Message from the CIS Principal

Learn to love, love to learn


Greetings and welcome to the website of the Chinese International School in Zambia (CIS). CIS is situated on a beautiful campus located at #12 Lagos Road, Rhodes Park, Lusaka.

CIS is a non-profit, co-educational day school (Early Childhood through to Grade 7). We follow Zambian Syllabus, supplemented by British Nelson textbooks. We teach in English, with Mandarin as a compulsory second language subject and Kungfu as part of our primary PE programme. The students and the staff are of different nationalities.

CIS possesses a compelling vision and mission that calls for a commitment to inspire students to achieve academic excellence and become effective communicators, wise decision makers, lifelong learners and open-minded world citizens. A talented faculty strives to realize this vision by creating an environment that promotes intellectual challenges, emotional and social development, and physical well-beings. Working in partnership with parents, CIS encourages students to pursue academic excellence and to develop an appreciation for and understanding of Zambia and the diversity of more than ten nationalities represented in the CIS community.

A major challenge for all schools is to ensure students learn the skills they will need to live and work in a world that is increasingly global and ever more technologically advanced.


CIS is very much on the move. We embrace the opportunities that change offers , move from content driven to skills based learning and help students to become self-engaged, life-long learners, and respond to rapidly changing world with thoughtful and innovative actions to ensure every student achieves his/her personal and academic potential.

I hope that you will want to discover more about the Chinese International School. I look forward to meeting you should you come to visit us.


JACKIE PAN (Liu Xiaoyan)

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Our Motto

Learn to love, love to learn

Our Mission

To maintain an environment that promotes creativity, intellectual challenge, social and emotional growth, healthy and physical development of each student. To prepare students to be effective communicators, wise decision makers, long-life learners, and open-minded world citizens. 

Our History

2007 - 2009  
Chinese Community School, aiming to teach Mandarin to native Chinese children in Zambia. 

2009. 3   
Chinese International School in Zambia (CIS) was officially registered by a group of passionate Chinese entrepreneurs (LI TIE, MO XING, DENG YUQIANG, LIU XIUYI, LIU YUZHOU, WANG ZIJIAN and ZHOU WEI), aiming to teach Chinese Language and provide opportunity to know Chinese culture to the people in Zambia

2009. 10
Chinese International School in Zambia (CIS) launched the opening ceremony. 

Pre-School and primary started to enroll.