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1 Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, South India Altitude: 7200 feet, never hot, never very cold KIS is ranked usually No 1 or 2 among the hundreds of “international schools” in India

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3 School gate and chapel

4 Kodaikanal town and lake with Mount Perumal; school is middle-right side

5 “The plains,” 6000 feet down

6 Kodaikanal town, boat house

7 Town bazaar- population c. 50,000, summer tourist resort

8 Kodaikanal International School Founded 1901 for children of missionaries, with American curriculum Became International School in 1970s, as Non-Profit Company under independent School Council 600 students, 30 nationalities, about half Indians and half international students Rep Chris van Hollen attended 2 years

9 Students attending under exchange program

10 School driveway- gymnasium on right

11 Kodaikanal School founded 1901 for missionaries’ children; photo before WW I

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13 One of the 18 dormitories

14 Parent’s Visiting Week-- School chapel

15 Accreditation and Recognition Middle States Association (1968) IB Diploma (1976), now also Mid. & Elem. IB Assn. of Indian Universities (1981) Common Core States Standards Institute Council of International Schools Near East-South Asia Council of Overseas Schools National Honor Society National Assn. of Student Councils, etc.

16 Library magazines– library has 40,000 books

17 9 Languages taught 1.English (medium of instruction) 2.French 3.German 4.Spanish 5.Hindi 6.Tamil (of Tamil Nadu state) 7.Korean 8.Dzong-ka (of Bhutan) 9.Mandarin Chinese (being added now)

18 Facilties: 74 classrooms 6 science labs 3 media centers 225 computers 2 mini theaters 2 art studios 18 residential dorms with “dorm parents” 100 staff houses/units 2 dining halls- Western, Indian, veg, non-veg, Korean etc. 5 tennis courts 3 covered basketball courts 1 fitness center, etc

19 Music festival in chapel- excellent Music Dept, Western & Indian music

20 High School Chorus practice

21 Drama Dept. performance

22 Middle School Musical Drama, 2012: “Too Many Princesses”

23 Visual Arts Exhibition: “IB topics: TOK” (Theory of Knowledge)

24 IB Visual Arts Exhibition

25 Indian Republic Day Indian dance

26 “Social Experience” in local orphanage (like SSL in MD schools)

27 Earth Day 2012: Students planting native species trees in deforested hillsides

28 Hiking in the Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu

29 Rowing competition on Kodaikanal lake

30 Sports field, and Arts classroom building

31 Field Day (sports), 2012

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33 Basketball in Covered Court

34 Presentation by one of 25 colleges/ universities visiting to attract KIS Class of 2012

35 Graduation, May 2011 (Iti Maloney top left end)

36 Student exchanges Exchange program agreement: --For American going there, no tuition or residence cost, but pays travel and incidentals --For Indian coming here, pays usual fee to Kodaikanal, plus travel, and gets education here, maybe staying with the American family of exchange student going there Cost for individual US student (not under exchange agreement), about $17,000/year plus travel and incidentals

37 Exchange students 2012 just arrived, from Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Australia

38 US national Alumni Meeting in camp in PA; Also many Alumni Class Chapters & City Chapters

39 Contacts Information: Address: PO Box 25, Kodaikanal , Tamil Nadu, India Admissions & exchanges: Principal: Adrian Moody (Australian) Local contact in Rockville: Clarence Maloney Iti Maloney tel


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