KG’s. Unit themes are introduced such as our community and our world.

Elementary and Middle School Programs

The elementary and middle school students study the compulsory academic subjects along with a variety of arts and computer and athletic options. This includes the concepts and skills of THE ONTARIO CANADA CURRICULUM Grades 1 to 8. The Primary Years of Grades 1 – 3 emphasizes skills are conceptually development for the both English language arts and mathematics. The Juniors of Grades 4, 5 and 6 extend these skills much further consolidating both literacy skills and number skills.

The Intermediates of Grades 7 and 8 are involved in further consolidation and application of these skills. Their studies involve more complex topics.

The High School Program

Grades 9 to 12 are directly affiliated with Nova Scotia Education.  Nova Scotia is a eastern province in Canada.  It’s educational framework is a leader in Canada. All students take take core and optional courses offered in their four years of studying at CISB.  This path may include a variety of mathematics and science specialized courses, or a mix of compulsory and arts options.  Both paths lead to university acceptance at renowned universities around the world.


Nova Scotia School Code 5024


CISB is a fully accredited Canadian High School in Dhaka Bangladesh.

The Canadian International School Bangladesh is fully accredited with the Ministry of Education in the province of Nova Scotia Canada. Students receive a Nova Scotia high school diploma.

Nova Scotia works with school partners overseas to make Nova Scotia K-12 curriculum available to students in other countries Scotia’s. Affiliation agreements permit overseas schools to teach the Nova Scotia Public School Curriculum. The intent of most of the agreements is to enable high school graduates to be eligible for a Nova Scotia high school diploma with the prospect of entry into post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia or other provinces/territories of Canada and around the world.

Nova Scotia Affiliated Programs Overseas



House 110, Road 27, Banani, Block A
Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Canadian International High School Bangladesh uses the University of Toronto entry requirements as the goal for the majority of students enrolled in the school.


The Canadian International School Bangladesh has recently created an Alumni Association.  The first few rounds of graduates are studying in universities around the world.  We welcome newsletter submissions and all informational items pertaining to our graduates year round.  Click on the following link for information regarding our association.


Zuneid Nasim

University of Carleton,Ottawa, Canada (Scholarship)

Hussain Hirji


Mohammad Aiman Iqbal


Nafis Faisal Chowdhury

North South University(NSU), Bangladesh.

Sakura Anamul Riaz

University of Japan, Japan.

Samiya Kazi

North South University(NSU), Bangladesh.


Australian National University(ANU), Australia.

Tasin Islam Sakif

University Of West Virginia, USA (Scholarship)


Ahmed Karim


Raheen Raiyan Nabi

Monash University, Malaysia


Ibrahim Asad Iqbal

University of Toronto, Canada.

Shah Fahad Kakar

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Imran Al-amin


Shirshendu Karmakar



Mehraj Hassan Maruf

Memorial University(Pending),Canada

Azmain Islam Chowdhury


Hafezul Alam Talukder


Mohammad Marzan Rahman


Mohammed Mahy Alim


Nabilah Nawar







It is my great pleasure to be the Chairman of the Canadian International School Bangladesh.  CISB is the first Canadian school in Dhaka.  Established in 2005.  CISB offers an accredited Canadian curriculum to students from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.  Each and every year I am proud to be a part of educating local and international students.  We are preparing Global Citizens.  Youth who will go out into the world and make it a better place.

The campus planned for POHS will have state of the art facilities including athletic fields, a swimming pool, a fully digital campus staffed with the most qualified teachers in Bangladesh.

A Canadian high school diploma gains students entry into any university in the world.  CISB is producing graduates that are attending universities all over Canada, the UK, the USA, Australia and Bangladesh.

With best regards,

Mohammad Kamal Uddin
Canadian International School Bangladesh