Academics

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Colorado International School (CoIS) is the first and only accredited international immersion school in Denver, Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region (AdvancED). Our cozy classrooms offer an outstanding international education in an immersion language environment in our core languages (French, German, Mandarin, Spanish and English) as well as in After-school Enrichment Programs in these and other languages such as Persian (Farsi), Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Arabic..

Elementary School  Program (1Kindergarten  – 5th Grades)
At the elementary level, CoIS students spend a large percentage of their time immersed in the second language of their choice- French, German, Mandarin or Spanish.  Students maintain grade level competency in both English and their immersion language by collaborating closely with teachers and peers.  Small class sizes encourage participation from all students, resulting in in-depth discussions and high levels of understanding.  Elementary students gain a strong understanding of the humanities, as they are constantly introduced to new global ideas through monthly International Tea-Parties, and weekly cultural physical education classes.  By following the International Baccalaureate* tradition, our elementary teachers creatively and thoughtfully educate future world leaders.  Most of our students learn a third world language as well, providing the basis for a truly multilingual Middle School immersion experience later.  To learn more about our individual language programs and curriculum, please follow the links below.

     Upper School Curriculum

     German Program

     Mandarin Program

     French Program

     Spanish Program

     English Program


Middle School Program (6th – 8th Grades)
CoIS is happy to continue our world class education through the middle school years. As an upper-elementary and middle school student, mastery of a second language is common.  As a middle schooler, you study a third language formally while maintaining your subject-matter competency in all subjects in your original program language and in English.  As a small, private school, CoIS offers American P.E., cultural P.E., and choir. For students interested in participating in competitive sports, our partnerships with neighboring schools makes this option possible. Our individualized teaching methods, and small class sizes allow you learn at your own pace.  You can choose the topics you are interested in, and focus your interrogations and assignments on things you really want to learn.

What else? You get to travel to other countries with your friends! You gain a world awareness. You mentor students older and younger than you are.  You prepare for high school and college.  You work within the community, providing a service of your choice. You participate in the technological side of the school, helping with the school blog and yearbook.  You make connections between subjects you’ve learned in many langauges.

The only international multilingual immersion Middle School in English, French, German, Mandarin and Spanish.
CoIS truly provides a unique Middle School experience. 

     Upper School Curriculum

     German Program

     Mandarin Program

     French Program

     Spanish Program

     English Program

After-School Enrichment Program (Preschoiol through 12th Grade)

The After-School Enrichment Program is available to current CoIS students and students that attend other public, private or home-schooled education.   Additionally, these multiple language programs are taught by native speaking teachers and include exciting activities that accompany the intensive language instruction.

Join our new Persian (Farsi) Kids’ Club for students in preschool through 8th Grade (and Adults) on Sundays, March 1 through June 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon.  Contact coiscamps@gmail.com for more information.

*  Colorado International School is a proud IB World School fully authorized to implement the Primary Years Programme (PYP).  We share the IB world Schools’ common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Colorado International School believes is important for our students.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org