Student Support

student support

Student support at KIS is a priority and is provided in a number of ways:

Careers & College Advisory Service


KIS provides a comprehensive careers & college placement service to all KIS students in grades 10, 11 and 12 and also continues to assist alumni. This process begins in grade 10 with a testing and interview based vocational evaluation of each individual student. Students are encouraged to consider a wide range of courses, colleges / universities and countries around the world…Read More.

Student counseling and Associated Services


Students contact the Counseling Office when they are feeling alone, upset, confused, angry or afraid. A KIS Student Counsellor is available full time to assist students adjust to the academic, emotional and social demands of KIS. Students also find it helpful to sort through some of their concerns with friends and/or staff members…Read More.

Peer encouragement program (PEER)

Peer Program

The Peer program at KIS is offered to all students as a means of support during tough times. It is a service offered to the school community at large. The role of a peer is essentially to be there for others when needed. No student at KIS should feel they are alone or have to deal with things on their own. A peer’s duty is to always be approachable and available to others, no matter what the need is…Read More.

Religious Life and Christian Outreach Programs

religious life

The Religious Education department is a unique aspect of Kodaikanal International School (KIS) that offers added value to its students and to the community as a whole. KIS is both a Christian school and a multicultural school. As such, the Religious Education department exposes students not only to Christianity but also to a wide variety of world religions and philosophies as well…Read More.

Learning Resources Program

Learning Resources

The admission policy of KIS considers students with mild and moderate Learning Difficulties. Mild Difficulty may be defined as learning problems in one area of academics, either language or Math. The problems exhibit themselves in the areas of comprehension, sequencing, auditory and visual processing at a mild level. Moderate Difficulty may be defined as learning problems in two areas of academics both in Language and Math…Read More.

English as a Second Language (ESL)


At KIS, the ESL program works with students from grades 3 to 10. Generally, an ESL student is one who has studied in a language other than English, before joining KIS. Sometimes, there are students who may have studied in English but continue to need the extra help and support. ESL students take the Intensive English courses rather than Language Arts. These courses are offered in grades 6 to 10…Read More.

Accreditation and Affiliations